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I had never heard of this phenomenon before tonight, and I think it is pretty much awesome, as are all things revolving around getting together in groups, doing something for the hell of it, drinking beer, and assigning nicknames.
Storytelling is a lost art. I love to tell stories, and to hear stories told. I guess I have some of the Blarney in me, which makes sense, given that my mom’s side of the family are all Irish storytellers in the classic tradition. Taffy Thomas, featured in the video above, is Britain’s first Storyteller Laureate, and he deserves it. I found this on the wonderful blog 10engines;...
You guys know I don’t hate Obama, right? I voted for that badass. I’m just a mad hippie.
BBC News - Music lovers gather for uninterrupted... →
This is basically EXACTLY what I was talking about in my post from last September, “A Case For Listening Parties”. I hope this trend catches on: in fact, now that I’ve got a place where people can sit and a killer stereo system with a nice new turntable, perhaps I’ll start doing this myself. In semi-related news: I raided my parents’ vinyl collection and scored...
Inception and Neuromancer « GRUNDRISSE=SKETCHES →
Pretty neat discussion of the numerous plot/theme parallels between last year’s blockbuster Inception and William Gibson’s Cyberpunk classic Neuromancer. By the way, if you’re avoiding reading Neuromancer because of its associations with sci-fi, or genre fiction, or because of some of the more embarrassing exponents of cyberpunk (I’m looking at you, Matrix: Revolutions),...