November 27, 2014
Tweet Digest for Thursday, November 27, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark @esinclai starting to wonder if we each get our own at 12:01 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to esinclai @surlygourmand I don’t even have the heart to make a your mom joke at 12:05 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to surlygourmand Boarding in our teeming twos and threes at 12:08 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS @esinclai maybe not even a jolk - dest is SNA at 12:09 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to esinclai
mike whybark. 85 words. Posted at 04:00 PM
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November 26, 2014
Tweet Digest for Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark @tclancy My punk rock compadre Yukki has been Bostonian for nigh on 30 years, I suspect he may want to drive up. at 05:49 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to tclancy so there i was readin my nooyawkuh when BAM my pilgrim pal and my bud’s pop. woah! (cough @johnpstrohm @LeVostreGC) pic.twitter.com/KAep5sMotq at 08:13 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS @esinclai @johnpstrohm @LeVostreGC @esinclai @johnpstrohm @LeVostreGC inorite? london urbscape book! yaaaay /grover arms cc @sumit at 12:46 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to esinclai ha! in-browser Lunar Lander, tablet-friendly! moonlander.seb.ly at 02:36 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS @johnpstrohm easy street from here on out! OTOH, if his pubs get it set as a standard textbook… (I saw @LeVostreGC allude to it a bit ago) at 02:38 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to johnpstrohm @johnpstrohm bundling. you & @LeVostreGC here collab on all-Chaucerized covers LP. big appeal to AP HS English teachers, school boards. hit! at 02:59 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to johnpstrohm Another Interstellar take at Vulture vulture.com/2014/11/inters… at 03:26 PM GMT from iOS for a movie that evoked derisive laughter and SF nerd frustration from me during the screening, I sure am thinking about Interstellar a lot at 03:29 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS so maybe it’s better than I thought, despite the flaws (which, as noted, appeared to me structural, probably procedural, and technical) at 03:31 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS meh, that vice link is a mess. the writer doesn’t understand the actual words they are using. at 03:35 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS “The narrative emphasizes analog communication through binary pings, Morse code, and the second hand of a watch.” at 03:36 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS As if binary could be considered analog, or as if the encoded message is analog because the watch itself is analog. so, like, never mind. at 03:37 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS d’oh, not vice. vulture. i too m dum at 03:40 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS oh, this one’s better. no wonder i was annoyed - there’s plot holes in the plot holes! vulture.com/2014/11/21-thi… at 03:47 PM GMT from iOS @esinclai no, but they do note how strange the directorial use of him is. they literally cite the moment when one asks, “wait, is that…” at 03:57 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to esinclai Wow, full-on video interstitial to access free airport wifi. I mean ok, what took you so long? But also yeesh. at 11:28 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS Also seventiestastic aor softrock soundtrack. Nothing, NOTHING, could be more Alaskan. at 11:30 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS Busiest travel day of the year pic.twitter.com/P8qT1EGvbn at 11:49 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS
mike whybark. 472 words. Posted at 04:00 PM
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November 25, 2014
Tweet Digest for Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark @zipties @poupou “beasts of the southern wild” amazon.com/Beasts-Souther… // like a bacigalupi story, but 100% indie. love it. at 01:29 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to zipties @PeteCampbell_NY hey Pete, maybe stick to your own decade for now, huh? at 02:09 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to PeteCampbell_NY @PeteCampbell_NY well, granted. I’m still thinking Dawn might have more to tell me about this than you. at 04:08 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to PeteCampbell_NY F&SF FARMHOUSE TROPE UPDATE: Wizard of Oz. For god’s sake. at 09:22 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS
mike whybark. 102 words. Posted at 04:00 PM
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November 24, 2014
