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

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

Cows: nature’s dogs

THE DEAD DON’T DIE - Is there anything I enjoy more than a meta genre send-up? Is there‽ #movies

This is my first summer in an apartment without built-in A/C and I’m trying go without, but today I discovered that it’s too hot to eat M&Ms and I’m feeling so torn

It seems like I’m not alone this year in choosing to not celebrate the Fourth of July. That brings me just a little comfort.

I built a service that translates Mastodon Atom feeds into JSON feeds that are formatted more like’s feeds. I’ve been reading all my social follows in my feed reader for a few weeks and it’s really quite pleasant. Try it!

I’m going to be in Portland July 19–21! I’ve never been there and I’m excited to experience it.

I’ve had a cold for a week and I think it’s mostly from the twice-daily arctic blast of the subway cars