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Jonah Hill

My theory on Jonah Hill is just that he accidentally stumbled in front of a camera one day as a production assistant, while trying to bring some one a latte and the director, was like "look at this f-ing clown. Let's give him a speaking part." And then Scorsese made him a man.

Excuse me sir,

Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and saviour GameStop Corp.

My fears

Helping or hindering? No clue.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gets a bad rap, but I think it's because people dislike the concept of influencers in general. Don't hate the player hate the game. Or hate the player, whatever, I don't care.

Half a life

My son asked me to butter both sides of the toast. That's when I realized I've only been living half a life.

James Murphy was like...

I'm going to recreate the Talking Heads in my image. And then he did, and it was good.

The Hype

If you're expecting a child, people who already have kids will want to hype it up for you. This is normal. The same way we hype up rides at an amusement park to those who haven't tried them or a great blockbuster to those who haven't seen them. We're excited for the experience you're about to have. Just let us hype it for you.


Whenever I feel the need to listen to Beirut I am absolutely in love with them for 5 songs, then I'm done.


My kid likes a Tool song, now I'm just worried for him.

Easy come....

If I’m losing my mind I’m pretty sure I’m okay with it at this point. C’est la vie.


Philip Glass could write every soundtrack and we would be okay. Also John Williams, but as a back up, Glass will kill it.


The GameStop saga is one of the most interesting stories I’ve ever seen and it’s still playing out. The result will be a group of average traders exposing corruption simply by holding a stock I can’t wait until all this plays out to the end.

Toucan sam

Should not have an English accent.

The Grudge

Crows remember human faces and they hold a grudge. That's why a group of crows is called a murder. Watch your back.


My kid loves rocking out more than I do. Welp, my job here is done.

Dear Google

Dear Google, please create a random sampling of every user's past search history in the style of stumble upon. I think it would be amazing. Sure you'd get some pro-privacy haters on your back, but think of the joy it would bring people to spy on each others' insane questions to the universe.

An Hilarious Genius

My self-confidence is through the roof lately. I think I'm an hilarious genius. See how I used 'an' instead of 'a'? Now you're probably thinking, "But Jake, you pronounce the 'h' in 'hilarious' so you wouldn't use 'an' before it." And you'd be right, except this time I wrote 'an hilarious genius' while using a thick british accent in my head. Now you're almost on my level.


I am more than 50% committed to all five of my jobs.

Rolling stone

Ranking musicians is dumb and you’re going to get it wrong every time.

Legal requirements

If you let someone know they have something stuck in their teeth, you are now legally obligated to be that person’s mirror for the next 60 seconds.


In my last year of high school I changed schools to gain additional credits in music and creative writing. It was there that I was introduced to the term prefect. I made a few friends at the school and we hung out in a private room that felt like a tiny dorm room where we listened to Atari Teenage Riot. I soon found out that this was a room for prefects. I didn't know what that term met then and I still didn't, until looking it up just now, but it's basically a hall monitor? I guess. It seemed like these kids had their own private club house. I guess it was kind of nerdy. But I found it difficult to understand what was nerdy then and I still do. Maybe that's because I am one.

You Need to Calm Down

I don't hear Taylor Swift's personality in her voice, but I like some of her songs. I think a pop artist needs to be a bit sloppier, emotionally, to get me interested. She's got a crash a few cars and fight with a few paparazzi to sell it for me. Even with the Kanye battle, she handled it way too well.

Be Humble

I always have the ability to admit when I'm wrong. Just not all the time.

And This One Also Takes Place In Hawaii

All Adam Sandler movies are now terrible, but you'll know in the first 15 minutes whether or not you can actually stand watching the whole thing.


I'm pretty much all non-fiction at this point in my life. I don't know when this shift occurred but I'm finding it harder and harder to pick up a novel.

Trading Crypto

Is the most meta and pure from of trading. You're making transactions on which mode of transaction you deem more valuable. It is the one and only story available (if it weren't for Elon and China). Even fiat currency trading is attached to GDP, public and private institutions play a role in their value. Crypto is about the security, speed and adoption of a mode of transaction.

A World Without Punk

The Offspring's "Smash" was not part of the first or even second wave of punk, but I think it epitomizes the last peak, before it then became something else.


That movie about Eurovision that Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams did is actually exactly like the actual Eurovision. It's not even a farce.


Was everywhere, then he was nowhere.


Every day my life gets better and simultaneously I feel like I’m losing my mind.


There are certain songs that have to be turned up right away. No matter what volume they started playing at.


I'll be surprised if Elon kills it tonight on SNL, I suspect he will be pretty wooden. But 2021 has taught us that anything in life is first possible, then likely, then happening quickly.

I don’t make the rules

You ever notice how lol is friendly and lmao is mean. Lmao is laughing at, lol is laughing with.


I’ve fallen in love with internet speak, because it’s now all I know.

Maps of the world

Become too hardened in the most harmless of beliefs and you’ll miss the world right in front of you.

Promising Young Woman

This is the only movie that really stuck with me this past year. I wanted to sum it up as a Falling Down for the Me Too movement, but there's a lot more here than just that. And Falling Down seems a bit silly as a comparison, he's pissed about hamburgers, I mean, I get it, it's about a man at war with corporate america and his grievances are somewhat valid, but PYM is a bit more sticky in its moral conundrum. The scene that got me the most, I'll try and avoid spoilers, was when one male friend says to another "It's not your fault", echoing the supportive line that women often say to one another after an assault. It's dark, it's darkly comical and at first I was shocked by the line. But the line rings true for those two men, they are victims of a sexist culture too, even if they are contributing to it and have the power to change it. Most of us follow the status quo and it takes a brave soul to step outside of those cultural norms. And in the end that person is often seen as the crazy one, the disturbed one, the one who just needs to get over it.


I can't have caffeine anymore, I'm at the point now where a DECAF americano will give me a massive buzz.

Does anyone have that old Coca-Cola recipe with the cocaine in it?


Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

Shake it off, Shake it off

Boss man

Some people are literally afraid of their employers.

Different types of people

Some people, you know who they are after meeting them once. They don't change after more interactions. You just get a more clearer version. Others surprise you and continue to do so. They hide parts of themselves at first and then you start to discover their true nature piece by piece and it never ends. Some provide detail, others depth.

It's all how you frame it

I'm really interested in working in the non fungible token space. It's an up and coming asset class that is only now garnering main-stream traction and exposure. I really believe this to be the future.


Here's my resume Cryptokitties.

