Every now and again I like to indulge in the temptation to rail against the mindless repetition of uninteresting facts. I know it will accomplish nothing, and indeed is probably counterproductive, but I cannot help myself. This is stupid and I’m going to tell you why. Cry about it in the comments, nerds. I could… Read More Why in the Hell Does Anyone Care That It’s Carrie Fisher’s Birthday?
Never meet your heroes. I’ve mentioned Red Letter Media before. They’re a YouTube channel that discusses film in a serious way, but with lots of jokes – spoonfuls of sugar to make the medicine go down. They’re different from most cinema nerds on YouTube in that they’ve actually undergone the process of making movies themselves… Read More William Shatner, Red Letter Media, and What Everyone Gets Wrong About Fandom
Currently, I’m trying to launch a brand. I dislike that phrase but there it is. I’ve set up the following things: A Patreon A Podcast A YouTube Channel A Twitter A Gumroad (soon) Additionally, I’m producing content for the next issue of UJ (out next month), and I’m trying to grease the creative wheels on… Read More Managing the Flow
My reasons are common, but they are no less true for that: Twitter is Unfair. Twitter squelches the speech of the Right, but not the Left. The examples are too many to count, and they’ve been going on for a while. It’s going to continue that way. That’s what the people who run Twitter think is… Read More Good-Bye, Fail Whale: Why I Left Twitter
Bill Corbett of MST3K fame has a tweet that illustrates something I have come to find baffling (Incidentally, the tweet that follows this thread is pretty funny). What’s a movie you’ve never seen that seems to make people ANGRY when they hear you haven’t seen it? If any? Me: The Shawshank Redemption sorry in advance!… Read More Getting Angry About Movies Other People Haven’t Seen
Jack White Concert for ‘Boarding House Reach’ Album Release to Be Live-Streamed on Twitter http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/jack-white-twitter-album-release-live-stream-1202732449/ — Read on variety.com/2018/digital/news/jack-white-twitter-album-release-live-stream-1202732449/ This is interesting because: A) I’d been wondering when Jack’s next album would drop B) Live-streaming a concert gets around bootleggers and uses paid customers to create an event for non-paying customers.
AKA, Reflections Appropriate to Any Time Spend on Twitter I hate your stupid opinions. I hate reading them. I hate hearing you express them. I hate the way you just repeat things you’ve heard. I hate the way you never pause to examine if anything you’re repeating is true. I hate the way Social Media… Read More Everything You Idiots Care About is Stupid
Now Nick Searcy, hilarious actor from Justified and general-purpose insult machine, has apparently felt the ban hammer. Or maybe not. Twitter’s going Full Kafka on this, explaining its actions in broad bureaucratic generalities when it explains it at all, so who the hell knows. Basically, it’s a bad time to be an outspoken conservative on… Read More Twitter Continues to Do Whatever the Hell it Thinks it’s Doing…
Yesterday, Martin’s official Twitter account posted this: On the first day…House Tully came bearing gifts…#12DaysofWesteros pic.twitter.com/I2rll6fR70 — George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) December 10, 2014 Which prompted the Internet (and especially Reddit) to lose its damn mind. Because, 12 days from yesterday is December 21st, the first day of Winter. The next book in the series… Read More Confirmed: George R.R. Martin is Screwing With Us.
So I mentioned that I was re-vamping my Tumblr from having a no real purpose to having a purpose. In the past 2 days I’ve gained nearly 500 followers. Granted, it’s Tumblr, so following is easy and doesn’t necessarily lead to connection or interaction with contact. It’s like Twitter that way. Of all those followers,… Read More I Just Figured Out How To Tumblr. Possibly How to Blog.