Category Archives: Ramblings of an Unbalanced Mind

Max Frisch Made A Neat List

I found this blogpost while tooling around ye olde internette, and I thought it did some neat things.

You just know that as soon as that pipe comes out, it’ll be followed by witticisms.

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What the hell is Penny Arcade doing?

If you read Penny Arcade, maybe you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, do me a favor. Click this link, read the comic, and then click this next link and read that comic. Those were sort of back to back – the first from a Friday, the second on a Monday.

Neither appears to have a joke.

Neither is comprehensible to me.

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I’m Fine – A Suicide Story

“I just wanted to let you know,” Dr. B says, “I read your story, and had to give Counseling Services your name.”

Art helps. You’ll see what I mean.

It’s just after nine in the morning. Too early for many things, this among them. But I’m nodding gamely, telling her it’s fine, I understand, it’s no big deal.

“We have procedures to follow,” she says. She sighs and shakes her head. “I feel so stupid, you know? I just want to make sure you’re okay.”

“I’m good, I’m fine,” I assure her. I cannot count the number of times I have to say this to people. I’m good. I’m fine. The undercurrent?

Leave me alone.

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Going Back to School

Today, my (hopefully) last semester of college begins. If there are lags or delays in my posting schedule, well, sorry. It’s probably because I’m sitting in the library at school, drearily plodding through research as the last dim flame of joy in my soul flickers on the edge of going out.

The college experience.

Have a good day! Far Cry 2 review comes up tomorrow. Spoiler – I hated it!

The Pussyphone and Performance Art

First and foremost: I will be linking to a webpage that has a video on it. The video is not safe for work. If you don’t want to watch it, or you can’t at the moment, well, I can’t explain what is happening in any rational format. I’ll try. But for the full effect, watch the video.

Here it is.  A little way down the page, before the pictures. Watch the video before anything else.

Then read on I guess. If you haven’t drowned yourself already.

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Google Glasses: a Terrible Look for Our Terrifying Future

Sweet Specs!Not only are Google Glasses aesthetically terrible, functionally the interface looks to be the worst thing to happen to the modern world since the bluetooth headset and people who try to sincerely use Siri in public. Google Glasses still, unfortunately, are the future.

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Michael Bay sucks, but not for the reason everyone (some people) are complaining about.

Michael Bay

image from imdb.com

Michael Bay has caught a lot of flack, most recently for his announcement that he will be producing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The hatred for Bay’s decision to remake TMNT comes not only from his last attempt at such a move with the thrice terrible Transformer franchise (I was going to call it a tragedy for the quadruple alliteration, but it felt a little too harsh), but also his recent decision to announce that he was changing the Turtles origin making them space aliens, thus not making them mutants anymore. Not to mention they would just be turtle-like aliens and not actual turtles; and where did these space aliens go to learn to be ninjas? He is taking the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles name and making his own thing. Why take the name of a previously successful franchise and do whatever the hell you want with it instead of just making his own movie about ninja space aliens? He took the name knowing that the people that loved what it once was will go hoping that it will stimulate a part of their brain that made them happy as a child and possibly convince their girlfriends that the “sick” tattoo of the 80’s pop culture wasn’t a bad decision; “She just doesn’t understand because she never watched it as a child. This updated version will get her on board.” (It won’t she’ll hate it and forget about it the next day and you’ll hate it and rant about it for years.) So the movie will get your money and free advertising with all the buzz you and your fellow nerds create on the internet. After he knows he’ll have your money all he has to do is make a fast paced low thought action movie so that he can get everyone else making sure that’s not too funny or violent to keep it PG-13 so all of the kids can get in.

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Musical Mondays! – Vows, a Kimbra Album (After Whining and Complaining)

You know what I really don’t like? ‘Hidden’ tracks at the end of songs.

I don’t know why bands do this. At the end of an album, they’ll toss in another song but not put it on a separate track. The last song on the track list just runs off into silence for a minute or two (or longer) before the super secret track starts up.

What annoys me the most is that I don’t understand the reasoning behind it. Is it just to make the track harder to get to? To make it a surprise?

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Intro

Hey, I’m Sean.

I’m just going to post about things I like, and hopefully people will want to talk about some of them. Anything, from books, film, video games, to technology, beer, and music, is open for discussion here. And hopefully it will be a discussion!

This is mostly a placeholder, so that there isn’t just a blank page. This could be worse, though, because now you’ve wasted time reading this and realizing that nothing interesting is going on here.

Well, what I’m thinking of doing is a variety of things. Topmost would be Musical Mondays and Techy Tuesdays because I am all about alliteration (Ha! Get it?). Maybe, Cinematic Saturdays? Short Story Sundays? Possibilities abound.

I’ll be holding myself to a three posts a week schedule. This is a minimum – with such a wide range of topics, I can easily see myself updating more frequently than thrice a week.

So we’ll see where it goes.