I'm a simple man

If a movie takes place in space I'll probably watch it.

I make no sense

If a band puts out 90 unlistenable tracks and 5-10 tracks that are great I will probably call them complete geniuses. If a band puts out 100 enjoyable tracks I will write them off as boring.

Not for your enjoyment

The psychology of trading is impossibly counter-intuitive. You buy when the stock is going up, because you think it's now safe to invest, but with this mindset you will inevitably buy the top. When it crashes you will sell disappointed and then realize your loss. Even when you make a smart move and sell for a profit, even double, triple, 10x your investment, you'll watch the price go higher and wonder what if? In this scenario a loss is easier to handle emotionally, even though your account is happier. You must trust and believe when others do not. And doubt when others believe. The only winner is the patient contrarian. The game is not for your enjoyment, it's for your account's.


Frances McDormand howled and my son joined in immediately afterwards without hesitation. This was the best Oscars yet...and how is this possible? Because it was intimate? Does theatre and spectacle repulse me? I didn't think so. But maybe... I can't get over thinking this was the most human version of this awards show. As my wife pointed out, there were no sweeps, and I thought, no real upsets. Surprises, sure...but nothing that felt politically motivated or heavy handed. Just real people doing work and surviving a tough year. Glen Close knowing those deep cuts and Frances, tough as nails, one of a kind Frances, sharing her call of freedom and vitality.


Stock investing is riding on the coattails of other people's dreams.

i call bullshit

How are there so many attractive, well-groomed vampires when they can't use a mirror?

We all shine on

Before there were social algorithms life was still an echo chamber. That's karma dawg.


Was thinking about asymmetry in financial positions and how it relates to everything in life. If you know the worst that could happen a floor of consequences and you're willing to accept it, then you can take big risks, big bets and see how it works out. As you get more comfortable with calculated risk with a floor, you can experiment more and more in anything in life. Usually the biggest risk in any venture is the fear of anonymity. Which most already possess.

A Skit that was running through my head

Jr. employee:

So as a sign up bonus we’ve given every new client 1 bitcoin, just as a little perk to get them excited about our products.


Wait…you gave every one of our new customers 1 bitcoin?!

Jr. employee:

Yeah, that’s what you suggested, you said “why not offer some bitcoin to get them on board?”


But one bitcoin is worth $70,000!!

Jr. employee:

One bitcoin is worth $70,000!? This funny money is worth seventy thousand dollars?! This monopoly money that you can only buy drugs with—

Other employee:

And a Tesla.

Jr. employee:

A Tesla? Really? $70,000?!

Smart people are dumb

Sometimes it's best to just ignore the warnings and do something stupid just for kicks. If it works out you'll just have to give all the credit to yourself.

What’s wrong?

If you can tell something is wrong with someone, don’t ask what’s wrong unless you’re 100% certain you can solve it. Which is for kids around 75% of the time and for adults around 0% of the time.


Makes me want to listen to punk music and go skating, grab a slurpee.

Annnnnnnnnd Jump scare

I kind of feel like things have been a little too quiet regarding trump. Like the last scene of a horror film where everything looks peaceful and then the killer comes back one last time.

Asset Allocation

Reading Benjamin Graham’s classic The Intelligent Investor and I’m curious what he’d think of putting 95% of your assets into DOGE coin.

I'm A Business...Man

I think rappers are better business people than rock musicians. Maybe because their focus is on those benjamins. Nas has a stake in Coinbase, if he holds onto it he could be a billionaire in a few years. Kanye, Dre and Jay-Z are already billionaires. Every member of Metallica should be a billionaire by now, but they were too worried about copyright lawsuits and whatever stupid ideas were in that documentary, singing about being insane er whatever, I don't know I never got to the end of it.

Eh bada boom bada bing

It’s hard to imagine a time where we just threw peanut shells on to the floor of a bar recklessly.


Where everyday is a Tuesday...still.

S & M

Hey guys, quit complicating things. Just go for pleasure. It's way better.


Why are all the robots in the future programmed to be psychos.


In the future we'll all need orange tabbies to let us know if an Xenomorph is going to pop out of our chest. Also, big fan of the sequel that just adds ‘s’ to the end of the title. Back to the Futures. Star Warss.

The Inception of Tenet

This is not a movie you put on in the background while cooking. I had to keep rewinding it to figure out what the hell was going on, and then the other half of the characters started moving forward. Isn’t it strange that the majority of Nolan’s films based in some sort of tangible reality involve Batman.


Where every day is a Tuesday.


Thinking of posting a journal of stock insights, that way if any of them are right or wrong I’ll have a record proving my brilliance and or incompetence. Sometimes there are certain investments that I would make if I had the extra money or it is currently tied up in other stocks etc. and then it would be a virtual method of taking those opportunities. Michael Burry got started by posting his views like this online and then started to get a serious following because of his returns.

True Autist

In the wall street bets reddit users toss around terms like autistic and it's both self-effacing and a compliment, a very un-pc term of endearment. And they've dubbed Roaring Kitty (u/deepfuckingvalue), the user that started this whole GME thing a legend, a leader a true autist. But I'm starting to think there is more to this term, not just as an un-pc joke, for the people that make such bold moves in complete opposition to market trends. I'm thinking of Michael Burry, someone who is in fact on the spectrum, diagnosed, and is the source of inspiration for so much activity on WSB. So what does it mean to go after something in complete opposition to prevailing sentiments, what voices in your head do you have to listen to and which voices in your head do you have to ignore. What makes someone so monomaniacal that they don't care if they are laughed at right up until the point that they're proven right? This unwillingness to obey the superego then becomes a superpower. Kanye West once said "I have a friend that told me my power was my influence, and I said, 'My power is my ability to not be influenced". I think this ability is innate within us all, but it may need to be encouraged now and again. We can all become true autists.

2020 vs 2021

2020: posts about drunk posting.

2021: drunk posting without acknowledgement. I call it beyond the meta, or business as usual.

You blew it.

A 3 year old will use any means available to them in order to get your attention. But once they do, they will inevitably blow it.


I have become so detached from reality that exists outside the little world of my family that I've started to treat it all like a movie or a video game. The whole plot has just become so preposterous at this point. World wide protests, nazis, coup attempts, pandemics, redditors breaking wall street. It's just all so ridiculous, who's writing this shit?

This Gamestop thing is insane

I am constantly thinking about the scene in Finding Dory where all the fish are swimming down at the same time and they almost sink the ship.

