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May
3rd
Mon
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Silversun Pickups - Well Thought Out Twinkles

Didn’t need coffee this morning. Just listened to this. Over and over.

Apr
23rd
Fri
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Just because you don’t know the answer doesn’t mean it’s a really good question.
— Me, to nobody, alone in a conference room, sniffing a dry erase marker (via fireland)
Apr
20th
Tue
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inadvisable:

soupsoup:

thegamerchik:

This little Ackbar is so cute, I don’t even care if it’s a trap! Lemme hug it! 
Admiral Ackbar Knit Toy by -LillianLai on DeviantArt

inadvisable:

soupsoup:

thegamerchik:

This little Ackbar is so cute, I don’t even care if it’s a trap! Lemme hug it! 

Admiral Ackbar Knit Toy by -LillianLai on DeviantArt

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Reckoning-era R.E.M.Stipe seems inordinately happy for a man lacking a beverage.

Reckoning-era R.E.M.
Stipe seems inordinately happy for a man lacking a beverage.

Apr
19th
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Asobi Seksu - Me & Mary

Our 18 month-old was thoroughly entranced by this over the weekend. Oh, no, wait, I was the one entranced and since my daughter wanted to sit with me she didn’t have much choice but to watch this repeatedly as well.

Mar
26th
Fri
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Zoë Keating - Sun Will Set

Our 17-month old daughter fell asleep listening to this last night. The Baby Einstein Lullabies CD can be forever shelved.

Feb
24th
Wed
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Observations from the preschool puppet show

  • Not everyday you see a puppeteer who comes across as Vin Diesel’s skinnier,  hyperactive younger brother.
  • I was initially under impression that the low grade buzz I heard throughout the performance was an attempt to sonically approximate rushing water beneath the Three Billy Goats Gruff bridge. My mistake. It was actually just the cheap portable PA system humming from the ambient energy of excited children, or perhaps just poorly insulated electric wires.
  • The robot puppet’s chirps and whirrs were not adequate SFX. Nobody who has ever stood on an automotive factory floor or has had a Roomba underfoot could suspend disbelief.
  • Results of polling: 67% of 3 to 6 year-olds will respond as to what kind of animal lives in a jungle with “monkey.” (Granted, small sample size.)
  • Interesting dramatic choice to represent the hunter in “The Mouse and the Lion” with such a heavy British accent. The implied criticism of colonial noblesse oblige was an appropriate nod to Said’s theories on Orientalism for those who aren’t ready for kindergarten yet.
  • A performer’s joy in crafting his own tools must be sorely challenged when his diminutive audience always wants to put those tools in their sticky, nasty little fingers.
  • The “bunny” that looked like the Donnie Darko rabbit was unsettling, to say the least.
Feb
8th
Mon
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merlin:

43 Simple Ways To Simplify Your Life

  1. Remove your doors
  2. Eat half of each pet
  3. Sit on a big, thick book
  4. Something something keyring holder
  5. Paint clocks cheery pink
  6. Wear discarded food
  7. Makebelieve girlfriend chair
  8. Sleep in liquor cabinet
  9. Embrace hug love hug meow meow
  10. Small room to plan crimes
  11. Hack your house key organizer
  12. Mail a surprise toaster
  13. Just stare more
  14. Fourteen
  15. Poke holes in paper things
  16. Macrame shoelace tree
  17. Scrapbook poop and pee
  18. Euthanize even faster
  19. Amputate favorite limb
  20. Pencil shaving gallery
  21. Immigrant coat rack
  22. Shoebox of dangerous porn
  23. Zen unicorn rainbow zen journal
  24. Icepick to one good eye
  25. Simplify fourteen harder
  26. Aluminum foil swan cozy dryer
  27. Smell your finger. All of it.
  28. Resimplify your simplicity
  29. Habitualize your zen
  30. Remind your drapes, “I love you, Mrs. Textile”
  31. Freeze your clutter
  32. Couch fort dinner party
  33. Nicene creed robot
  34. Only sodomize things that forgive
  35. Coaxial sweater vest
  36. Transitive verb predicate clause
  37. More crying but quieter
  38. Inhaler nativity
  39. Contact paper taxonomy binder
  40. America’s Roast Beef: Yes, Sir
  41. Breathe like no one’s dancing
  42. Unbridled solo diaper play
  43. Illuminated panty shrine

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Jan
26th
Tue
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I’m not going to be able to go to their show Thursday night. I will make my ears bleed with bliss from this music nevertheless.

I’m not going to be able to go to their show Thursday night. I will make my ears bleed with bliss from this music nevertheless.

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Retribution Gospel Choir - Hide It Away

If I wasn’t actually speaking to another human being today, I was listening to this song. (And sometimes even when I was.)