159. It's Beautiful That We Once Existed
November 7th, 2022
1 hr 6 mins 47 secs
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- Cort's new album: https://postgoodism.bandcamp.com/album/tourism
- The Frog Fractions vinyl: https://www.turtlepalstapes.com/product/frog-fractions-green
- Monty Python's three-sided record: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monty_Python_Matching_Tie_and_Handkerchief
- Locked grooves: https://www.yoursoundmatters.com/locked-grooves-endless-fun-literally/
- The Most Wanted Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jId-qaEwuvI
- The Most Unwanted Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gPuH1yeZ08
- Before age ~4 you don't really make long-term memories, but you can develop long-term habits. How to best exploit this.
- Spark : The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain https://www.amazon.com/Spark-Revolutionary-Science-Exercise-Brain/dp/B08RZD6D4Z
- Extreme "kids in trench coat" trope scenarios
- Necrophilic landscape http://2dcloud.com/the-necrophilic-landscape
- Artist Morgan Vogel https://www.tcj.com/morgan-vogel-1986-2020/
- Krista and Tatiana Hogan are conjoined at the brain. They share thoughts, senses and control of their bodies.
- "Autopsy" by Ross Sutherland
- I can't find a text transcript online, just a few records of Ross performing the poem. Nor does Ross himself have a "home page" per se. Here's a link to his podcast, it's great: https://www.imaginaryadvice.com/
- Neighbors overplaying the same playlist
- Is it unambiguously good that technology makes creative expression easier?
- Mic on, pants off.
- The inherent meaningless of "limited editions" in a finite universe ultimately bound for a slow heat death.
- Vinyl record Easter eggs.
- A big ol' spiral cut into the vinyl.
- Limited characteristics of a physical process.
- Mental models of what it means to master an album.
- Novelty vinyl colors.
- Jim's burgeoning record collection.
- The most glorious twenty minute act of art terrorism.
- Losing access to your old memories because your brain changed formats.
- How to erase medical debt by just not paying it.
- Borrowing money from your toddler.
- Spark: the revolution of exercise or some other subtitle.
- Mollusks eating their own nervous systems.
- Eating your own childhood to launch yourself into adulthood.
- Upping the emotional stakes with large animals and near-death experiences.
- Putting your girlfriend in mortal danger so that she's more likely to want to marry you.
- Getting pigeonholed as a really good butt.
- Getting surgically separated so you can disguise yourself as two kids in a trench coat.
- The hemispheres of the brain as independent entities which happen to share a body.
- Lumps of biology.
- Every person's unique inability to speak to other people's interiority.
- Walkie-talkie telepathy vs. "perfect mutual understanding" telepathy.
- One mind with two faces.
- Superhuman limb/vocal cord coordination.
- Segue Week.
- Burroughs cut-ups.
- Vigorous grandparenting with a face of terror.
- A modern-day television quiz show phoenix.
- The impenetrable free-form rhymes of a heart attack in October.
- The greets.
- Tracker music instrument names as cut-up poetry generators.
- Super Obituaries!
- The potentially transformative effect of reading your own obituary.
- The perverse incentives behind soliciting reviews of unfinished games.
- The awesome power of knowing that your feedback will be considered.
- The neighbor who only listens to Rod Stewart's Greatest Hits over and over again.
- Listening to entire albums until you're so sick of them that you underflow and love them again.
- The song you have to listen to to get to Roxette's It Must Have Been Love.
- Bad podcast ideas.
- Novelty t-shirts whose joke is only funny once, but you still wear it once a week
- The shirt with the Fight Club and the cognitive science reference on it.
- Shirts/tattoos as pop culture dog whistles.
- Getting a tattoo of the Colossus' weak points so that you can meet the people who stab you there.
- Naming your game's public alpha something innocent so it doesn't arouse suspicion when your friends see you playing it.
- The hazards of wearing a shirt promoting a pop culture reference you know nothing about.
- Wearing a shirt that makes people try to talk to you about a video game you've never played.
- All the people you disappointed in high school.
- NPCs in Thief Deadly Shadows talking about how hard it is to get a job making games.
- A bright future where nobody can make a living making video games.
- A bright future where AIs curate collections of AI-generated content.
- A case for the 1991 film "Super Mario Brothers" as the pinnacle of entertainment.
- Charles Martinet doing the Mario voice as he leaps to his death from a roof in "The Game."