Bernie Memes

America nervously laughs at the return to the mundane.

The Neon Demon

I’d rather a movie aspire to greatness and fall on its face than not bother aspiring at all. At least it gives us something to remember.


I listen to my own music more than anyone else’s, because you have to when you’re making it. But also I just like it, if I didn’t, I wouldn’t make it. It’s pretty narcissistic, but a chef eats his own food so let’s not make a big deal out of this.


I think the movie Zeitgeist is sort of the grandfather of QAnon, this movie, which was half rooted in facts some out of context as well as other speculative theories sort of cemented the way for a broader conspiracy theory indoctrination.

Good ideas

They don’t stand on their own. Context is the only thing that gives them legs. A good idea in theory is only smoke.


It was mostly an exercise in shipping. As Seth Godin’s method of getting over your fear of shipping. But if I get far behind in my posts, and I allow it to happen it becomes less about shipping and more just a chore I have to do.

I might give this up

I’m not sure how beneficial it is to me anymore. Especially when I get far behind and then I have to make up days.


Being poor isn’t a virtue and being rich isn’t a sin.

Love me

Those who embrace us do not define us, but they serve as sign posts to who we are and what we value.

Meditation nonsense

Forever swaying between not caring, caring the perfect amount, and caring too much. The entry to a moment of zen is razor thin, but the experience is as wide as a canyon.


I wrote a new song and I’m so happy with whatever it is. It probably won’t be other people’s fave, but I think it’s mine. I don’t think I’ve written anything that has felt more like it came from me before. It feels original.


I know its old news now, but I still can’t get over the sociopathy of twice impeached down there. I’m not shocked at his audacity, but still, that was a real loss of innocence moment for me, even at my age I guess the world can still mess me up. Good luck to all the Q believers out there, the come down from that high is going to be rough.

Growing up

Every month your children become entirely different people.

Broken bubble

I always took the theatre of world events with a grain of salt. I don’t know what has changed, maybe the pandemic made me realize that I too was a part of that theatre. Maybe it’s just my white privilege bubble finally bursting. I’ve never felt more sorrow for humanity than in the last 12 months. So much carelessness and hate, so much disregard for one another.

A year ago today

I started writing daily a year ago. I’ve missed a few days here and there and then caught up, but the idea was to keep me thinking of things to say and to keep exposing those thoughts to the light. It’s all been for personal development and it’s helped me immensely, I have no delusions that this has been useful to anyone else, but I think a few people have gotten a kick out it. Since starting this scheduled accountable creativity, I’ve transferred this method to releasing new music every 6 weeks and have so far released 4 new songs within this schedule, something I’ve never done before and some the best music I’ve ever made. Valuing the deadline over the product has led me to enjoy the process over the result. When you don’t have time to focus on the end result, and you have to move on to the next project, you start to appreciate the process more, you also care less about praise and criticism. No praise or criticism can take away the joy of doing the thing. Or as one of my favorite quotes from Hustle and Flow states: “People who walk the walk sometimes talk the talk, but most times they don't talk at all, 'cause they walkin'.”

Hashtag Blessed

I fell in love with someone who constantly surprises me. I’m not sure how this is possible, as I even get bored with myself, but here we are. Now I have a child that does the same.

Everything TV

We are now all bubble boys. The world is our TV. The TV is our world.

Self self help

Sometimes I feel like I’m writing a self help book only for me. Wait, that’s exactly what I’m doing.

Frosted Flakes

When I was a kid, the Kellogg’s Variety Pack was the peak of excess. Thank you camping trips.

Say what you want

There’s very few people listening. And if that’s not true, then you’ve probably already got people’s attention by saying what you want. And if lots of people are listening, and you didn’t get here by saying what you want. Then for the love of God don’t say anything.

Nye 2020

Stay home. Be mellow. Lower those expectations just a little bit more. This ain’t over. If you can’t turn inward and make progress in your own small way and celebrate the small victories you’ll be playing a losing game.


If you can’t spot them after 2020 you’ll never be able to.


May be slightly better than 2020. Even if it’s objectively slightly worse. By year 5 of the Great Depression they were probably like, yeah this sucks, but it probably didn’t sting the same way.

New theory on making music

An artist never knows which songs people are going to enjoy. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence for this. Hit songs that were almost tossed away by a group thinking they weren’t good enough. Therefore, just keep throwing darts at the board. At the same time maybe this is what Rivers’ working theory is, which is why he has absolutely no filter, for good or ill. We get Pinkerton and the Black Album, that’s the flip side.

Christmas Vacation

Taught me that the complexity of an insult has a direct relationship to both how insulting it is as well as how hilarious it is.

Sometimes I see

No matter what the circumstances are you have the choice to thrive.

A play

Any skills you take away from this class and apply to the rest of your life may feel completely intangible. And that’s because the classroom is a stage for self-discovery and personal progress. The lesson plans are meaningless and interchangeable. Very little of it will be necessary for the rest of your existence. But every stage must have a backdrop.

Artists that feel they have something to say

Are more dishonest than those who admit they do not. And those who admit they have nothing important to say are more open to inspiration and works of pure genius.

There's nothing more satisfying

Than being paid for your art. I wrote a song about it called "New Wages". "Every cent is worth a nickel, every nickel's worth a dime, and every dime is worth a dollar to me". It doesn't matter how much I get paid through other means thousands, millions, it won't compare. What I get paid for making art will always be worth exponentially more to me. It's so satisfying when someone is willing to hand over hard earned dough for a little slice of your imagination. And it's not because it's hard work, quite the contrary, it's fun and easy and it's becoming easier and easier every day. Hard work does not bring you more money. And when it does, somehow, it still feels like you've been ripped off. That's why I'm working at night for the new wages.


You break it? You buy it.

Only in theatres?

This seems like an insensitive approach to our current dilemma. Not to mention bad business and marketing sense.

Someone asked if I was bored the other day

I said no. Because I’ve been keeping busy, there is a general sameness to daily life. But when I think of boredom I think of someone who doesn’t know what they should be doing. I don’t think I’ve felt that way for a long time. Maybe it’s that I’m always wanting to learn new things, maybe it’s having a family, maybe it’s setting deadlines for yourself, or wanting to make new things. Sick of the sameness, sure. But bored I’m definitely not.

Get out of the way

Innovators and those working towards solutions in a crisis are now being recognized more than ever before. There’s still no meritocracy here, but there’s definitely a shift in the collective appreciation for those who can make a change. No one has time for mouthpieces or naysayers anymore. This is why

How do you start?

