1. Not back on Tumblr just yet, but…

    Key and Peele’s Funk Lyrics

    (Corrections welcome)

    GOT A POCKET FULL OF FUNKY WITH A PEPPERMINT TWIST
    SHE'S A COOL SHIFTY MAMA BLASTIN' OFF ON THE FLIP
    IRIDESCENT PORK BELLY GALACTIC SUPER TRAIN
    MAMA SISTER PLAYGROUND WITH A STRAW DADDY CANE
    UH-HUH
    
    GOTTA GET IT UP
    GOTTA GET IT ON
    GOTTA GET IT DOWN
    GOTTA MAKE IT STRONG
    
    GOT THAT QUICK DIP CRAYON EARTHQUAKE JET PACK ON A BUN
    LOCOMOTIVE SUPERNOVA SPANISH HARLEM SUN
    SLICK CRAWFISH SOLAR BLAST WITH A PHOSOPHORESCENT BRAIN
    WHO'S THAT MAMMA SQUAT TOWN DEEP FRIED DETROIT SODA TRAIN
    
    GOTTA SHAKE IT UP
    GOTTA MOVE IT IN
    GOTTA PUT IT DOWN
    GOTTA MAKE IT SWIM
    
    NEBULATIC COMETS SANITATION DISEASE
    QUICK PLAY TORNADO RIP AND TICKLE BEEF SNEEZE
    SHIPS PLANETS JUSTICE CANNONS CABLES AND TREES
    DOCTOR'S OFFICE PENGUIN SHILLINGS RAILROADS AND PEAS
    I SAID CRIPPLED DONKEY MEL BROOKS BOOK TRAIN BATS ON MY KNEES
    PENICILLIN TRAPDOOR LASER CURRENCY BEANS
    
    HE SAY PENICILLIN TRAPDOOR LASER CURRENCY BEANS
    
    HEY WHAT THE HELL ARE WE SAYING MAN
    I GOT NO IDEA MAN I'M JUST HUNGRY AND TALKING ABOUT THE GALAXY AND TRASH
    I THINK THEY BUYING IT THOUGH
    
     
  2. East West Bowl 2013 (In Progress)

    Corrections welcome.

    East

    Coznesster Smiff      Rutgers University
    Elipses Corter        University of Alabama
    Nyquillus Dillwad     LSU
    Bismo Funyuns         Florida State University
    Decatholac Mango      Georgia Tech University
    Mergatroid Skittle    University of Louisville
    Quiznatodd Bidness    University of Tennessee
    D'Pez Poopsie         Ole Miss
    Quackadilly Blip      Auburn University
    Goolius Boozler       The U
    Bisquiteen Trisket    University of Michigan
    Fartrell Cluggins     University of Arkansas
    Blyrone Blashinton    Syracuse
    Cartoons Plural       Virginia Tech
    Jammie Jammie-Jammie  The Ohio State University
    Fudge                 (?)
    

    West

    Equine Ducklings                                  Indiana University Perdue University Indianapolis
    Dahistorius Lamystorious                          Utah State University
    Ewokoniad Sigourneth Juniorstein                  Oklahoma State University
    Eqqsquizitine Buble-Schwinslow                    University of Nebraska
    Huka'lakanaka Hakanakaheekalucka'hukahakafaka     University of Hawaii
    King Prince Chambermaid                           Baylor University
    Ladennifer Jadaniston                             University of Colorado
    Ladadadaladadadadada Dala-dadaladaladalada        University of Arizona
    Harvard University                                Devry University
    [Morse code]                                      Army-Navy Surplus Store
    ⬥♓■♑ ♎♓■♑⬧                                     Online Classes
    Firstname Lastname                                College University
    God                                               Homeschool
    Squeeeeeeeeeeps                                   Santa Monica College
    Benedict Cumberbatch                              Oxford University
    A.A. Ron Balakay                                  Morehouse College
    

    Update: Wing Dings character codes: 119, 105, 110, 103, 100, 105, 110, 103, 115, i.e., “wing dings” in Wingdings. Unicode equivs. via here.

     
  3. Anonymous said: The problem with Papo & Yo is that it's not a pc-game. I've heard it mentioned before but that's it. As a pc-gamer without any consoles (nor a wish to have any). I'm just cut out. I can surely read articles or even watch videos about it but what's the use, if all I ever get from it is meta, no actual experience.

    Papo & Yo came out on Steam in April.

     
  4. Anonymous said: Interesting take on Gone Home, but as you pointed out when you took a breath, the house is inherited and I think it's fairly obvious that a struggling writer and park ranger aren't exactly rolling in the dough. You also have to remember that it's still a game, so it has to provide a sufficiently large environment for the player to explore, as well as inexplicably locked doors.

    Well, a struggling writer and park ranger shouldn’t be rolling in dough, but it’s clear that this family has plenty of money and (at least in the father’s case) comes from money. And they’re not written as people who feel out of place in the house.

    As to the large environment issue — well, there are a couple of issues with that. One is that it’s not necessary that the environment be large, just that it contain a lot of things to see and stuff to do, and there’s no reason they have to make the locked doors open on whole new sections of the house.

    Anywho, I’m not aggressively anti-mansion, and I dig the Clue vibe in Gone Home. But there are lots of ways to approach any setting, some of which do and some of which do not build a realistic understanding of what that kind of environment means, socio-economically.

