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Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 05.18.20

And it keeps coming and it keeps coming
And it keeps coming ’til the day it stops

LCD Soundsystem, Someone Great

Sometimes, you get overwhelmed by life and let things fall by the wayside. You don’t mean to do it. It just sort of… happens.

Eventually, you make it to the other side. But then you find yourself filled with the overwhelming desire to figure things out.

So… what now? You can’t say “I’m never going to let this happen again.” because never sure as hell is a mighty long time.

You’ve just got to find the thing that’ll work for you, and then try to do that thing for as long as you can.

Anyway… How about some links?


GMK Redacted Keycap Set

Not to go all mechanical keyboard guy on y’all, but this pre-order (through June 2, 2020) for a keycap set with a number of redacted keys is very much my vibe.

Stan Lee vs Rob Liefeld & Todd McFarlane

Now, I know this video is 28 years old, but I found it while doing a deep dive on YouTube a couple weeks ago and it is fantastic.

In it, Stan Lee lowkey savages Liefeld and McFarlane while they create one of the greatest examples of dumb 1990’s comic book maximalism, Overtkill.

The Third Quarter of Isolation

We may now be entering the dreaded third quarter of hollow-eyed stares, odd fixations and brooding resentment. Time grows sludgy. The days blur into the nights, and the weekdays into the weekends. You’ve hidden the notifications from a recently downloaded exercise app and you’re no longer telling people you’ll learn Italian. You begin to suspect that your friends have their own Messenger group.

See also: Fuck the Bread. The Bread Is Over.

Stealing Home

In lieu of watching the Dodgers play baseball this summer, I’ve decided to read this instead and grapple with the complicated history of one of my favorite teams. (thx) 😬

Tonight We Riot

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve spent a decent amount of time playing this Switch brawler that allows you to control a whole movement of people trying to throw off the shackles of capitalist oppression. 🌹

It’s unapologetically leftist, and I fucking love it.

Bad Baby Names

Why let Space Karen and Grimes have all the fun?

P.S. Please join us in welcoming our new child, Dr. Bronner Paulblart, Reloaded. 👶🏻

The Father of the Title Sequence

On what would have been his 100th birthday, Criterion celebrates one of my all-time favorite designers, Saul Bass.

This Word Does Not Exist

AI generated words, with definitions. Some of them feel as if they’ve been lifted out of a William Gibson novel. (via)

The Conspiracy Museum

A short story by Robin Sloan for The Atlantic’s Shadowland.

David Lynch’s Weather Report

Back in the early aughts, David Lynch used to do the weather report for LA alternative station, Indie 103.1‘s morning show. I don’t even know why he did it, but I’ll be damned if I missed a single one of them.

As of last week, he’s started doing them again and putting them up on YouTube. Even though I no longer live in LA, I’ve happily watched every. single. one.

I Paint Any Ass

You give them €40 and a photo of your butt and you get back a painting. Dunno what else to say about it, TBH.


Jeez. Seems like I’ve been saving them up for a while, huh? 😂

We’ll (hopefully) talk again soon!

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Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.27.20

I wish weekends felt more like weekends and less like days where I’m not financially obligated to sit at my computer. I need something relaxing, but everything rn is stressful and weird.

Usually, when I’m feeling stressed, I take a few days off, pack the dogs and Sarah into the Jeep, and head out to Palm Springs or Pismo Beach. Don’t really have that luxury right now.

I guess I need to upend my routine or something. 🤔


Mini vMac 3DS

The total lack of documentation on the GitHub page for this project is very much a “You’re on your own, bro.” sort of statement. But if you can get it to work — and people have — you can run System 7 on a 3DS. 😍

GoldenHour

A macOS app that adds a translucent, color temperature adjustable overlay on your screen.

Pretty handy! Especially since all of the key lights that are worth a shit are sold out rn. (via)

Baphomet Pee-wee Herman Sticker

I mean, it’s kind of all right there in the title, isn’t it? (via)

The Cool Quarantine, Episode 2

I missed this when it dropped last week, but Henry Rollins is back with another 4 hours of great freeform radio.

“Expert Twitter” Only Goes So Far

Twitter was optimized for links and short musings. It’s not well suited for complex discussions or nuanced analyses. As a result, the feeds of these newly emerged pandemic experts are often a messy jumble of re-ups, unrolled threads, and screenshot excerpts of articles. We can do better.

TL;DR: Get a blog.

I’ve already got one, so I’m sure you can understand how I might be bullish about them… 🤣


Five is good for today, right?

Until next time, friends!

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Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.23.20

We’ve got a war on our hands, people.

The springtime gophers that have taken up residence in our back yard have been going off this year. When I woke up this morning, I found at least four new mounds of varying sizes scattered about.

Last year, a heavy blanket of Uncle Ian’s all over our yard took care of them. But I checked the garage a few days ago, and found that I maybe have enough to funnel into each one of their mounds before flattening them back out.

That’ll keep them away for a minute, but I’m definitely going to need to order more repellent. Maybe a sonic spike or two. 🤔

Heaven forbid I have to go full Caddyshack on their lil asses…


Porcupine Racetrack 2020

Members of 90s comedy troupe The State reunite (virtually) to do a cover of their classic Porcupine Racetrack sketch.

I’ve already watched the cover and the original at least five times each. It is very much my happy place. I hope that maybe it’s yours too.

FAQ: Composting

McSweeney’s comes through with a composting FAQ that goes off the rails very quickly.

6 Feet Back or 6 Feet Under

My buddy Derek made a new tee that’s perfect for anyone who’s courageous enough to wander outside rn.

TiddlyRoam

An open source fork of TiddlyWiki with features similar to the (eventually premium) SaaS offering Roam.

I’ve been keeping my outboard brain in nvALT for ages, but before that I used Instiki. I kind of miss having a personal wiki, so maybe I’ll import some content over and try living with it… (via)


Alright… I need to get a little exercise in before I start working on dinner. Only ~13 minutes worth, according to my watch.

Cheeseburgers tonight! Pretty nice