You gotta spend money to make money. But you also gotta make money to spend money.

I think I like people more now

Surprised? I think a lot of people have witnessed the worst in humanity this year, but I think I actually like people more now.

When we get out of here

I’m going to every concert, every night out, every party, everything all the time. Until I get used to that. Then I’ll crawl back into my lair.


If you ever hear me use the expression understand that I appreciate the sentiment, but disagree with the fundamental premise. I believe in reincarnation and the spirit everlasting. YOLO!

The usefulness of dreams

I discovered that Hillary Clinton invented the Roomba. I told her I was impressed, to which she responded seriously. “I know what I’m doing”. There was so much carpet in their home it would probably drive me to invent the Roomba as well.

The Gentlemen

Whoah! Hugh Grant not being all Hugh Grant-y.

Shakespeare in love

Before this gets started can we all just accept that awards shows are completely political and like politics the final decision may or may not have anything to do with merit, also can we realize that just like political races the polls will be completely misleading. Let’s treat this as nothing more than a horoscope reading and give the results just as much importance.


I put together an IKEA bed yesterday and today it feels like I ran a marathon.

I made a random metal band name generator

Because what else are we supposed to do while we're here.

Then I found out someone already made one.

Not the tools you use

The drumbeat in "Umbrella" is called Vintage Funk Kit 03 and comes with Garageband.


If you don’t know you can walk away, then you’re stuck and being stuck is torture. There’s nothing preventing you from leaving an unpleasant situation. There are always options

In the moment

You feel completely justified being upset with a 3 year old. Then immediately afterwards you just feel like a jerk. Even more so because they’ve moved on long before you’ve even realized it.

Phantom Menace

My friend once filmed me watching Phantom Menace. the entire time I had a disgusted look on my face. And he couldn’t stop laughing at my face.

I’m going to keep staring at this screen

Until my eyeballs fall out. I had an idea for an app that randomly interrupts while you’re using your phone to tell you to stop looking at your phone, I still want to make this app.

so it’s official pt. 2

It’s your fault America, you gave her the cold shoulder even after she carried season 8 and 9 of The X-Files.

There are many paths

But you can only choose one. The choice itself doesn’t matter. Just how you make the choice.

The illusion of safety

Is just as important as actual safety. Because the placebo effect is real.

On the brink of fascism

I just searched "what is happening in politics" and found this site, and although I had already read the first few articles. It's still startling to view them all in one place.

The US is on the brink of a fascist coup. This is not an alarm bell, or an exaggeration. This will happen, if not stopped by their current legal systems.

As stated by the heading: "Read in moderation."


For all those feeling down. Open up Spotify, find Karma Chameleon. And go to Karma Chameleon radio. And wake up to a new world. You can walk on sunshine and on broken glass.


Some people avoid it all costs. Some people run head first into it. Trump vs. Chappelle.

There are some people

That will always remind you of what’s wrong in the world. And won’t give themselves a moment of triumph. We are all still aware that this is no utopia. Small steps are worth celebrating too.


The first time he voted. He voted for himself.

At what point

Do we forgo objectivity and make statements of resolute judgement. When is something just not okay?

Just imagine...

If you had the confidence of Donald. He is taking legal action to stop the state from counting legitimate votes. The absolute audacity is magnificent. Can you imagine if you had an ounce of that jet-fuel confidence. That belief in your own rightness and authority? What could you do with that power? You could become president. Oh wait, nevermind, that's a bad idea.

I choose death

The red states are lining up perfectly with Covid hotspots. I ain’t no psychology major, but I think this mean something.

Side-note big tech

Hey Apple, why are you pretending that you don’t know I’m trying to spell the word gigalo? I’d say it’s a fairly politically neutral word, not offensive in any particular direction, and yet you took a back seat as I attempted to spell it with a J and a W. I had to look it up on the internet, while all the while I had an AI which could have lent me a hand, but was too prudish to speak up.

No thanks big-tech

The google nest mini is absolute trash. And it is constantly apologizing for its shortcomings. I’m starting to feel ashamed and sad for it. I feel like the parents of Haley Joel Osmond in AI. Going to send it off with some soft-hearted robot gigalo pretty soon.


The great thing about writing something everyday is that the world seems to change faster. Two months later I have no idea who the guy is that wrote September 1st’s post. Not a clue.

Fave Horror Movies No Order

Rosemary's Baby


It Follows

The Descent

The Ring

Drag Me to Hell

The Loved Ones

The Shining



Donnie Darko (maybe not horror, but hey if Die Hard is considered a Christmas movie)

I might be missing some, I don't know.

VICE's guide to being a racist

I was just reading about one of the founders of VICE, Gavin MacInnes. VICE always felt mean spirited. I got it, it was pushing the boundaries, it was there to shock. If you were a teenage boy in the nineties you loved it because it was offensive. Now this dude is one of the founders of the proud boys racist club. And rants and whines about censorship. The thing about racists is they often couple their beliefs in the name of free speech. As if their beliefs are new and radical and need to be heard. But ya know, hatred has been given centuries and centuries of airtime. You can spout racism, but most people just don't want to hear it anymore, and don't want to promote it or give it a platform. It's go nothing to do with free-speech. The world is moving on without you and you're scared. You've identified your whole existence with your gender or your skin colour, and if those things don't have value anymore, than you don't have value. Peace out shock jocks.

The Void

I used to yell into the void, and then wait for a response. Now I don't wait for a response, I just keep yelling.


If the leader of your cult looks like a cult leader you're in a cult.

Let's explain that last one a bit better

Why is this full circle, why does it matter? Damon Albarn is the creative force behind Blur and Gorillaz, two groups that I often go to for inspiration to create my music. In an attempt to move outside of my usual sources of inspiration to some weird-ass soundtrack from a strange throw-away 90s horror-comedy, I find out that I am in fact, finding inspiration in the same place as I always have. It's similar to finding out that Ennio Morricone wrote songs for The Clash.

Full Circle

It only took me two decades to discover that the strange gem of the Ravenous soundtrack, that I was just about to rip-off was co-written by Damon Albarn.

Like it enough

So that if no one else likes it. You still like it.

Watching a little TV for a change?

I always think of this line from Back to the Future Part 2 when I open up Crave, Netflix, and Prime Video in my browser to figure out what the hell I'm going to watch.

Not strange enough

TV shows and movies need to get weirder to move beyond real life.

