Some things I noticed 08/01/2020:
  1. Let ’em eat cake!
  2. people who are the most alarmist about the problems also oppose obvious solutions
  3. the first season is basically the story of a guy who really, really believes that political norms will protect him
  4. The nation never delayed a presidential election. Not when Lincoln was expected to lose. Not in Great Depression. Not World War II.
  5. to become a data fiduciary that manages people’s information for them; [Google] developing software that can mine encrypted data.
  6. A good-enough piece of artwork violently created now is better than a perfect piece of artwork meticulously created never.
  7. [The] brain [is] already capable of imagining things spoken in other people’s voices. How far computers have caught up.
  8. Ann Sandig — 90s Anime Medley
  9. So I chained myself to a friend
  10. まだ間に合うかな。。。

“It’s a combination of having that first fleeting idea of a character who would say this strange line that just pop into my head. Who would they say it to? Ok now we have two characters and a little bit of dialog, interesting. And kind of playing that out your brain would naturally go, so where are they? when are they? So now we’re getting our space and our time—our settings—and I can start to fill out the story.”

— Lauren Gunderson, Playwriting Class – Part 1 – Beginnings and Endings
Some things I noticed 06/11/2020:
  1. Many of so-called ‘funny’ people aren’t that humorous in real life. Not so Ricky Gervais.” 🥛
  2. Lori Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, believed their children had been possessed and had become zombies.
  3. [Reiwa Shinsengumi] ran on an anti-capitalist theme of creating ‘a society that does not judge people by their productivity’
  4. Maas showed a sharp turn, saying Wong’s opinions constitute separatism and do not conform with Germany’s policies
  5. We had a party piece to show people that we weren’t as stupid as we looked and it was by Bach
  6. Each person has a producer reminding them at stages, helping through the gameplay, sometimes to articulate their thoughts” 😒
  7. Monobloc is one of few objects free of any specific context. Seeing a white plastic chair in a photograph offers you no clues about where or when you are.
    • “it’s insanely paternalistic to just sit there and say that poor people can’t have monobloc chairs because it’s bad for their culture”
  8. There’s something about a song that just, sums up… you know, you just really do just wanna say fuck you sometimes
  9. 緑黄色社会 『Shout Baby』Music Video
  10. Fall Out Boy – Uptown Funk
  11. ところ vs. ばかり

Some things I noticed 04/29/2020:
  1. “Proclivi scriptioni praestat ardua”— the more difficult reading is preferable to the easier one
  2. Elementary, my dear Watson. (or colloq. “No sh*t, Sherlock.”)
  3. ‘Tis folly to look solely at facticity and not transcendence. First steps never firm.
  4. This is one of those fundamental protocol pieces that you need to start building terahertz networks.
  5. you don’t actually need to have a particularly competent or functional government to do terrible things
  6. Could have been better argued if both took turns gathering thoughts, but alas, social media is a mud pit (easily distracted by aliens).
  7. “I know it’s hard, but when you’re done with it, you’re gonna be the one who did it
  8. She’s a casualty just as much as anyone else who has died.
  9. 素晴らしいです。ファンになりました。
  10. Hintayan ng Langit
  11. Inang Wika