Usually when someone yells out the name of a famous person at me, it’s done out of provocation: Bruce Lee, Mr. Miyagi, that sort of thing. When someone yells a name at me, I immediately tense up and prepare myself for some kind of altercation. But somewhere around 2013… strangers started coming up to me thinking I was Steve Aoki.
“We also need a murder robot that can drive and kill… all the cats and dogs that are pooping all over your nice, Scandinavian, white floors.”
On arriving, we met the newest addition to my sister’s family: Layla. She tended to bark a lot when first meeting us, but warmed up soon after. She was super sweet and got a lot of attention from me and Liz during our stay.
Starting with pure sugar and cinnamon oil heated to over 300 degrees, the video follows the process from start to end. It looks a little gooey and gross at points, but it’s super cool to watch.
It’s a little over the top at the start, but… stick with it. I love when they break character, and my absolute favorite moments are the death scenes (particularly in the second and third videos). I started crying laughing during those.
I’m not sure what this is, but it’s delightful. When you watch, make sure to click on the CC icon to turn on subtitles, because they totally make the video…
At that precise moment, I feel that Road House becomes a completely different movie. From here on out, things get incredibly violent incredibly quickly. Dalton (literally) rips out Jimmy’s throat, we start seeing all manner of firearms, and people start dying at regular intervals.
“Despite its big brain and weird eyes, the cuttlefish is colorblind. Which is curious because it is a color magician of the deep. Like a lactose-intolerant cheesemaker, the cuttlefish is unaware of its own gifts.”
Liz and I wasted the day today. Totally. Utterly. I mean… we literally spent the day in bed, watching TV. The few times we took breaks were to go to the bathroom, and maybe to get some snacks. But I’d estimate we spent about 90% of the day in the same spot. Conserving calories and killing brain cells.
For an upcoming talk I’m doing, I found myself looking up a really old book series called Mysteries of the Unknown. It was published back in the 80’s by Time-Life books, and was from an era where book series were sold via television (and when mailing addresses were also included in said commercials).
Wizard Mode is an upcoming documentary on Robert Gagno, a young man who has autism and is also an up and coming pinball player.
There are currently only twelve master penman in the entire world, and Jake Weidmann is one of them. He’s also the youngest. Watching what he can do by hand is really fascinating. Hearing him talk about how much work and practice he did previously is difficult to comprehend.
The Instinctive Drowning Response is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like what most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind.
Prior to her leaving Chicago, Meryl Williams decided to document her last 100 days in the city using short video snippets. After gathering all the short videos together, she combined them together and created #100DaysOfChicago.
While we were watching, it was a pleasure to listen to Liz laugh. It’s rare for us to watch comedies, and to see a lot of Burnett’s best work on display… it was great to watch. And equally great to listen to Liz. The sound of my wife’s laughter is the most beautiful thing in the world to me.