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.
A lot of different people are interviewed (many of them in different states of altered consciousness). While some of the stories are incredibly wild, the most intriguing part of this doc to me is when Dunne zooms in and just holds on the face of the person he’s interviewing.
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life (by David Foster Wallace)
“… thinking this way tends to be so easy and automatic that it doesn’t have to be a choice. It is my natural default setting. It’s the automatic way that I experience the boring, frustrating, crowded parts of adult life when I’m operating on the automatic, unconscious belief that I am the center of the world, and that my immediate needs and feelings are what should determine the world’s priorities.”
Happy to hear that the Muppets are going to be on TV again! This was a really fun trailer to watch, though as someone who grew up watching the Variety-show version (and also Muppets Tonight), I am cautiously excited.
After this happens a few times, rabbits will do a kind of “flop” where they fall over onto their sides. It’s a little terrifying the first time you see this, because it looks as though the rabbit has died. But in reality what’s happened is that they’ve just succumbed to their nap in the most dramatic way possible.
The video (above) I mentioned a few years ago. But on recently returning to his Vimeo page, I found a ton of other great vids. Like this one of David Hasselhoff, performing the theme song to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”