Mad Times

“To be sane in a mad time is bad for the brain, worse for the heart.” – Wendell Berry

December 31st, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Media consumption 2014

Got through 57 book-like objects this year. Details on Goodreads.

Watched something like 40 films. Details on Letterboxd.

Netflix tells me I watched significant numbers of episodes of lots of tv shows including Adventure Time, The Bletchley Circle, Bob’s Burgers, Criminal Minds (season 8 is so terrible), Gilmore Girls, The Killing, Leverage, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Orphan Black, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Probably some others from the library or Prime that I’m not remembering.

I shudder to think how many hours of podcasts I have consumed (mostly while cooking, bus riding, cycling or doing yard work, so not much mono-tasking time). I did a big post listing my subscriptions back at the beginning of the year and it’s changed a lot since then with my current list at 66 (up from 38 back then.)

Likewise with RSS reading. I have nearly 400 RSS feeds that I buzz through regularly.

What else? Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Livejournal, Google+, all get a slice of my attention.

I read some regularly-updated web comics: Questionable Content, Alice Grove, Three Panel Soul, xkcd, Unshelved, and Sinfest.

Yeah. Might try to skew the balance a little towards the production end of the dial in ’15.

December 27th, 2014 at 6:08 pm


A lot of the links in my old posts about the kids showing up in lolcat image macros have aged badly.

I’ve tried to replace the broken ones with copies of the originals. I can’t find the original post of the lol for the picture of Alice reading Return of the King so Becky doesn’t have to. This picture:

But that is, as far as I can tell, the most lolled picture of our cats ever. There are currently nearly 100 different captions for that picture. Be warned, some of them are in pretty bad taste.

That one even inspired some real world imitation. We found this block print in our local gallery:

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We talked to the artist about it and amusingly she’d just found the picture on the internet and wasn’t aware the hidden human was someone she knew.


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