Still stuck at the airport


I made this last year as an admittedly smug one-off Twitter joke. I keep it as a reminder to (1) try to not so much with the smug already and (2) work toward a world where I can afford to use some of the energy currently spent on grim resolve for frivolous shit like being a smug jerk. Or, y'know, helping.

I figure once the Russians fix our cyber I…CRAP I'm being smug again, they make it SO HARD

...To Fly?


I was invented the same year as the modern Hollywood blockbuster. To celebrate this, I have taken a notion to watch the top 3 grossing films from every year of the first decade of my life. Some points worth considering here:

  • The question of going by total worldwide vs. domestic box office. Domestic means I can do "Animal House" instead of "Jaws 2" and "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "The Amityville Horror" instead of "Moonraker", but I'm having a hard time justifying missing "Alien".
  • I have seen a lot of these. Science dictates that I must do it again.
  • Star Wars. The movie is called Star Wars. I don't give a good goddamn what George says.
  • Related: I will only watch the despecialized editions.
  • Wow, there's a lot of Stallone here. Can any one man process that much?
  • Raiders, the movie that proved that it's okay not only to punch Nazis but also melt their faces off of their skulls, will be watched in black and white. I may do the actual Soderbergh silent cut. WHY NOT BOTH?

Hidden Treasures

I've been hunting for vintage dinner plates online and my tracking cookie ads have gotten unexpectedly great:


This is WAY better than when they show me stuff I already bought on Amazon.