Thursday, July 19, 2012

House Music (#21 of __)

Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE

Yeah, what-everyone-else-says. Wonder+Gaye+Prince. I was an early-adopter of Frank Ocean, going all the way back to January with him. "Lost" should be this year's "Crazy".


El-P - Fantastic Damage
El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead

I continue to dig El-P. His first two albums are also available as instrumental-only versions on Spotify.

This is all music that can make driving, or even home alone on a summer night, feel cinematic. And that’s really all I’m trying to do at this point, transform mundanity into personal cinema.

If I ever encounter music that makes me feel like I'm carrying a lightsaber, I'm likely to experience a pop cultural singularity and wink out of existence.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Burkina Faso Diet

From BBC's global fat calculator.

Strangely, I consume almost no sorghum or millet, but still manage to be as svelte as men from a country with one of the lowest GDP per capita figures in the world. Before dropping 20 pounds by giving up most sugar and grains, I was like one of those porkers from Mauritania.


Seriously though, fat people, amiright?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

House Music (#20 of __)

Woody Allen: A Documentary
Essential viewing for fans of comedy, fans of cinema, and fans of nebbishes.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Best of Twitter - June 2012

  • Probably not going to have kids, so feel free to call your son Plissken Shroat, though it's weird that you're giving your kid my last name.
  • Special trip to BookPeople just to buy The New Yorker science fiction issue. Yeah, I know, I can't believe I'm single either.
  • Couldn't tell 8 y.o. that the thing I liked most about her hamster was thinking of the lavish funeral she would be giving it in 6-9 months.
  • “Oh, I don't need a big intervention. Just a simple ceremony with loved ones.” - girl trying to seem low maintenance about an intervention
  • Failed to win the lottery, so I won't be able to take my delightful eccentricities public. We've all lost something here.
  • Really iPhone? Correcting "so" to "do"? How 'bout you let me tackle two-letter words on my own, going forward? I think I'm ready.
  • I'm not going to have a happy Father's Day...THAT I KNOW OF! #HighFive #ThisGuyKnowsWhatImTalkingAbout
  • Tattoo guy, severely undercutting his tough facade: "After this, we should go get some of those bomb-ass cupcakes."
  • Honestly, I think your tauntaun will probably be fine past the first marker. Just make sure he gets enough water.
  • When God closes a door, it's because he's not paying to cool the out-of-doors.
  • So this Supreme Court ruling means we can all continue with our consequence-free diets, right? #CornSyrup #Blorp
  • Still can't get coverage for my acute ennui. #SCOTUS #Obamacare #Canada #MedicalMJ #Complaints #YouFixIt

#RoTRally - The Republic of Texas Rally (which I don’t particularly care for)

  • Republic of Texas rally (a sweaty, fat, middle-aged, bourgeois Freaknik) is Austin's most despised weekend of the year. #RoTRally
  • #RoTRally: Come for the juvenile, too-loud mufflers, stay for the leathery, 38-year-old-grandma boob-flash.
  • #RoTRally Attendees: The ideal is Fonzie (1974 Henry Winkler). The reality is Barry Zuckerkorn (2012 Henry Winkler).
  • Does this conveyance make me look fat and delusional? - self-reflection completely absent from #RoTRally
  • #RoTRally: 1000s of motorcycles WITHOUT dogs riding in sidecars = 1000s of missed opportunities for true joy and delight
  • #RoTRally: For every leather-wearing biker tough guy I see, I hear Paul Lynde's voice saying "Because chiffon wrinkles so easily."
  • Big thanks to #RoTRally sponsor: Sonny Barger's Discount Laryngectomy and Electo-larynx Emporium.

#Migraines (also not a fan)
  • I can hear eyelids. #Migraines
  • A fun thing to do with a migraine is pretend it's the onset of super powers, and life thus far has been a protracted, tedious origin story.
  • What if it's early-onset Gollum? #Migraines