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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, 04.06.20

Back at it again at Krispy Kreme


A browser based, live coding, video synthesis system, hosted on Glitch. There’s a ton of resources in the inline documentation if you feel like playing around with it.

Or, if live coding isn’t your thing, just light a joint, put something chill on the stereo, and zone out for a while.

I’ve been writing the presentations that I give at WordCamps in Markdown for ages. Now, with a tool like Video Puppet, I can turn my slides into videos — with automated narration! — without much effort.

Ever since I saw that Brandon Boyer Vine of Qrion dancing around to this track during a DJ set a few years ago, it has been a perennial favorite around these parts.

Listening to it always puts me in a good mood. Hopefully it’ll put you in a good mood too.

I’m a sucker for a good stencil typeface and this punky one from Shiva Nallaperumal is of my favorites from the past few years.

Probably ought to find a project to use this in then, huh?

I dunno… I’m just, like, really into late 60s, leftist, Parisian protest posters lately.

You could waste a nice chunk of your afternoon browsing through Gallica’s collection. I highly recommend it.

(I really feel like I ought to make a t-shirt out of this one.)

:takes long drag off of vape: Yeah, man… I remember FOAF.

I am 90% sure that I had a FOAF-a-matic generated RDF file on this site circa 2004, but I’ll be damned if I can find it in any of my backups.

Speaking of early aughts throwbacks, apparently Soulseek is still a thing?! Gotta get my ass back on that and find me a copy of Phish covering Gin and Juice

A great collection of notebooks that look like books and magazines featured on The Simpsons.

From here on out, I’m taking all of my notes in a Gigantic Asses notebook.


Alright… I’m running a marathon and not a sprint here — so eight is probably enough for today, yeah?