Now THIS Is Epic

Wonderful Things

“I didn’t really think she did a horrible job,” Willis told the assembled crowd. “Yes, I felt it was as lethargic as a drunk turtle dozing under a sunflower after ingesting a bottle of Valium, and I thought it had all the build of a one-story motel, but, I mean, the girl didn’t kill anybody. She didn’t run over your foot. She just cut a very calm and somewhat boring take of one of the peppiest, happiest, most popular songs in history.”

I’m just posting this so I can treasure a beautiful smackdown forever.

However, “Stories” Are NOT Everything

Appalling Things, Narrative

It has come to my attention that the fast-dissolving series of selfies and stuff that Snapchatters and Instagrammers line up in rows are referred to as “Stories”. I agree with the sentiment of this Atlantic article that however cool and interesting the format might be, this is an appalling misuse of language.

But you know what’s worse? In my day job, I am part of an Agile Development time, and the tracking software that manages task flow describes a chunk of related activities under a single label as … an “Epic”.

Jesus wept.

We like old things


Once upon a time, people who wanted to reach out to the interhub did it with something called a BLOG! Short for “blognificent”, these portals were completely customized, super versatile, and not subject to the organizational and censorious whims of multinational corporations.

They’ve been lame and out of fashion long enough to be “old school” now, so that’s what this is! Enjoy!