Tweet Digest for Monday, November 24, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark both films (as well, as, for that matter, Oblivion, which is really to slight to consider) mistake motley for new cloth and, well, unravel at 10:11 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS the thing that really drove me nuts was the thoughtless inclusion of needless crap. “You were the best pilot we ever had, Cooper.” Come on. at 10:13 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS And why hit the Signs / Field of Dreams stuff so hard? You need the room and the relationship, sure. But an hour of setup? at 10:15 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS Anyway, overall I liked it. I still like Inception, fwiw, but hated “occupy gotham”. Hope Nolan learns to say no or hires a story editor. at 10:17 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS @praguepainter whoooo at 10:17 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to praguepainter @tracicle i have not seen Lucy yet. I did see Her this year, which I thought was pretty darn good. at 04:54 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to tracicle @esinclai @macbikegeek ah, easy mistake. City of God is a clear predecessor to Children of Men. Nussbaum piece? at 04:55 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to esinclai @esinclai @macbikegeek ah, followed the thread up at 04:56 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to esinclai @ftrain kick-fucking-ass. at 05:20 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to ftrain RT: @ftrain: Vice asked last week if I could write some flash sci-fi about Uber. This was incredibly fun to do: motherboard.vice.com/read/one-day-i… at 05:20 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS Seriously, that Paul Ford story is super genius at 05:28 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS @DanEngler thankfully, film did not use the b-word and only once relied on a sexist feminine gender trope. the masculine one was pervasive. at 05:36 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to DanEngler also, why include Signs / Field of Dreams homage at all? wevs at 05:37 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS RT: @alan_maguire: Are you stuck in a literal hole in the ground? Follow us for tips and tricks!——————Promoted by The Hole-Getting-Outters Association at 05:38 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS RESOLVED: a battered house in a cornfield shall now forever stand as a signifier of ghostly familial visitation. Straight cut-ins will do. at 05:42 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS @clarissawam @metpoliceuk you mean like where cops go undercover for years and make babies in their covert identity? at 07:21 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to clarissawam @mathowie DULY NOTED so the plan is beignets next, right? at 08:01 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to mathowie @mathowie prolly they knew it was you and were like, “pancakes, yo” at 08:05 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to mathowie @poupou hmm. is that indicative of *liking* that section or *disliking* the space stuff? Do you reliably like the farmhouse / field setting? at 10:57 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to poupou @poupou I mean I imagine you are responding to the film in front of you rather than the setting as a genre element, and that’s interesting at 10:58 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to poupou .@poupou sort of Beasts of the Southern Wild or Looper, maybe? I can dig it. Ha! Looper! Another family farmhouse in SF/F! at 11:01 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to poupou Ultimately we cannot blame M. Knight or Kevin Costner for the farmhouses. We must hold Bradbury ultimately responsible. at 11:02 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client No, seriously, it’s been a trope now since him. I bet if I peer hard enough into this 1948 television, I can find an ur-house. Lovecraft? at 11:04 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client @poupou oh yeah? rectify this immediately! “Beasts” is better than “Looper” but they are both pretty cool. Eco-dystopian futures. at 11:05 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to poupou @poupou well, maybe Terminator, but you have to squint: rogue military AI as plot element. in story, Cooper has to also gravity-wizard it. at 11:06 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to poupou @esinclai post Ray, imma say. Plus Ray wrote for Rod. at 11:07 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to esinclai @esinclai No farmhouses there, I think. water-harvesting ecotopias and planetary urbs. could be wrong, he wrote a lot. at 11:09 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to esinclai “A Wrinkle in Time,” for god’s sake: THEY EVEN CALL THE INFINITE BEDROOM LIBRARY A TESSERACT. Borges, too, obvs at 11:10 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client @DanEngler kindly old revenant grandma setting out the handwavium pies at 11:11 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to DanEngler @surlygourmand CORN CASSEROLE and CORN ON THE COB mmmm at 11:11 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to surlygourmand @DanEngler settin on the mastaba pluckin the bullhead harp, swilling something not quite whiskey at 11:14 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to DanEngler @poupou but should regain you at ‘starring J-G Levitt’ at 11:14 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to poupou @surlygourmand heh, yes. although i should rewatch that more critically, as I kinda get skeptical now at 11:15 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to surlygourmand @surlygourmand i was thunderstruck by it technically and by its debt to Gene Wolfe (his Latro books introduce the amnesia mechanism) at 11:17 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to surlygourmand anyway. gotta leave the farmhouse to walk the dog. keep the fambly ghosts in line for me. at 11:18 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client @poupou literal broseff. BRO-SF HA HA HAcall the chipopo at 11:53 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to poupou
