My internet is working like shit. GIFs are just really unsatisfying photographs. My netflix is so unspeakably bad. What the fuck is wrong with Netflix?
1. Is the show really that good or is it all just hype?
You can’t trust this answer because it might just be more hype, but it really is a very good show.
2. Is it true that there are no interesting female characters on the show?
Yes, but there are also almost no interesting male characters either. The show really only has two interesting characters. The whole thing is about these two men. You could argue that there’s a third interesting character and she is female, but I still say the whole show has two interesting characters and that that’s more than enough.
3. Who is the killer?
I don’t know. What’s weird is that in terms of what the show cares about the whole serial killer investigation stuff feels secondary to something else.
4. To what?
I don’t know. Something about knowing who you really are and what your purpose is, reconciling yourself to your nature and knowing what to want, whether or not you can change how you are, and, like, um, whether or not life has meaning.
5. When is the show on?
Time is a flat circle.
Did you know that a Russian biker gang called The Night Wolves has taken over part of the Crimea?
In general I don’t think there’s anything funnier than a Russian biker gang but then I came across this logo and I can’t help but suspect that The Night Wolves are a particularly funny Russian biker gang.
There also appears to be a website for the group that features a banner that rotates through various slogans, one of which is “WE ARE NOT BANKERS! WE ARE RUSSIAN MOTORCYCLISTS!”
I rewatched all of True Detective today. Now everyone is a suspect. And I’m starting to shout weird theories at the TV like “THE KILLER MUST BE A WOMAN!”
And after that last episode I looked down and I’d been weaving twigs into a weird sculpture thing…
If I didn’t know how good a mimosa is and you described one to me, I would probably think it was the grossest idea for a drink in history.
I’m thinking about tweeting a picture of two weird celebrities and saying “True Detective Season 2?”
Behind you, there is a whisper: “You’ve never seen a taste this.”
You turn around just as Crystal Pepsi begins stabbing you.
I just watched The Puffy Chair. I loved that movie. Near the end, there’s this dad who gives his son relationship advice, which goes something like: “You know as much now as you’re ever going to know about your relationship with her. You’re probably waiting for something really good or really bad to happen so that you don’t have to make a decision about the future of the relationship, but, son, you’re not going to get that break. You know as much now as you ever will about it.”
And I had no idea how the son would take that advice or what he would do with it. Which isn’t very movie-like but is pretty damn life-like.
I didn’t really like Baghead but I’ve loved pretty much everything else the Duplass brothers have been involved with. I like something about their whole program.
I think my favorite word is ‘unsleeping.’ I came across it in Faulkner in the midst of one of those long ranting sentences that seems to be trying to pile on everything at once—one of those sentences that Faulkner uses to blur the line between a description and a list of physical hints that life itself is conspiring against a character.
During one of those sentences, some character nearing some existential predicament is lying in bed awake—except Faulkner doesn’t say awake. He says unsleeping.
I don’t remember which novel this is in. I just remember staring at ‘unsleeping’ and thinking about how Faulkner must have the story in his head in meanings and then must go searching for the words to match them and that he must have had a moment writing that sentence when he decided ‘awake’ wasn’t a close enough match.
And he’s right. Awake and unasleep aren’t the same. Faulkner actually uses ‘unsleeping’ or some version of it in every one of his novels that I’ve read.
I guess I love that there is something weird and awkward and raw about ‘unsleeping’ and that it evokes an experience that is as familiar as sleep or any other thing that is common to everyone. We all know what it’s like to find ourselves soul-troubled, lying in bed in the middle of the night, unsleeping.
One creepy thing about The Twilight Zone is that everyone is always white. Even when the episode takes place in a prison on an asteroid, you can bet that space rock only got white folk.
illuminant metameric failure
"situations where two material color samples match when viewed under one light source but not another."
geometric metameric failure
"when two color samples match when viewed from one angle, but then fail to match when viewed from a different angle."
field-size metameric failure
"colors that match when viewed as very small, centrally fixated areas may appear different when presented as large color areas"
observer metameric failure
"occurs because of differences in color vision between observers. The common source of observer metameric failure is colorblindness, but it is also not uncommon among "normal" observers. In all cases, the proportion of long-wavelength-sensitive cones to medium-wavelength-sensitive cones in the retina, the profile of light sensitivity in each type of cone, and the amount of yellowing in the lens and macular pigment of the eye, differs from one person to the next. This alters the relative importance of different wavelengths in a spectral power distribution to each observer’s color perception. As a result, two spectrally dissimilar lights or surfaces may produce a color match for one observer but fail to match when viewed by a second observer."
LOL, do you know how fucking bizarre and funny an exchange like this is to someone like me who has never read any of the Harry Potter books or seen any of the movies?
It sounds like some kind of bizarrely organized nonsense debate!
Maybe none of you will get what I mean because you will actually understand the weird Harry Potter words, but just trust me.