A Quick Survey

The cats are here to draw your attention.

The cats are here to draw your attention.

Greetings!  During this intermission in posts, I am asking my readers for a favor.  I have set up a survey to explore some hypotheses I have around the word “feels,” used as a count-noun.  You don’t have to know what that means. You don’t have to know what anything means.  But you do, if you have a minute, have to complete the survey.  Or, bad things will happen.

Here is the survey.  https://www.quicksurveys.com/s/p9CJb35

It goes fast.  It’s only 10 questions.  You’re welcome to go into as much or as little detail as you would like. This is an informal academic type thing, so it doesn’t need to have all that scientificalness.

Thank you so much!

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Normcore is not a thing.

Not quite the 90s, but close enough.  Via RuthlessReviews

Not quite the 90s, but close enough. Via RuthlessReviews

Up until about a day ago, Normcore was only a whisper in the dark.  Sometime in October, a group of art people made some kind of mention of Normcore being the accessible appeal of the generic smiley face.  Now, NYMag has decided to call this non-thing a thing, the internet’s eating it up like cat-picture pudding, and I smell bull dookie.  I don’t think normcore is a thing, and here’s why. Continue reading

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How to Spend Friday Night At Home: The Submachine Series

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They take seconds to load, cost no money, and can last for hours of gameplay.  Point and click games are mega popular in the world of internet gaming.  What started as an internet trend with the likes of Myst, MOTAS (Mystery of Time and Space) and Crimson Room exploded into a bustling genre of free internet gaming. While most waver between pleasant distraction and wall-punching frustration, only one series is smooth to the touch, fun, and deeply cerebrally discomforting. Meet Submachine.

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There’s Nothing on TV Tonight. Here’s Cat Porn.

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Well, it is Thursday night, March Madness is in full effect, and for weeks, certain shows have been on break, waiting to return after Easter. Tonight, the only show in the world that truly matters, Community, took a break. I could write about Parks and Rec, which was new, but my fervent love for Leslie Knope and her greatness requires far more mental energy than I have right now, considering I spent the day battling a five year old in tag, hide and seek, Candyland, and “let’s cry a lot and see if Aunt Kat will buy me ice cream.” I already know I can’t give Parks and Rec the write up that it truly deserves tonight, but what I can show you is something both sexy and cute.

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Awesome North Korean Propaganda Truth

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 Americans need to give their loyalty to Great Leader. The secret that we have not been told is that North Korea (BEST KOREA) supplies all of our food supplies and raw materials, purely out of their own goodness. Great Leader Kim Jong Un will come and bring us rescue from our squalor and sadness.

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How to Prepare for a Power-Watch

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You’ve caught that noxious flu going around, or you’re hungover and decided to call into work dead. This is bad news because you feel like crap, if you feel like crap. On the other hand, this is also great news, because now you have an excuse to eschew that which society deems ‘valuable’ and catch up on some of those shows your friends watch and won’t stop telling you about repeatedly until you want to kill them. This is your rare opportunity for a true TV binge, but don’t get caught with your pants down. If you’re going to be a true power watcher, you need preparation for when the day arrives. This is the official I Like Weird Stuff power watching guide.
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One More Episode: The Rise of Power-Watching

The "One More Episode" sketch from Portlandia

The “One More Episode” sketch from Portlandia.  Watch on Youtube.

The current cyclical release standard of television shows is becoming obsolete. More and more people are signing up for services like Netflix and Hulu Plus to watch entire multi-season runs of shows all in a few sittings. Online streaming sites are showing full seasons of shows from servers located across the world. Bittorrent sites offer shows in single season or multi-season torrent packs. These methods of television consumption are becoming preferable now. The only question is, can the entertainment industry keep up?

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