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I'm currently reading Camus' Myth of Sisyphus and trying to embrace the absurdity of existence as much as possible.

It also reminds me of this Vonnegut quote, "I tell you, we are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different."

I've watched Alien countless times.

The Thing.

The absolute most is I once went through a weird phase where every single day for about a month, I watched Eraserhead before bed. It put me in a strange place mentally.

Yep.

Woah, cool. They must've modified the game controllers to act as midi controllers.

I'm sure they aren't playing an original composition, so that makes sense regarding the school recital.

Yeah, that makes sense. Oddly enough, I actually just lost the brush pen I mentioned earlier while hiking with my wife. It was dumb of me to bring it with but I developed an ocd-like habit of carrying it with me at all times.

The ones I lose are usually cases of Wife: do you have a pen I can use? Me: sure, here you go. Wife: ooo I like how this writes.

And I never see it again. I usually carry a cheap pilot v7 as well as the brush just in case I need to write something and don't want to fuss with trying to write with the brush.

Honest question: how do you guys NOT lose these expensive pens? I have a pentel pocket brush pen for inking my drawings and I am scared that I'll lose it or somehow break it, even though it's a lower end pen.

I lose normal writing pens all the time.

Edit: 100% true update! I always carry a small moleskine sketch book in my back pocket and the aforementioned brush pen. Always. I'm literally never without them.

I just went hiking with my wife and noticed that I had the sketch book but not the pen. I know I had it before the hike. It must have gotten snagged on something and pulled out of my pocket. Such a dumb bummer. I'm actually kind of surprised I was able to keep it for as long as I have.

I don't. My father in law has several and a concealed carry license.

I don't really want one but my wife does. She's got a bad case of anxiety and is constantly worried about something terrible happening. Terrorist attacks, home invaders, public shooters, ragnarok, whatever.

I usually carry a knife but that's about as far as I'm willing to go. Although I do think revolvers and bolt action rifles are good looking objects, speaking only aesthetically. I wouldn't mind owning a revolver, even if it's more impractical than other firearms just because I like how they look m

Also, does anybody have any idea what the string instruments being played at 15:00 are? They're obviously electronic but I've never seen anything like them.

Ugh, yeeaah. Tina Turner has no reason to be in that movie. I keep trying to convince myself that it's a good movie but holding it up to Road Warrior, it just totally falls apart. It has so many awesome concepts and ambitions but is just executed so... weirdly. And not always weird in a good way.

My favorite is Happy Wheels. It's incredibly absurd and over the top, gory, violent, side scrolling, physics based fun. The levels that aren't user generated are fun but the real fun comes from going user generated and then sort by highest rated.

There's an awesome game called... One Chance? I think? It's pretty great but you can literally only play it once. Once you beat it you can't go back and try for a different ending.

you can but I think you have to clear your cache and cookies. I haven't actually tried.

Garbageland  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are you reading this week?

I've been struggling and clawing my way through The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell and The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus.

I have this bad habit of not being able to focus on one single book at a time.

It's been a... confusing experience. Maybe I should really just try and focus on one.

Garbageland  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are you reading this week?

Definitely check out his other books if you like that one. His cultural observations just keep getting more and more entertaining and thoughtful. I've never given half a shit about Britney Spears but I could read an entire book about her written by Klosterman, I would in a heartbeat.

I downloaded a snes emulator and played some old games when I flew last. Also the album The Campfire Headphase by Boards of Canada made and excellent soundtrack for being flung through the sky.