Articles from Cheeseburger Gothic
I loved this mash up of Groundhog Day, Fifty First Dates, Back to the Future and just about every other time hopping trope you can recall.
It has great wit and a wickedly funny twist. Totes worth your five minutes. The dialogue is not entirely safe for work.
While you sip your morning brew, bracing for the day, contemplate literary badass Honoré de Balzac who pumped out the wordage fueled by fifty shots of black gold every day. Until his entire cardiovascular system exploded out through his eyeballs like the tentacles of Cthulhu.
The New Yorker has a great piece on Balzac's increasingly wired thoughts about every single cup:
The old TWA terminal at JFK airport is being redeveloped as a hotel. I've never been there. Chances are neither have you, even if you're as well travelled as Monster Yuppy. It's been closed for over a decade, but unusually in the US it hasn't been demolished and replaced with some aesthetically worthless commerce box.
The Guardian has a great, great essay on Frank Herbert's novel, which debuted half a century ago, and its impact which is ongoing. I read Dune as a teen and have meant to return to it ever since. I might queue it on as an audiobook to listen to with Thomas.
"For a government that is so very, very keen not to be distracted by same sex marriage, the Abbott government is doing a hell of a job distracting itself with increasingly bugshit arguments against same sex marriage...."
Yes. Today is Apple Music Day. But I want to play with that for a bit before writing something. And at least I got to the Watch review quicker than I got to Firefly.
So. Sure. It"s just a watch. I've worn them before. They're convenient, more so than hauling a phone out of your pocket. But they aren't so convenient that I ever got into the habit of regular watch wearing, even after buying a couple I quite liked while in the US a few years ago.
Just for Doc Yobbo.
A couple years ago – to be truthful, probably a whole passle o' years ago now – I bought me the DVD of Joss Whedon"s Firefly. There was only one series made before it was shit-canned by Fox and I"d wanted to watch it when it first went to air. Whedon"s first outing post Buffy/Angel and spaced based sci-fi western to boot. What"s not to love?
The ratings, apparently.
The LA Review of Books has a neat little essay about the econmics of our contending SF futures. Will join the Federation with holodeck nookie and replicator mac-n-cheese for all. Or does out future lie in the hellish, yet somewhat more entertaining dustopocalypse of Mad Max?