origami penguin

Stickie introductory post

Characters frequently appearing in this drama:

  • I - your humble narrator, sometime writer and poet (preferred pronoun: he/him/his)

  • Janni - spouse and writer (preferred pronoun: she/her/her)

  • Eaglet - nom de internet of our child, formerly known as TBD, not yet a writer (preferred pronoun: they/them/their)


Originally posted at https://larryhammer.dreamwidth.org/632515.html (where it has comment count unavailable comments). You can comment here or there.
enjoy everything, run run run, Yotsuba runs

“get no love from me/hanging out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride/tryin to holla at me”

Apropos of yesterday's joke, when Janni used it while volunteering at a vaccination center yesterday, she was told this in return:

Q: Why don't anteaters get sick?

A: Collapse ).

---L.

Subject quote from No Scrubs, TLC. Originally posted at https://larryhammer.dreamwidth.org/766598.html (where it has comment count unavailable comments). You can comment here or there.
enjoy everything, run run run, Yotsuba runs

“and i laugh at myself / while the tears roll down / ’cause it’s the world I know”

All the whens in the world:

When the already complicated lyrics of “Sound of Silence” are translated into too many languages using Google Translate. (via)

When you train neural nets to generate pickup lines. (via)

When you cross the Ever Given Suez Canal debacle with “The Tay Bridge Disaster”.

Well, maybe not all the whens. Okay, yeah, three isn’t all that many. But they’re really good whens.

---L.

Subject quote from The World I Know, Collective Soul. Originally posted at https://larryhammer.dreamwidth.org/766141.html (where it has comment count unavailable comments). You can comment here or there.
revolutions, spirals, curlicues, twirls, what tangled tales we weave

“and the sign said ‘the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls / and tenement halls’”

After several days of being earwormed by “Rhapsody in Blue” —which is not bad in itself, but it’d gotten rather tiresome to live in my brain, with that Always On—it has finally been partially displaced by “The Sound of Silence.” “Partially,” because now I’m hearing Simon & Garfunkel singing over an accompaniment of leaping jazzy arpeggios.

That’s … an improvement? … I guess?

---L. Originally posted at https://larryhammer.dreamwidth.org/765867.html (where it has comment count unavailable comments). You can comment here or there.
La!, celebration, frivolity, joy, dancing

“we belong to the light, we belong to the thunder / we belong to the sound of the words”

Sung by Eaglet this morning while avoiding getting ready to leave for school:
Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny pet
And if you ever saw it, you would say, ‘That’s a cat.’
All of the other kitties wanted to get a reindeer too,
They wouldn’t, um, um, I don’t know what’s next …
(spoken) I really don’t!

And I was really curious to find out, too.

---L.

Subject quote from We Belong, Pat Benatar. Originally posted at https://larryhammer.dreamwidth.org/764440.html (where it has comment count unavailable comments). You can comment here or there.
origami penguin

“let me hear you make decisions / without your television / let me hear you speaking / just for me”

Three links:

Beyond Bob Ross, a collection of links to relaxing painting videos.

A well-edited AMV of Studio Ghibli scenes set to Loreena McKennitt’s “Mummers’ Dance”. Largely Miyazaki movies, but also some others including at least two of Takahata’s and a shot from Future Boy Conan. (via) (Bonus MV: dancers from classic musicals set to “Uptown Funk”.)

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is probably not real, but a statistical artifact. (via)

(Why, yes, I did bury the lede. Why do you ask?)

---L.

Subject quote from Stripped, Depeche Mode. Originally posted at https://larryhammer.dreamwidth.org/764170.html (where it has comment count unavailable comments). You can comment here or there.
origami penguin

“a heavenly chameleon, / The airy child of vapor and the sun, / Brought forth in purple”

A couple more links for your delectation:

The Girls of Guanabara, in which four Brazilians show off their longboard dancing skillz. (via)

Animals interrupting wildlife photographers. (via)

Folding a better samurai. (via)

---L.

Subject quote from Don Juan, Canto II, The Byron. Originally posted at https://larryhammer.dreamwidth.org/763959.html (where it has comment count unavailable comments). You can comment here or there.