Thoughts on themed entertainment and the web, status reports on Variable Stage attractions, and also just nonsense sometimes (a lot of the time).

Last night in Ohio was an extremely Ohio night. We all rushed to the basement because there was a tornado nearby, then later we were stuck at a train crossing while the world’s longest train barreled along. And today? Today I expect to see some cows.

Spirit released their first video of the season, happy Halloween

I spent the last couple days at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. It was extremely nice.

MEOW WOLF: ORIGIN STORY - I didn’t know what I didn’t know about this group. They’re such an inspiration! And the documentary is so well-made! #movies

I fixed my micropub endpoint! I can publish on my website without sshing now! Feels good!

Hello world

A performer named Eric Koller was the lead in LUZIA and I can’t stop thinking about his performance. He makes me want to be a clown.

MONSTERS, INC. - I couldn’t remember the Nefarious Plot in this movie. I think it’s really undersold in the script. Still a really fun and unusual concept though! #movies

The people boarding this plane ahead of me have a whole-ass box of pizza

For those of you who chart the weather by my watch band: I switched from leather to nylon today so now it is warm

I’ve seen a lot of Cirque du Soleil productions, but tonight I saw LUZIA and it had some of my favorite moments of all of them. Also, the best crowd I’ve ever shared a Cirque show with.

Darius wrote a great guide to understanding ActivityPub. It’s in the form of an explanation of the explanation—clever!

Super Mario World extreme-difficulty ROM hacks are great, but where are our extreme-difficulty ROM hacks of Aladdin for SNES?

ALADDIN (2019) - Will Smith (and Nasim Pedrad!) brought something special to what was otherwise a pretty dull remake. It exceeded my expectations but my expectations were quite low. #movies

JASON BOURNE - It must be impossible to write a screenplay for a mass audience that coherently references modern technology. Glad I’m caught up on the series though. #movies

THE BOURNE LEGACY - Oh Jeremy I think maybe you’re okay. This movie could have used like 60 fewer minutes but I still enjoyed the worldbuilding. #movies

Every time I listen to the last track on Astroworld, I envy an alternate universe where Kanye kept his ego a little more in check and kept making music that sounded like MBDTF

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM - Huh, this series keeps getting better. I think maybe the next one is the Jeremy Renner one, so. #movies

I would probably pay a couple bucks a month for a device that would allow me to secure my own bike in a Citi Bike dock. This would probably be a disaster for Citi Bike.

It only took a few years to realize my homespun CMS was just a poor reimplementation of Jekyll. Spent the night porting my website…to Jekyll…and now we’re here!