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

I charged and updated my old iPhone 5S today and am trying it out to see if a downgrade is viable. So far? Into it!

Do you think anyone has ever used the word “zilch” in any way other than a series of synonyms for “nothing” to emphasize an absence

Todaybor Day is Labor Day.

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - It’s been a while and Indiana Jones is even less of a sympathetic character than I recalled. I’m still enthralled by that final shot though. #movies

Just heard a child walking into Washington Square Park say “I wish this was a cemetery.” Happy Halloween!

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951) - What a strange romp! I find it interesting to compare this to its anthology contemporaries, like MAKE MINE MUSIC, which were series of unrelated shorts compiled to feature length. This is basically that, but with a framing narrative. Good job! #movies

GOOD BOYS - This movie is made of infinite layers of sincerity and I couldn’t stop scream-laughing. Thank you. #movies

BRAVE - Wait this is so good and it’s an original fairy tale, why didn’t anyone tell me this #movies

SPRING BREAKERS - I hated the content from the jump, so intensely that it kind of disappeared and I got to just enjoy the medium. And I think that’s a good way to ingest this one. #movies

Haha my ActivityPub inbox has silently rejected everything it received since Friday night. I should add alerts?

ZOMBIELAND - All I remembered from seeing this ages ago was the big cameo. My first reaction at the end was to be disappointed by how bare the plot was, but thinking some more it was maybe just right. The amusement park sequence was great also, thank you. #movies

THE LION KING (2019) - I cried, but only because this movie retreads such deep footprints. I was impressed, actually, by how heartless the whole thing was. #movies

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET - I was ready for a whimsical personification of the web. I wasn’t ready for such a dull script. Oh well! #movies

@topghost Mmm… its indistinguishable… I just invented it.

I wonder how often I order cold brew at Dunkin and receive iced coffee instead. Half the time?

Oh hm I might have done it.

I am trying to get my IndieWeb-ActivityPub tool working, Mastodon is accepting my posts but they are not actually showing up and to figure out why feels utterly impossible!

Zerp zerp

“Coin-operated Boy” is playing at the JetBlue terminal at JFK and it’s very unsettling!

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - It kinda lagged in the middle but I’m suddenly excited to see where Marvel movies are going again! Everybody in this slice of the universe is so cute!! #movies