what’s the non-appropriative equivalent of “spirit animal”
Honestly, I just see it as re-sinceritizing a fight club reference that was originally made at the expense of New Age cultures’ earnest, but certainly fetishistic, appropriation of some (presumably at one…
If you are cool with ancient Greek appropriation, the psychopomp as seen in the Jungian sense works.
Noise, in analog video and television, is a random dot pattern of static displayed when no transmission signal is obtained by the antenna receiver of television set and other display devices. The random pattern superimposed on the picture, visible as a random flicker of “dots” or “snow”, is the result of electronic noise and radiated electromagnetic noise accidentally picked up by the antenna. This effect is most commonly seen with analog TV sets or blank VHS tapes.
There are many sources of electromagnetic noise which cause the characteristic display patterns of static. Atmospheric sources of noise are the most ubiquitous, and include electromagnetic signals prompted by cosmic microwave background radiation, or more localized radio wave noise from nearby electronic devices.
Microwaves are a low-energy form of radiation but higher in energy than radio waves. The cosmic microwave background blankets the universe and is responsible for a sizeable amount of static on your television set—well, before the days of cable. Turn your television to an “in between” channel, and part of the static you’ll see is the afterglow of the big bang.
Oh, so that is where all the characters on Big Bang Theory get their personalities and dialogue from?
Onions have really been fucking with my fart game recently, but it kind of makes the house smell interesting the next day.
Horsey books question
So everyone is mad because they felt that they had a connection to horse ebooks when it was generated by a machine, but no longer wanted that connection when it turned out to be from a human person? Is that the gist of the anger?
"If you don’t like something that’s fine, but you don’t have to constantly put it down and be a dick about it."
On some level, but also you don’t want to tell everyone that they are perfect and get a bunch of mollycoddled, entitled pricks in the end. Like, I don’t care for the Big Bang Theory; it’s fine if you like it, but at the same time, I don’t want every show to think it’s okay to grow up to be BBT. Something needs to be said.
About an hour ago I was putting down extra sticky tape to catch a house centipede that ran under the dresser. One piece of tape stuck to my hand, and I could clearly see fingerprints on it. I immediately wadded the tape up and threw it away, thinking “I don’t want it to get my fingerprints.” I thought this was a great idea for this entire last hour, and only now realize that the house centipede has not started keeping a filing system on fingerprints yet.
I hate when a brand misses my birthday. Good job Best Buy and Starbucks. I don’t feel so alone anymore. Target, wtfay?
Listening to This American Life makes me ache for more brilliance in the world like David Sedaris.
Those tow pictures of Sedaris are nice, but that middle faux embroidery of the guy from Everclear is odd.