mike whybark. 987 words. Posted at 04:00 PM
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November 23, 2014
Tweet Digest for Sunday, November 23, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark @mathowie that whole side of the park, amazing at 02:05 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to mathowie yeeehaUUUGH did i put too much chipopo in that taco meat HAUUUUUUWWW at 04:52 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS @poupou AI YI YI it’s a four-unit moving violation! at 05:23 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to poupou @cstross how is Bob anyway? i’m beginning to feel concerned for him. at 05:41 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS @LeVostreGC well, he is a lawyer at 05:56 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to LeVostreGC
mike whybark. 100 words. Posted at 04:00 PM
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November 22, 2014
Tweet Digest for Saturday, November 22, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark RT: @mubay: 20 seconds into the future flic.kr/p/6cWMD5 at 03:04 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS @mubay MAG NA NÓGTH at 03:12 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to mubay @mubay sky def not color of dead channel at 03:12 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to mubay @middleclasstool she must be pretty pee oh’d about that ‘basically’ at 03:14 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to middleclasstool @deathmtn oh, man. please tell me they have a reality show contract with like 24/7 lens dudes at 03:17 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to deathmtn @tclancy mr clancy that is some twitter level advance rightcheer i thank you at 03:19 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS @gjcharlet in general i would think you would avoid unheated tomato-based food at 03:37 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to gjcharlet @arthurwyatt @deathmtn SCRIPT THEM ART at 03:39 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to arthurwyatt @AriTruscan wait, France? can we just scale up for here, or do we have to add a powerup? at 03:41 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to AriTruscan @gjcharlet cold chef at 04:17 AM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to gjcharlet @gjcharlet but a very tangy sauce at 04:18 AM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to gjcharlet @AriTruscan …so …not here because …we’ve passed through that stage …meaning our suicide epidemic is past. Right? /squints doubtfully at 04:22 AM GMT from Twitter Web Client in reply to AriTruscan .@mcgee_gorgo plus i find it’s much harder to find podcasts available in cassette binders or 8-track at 06:02 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to mcgee_gorgo @joshmillard yeeeaugh not on an ipad so dizzy at 06:11 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to joshmillard @middleclasstool @tracicle so she went with Lex, then. at 04:48 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to middleclasstool @gjcharlet yeeooaugh at 04:58 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to gjcharlet “the northwest’s largest collection of vintage WORKING portable hairdryers” seattle.craigslist.org/see/cbd/475435… at 05:39 PM GMT from iOS @misskeli @cmcmahon @arthurwyatt art can provide color commentary as a recent practitioner of performative IKEA tweets at 05:49 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to misskeli
mike whybark. 386 words. Posted at 04:00 PM
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November 21, 2014
Tweet Digest for Friday, November 21, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark Apparent real black bearskin rug at Lake City Way Value Village this morning. Bemused by this. Did not get price, deets. Ugly sweater party? at 12:34 AM GMT from Twitter Web Client @arthurwyatt just now noticed yr badass avatar. looking forward to seeing it IRL someday. hm, my local ups store has a 3d printer… at 01:38 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to arthurwyatt I posted about this on FB yesterday. Still worked up. AAAAHHHH pic.twitter.com/rBjtxRGehI at 02:35 AM GMT from Twitter Web Client @arthurwyatt tell sovfab to get on the stickny at 07:02 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to arthurwyatt @sumit and it’s the One True* ship! I KISS YOU*well, 1701-D is too at 04:40 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to sumit @Sherman_Alexie you are KILLING IT on the radio hoops fan. SING IT. at 06:46 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client @praguepainter dry and hard as a rock at 08:25 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to praguepainter oh for the love of god both the dog and the cat are snoring. it’s very soothing and perhaps I should just at 08:32 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iΟS
mike whybark. 202 words. Posted at 04:00 PM
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