August 31, 2016

Man customizes a van to live in. "Tiny House" on wheels.
"He who has a hundred miles to walk should reckon ninety as half the journey."
--Eugen Herrigel, citing a Japanese Proverb in "Zen in the Art of Archery"

August 30, 2016

I saw a billboard with this magazine cover in the Frankfurt Airport

With self-driving trucks on the horizon, kinda makes ya think. Made me think, anyway.
Followup from Bill the Splut

August 29, 2016

When Boston Dynamics adds a cussing module to their bots... (suitably bleep-ed out, which kind of makes it funnier) - literal laugh out loud funny.


"Finally, sustaining me through the long, lonely nights here with consoling memories of love, support, companionship and shouting is the precious image of Margaret. If I could have only one thing from my lost life with me on this island, it would be pizza. But, if I could have two, then the other one would be Margaret."
--Mil "Things My Girlfriend and I have Argued About" Millington, from the Acknowledgements of "Instructions for Living Someone Else's Life.

August 28, 2016


I'm not making such a social media deal out of it, but I got an addition to my tattoo yesterday, using this program to help create the banner. The text, "This Fate", is a rough paraphrase of Amor Fati (I think I prefer sticking to my own language for body art.) THIS fate. This circumstance, because no other fate or circumstances exist. Accepting that and loving what is, either the less lovable parts, is part of being a better human; and when we aren't making ourselves unhappy about how things aren't, we have more room to strive for improving the might be.
@ The Worcester Palladium, going to see Thomas Sanders

August 27, 2016

Note to a Four Year Old Past Self:
"Allow me to preface this by saying that I don't know why you started eating salt in the first place, but regardless of the precipitating circumstances, there you are.
As soon as you became aware that eating huge amounts of salt is really, really uncomfortably salty, you should have stopped eating salt. That's the solution. The solution is not to begin eating pepper to cancel out the salt."
--Allie Brosh, in "Hyperbole and a Half". Great read, was literally laughing on the T.
Final Supper Mario Broth tidbit:

"This Kong with a hat was featured heavily in early Donkey Kong Land art - without name or explanation - and then was dropped once the game came out. He remains a mystery."
"Batman only fights crime at night because otherwise he would have weird and obvious tan lines."
--Krutzfeldt1