     
  5. Pound’s definition of the image as “that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time” takes nothing away from the intriguing mystery of the imagist secret doctrine. Pound explains that he uses the term complex “rather in the technical sense employed by the newer psychologists, such as Hart.” For even the best-informed reader, this hint that complex is being used in a psychological sense (as in the term Oedipus complex) would have clarified nothing about the nature of the image—but it would imply its modernity. Moreover, the generality of the term thing in the imagist principle of “Direct treatment of the ‘thing’ whether subjective or objective” is even more mysterious or obscure than “complex.” Whether this obscurity was calculated to intrigue, or whether it was just a product of Pound’s natural ability to mystify, these product descriptions were brilliantly successful. From the success of imagism as a movement, however, there emerged a problem that even Pound’s advertising genius could not surmount. He had invented a name for a new poetic technique, but of course he could not patent, franchise, or in any way control its use. Would-be imagists who wrote bad verse were more of a problem for the movement than those who attacked it for its obscurity or free-verse rhythms. Again, Amy Lowell illustrates the dynamics of the movement. Armed with an introductory letter from Harriet Monroe, Lowell sailed to England in 1914 principally to meet Pound and learn about the imagists. Pound initially welcomed her, introducing her to W. B. Yeats and Ford Madox Ford, and publishing one of her poems in his anthology Des Imagistes (1914). But Pound did not feet that Lowell’s poetry was direct and concise enough to exemplify imagist technique. Nevertheless, to give a sense of a new and influential “movement” Pound was willing to expand the original imagist group of Richard Aldington, H.D., F. S. Flint, and himself. The expansion was a mistake because it gave anyone who appeared in the anthology, including mediocre poets such as Lowell, Skipwith Cannell, and John Cournos, an authoritative claim to the title of imagist poet. (The title of Pound’s next collection, The Catholic Anthology of 1915, was meant to suggest no specific literary orientation.) With the authority of appearing in Des Imagistes, Lowell next used her wealth and literary connections to publish further imagist anthologies and take over leadership of the movement. Pound could not match the resources Lowell put into play when she invited a writer like D. H. Lawrence to dine at her first-class hotel and offer to pay him for a contribution to a new anthology. Pound admitted her superior propaganda ability when he conceded to Margaret Anderson in 1917 that she “would advertise us like HELL. It is her talent.” As William Pratt put it, “at the crucial stage of Imagist development one master propagandist was vanquished by another.” Pound dropped the term imagism and dubbed Lowell’s movement “Amygism,” rudely dismissing her as a “hippopoetess.’ He of course refused to contribute to Lowell’s proposed second “imagiste” anthology. Lowell’s suggestion that a committee choose the poems increased rather than lessened Pound’s opposition because, as he wrote to her, he wanted “the name ‘Imagisme’ to retain some sort of meaning. It stands, or I should like it to stand for hard light, clear edges. I can not trust any democratized committee to maintain that standard.”

    "Make It Sell! Ezra Pound Advertises Modernism." In Marketing Modernisms: Self-Promotion, Canonization, Rereading. Ed. Kevin J.H. Dettmar and Stephen Watt.

     
  6. Here Lem has finessed an irrevocable choice. It is a choice every science fiction writer faces. Is the writer to write Real Novels which “only happen to be” science fiction—or create knobby and irreducible SF artifacts which are not true “stories,” but visionary texts?
     
  7. Gone Home: “Finally, a story about an upper-middle-class white family with angst!”

    So, I have some concerns about Gone Home. Well, not so much about the game as about the way it’s been covered in the gaming press. Well, also somewhat about the game.

    Before we get started, let me say: I think the game deserves the vast majority of the praise it’s receiving. It’s a good game. I liked it. I found it moving. I think everyone should play it. I would like to see more games like it. But…I have some concerns.

    (Oh, spoilers, obvs.)

    Read More

     
  8. 17:33 12th Aug 2013

    Notes: 196

    Reblogged from goshyesthemiddleman

    image: Download

    goshyesthemiddleman:


since i am thinking about doctor who and middleman, i might as well repost this… with apologies to @nataliemorales

(via Javi’s twitter)

    goshyesthemiddleman:

    since i am thinking about doctor who and middleman, i might as well repost this… with apologies to

    (via Javi’s twitter)

     
  9. 19:10 6th Aug 2013

    Notes: 104704

    Reblogged from manyfacepalms

    manyfacepalms:

barbeauxbot:

deducecanoe:

ruthpower:

Bill Nye is my favorite
Dawkins needs to get over himself

Bam. Dawkins is a jerk.

How can anybody be that hostile to Bill Nye. Look at him. It’s like Bill Nye’s innate goodness and love for humanity and science is repelling him.

Something hypnotic about Dawkins’s blinking.

    manyfacepalms:

    barbeauxbot:

    deducecanoe:

    ruthpower:

    Bill Nye is my favorite

    Dawkins needs to get over himself

    Bam. Dawkins is a jerk.

    How can anybody be that hostile to Bill Nye. Look at him. It’s like Bill Nye’s innate goodness and love for humanity and science is repelling him.

    Something hypnotic about Dawkins’s blinking.

    (Source: scienceing)

     
  10. So what does she want? Let me try to put it this way, and I’m just guessing with this. I think what Rachel wants is what a lot of us want. We want a mainline theological and social sensibility combined with an evangelical church expression.
    — 

    Experimental Theology: What Does Rachel Held Evans Want?

    X in the streets, Y in the sheets joke left as an exercise to the reader.