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  • What I'm Watching: Trigger Warning with Killer Mike

    What I'm Watching: Trigger Warning with Killer Mike

    Rapper Killer Mike does stunts with a social purpose. But unlike, say, Jackass or Dear White People, he's not stupid or preachy, and he's funnier than the supposed professional comedians in those. E01: Mike tries to live black for 3 days, only buying or using black products from black stores. Cue cruel and sadistic laughter, … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: Trigger Warning with Killer Mike"Read More »
  • Runes

    Runes

    Runes on gitlab A text filter to convert ASCII sequences into nice Unicode or emoji. Call it from your favorite editor, or on the command line: % echo "BEFORE {circle:this is some hollow text.} AFTER" |runes.py BEFORE ⓉⒽⒾⓈ ⒾⓈ ⓈⓄⓂⒺ ⒽⓄⓁⓁⓄⓌ ⓉⒺⓍⓉ⊙ AFTER More instructions in the README file.Read More »
  • Morning Sun Friday Music

    Morning Sun Friday Music

    Best Remixes, by New Order Obscure Alternatives, by Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids, by Japan In the Flat Field, by Bauhaus Unknown Pleasures, by Joy DivisionRead More »
  • What I'm Watching: Netflix FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

    What I'm Watching: Netflix FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

    A documentary by Chris Smith, of "American Movie" fame. This is a lot glossier, better-produced, like a classic VH-1 Behind the Music special, just as much humor and schadenfreude as AM, but a lot less hope. Everyone who sits for an interview is great, especially the Bahamians; Chris did not interview Billy McFarland, who wanted … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: Netflix FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened"Read More »
  • HuffPo interviews JackTwit

    HuffPo interviews JackTwit

    Not that picking on Twitter should be a steady activity for me, but it's just so noxious even from a distance these days, and just read this goddamned interview: (Warning: HuffPo is like 90% ads by page volume, so have AdBlock/uBlock/Better/etc set to kill, not stun) Jack Dorsey Has No Clue What He Wants ashleyfeinberg: … Continue reading "HuffPo interviews JackTwit"Read More »
  • Dark Thursday Music

    Dark Thursday Music

    Diskonnekt, by Decoded Feedback Dark Passenger, by Decoded Feedback Amerikkkant, by Ministry The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, by Ministry Did you notice that iTunes no longer has a Follow Artist option, as part of their killing of Connect?! Apple is so stupid about services and social.Read More »
  • Who Ya Gonna Call?

    Who Ya Gonna Call?

    EW: Ghostbusters resurrected: Jason Reitman will direct a new film set in the original universe They're getting the band back together! I'm surprised, Bill Murray's been a stick in the mud about this for so long Harold Ramis died first. But maybe Bill needs money for drug or whiskey habits? His vanity overcame his trolling? … Continue reading "Who Ya Gonna Call?"Read More »
  • Using Twitter as a Bad RSS Feed

    Using Twitter as a Bad RSS Feed

    So, there's no individual RSS feed for The Macalope on the rotting corpse of MacWorld. The Macalope used to have its own blog with an RSS feed, but it hasn't posted regularly in months, maybe years. But, there is a Twitter feed @themacalope. Back in the day, Twitter actually had RSS feeds for users, but … Continue reading "Using Twitter as a Bad RSS Feed"Read More »
  • J-Pop Tuesday Music

    J-Pop Tuesday Music

    Bubble EP, by BAND-MAID Glory EP, by BAND-MAID Start Over EP, by BAND-MAID World Domination, by BAND-MAID Starlight EP, by BABYMETAL Distortion EP, by BABYMETAL Ex Libris, by PassCode Locus, by PassCode 2017 and 2018 were slow years, but at least the EPs show there's something coming. PassCode's interesting, another idol band changing style as … Continue reading "J-Pop Tuesday Music"Read More »
  • What I'm Watching: Solo

    What I'm Watching: Solo

    Sigh. I wasn't going to watch any more of these Disney "Star Wars", but I'm a completionist and a glutton for punishment and terrible movies. The special effects are fine, the sets are great, the 5-act plot of train job-failure-heist-Kessel Run-treachery is predictable and badly written, but it's no worse than usual for Disney. The … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: Solo"Read More »

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