Scandinavian archaeology, history, skepticism, books and music
June Pieces Of My Mind #1
One of the synths on Gentle Giant’s “The Boys In The Band” sounds like mp3 glitches.
Very soon my commuter train will enter a many-years-long period of refurbishment chaos. It’s going to be a hassle. But I just feel excited about it. Something new along some of the most well-trodden and least pretty paths of my life!
A film studies professor once told me that prior to the VCR, a lot of the basic data presented in published research in her field was simply wrong. It was really hard for scholars to rewatch and pause movies. Like studying frogs and only being able to glimpse one a few times a year.
Swedish expression: “Not something you’d hang on your Christmas tree”, meaning “Not very impressive”.
Ideas for stories. 1. A visiting position on a space station for a potter to develop zero-G glazes. 2. An insane billionaire who spends a fortune sending porcelain copies of a cast of his genitals to every woman in the US.
Movie: Coherence. Dinner party’s participants gain the ability to visit parallel versions of the party according to the many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory. Many versions of everyone get really confused. Grade: Pass.
Heading out briefly to log a new geocache near my house. Can’t have those little icons cluttering up the map on my home turf.
Another one of my many beauty tips: to remove tea / blueberry stains from your front teeth, use a pencil eraser.
I just invited a bunch of nuns to my excavation.
Referred to Schrödinger’s cat in conversation with a guy I hadn’t met before. He didn’t seem to know what I was talking about. So I changed the subject and asked what he works with. “I’m a chiropractor”, said he.
Adolescent family member who shall not be named shows worrying signs of rebelling by becoming a preppy. Has mentioned law school. Parents aghast.