Somehow it took two days for this Nicolas Carter post about being institutionalized by Cards Against Humanity to come to my attention. The bill of particulars in the Polygon article were bad enough but this? Since I’ve been arguing tonight about cancel culture (more on that later), it’s time to cancel Cards Against Humanity. Tear it all the way the fuck down.
We spend our lives turning our silence into power with yoga and mindfulness, when maybe the problems we have with the world are because it’s unfair. Maybe it makes us sad or anxious to see the homeless people on the streets every day as we go to work for millionaire capitalists who don’t know our names and wouldn’t remember them if they did. Maybe knowing that I could be killed at any moment by state forces, or feeling like even when I said my opinion- even as a writer whose job it was to do that- it was inevitably stifled and suppressed, had made me mad.
Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day?, quarantine edition (via MetaFilter). I’m “cycling through emotions”, “Netflix”, and “anxious sitting”.
Malcolm Reynolds knows that feeling when you’re Zoombombed by the guy who just killed all of your regular Zoom friends.
I tried to go buy latex gloves but they only had these ones for people with one giant finger, and they were ribbed for some reason?
Protip: Sure, there are several jokes one could make about that Chinese slur from a White House staffer which themselves invoke Chinese slurs, but unless you yourself are Chinese maybe don’t make them? 😬
Spotted in today’s Oregonian coronavirus email: “Do these pepperoni and veggie pizzas from Pizza Schmizza look tempting? One of the Portland company’s locations is offering a $15 special that includes a side of toilet paper.”
To help battle the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, CVS now will print their receipts on disinfectant wipes.
There’s a weird history of Brooklyn Nine-Nine somehow getting some hilarious things past Broadcast Standards and Practices but immediately to the top of that list goes tonight’s, “The pegging worked!”
I’m not sure if it’s real or perception but I feel like at some point The Good Place: The Podcast somewhat devolved into endless recapping of seemingly every single line of dialogue, interspersed with a few lines of commentary. Has it been like this from the beginning and it’s just that I’ve grown tired of that approach? I feel like they’d just need to briefly describe each scene and then maybe have each guest say something about it from their perspective. Listening to Jackson recite basically all the lines while laughing appreciatively is a weird schtick and I wish I could recall if it’s new or has merely grown stale. I’m deeply into hearing the various creatives, from all levels, discuss the show. I’m less into just listening to someone repeat lines and laugh, like co-workers who think they’re funny reciting everything from last weekend’s Saturday Night Live as if they are performing the material themselves for an audience who didn’t also actually watch it.
So, you think you know, when you first read that someone replaced James Daniel Jordan’s voice with Jeffrey Dexter “Jeff” Boomhauer III’s, that you know how it will feel to watch, but then you do watch and it turns out it’s actually exponentially funnier.