Monday Media Blogging

Peter Dinklage singing about his space pants is kind of my favorite thing right now.

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No further comment needed.

3 comments April 4th, 2016 at 08:57pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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The Wages Of Obstruction

I am kinda hoping that the Republicans do obstruct whoever Obama nominates, and Sanders wins in a landslide.  So instead of confirming some moderate-to-conservative consensus pick, they end up having a far-left fuck-you pick shoved down their throats.

And they can’t even complain, because it’s exactly the kind of electoral mandate they said they wanted for Scalia’s replacement.

2 comments February 25th, 2016 at 07:11am Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Elections,Judiciary,Obama,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Courage

Please join me in saluting Winter 2015/16’s courage in subverting oppressive climatonormative stereotypes.

Bravo!

1 comment February 20th, 2016 at 04:39pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

So this is a thing that exists…

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Possibly even scarier than the original.

1 comment February 15th, 2016 at 09:58pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

RIP Ziggy, you will live forever.

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1 comment January 11th, 2016 at 11:35am Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Panda Blogging

This week’s quote is from Charles Stross’s Overtime, a short story in his Torchwood-Meets-Brazil series about “The Laundry”:

Christmas: the one time of year when you can’t avoid the nuts in your family muesli.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s wee pandas…

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It’s a difficult job, but someone has to do it.

1 comment November 20th, 2015 at 07:03pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from Charles Stross’s The Atrocity Archives, about an IT guy at a secret paranormal government agency:

In the case of the great circuit of Al-Hazred, the terminator was originally a black goat, sacrificed at midnight with a silver knife touched only by virgins, but these days we just use a fifty microfarad capacitor.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s cats watching other other people’s cats…

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That is where I want to be.

November 6th, 2015 at 08:57pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Time Vs. Timing

Today’s weird realization: I have a very good sense of timing, but almost no sense of time.

That is to say, I’m pretty good as estimating how long things will take, like whether I have to run to make the light or if I shouldn’t even bother, or whether I can pass someone ahead of me before the sidewalk narrows, or whether I have enough time to accomplish a given activity.  I’d like to think I have pretty good comedic timing too, but so much of my interactions are textual now that I don’t even know anymore.

And yet, on the other hand, I have almost no idea how long something took, or how long ago something happened if it was more than a day or two.  The only explanation I can think of is that it’s a difference between calculation and some kind of data retrieval that I’m lousy at (i.e., indexed by time rather than association).

November 3rd, 2015 at 06:35pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

Who among us does not like to party?

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October 19th, 2015 at 08:19pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from Disco Godfather, starring the incomparable Rudy Ray Moore:

Now, you take a guy who’s played ball most of his life – he’s gonna be hungry. If he can’t make the NBA, he’s gonna be mad and hungry. With my new team, the objective is to pick up those guys. I can’t lose.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s cats…

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Helpful cats are helpful!

October 16th, 2015 at 09:15pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Dinosaur Blogging

This week’s quote is from that quintessentially 80s movie, St. Elmo’s Fire:

Marriage was invented by people who were lucky to make it to twenty without being eaten by dinosaurs.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s American Ninja Dinosaurs…

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…Like you do.

October 9th, 2015 at 08:52pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

So, basically… you’re screwed either way.

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October 5th, 2015 at 09:15pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

Who among us does not love Ladybaby?

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2 comments September 28th, 2015 at 08:40pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

It’s a solo… Village Person? From Can’t Stop The Music, which is pure Cinema Gold.

This has been looping in my head pretty much continuously for days now, and I am totally okay with that.

September 14th, 2015 at 07:53pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Sand Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from Disco Godfather, starring the inimitable Rudy Ray Moore:

Okay, we are very fortunate today to have Dr. Mathis with us, who will tell you where you can go to solicit help, and what can be done for cases, uh, of whack attack.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s wee sand cats…

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Yeah, I kinda want one.

September 4th, 2015 at 08:05pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

Seems legit.

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August 24th, 2015 at 07:51pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

The sister’s reactions are what really make it for me.

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August 17th, 2015 at 05:37pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

Bloodsport explained.

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August 10th, 2015 at 05:58pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

So yeah, this appears to be Mongolian throat rapping…

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August 3rd, 2015 at 09:56pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

Yeah, this isn’t creepy at all…

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1 comment July 27th, 2015 at 10:48pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

Two great things that go great together.

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July 20th, 2015 at 08:34pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

I believe that everything wrong with the world today could have been avoided if this pilot had just been picked up:

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Look how awesome that is!  Ray Wise!  The Future!

July 13th, 2015 at 06:46pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Thought For The Day

The government has no right to force anyone to keep a job that conflicts with their sincerely held religious beliefs.

July 10th, 2015 at 05:44pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Politics,Religion,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

Monday Media Blogging

Great Moments In Acting:

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July 6th, 2015 at 06:10pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

A timely blast from the past:

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You monsters!!!

June 29th, 2015 at 06:29pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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The Post-Work Future

The Atlantic has an interesting article on the “post-work” future, when automation (and probably outsourcing) has eliminated so many jobs that massive unemployment is structurally unavoidable, at least as far as traditional corporate employment goes.  It covers far too much territory for me to attempt to summarize, but I wanted to jot down a few thoughts of my own.

In the section on government “makework,” why no mention of infrastructure renewal except in the past tense?  The American Society of Civil Engineers estimated the total cost of fixing our infrastructure at $3.6 TRILLION – I find it very hard to believe that that would not translate into an enormous amount of construction and engineering jobs, but perhaps the assumption is that most of the construction and engineering tasks would be performed by robots.

The most direct approach would be for the government to raise taxes on corporations and the rich in order to give everyone a “universal basic income,” which both Nixon and Milton Friedman supported back in the 60s.  If there isn’t enough work to go around, this will be absolutely imperative, not just from a humanitarian perspective, but from an economic perspective as well: Corporations still need consumers to be able to afford their products.

There were also sections on the possibility of people becoming independent artisans, or the government helping them start small businesses, which is all well and good, but it will be a lot easier for people to make that leap if they’re not desperately clinging to or searching for a job (or two), or wondering where their next meal – or roof – is coming from.

The bottom line is that until we finally repudiate the conservative Randian belief that the unemployed are worthless, lazy parasites who must be punished economically (in the guise of “tough love,” of course) rather than reduce the winnings of the “job creators,” the post-work future will be about desperation and misery instead of creativity and opportunity.

June 24th, 2015 at 09:48pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Economy,Politics,Republicans,Unemployment

Monday Media Blogging

For anyone who might have been wondering…

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Probably not entirely safe for work.

June 22nd, 2015 at 11:37am Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

Russia.

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June 15th, 2015 at 07:45pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Armadillo Blogging

This week’s quote is from the criminally underappreciated Christopher Lambert shoot-em-up Mean Guns:

We’re cannibalistic bears.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s screaming hairy armadillos…

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Yeah, no, it wasn’t a euphemism.

June 12th, 2015 at 08:38pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

How I unwind after a hard day at work.

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June 8th, 2015 at 08:37pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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