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Still Making Weird Videos

on Apr 4, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Easter Fun

on Apr 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  I have an aging minivan that I bought used. The previous owner took very good care of it so I haven’t had many problems. However, the other day I was sitting at a stoplight when I noticed smoke coming from under the hood. When I got home the sweet smell of antifreeze filled the garage. I didn’t have any puddles or obvious leaks so I held off and asked my mechanic to take a look at my next oil change. On my way to said oil change, I noticed the van was running a bit rough. No warning lights but the more I drove the worse it got. About a grand later I now have new plugs, wires, a new water pump and a few new seals. It was rough, but the good thing is the van has never ran better. Turns out what I thought might be the transmission going was actually a misfiring spark plug. I haven’t been this happy spending money I don’t have in a really long time. I still have...

The Last Movie (Podcast Talk)

on Mar 30, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  I ranted about The Black Tapes podcast in the past. I binged it while on a work trip and enjoyed the way it developed. I was also deeply disappointed with the way it ended. Unfortunately my feelings haven’t mellowed in that regard. Despite my feelings, I decided to give its sister podcast, TANIS, a chance. Turns out I like TANIS even more than I liked the Black Tapes. I might have written about this before but TANIS does a good job of taking weird, real world occurrences and weaving them into its narrative. They touch on just about everything. Nikola Tesla, MK Ultra and even the unexplained feet that randomly wash up on Pacific Northwestern beaches all show up in the podcast. TANIS has just started its fourth season and it is off to a running start. I loved the first two seasons but the third was a little disappointing. I found the narrative seemed to lose its focus. It started...

Created a Youtube Channel

on Mar 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  I wanted to create more of these squishy videos so I started a channel… The link is a little unwieldy so you can just click here if you’d like.   Otherwise the address is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Mquw34qzEsLpagIX8fdUg If I get enough subscribers I can rebrand it. I think the videos are interesting and strangely satisfying so I guess time will tell. If you have a minute please subscribe to my...

Snow Crash

on Mar 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

      This is a little bit of a follow up from last week. Ready Player One has gotten alot of hate online. I didn’t mean to add to that with my last post, I am a just little baffled by all the love. After reading it I talked to friends about why they liked it and most answered with, “It was really fun.” While reading reviews online one book kept coming up, Snow Crash. Usually it was in the negative reviews but it popped up more than once. Snow Crash was written by Neal Stephenson in 1992. It is a science fiction/cyberpunk novel that focuses on two main characters, Hiro Protagonist (yeah, I know) and Y.T. (Yours Truly). It takes place in a 21st century dystopian America where capitalism is king and the US has been cut up by corporations and businesses. The different suburbs, or territories, are owned by and ran by corporations that style and rule their neighborhoods...

Ready Player

on Mar 16, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ready Player One is coming out and I know a few people that cannot wait. I can’t get excited for it. I read the book. It was ok. For me it was one of those books where when the story starts to lag I realize I could stop reading. I guess it could be discribed as heart. All stories have that moment where the story kind of stops. A well written story uses that pause for effect or rather to affect. Sometimes it is suspense or sometimes it is longing. When I got to that point in the book I thought, well I’ve put that time in, might as well find out how it ends. Now I have no problem with the pop culture, reference, thing. I would love nothing more than to see an EVA fighting The Iron Giant while Gandalf the Grey stands on his shoulder battling a Moltres saddled up with a double wand wielding Bellatrix Lestrange. My favorite scenes from the Toy Story movies are where Andy is...