Saturday, March 29, 2014

Knowing your own darkness...

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1969
  1. Craft pr0n: violin making.
  2. Calculate your sleep. To get up at 5:00 a.m. go to sleep at 9:15 p.m.
  3. Truly gag inducing. "Folk was one of the key drivers of a broad cultural shift that saw us re-embrace our pastoral past." This comes from an article about how progressive rock might be the new folk. If anything's more self-indulgent and narcissistic than prog it's folk. (This from someone who's a prog fan.) No one likes an unwashed folk hipster recycling Joan Baez on acoustic guitar. No one.
  4. GIFs, animated GIFs. Artistic. Lots of them.
  5. Space shuttle tagged
  6. Something else to debate: the 10 best sentences of literature.
  7. I've tried to convince my friends of this. World War Z the book (not very good) has virtually nothing in common with the movie.
  8. Graph the IMDB rating of your favorite TV show.
  9. Cartoons and beer.
  10. Klingon and beer.
  11. Antique whiskey bottle hall of fame.
  12. Shhh. The luxurification of silence.
  13. You've got ring around the asteroid.
  14. Always. Be. Knolling.
  15. Cosmos on TV. Historians are dubious of its effect. (I enjoy watching it.)
  16. Sweet, sour, salty, bitter. Umami?
  17. I haven't seen Prometheus, the Alien prequel, and they're already talking about Prometheus 2.
  18. 2048 is the best web-based game I've seen in a long time.
  19. Explore Patatap. the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. ~Carl Jung


Francis Shivone said...

Loved the violin video. I can't get enough of videos of how craftsmen make musical instruments but this one was exceptional.

I'm going to read the folk prog piece later.

I remember quite a few of the beer ads. I loved them as a kid.

I rode on the quiet car from NYC to Philly a few years ago. Wonderful things.

I leave this link with some reluctance. From today's Wall Street Journal, an article on toilets and defecation in India:,7,121,122,201,401,641,1009

Liked the Jung quote, btw.

John said...

Fortunately, the WSJ article required a password. I can only imagine the contents. And I have a pretty good imagination, esp. when it comes to poop.

As for the Jung quote, sometimes I get in these moods.