Teen angst

I’ve started revisiting a lot of the music I listened to when I was in high school and I’m starting to think I was depressed back then.

Time out

Time out on everything for a while.

real or not

Everything is real. Because thoughts and ideas don't have these limitations. And that is what the world is made of.


Roland is the Nintendo of musical instruments. Don’t argue with me on this because you can’t and I’m right in every way.

remember that time

You picked up your phone and used it to complete the one task that you had originally picked up your phone for, and then you put your phone down right away?

Superhero films vs Comedians

"They have blighted cinema, and also blighted culture to a degree". - Alan Moore on Superhero films

I don't completely disagree with this statement. I think an overemphasized trend in any direction can have a negative effect on culture. And superhero movies have had such a catch-all mass popularity effect on culture. Sometimes I miss watching a movie and being surprised, it is so rare now to see auteurs that stand out. Everyone is looking to be a cog in the MCU or Star Wars Universe. And many of these films are great rides. But to actually be confronted or challenged about how we process the extreme situations we currently live in has become more and more rare, especially in film. That challenge now seems to be left mostly to the comedians, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, Tom Segura, Eric Andre, Michael Che and others. They are the only ones achieving this with an artistic method, and by that I mean to the point where they dare you to see things from their perspective. Comedians are the only ones confronting dangerous topics without fear and convincing you to look deeper at situations you may have already casted judgement on. Popular film and television no longer attempt this.


A memorial for your favorite pets.

How to make art

Keep adding stuff until there’s too much stuff, then start taking stuff away.

The news

Addictive and repulsive at the same time.


In general we don’t wish harm to others. But sometimes people are kind of asking for it.

The Unbreakable Ted Lasso

At first you were like, yeah I don’t care much for British accents. And then you realized you were insane.

When you’re Mickey Rourke

You don’t play by the rules, and you sure as hell don’t take orders from Nick Cannon.

No one

Who’s excited about virtual staff Christmas parties?

Wake up

Sometimes I like to imagine Wyn Butler screaming “I invented the millennial whoop!” The same way that Will Ferrel screams “I invented the piano key necktie!” In Zoolander.


What’s with the ‘T’s in the middle of the word ‘mittens’? There’s two of them and they still can’t get the job done.


20 minutes in and I'm realizing that the series is about an artist predicting the future, while the series itself has predicted the future. Oh and "Friends of P" by the Rentals just played. I'm sold.

A murder of crows

An assassination of elephants and a vehicular manslaughter of parakeets.

Schitts Creek

The US is so fed up with itself it voted for a Canadian TV show to win every award. Now to give Trailer Park Boys a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award.

Right answer, no reason

I make websites for a living and apps for fun. Coding is satisfying because it is abstract problem solving, the answer is usually not up for debate, it either works perfectly or not well, or not at all. So when you do find the solution there’s a bit of magic, a eureka moment. Today I found a solution to a problem I had spent hours on. The solution works perfectly, like magic, but makes absolutely no sense to me. I came across it by guessing, just throwing the dice after trying everything else. I still don’t get it, maybe I never will, but does it matter? Sometimes magic is magic.

Filling a void

I make music because a lot of the stuff I want to listen to hasn’t been made yet. Someone’s gotta do it.

Somewhere between an immortal Jellyfish and a Unicorn

Meeting a celebrity is surreal. Like finding out Unicorns are real. Or jellyfish are immortal. I guess it’s more like the latter, because jellyfish are immortal. But somehow an immortal jellyfish is less impressive than a horse with a horn on its head. And a celebrity is somewhere in between.

Top 5

Although I’m only a casual hip-hop listener, here’s my top 5 in no order:

Killer Mike





I Like this job, I like it!

One of my favorite performances in any movie is Heath Ledger as the Joker. He took a character so over the top and he grounded it, made it real. Even when actors play real life historical figures it can seem fake, overdone. Even an actor playing an average person can seem fake and overdone. Heath Ledger’s Joker was real. I find myself continually trying to find the cracks, like analyzing special effects for flaws, and I can’t.

A Student Again

When I was first getting into music I would accept every musical choice the artist made without question. They were the authority and I was there to learn. I sang along to every silly line and air guitar'd to each and every indulgent solo. As I get older, it is rare that I do not have an opinion on the choices made by an artist, or even would make a different one. Years ago I was discussing with a friend of mine how I can still appreciate an artist even though I believe my work to be superior. That remains true. But how sweet it is to become the student again, and embrace every choice made as infallible scripture.

New mantra

Have enough going on in your life that you don’t have time to think twice.

Think about it

The guy who wrote Who Let the Dogs Out is a millionaire.

Cancel culture

The agreement that an angry mob will decide on the one person who will pay for the sins of many.


I predict a whole lot of “Good Riddance” and “Fuck 2020” parties.

Crazy Genius

Our son used to say “you are crazy”, now he fluctuates between “you are crazy” and “you are genius”. I’ll take it.

When you’re too busy

Hoping that some hands off parenting is beneficial to a child’s development.

Thanks big tech

Google sent me a free nest mini, because I signed up for Spotify Duo, and while I know they just did it to spy on me. I can still appreciate an unexpected gift. Thanks big tech.

the agreement

A child holds you to your highest standard before they even say a word.

The deadline

My new mantra is: “the deadline is more important than the product, because consistency is more important than anything”. I would have thought this sacrilege a few years ago, now it’s my only truth.

True facts

In Japan the block numbers are used as identifiers and the streets don’t have names. This is where bono got the idea for the song, he was only talking about Japan.

Everything is a hoax

Which means hoaxes are hoax, which means hoaxes are actually real. The earth is flat if you’re close enough to stand on it.

Super Castlevania IV

I also have a vivid memory of my older brother telling me that one day I would be more into music than I was into video games. And me saying, that would never happen. Things change.

Spinning Bird Kick

Watching High Score on Netflix, realizing how long it took for character choice to be implemented into video games in a main-stream way, here are a few of my characters of choice:

Street Fighter II: I started out with Chun-Li, moved to Guile, then it's been Ryu ever since.

Mortal Kombat: Began with Sub-Zero and eventually moved to Scorpion.

