• The Fly, 1986 — ★★★★½.  Just how many Cronenberg pelvic exam scenes have you watched, would you say?

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, 2023 — ★★★★½.  Are we finally done with Pixar’s boring smoothness??

  • The Odd Couple, 1968 — ★★★★★.  Ohhhhhh nooooooo I am the same age as Jack Lemon in this film <hurts back opening a window>.

  • This is exactly how a Stephen King novel starts.

    A package addressed to “Semitary Avenue” with a warning affixed reading “CARFULL PLEASE LIVE PLANT”
  • Escape Room, 2019 — ★★★½.  I guess I’m not the only one who constantly thinks about 1997’s Cube!

  • I want to do a messy holiday rope light situation, but can’t figure out which rope lights people use. Any suggestions?

  • About twice a year I think about how much impact that paper towel TED Talk guy had on my life.

  • Finished reading: Ninth House (Alex Stern Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo 📚

    Not for me, but maybe something good for adolescent boys to read?

  • Finished reading: The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin 📚

    <immediately checks out second book in the series>

  • Finished reading: Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson 📚

  • The Pale Blue Eye, 2022 — ★★½.  Two men attempt to solve the mystery of why everyone in this movie has so many different accents.

  • Currently reading: Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson 📚

    Unnnnghhhhh why is Kevin Wilson such an excellent writer? People who loved Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, read this next!

  • Finished reading: Talking to My Daughter About the Economy by Yanis Varoufakis 📚

    Confession: I am still too dumb to undestand 60% of this. The first third, though, was excellent!

  • Day of the Dead, 1985 — ★★★★.  Like watching a Halloween zombie parade (in a good way). Clown zombie! Ballerina zombie! Solider zombie! Doctor zombie!

  • Finished reading: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin 📚

    <immediately checks out second book in the series>

  • The spelling of “monotonous” is so repetitive and boring.

  • Finished reading: The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn 📚

    Now I want to live a hard-knock, bootstraps WWII-era life that someone writes about beautifully.

  • The Amityville Horror, 1979 — ★★★½.  Mad dad axe scene…but before The Shining came out??

  • The merge from Chamberlayne onto 95/64 East is absolutely insane! It’s incredibly dangerous, there’s no way it meets whatever safety standards.

  • Enys Men, 2022 — ★★★½.  ~plant vibes~

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1992 — ★½.  There’s a girl on the court!!

  • El Conde, 2023 — ★★★.  I feel like I need to read three books and then watch this again.

  • Uhhh did I interrupt some sort of private waspy gathering?

    Like, a dozen wasps just chilling in a pile? They are alive and maybe having some sort of conference?
  • Just really critical stuff.

    A reminder from Reminders.app to “Look up how to reinvigorate ballpoint pens”
  • Ages ago, I titled the new employee introduction section of my work’s internal newsletter “Welcome to the party, pal!” and no one has said a single word about it.

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