more escapism

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Tonight, the NBA started play on its 2013-14 season.  After receiving their championship rings, the Miami Heat soundly defeated the Chicago Bulls in the marquee match-up of the night.  Lebron James is always fun to watch. I think I might have had more fun playing a simulation.

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arcade fire-reflektor

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Arcade Fire’s new album, Reflektor,  hit the Internet today in the form of a streaming YouTube video. Among first release, a few of my friends immediately with talking about it being boring as if it were the National. After a listen, I know they’re wrong. Mostly.

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let’s go to the movies

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Netflix is a vast universe of a poorly curated section of videos on the Internet that exists in nearly every home with a broadband connection. Recently, I had been using it to watch older episodes of King of the HIll. Unfortunately, they hit their expiration date.  My dad bought a smart TV, and I set up Netflix for him. A technological luddite if there ever was one, he’s devoured the service at an astonishing rate. When I ran across this small piece on The Dissolve about the way film students take in their curriculum, I was less surprised then I should have been. 

 

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reacting to critics reacting to rap god

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Eminem is technically gifted at his craft and possibly one of the best rappers of all time. I’m not here to discuss where he belongs in the pantheon of the still relatively young genre.  Em has new music out this year because, among other things, he’s got bills to pay.

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finding the off switch

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Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos are undefeated.   It’s no fun.

 

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dream shake-dream shake

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Facebook is an awful sort of place. In the, oh, seven or so years since I’ve used the website it has undertaken a massive transformation.   Joining the site after I first got my .edu address was a big deal to me, I could finally access the site that wasn’t Facebook.  During my time in college, it would morph into an open free-for-all, get a critically-acclaimed movie about its origin, and become the place where distant relative and the misinformed posted their e-mail forwards.

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