Mario Kart: I started with Toad, and eventually landed on Yoshi.

kid dracula

When Kid A came out I was reading Bram Stoker's Dracula that year and would listen to Kid A and OK Computer while reading it. I couldn't believe how well the music fit with the mood and themes of that novel, it felt like a soundtrack to Dracula. When I moved to Toronto many years later I saw posters up for screenings of Nosferatu with Radiohead's Kid A and OK Computer played overtop as the soundtrack. Yesterday, my wife and I were discussing how much we connected with Arcade Fire's The Suburbs as a road trip soundtrack for travelling out of the city, through rolling hills and through smaller towns towards a destination. Whatever incredibly personal synchronistic experience you are having with a piece of art there are many others out there enjoying the same experience you are.

neutron dance

My mom used to workout to 80s music. Now I workout to 80s music. The 80s holds the monopoly on music to workout to, and have ever since...well...the 80s.

the pinnacle of popular culture

You can tell someone's age by what they deem the pinnacle of pop culture, for me it's seasons 7-9 of The Simpsons.

news radio

This might be the most underrated of sitcoms.

The Strokes are the Beatles of my generation

Julian is John, Fabrizio is Paul, Albert is George, Nikolai is Ringo and Nick Valensi doesn’t count. Correction, Valensi is Yoko. Never mind, this is a terrible comparison.


There is a mountain of post-it notes filled with tasks I have forgotten todo. There's a few in there that were probably worth doing, but most are just paper.


A lot of sci-fi and comic-book action movies can be reduced to red team vs. blue team.


A subtle feeling of disconnect remains as our world opens up again. Maybe it's just remnants of a loss of innocence. We will no longer trust the status quo or institutions again. Self-reliance is the only strength.

A word of advice

Don’t read about the fateful end of Grizzly Man the week prior to camping.


I came to the realization years ago that camping is just drinking in the woods. It’s also not being able to sleep well in the woods.

Step aside

Get the hell out of my way, me! I got things I gotta do!

Revisiting Radiohead’s King of Limbs

Realizing that King of Limbs is a groove based album similar to Remain in Light by Talking Heads. The vocal melodies are in parallel with the instrumentation, never impacting the established rhythm directly.

Prehistoric Creatures

Thom Yorke, I can listen to you sing about dinosaurs and weird fish all day.


I am very aware of how people may react to what I say. I'm not worried about offending anyone, but I don't want to contribute negatively to what exists. But also, I can't control how other people will react anyways. This is a conundrum.

Laughter of the dead

Canned laughter always unnerved me. I always heard the dead quiet of the studio underneath it, and was always made aware that some of these people laughing had died years before. This wave of every playoff season for every sport is a welcome return to some form of past unifying entertainment, but why hide the fact that these are strange times with the sound of a synthetic crowd funneled in? Can we not see the stands are empty? Are we not fully and completely aware of our current situation? Why not experience every part of this strange moment and embrace it as unique? With teams wearing jerseys with political messages on them and teammates wearing masks is there any point in trying to comfort us and pretending that we still live in the past? We’ve watched Jimmy Fallon host the Tonight Show from his house, and entire SNL episodes performed over Zoom. There’s no going back now. We’re here, and it’s happening now, phony doesn’t fly with this crowd.

I forgot about this record

Just said aloud to myself "I forgot about this record!". How satisfying to be reminded of great music after putting it down for years.

Put the lotion in the basket

Q Lazzarus licensing “Goodbye Horses” to The Silence of the Lambs was simultaneously their best and worst career move.

Boxes, man.

Why do we like boxes so much? I'm writing this post within a box and that box is in another box and that box is in another box while I'm sitting on a soft fabric box living inside a box within a larger box. Can't get enough of them.

the plan pt. 2

Why the plan makes sense to me. The Beatles put out quite a few terrible songs. But their output is part of what makes them great. Weezer puts out a lot of terrible songs and yet Rivers doesn't care, he still eats his candy with the pork and beans. You picking up what I'm putting down here?

the plan

I am going to release a new song every six-weeks.

The reasoning behind this:

1. I wait too long to put stuff out and then regret not releasing earlier.

2. How much better is a recording if sat on for many many years? How much better was that tenth mix? So many of the best records were put together in a short period of time. London Calling was recorded in two weeks (apparently). And some of the most mediocre records took way too long, see Chinese Democracy.

3. It will force me to be less precious.

4. It will force me to try new things. Experimentation and tinkering is the way to propel ourselves and society forward, see NN Taleb or Seth Godin for more my inspiration on this.

5. The six weeks timeline I got from that Basecamp dude who hates meetings, in his opinion one month is too short for small but substantial projects and multiple months is too long. Six weeks seems to be the sweet spot. It makes sense musically too. No time to wait for inspiration, before getting into the studio. Get into the studio and then be inspired. It also allows enough time to schedule with other players if needed and allows for ample time to play with mixes if song structure and recording is done within a month.

6. Announcing it here will hold me accountable and just as this blog has helped me write and expose my ideas to others often, this will hopefully help me do the same.

7. Making music is the best.

8. Wish me luck.

9. Stay tuned.


When you’re younger there is such value in contradiction. As I get older I wonder how valuable it is, when it takes so long to change people’s minds for the better. Is Nietzsche that useful?


Focus is a very powerful skill, maybe the most important.

Compound effects

Passion can never be overrated, is consistency just as powerful?

Tony Clifton

Why do I feel like every time Kanye does something now, it’s just an Andy Kaufman bit? As if he’s here to mock our own outrage and overreaction, to remind us that life is absurd theatre. Laughter is the only healthy response.


Making music with other people is some of the most fun you can have. Watch Stop Making Sense and you’ll see it’s a goddam party. Everyone sharing pieces of the whole idea, bouncing ideas and sounds off one another, feeling like your sharing the same brain.


Art is engineering and design, and is mostly mechanical, but is fueled by inspiration.


I can’t think of any massive pop culture franchises that were made this century that weren’t pulled from content last century.

Send bitcoin

What lazy structures we’ve propped ourselves up with. And that’s okay, as long as we are okay with it.


There was once a belief in me that I was a lone hero on a quest through dangerous lands. Now I just want to make sure I'm not creating any dangerous lands for other heroes.


I need a full eight hours in a sensory deprivation tank, although when I finally come out I'll probably forget how to use my legs.


Once you realize that the adults you looked up to when you were a kid were also just making it up as they went along, you’re there.


Resistance to technology in broad general terms, such as in the form of luddites, is a form of mental insanity. Progress is inevitable and acceptance is the only solution. Specific issues around technology and how they affect society need to be addressed, but as a general philosophy ludditism is non-sensical.


If you say something was a highlight of 2020, how good was it really?

Material girl

The tail end of Madonna’s career was a bit of a mess and I regret that. I think she deserved better.

