So 2020 is already a flaming hot pile of GARBAGE and I hate it.
What a shock.
So because I feel like my entire life is not worth living anymore and because I have absolutely no motivation to exist, you’re getting a crappy blog post.
(As opposed to…?)
I enjoy “Zodiac signs as…” things, so we’re gonna do those today. ‘Cause I need something that will make me laugh or I’m going to go find the nearest bridge and go weeeeeeeee.
Also it’s Christmas. Merry Christmas.
I spent most of the day in various airports, but at least I got to walk/run this morning before I left. So yay!
In the spirit of Christmas, have a beautiful rendition of Carol of the Bells.
A Child from the Future: “Grandpa, what did you do for fun when you were younger?”
Look at these Millennials ruin everything.
Those vacuums in that pile of cereal, though, that was hysterical.
Didn’t think I’d spend 12 minutes watching a video about twinkling Christmas lights, but this was actually super interesting.
That’s all. Sorry for the awful blogs as of late; I really, really am burnt out.
Uh oh, I found a YouTube channel called “Mega Disasters” and now I’m hooked.
I like learning about past human disasters. I suppose it’s a morbid curiosity that a lot of people have (hence channels like these) – almost like a guilty pleasure kind of thing.
I think one of the biggest disasters that has stuck with me ever since I first learned about it is the 1981 Hyatt Regency walkway collapse in Kansas City. Until the World Trade Center towers fell in 2001, the collapse was the deadliest structural collapse in US history.
I originally learned about it from my Advanced Fiction class in 2013, actually. Someone in the class wrote a story from the perspective of someone involved in the incident, and it sounded so incredibly horrific and terrible that I had to look it up and read about it.
If you watch it, be prepared to never feel safe in a building again.
I like this one.
The tradition is to make DJ Earworm’s yearly mashups my last downloaded song for the year, but it’s tempting to break that tradition this year by making it my download for December 30th and make his decade mashup my download for December 31st, since that would be the last day of this DECADE-LONG project.
(I can’t believe it’s almost over!)
Oh, here is said decade mashup:
Also, Piano Guys + tons of Christmas lights = yay.
This makes me so freaking happy. I love these guys.
So this is today’s song:
Why in the hell does this sound so…familiar? It feels like I heard this song a long, long time ago, as it is awakening that part of my brain that’s like “ZOMG FAMILIAR CHORDS AND RHYTHMS AND LYRICS!”
I can’t place it. But it sounds really familiar.
That’s all, sorry. I’ve been waaaay too busy this semester to put much effort into blogging (or into anything else, really, including maintaining my sanity).
A THREE HOUR FINAL.
A THREE HOUR FINAL.
AND THIS WAS WHAT WAS STUCK IN MY HEAD THE WHOLE TIME
This video makes a lot of good points regarding how terrible we are at introducing music to children.
Reason #5633 why I shouldn’t have kids: I would Sunn O))) the hell out of them and they’d probably grow up with some sort of weird complex.
Edit: On another note (HA! Get it? Music? Note? I’ll see myself out), here is Sleigh Ride in 7/8 time. Super cool.
VOCES8 is fantastic, and this is such a beautiful, melancholy song.
They all have such wonderful chemistry as a singing group, holy crapples.
Today I walked.
Then I went home.
It was glorious.
Tomorrow I’m going to stay home ALL DAY, which is going to be even more glorious.
(Sorry, I’m really burnt out and need some time where I don’t have to deal with people.)
Edit: hahahaha, oh my god.
Screaming starts at 1:00. Jesus would approve.
I have 2,947 videos on my “Watch Later” playlist on YouTube.
Do…do I have a problem or is everyone’s “Watch Later” playlist this obnoxiously big?
Also, happy birthday, husband!
Apparently this whole music video was done for teh memes but I love it anyway and the song is super catchy.
He’s such a weird dude, it’s great.
Also, those pants are everything.
So Dave Brubek’s “Take Five” is a song you’ve probably heard before, even if you didn’t know what it was.
One interesting thing about it (as you may have noticed) is that it is in 5/4 time, which is not a super common time signature…though it might be for jazz, I’m not sure. I don’t know jazz very well.
ANYWAY, today I found this playlist, which takes “Take Five” and splices out one or more beats (or adds beats) to produce weirder and weirder results.
- Take Four sounds like someone trying to sight-read something written in 5/4 time and failing miserably at it (come on, band friends, we’ve all been there).
- Take Three sounds…nice! I like it.
- Take Two also sounds nice! Sounds like something that would play in a fancy lounge during a movie scene.
- Take One: somebody fORGOT TO TURN OFF THE SAXOPHONE (also, who let an angry gerbil bang around inside a bass drum for like a minute?).
- Take Six sounds like a guy who has to do a saxophone solo but the band is playing in 3/4 time and he’s in 4/4 time and no wait is it 5/4 time huh no wait cut time jesus where in the actual fuck is the downbeat.
- Take 0.25 should win a Grammy.
I love this kind of stuff, it’s great.
Yo, nerds, remember when I posted this blog containing a video of visualizations for 15 sorting algorithms?
(Probably not. But I did!)
If that video gave you seizures and you still want to visualize some sorting algorithms, check this video out!
Y’all. This is really good. That main guy singing has a good voice.
I used to have a book on the Enneagram (because of course I did); I liked to type people.
I also used to type as a 5, but I’ve just taken like six different online tests (super valid, I’m sure!) and half the time I get 5 and the other half I get 1. When I read the descriptions of both of them, though, I feel like 5 fits me better.
Cheering is absolutely a sport.
(So is marching band, fight me.)
How long must have all that taken to choreograph, learn, and perfect?
This randomly popped into my head while I was teaching this morning and it was all I could do to keep from laughing while lecturing.
Woah, Perrie Edwards has anosmia? Coolness. I like her.
I can relate to those *confused and lost* faces she makes when others are talking about scents.
This is probably going to sound really stupid/weird, but I’ve always kind of wanted to work at sea. Like, ever since junior high or so, I’ve had this weird fascination with wanting to work/live on a big ship. I have no idea why; it has zero correlation with any of my other dreams or desires. But it’s always kinda been there, and it’s a little embarrassing to admit for whatever reason (probably because I imagine the reaction to this dream being a judgmental look and a “pfft, you? Please.”).
LIKE A PLASTIC BAG
DRIFTING THROUGH THE BREEZE
HAUNTING THE U OF C
That bag flew around for like half an hour out there. THE SNOW IS BLOWING IN, Y’ALL.
Such a cool moment.
That is all.
So for whatever the hell reason, YouTube recommended a clip from the movie “Team America” for me today and I was having flashbacks to when this movie was prime ‘Murica satire back in like 2005/2006. I watched it with my friends quite a few times because we all thought it was great.
Anyway, I’d completely forgotten about this movie, but now that I’ve seen a few clips, I remember how wild it was. The puppets, oh my god.
It’s amazing how some things have changed since then and how some things have not changed at all.
So thanks to Euro Truck Simulator and American Truck Simulator, I’m kinda into medium/heavy trucks now. And the creepy, privacy-invading algorithm that is Google must be aware of this, because these two videos showed up in my “recommended for you” on YouTube.
That’s…that’s really impressive. This could be a really useful feature, especially if it’s automatic and will apply in cases where, say, the driver falls asleep.
(I am now subscribed to the “Volvo Trucks” YouTube channel).
Edit: a Scania!
I want one of those sad little fabric cars, too.