The Lego Batman Movie is the best Batman movie.
TeeVee 451: Batman University: “The Lego Batman Movie”
I don't know why anyone wastes time asking Michael Shannon about playing Trump when it's obvious that Jonah Hill is going to be cast in the biopic someone makes in 20 years. https://www.themarysue.com/shannon-trump/
My mom and I are going to be driving across the country, west to east, in October. (We're dropping off a car at the house she & my stepfather kept in Virginia.) I last drove cross-country in '96. TRIP PLANNING IS SO VERY DIFFERENT NOW.
The other thing blowing my mind: b/c my mom had me when she was young & I was on the late side for having kids, I will be the age NOW that my mom was when she drove w/me to SF & dropped off her just-out-of-grad-school child. I have a 2nd grader.
I would absolutely watch the movie where Winona & Keanu are closing in on their 25th anniversary, their last kid goes to college & they decide to take a road trip across the country to reconnect as a couple: https://www.thecut.com/2018/08/winona-ryder-has-been-married-to-keanu-reeves-for-25-years.html
"If you are actively benefiting from the emotional and spiritual and physical labor of women — from your wife, from the mother of your children — then it’s time to start recognizing it and step up. " https://medium.com/s/story/when-will-it-be-times-up-for-motherhood-and-marriage-2766d311bfae
There's a conversation to be had on the ethics of glamorizing rich people in the media without examining the origins of their wealth or the impact of their wealth (b/c they're making all that money off someone). This is not that conversation -- just an illustration of how seductive Nice Things appear when you remove wealth from context: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a22677274/kevin-kwan-crazy-rich-asians-movie-fashion-couture/
As someone who has worn Tevas since 1990 and did, in fact, see Rusted Root in concert in college, this essay cuts close to the bone: https://www.thecut.com/2018/08/tevas-obsession-essay.html
Like, A LITTLE WARNING would be nice that this is coming? The option to buy the tracks and download them, maybe?
I wrote a thing: Why Babies Today May Want to Choose Their Parents Wisely (So What Who Cares? vol 4 issue 4) https://tinyletter.com/lschmeiser/letters/why-babies-today-may-want-to-choose-their-parents-wisely-so-what-who-cares-vol-4-issue-4
Who are these boors who think commenting on a woman's hair color is remotely appropriate? https://www.instyle.com/hair/i-embraced-my-gray-hair-no-one-else-did?utm_source=facebook.com
I should note this is not because I'm some sort of strident nationalist, but because I think, culturally, we are utterly unprepared for what it's like to be an empire in decline.
The recent federal policy decisions to double down on fossil fuels & restrict immigration are going to leave the U.S. bereft of talent for defining/dominating the next stages in tech (i.e. AI, clean mobile computing, clean data centers, etc.)
On my mind lately: all the ways in which the U.S. is losing its edge in the tech industries. See: https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17675708/great-battery-war-steve-levine-powerhouse-book-interview
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