Not ripe yet

I’m constantly adapting my schedule for an avocado.

Reintroduced to society

Have to start using those social muscles again. They’ve pretty much atrophied.


It's getting easier and easier to drop any expectations of success in a given project. Which counterintuitively makes it easier to progress. If you don't hold the bar so high that you can't figure out how to reach it, it's pretty easy just to jump and see how high you get.

Me...the rest of the world

My mind is one apartment, a chill space with bean bag chairs, some lemon La Croix in the fridge and Brian Eno's Music for Airports on the phono. In the next apartment there's a raging party that has been going on for hours. The cops have been called, but now their just escalating the situation.


Through every botched practical application of social science there exists a mistrust in people. Fascism holds that an individual can and should not think for themselves, and must think and act in the same manner as its ruler. Communism/socialism holds that an individual must share equally with their community. Neither of these practical applications trust that an individual will act out of communal interest and self interest simultaneously. The two are not mutually exclusive. The practical application of these top down governments will not accept this paradox of the human spirit because it is born out of the rational mind. That is why stringent utopic ideals applied from the top down will always fail. Governments with the most flexibility for the individual will succeed. But you need a foundation for these individuals, healthcare, employment and housing. I'm out.


If I've never met you than you are a complete fiction in my mind. How is it that I have so many fictions in my life and so few realities. Generations before us I'm sure had plenty of fictions; gossip about other people they did not know, but never so much as now. Discussing theories about people we know nothing about. All shadows.


Tribal skirmishes dominate the digital landscape. Connection has increased, understanding has decreased.


Out of context everyone is a monster, within context everyone is a human being. If you are seeing a monster, you don’t know enough context.

Dumb metaphors

You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, but you can make scrambled tofu and no one gets hurt.


When the rhythm of normalcy is no longer tapping away in the background, you have to find your own steady beat.

Fight Club

The one movie and book that had the biggest impact on my life was Fight Club. It not only shaped many of my beliefs about society, but even had an impact on some of my friendships as I was growing up, for better or worse.

It did not introduce me to a lot of concepts or ideas that I had never considered, but more that it presented those concepts as a game to be played and as real life with consequences simultaneously. Because of this it was incredibly dark/sad as well as funny/inspiring. It was fun to make-believe that you were going to start a revolution to overturn consumerist culture and globalist apathy, and it was also scary the more you pushed those concepts.

Over 20 years later, it feels incredibly relevant now.

"Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think every thing you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned."

"Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart."


In the 2000’s it was super lame to be really into things. I blame music blogs for this. Today it’s super cool to be really into things. I blame podcasts for this.

Complicated Cinematic Universe Timelines

This film’s story takes place during the time of the original trilogy, at the same time as the second installment, but more specifically just after the protagonist says “let’s get lunch.” And just before the heroine replies with “ok”.


Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Unless you're on twitter, then fire away!

The space you inhabit pt.2

I’m at an 83% comfort with the space that I inhabit, 83% of me knows that I deserve to exist here. I feel like if I ever hit 100% I would die or become a psychopath, not sure how this works.


Do shows like the X-Files still exist and I’m just not paying attention? Or was that a one-time awesome concept that no one has been able to recreate. I guess Stranger Things is pretty close, never mind.


I came to the realization that They Might Be Giants is basically a kids band, then I found out that they are in fact a kids band.

Just Don't Look

Hey, Springfield! Are you suffering from the heartbreak of monster-itis? Then take a tip from Mr. Paul Anka!

Paul Anka:
To stop those monsters, one-two-three
Here's a fresh new way that's trouble-free
It's got Paul Anka's guarantee

Guarantee void in Tennessee

Paul Anka and Lisa:
Just don't look! Just don't look! (x2)


Why do I find myself defending Paul McCartney? Shouldn’t he just get a free pass.

Order of things

First comes not caring what other people think. Then comes brilliance.

So 90’s

Isn’t tiktok so 90’s, like a 90’s board game, lip syncing challenges with your friends in your living room and then putting it all on vhs, doing the thing with the eyes. Even the logo. So 90’s.

Another one in the can

At some point your age really is just a number and has absolutely no relevance to what happens day to day. I’ve never felt younger, or older in my life. What does that mean? No clue. Here’s to me.

Why? pt. 2

Let's take this a step further. In the case of a single primary leader for an entire country, what actually changes in regards to laws, policies and funding, does not most of this have to be voted in via congress. What does putting a single face on this process do other than turn it into a drama vs. a bureaucratic process? If anything Trump has exposed the dangerous divisive nature of a single face to represent a top down government which involves thousands of people to function. It is well known that local government has more impact to your day to day life and the people and neighbourhoods you care about. He stands as the winner of the wrestling match, but his drama has brought to light what people have secretly known all along. That wrestling is fake. Unfortunately for the audience the blood being spilt is real.

All In

Does the world need more trolls, contrarians, or devil's advocates? Let's all just put our cards face up on the table.


Why do we need leaders? What use do they serve at this point? In the age of aggregators and Mechanical Turks.


People are realizing how they can work together now on a global scale. A real movement is happening, it’s been a long time coming, but it’s here you can feel it, it’s palpable. Stay the course.



Public Shaming

If people keep overreacting to other people's viewpoints, no one will say anything for fear of shame and persecution.

News cycle

Like trying to fall sleep when you’re high. Never has the world felt so fascinating and so exhausting.

Head in the sand

Where did I go? Back into my own thoughts. Back into my own private world. Coming up for air only occasionally to see if things had changed.


The art of bullshitting is complicated and takes years to master, that’s why kids tell it to you straight.


Time to clear my head and start over again, I can’t tell if these posts are getting worse or better or staying the same. I thought it would get easier to write something everyday, I thought the inspiration would come quicker. Mostly I think it’s becoming more and more difficult.


I think it’s more interesting to view social media as a large sculpture we’re all slapping bits of clay onto, like a collective art project, rather than a form of direct communication. It justifies its showiness this way.

More than semantics

What you don’t say can be just as important. The music is in the space between the notes too.

Paradigm Lost

“Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” - Tony Robbins.

I'm thinking of this quote and how it relates to change not on a personal level, but on mass scale, revolutions. The pain of what is and the pain of what was is no longer acceptable. It's messy to change and it's only going to get messier, but hopefully change is seen through until the end, until the current status quo becomes alien. A paradigm shift.


If something is too difficult for the human mind to comprehend, maybe it’s meant to be left that way.

Potato potato pt.2

Semantics do matter, insofar as how people are interpreting what you are saying, but they do not matter nearly as much as attitude and action. Semantics determine your followers, everything else determines your legacy.


Being a a good standup comic is an exceptional talent. A solo live performance without props or instruments for one hour, no breaks, getting the audience to react consistently in a very specific way. What a feat that is?

Level ground

Criticism for certain wealthy people often comes only from a place of jealously. If one wealthy person criticizes another it is instantly more valid.

Born this way pt. 2

I think I was a bit callous on this subject 2 days ago. What I was getting at was the fact that in music more than any other art form people rip off melodies, lyrics and beats all the time and it's rarely punished as copyright infringement. There are only a few cases of this and even then I find the music making public sympathetic to the defendants. I think musicians have an inherent understanding that just because we came up with the melody does not mean that we own it forever more. That it must transform and evolve to reach its potential.

Ill Communication

The result of bad communication is anxiety. Pieces of information left unclear or scrambled leave the receiver confused and unsettled. That's why good communication is often the deciding factor for employers. It matters more than skill or education.

Born this way

When writing songs, it’s very easy to rip people off and usually not that frowned upon. So why not do it!

Potato potato

Most of my disagreements revolve around semantics, so why even bother disagreeing? There’s nothing fundamental here. It’s all just practice for a real disagreement.

A wise man once told me

Don’t argue with fools. Because people from a distance can’t tell who is who.


There's an ocean of self we keep secret from even our closest friends. That's okay, we'll hand out small pieces as gifts every now and then.

Get this party started

I always feel like I’m giving Pink either too much credit, or not enough. This is something I need to resolve.

Zen and the art of the basketball

The Last Dance was more spiritual / philosophical than I expected. References to Jordan always being in the moment, creating mental motivations for himself that may or may not have actually happened, never thinking about missing a shot, overcoming mental and physical pain (both him and Scottie) and of course Phil Jackson’s gravitation towards Native American wisdom and spirituality, which guided his relationship as Rodman’s coach.


If I unfollow you, don’t take it personally. It doesn’t mean I don’t like you as a person. I don’t like the life you’ve curated for my entertainment.

Be my little baby

Remember when pop music was about kisses and hugs? Neither do I, I was born in the eighties.


Is it too late to learn biochemistry so that I can feel like I have some sort of control in this situation? They have online courses for that right?

Dear world,

When can things feel normal again?
World: Let us get back to you on that.

I drink it up!

The selfish seem a little bit bolder than they once were. If Daniel Plainview did not have a cheery and professional front upon first introduction.


The progression of my inner dialogue through every milestone my child accomplishes. “This is going to take a while.”, “How do you not get this by now?”, “WOW you got that really quick! That’s amazing!”


Apple you thought were so smart with this Face ID, didn’t you? Now everyone has to wear masks. Where’s my Touch ID? Gone...gone forever. You blew it.

Couples retreat

Some days I can do this for another year, other days I can’t do it another minute. If we approach it like a creative retreat, like something we inflicted upon ourselves, and I suppose in a way we did, we can handle it. Like running a marathon, taking a vow of silence.


One fear can stop a million ideas.


Making the best of an alternate reality.


That joke isn’t funny anymore. The Smiths knew what was up. Bad jokes tire quickly when they are about exhausting situations. I’m anti-censorship, no one should stop you from saying your dumb joke. But maybe we should all just collectively let the crickets enjoy this one.


I guess we know how useless guns are now, you can’t even get your job back with them.

Another day at the office

Are we starting to get more lax when it comes to this social distancing stuff? Now that it feels like a job you don’t really want to do. Maybe you’re not always 6 feet apart from one another. You’re not washing your hands as often, you don’t wipe everything down with sanitizer before it comes in your house. A subtle protest, like stealing pens from work or showing up late for a meeting.


How often would I rather just be silent than speak? Is there safety in silence. Maybe it holds us back, maybe it saves us.

We see you

Killer bees trying to rebrand themselves as murder hornets.


Everything is so sanitized these days.


In the plot of the terrible Adam Sandler movie Click, a magical TV remote gives Sandler’s character the ability to fast forward through parts of his life he deems boring, monotonous or painful. As he does this with more and more frequency, his life quickly unravels as the remote begins to learn and predict which parts of his life he’d like to skip over. Eliminating any opportunity for growth and development, he ends up losing everything he held dear. The lesson: What is most valuable in this life is found by understanding and accepting the hardship and pain associated with achieving and overcoming obstacles. All that being said, I’d really like to fast forward the hell out of this nonsense right now.

a beautiful mess

My son is failing incredibly lately while talking and it's making me happy. Not because he's falling back on his development, he's not. But because he's extending himself much farther. No longer is he putting two or three words together simply and succinctly to get his wants across. He's aiming for full sentences with descriptive words, and colloquial additions, he's telling a story and he's just bulldozing through all of it while picking up a few extra syllables here and there and dropping a few others on the way, and half the time I have no idea what he's saying.

no holds barred

I became interested in coding after getting into Silicon Valley and Mr. Robot, then The Big Short got me really interested in trading. As a kid wasn't this the same, after watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Karate Kid, didn't you want to kick your friend in the face, or arm wrestle after watching Over the Top?

Party lines

American politics is a black hole. Like a black hole, it’s gravity is crushing, at a certain point there is no escape. Was there ever a time when it wasn’t a black hole? Civil wars, assassinations, impeachments; all par for the course. How many Canadian prime ministers have been assassinated?


The living have taken over the cemetery. It’s all we have.

Because we care

When gratitude and loyalty are expected responses from an individual to a corporation, the implication is that the corporation is doing something for you out of kindness. How often is kindness the motivation for a corporate entity, even in charity? People are mostly good, but a company is soulless by design, and there’s nothing wrong with that, as it is an abstract construct, just don’t let branding fool you.


I know things are not quite normal, but they are starting to feel less strange. I underestimated our ability to adapt.

He's not wrong

If Lysol kills viruses, injecting yourself with Lysol would kill the virus, or inhaling large amounts of any disinfectant, bleach, would kill the virus in your lungs as well. I suppose setting yourself on fire would kill it. Or if you could fire a gun and aim it directly at one of the virus particles on your skin or in your blood you might be able to eliminate it. Standing on the surface of the sun would probably kill it too. Talk to your doctor first.

Stockholm Syndrome

Do you think we'll miss it? Being forced to stay at home, being separated from others. In some small way. I always liked indoor recess as a kid, maybe that's why I might...just a little.