10 hours’ sleep last night; best I’ve had in a fortnight. Now to do my radio hour
Vinnie Paul: an incredible drummer ruined for years by Terry Date’s shitty tin-eared production
TFW you find out you’re blocked by s’one you’ve never heard of, and you have to wonder how and why
Just saw the news about Leon ‘Vader’ White. He was the scariest heel to me as a 12-year-old fan, but I still marked out like crazy when he beat Sting for the belt in Dublin https://t.co/xiSk0tLRM6
I’ve watched four films since yesterday on the trials and tribulations of parenthood and it’s all a bit much
I held out for the longest time but now I use Siri for one thing: setting timers for the kitchen
Ships full of migrants turned away from ports; concentration camps… I didn’t think I’d live to see this history repeated so soon
Enjoy TakeOver, wrestle friends. I’ll watch it tomorrow when I’m awake
A useful summary of that other big screenwriting book (the first one being Robert McKee’s Story, which I’ve had for decades but never finished).
I’m only watching Sleepwalkers for Clovis the attack cat
It’s Bloomsday; you know what that means https://t.co/cL2BaxiDpa
“Writing makes you not like yourself very much, I’m afraid. I think anyone would feel the same if they’d looked that deeply into themselves for a couple of years. I’m having to rebuild that now, my acceptance and liking of myself, because I’ve so examined myself from so many angles in such an unflattering way.”
RIP Dirty Den https://t.co/3UcQfjvYEV
The irony of Glinner dismissing men who call him out on his transphobic bullshit when he is himself a man is not lost on anyone here
So I bought a ticket to WrestleRama 2. I’m hoping OTT have cleaned up their act this time. And at least it’s not at the Tivoli
My favourite wrestler throws the first pitch at a Japanese baseball game. What could go wrong? https://t.co/BxvA0IaiYi
Only three: the Evil Dead reboot, ‘cause it was nasty rubbish; The Driller Killer and Ryuhei Kitamura’s Versus, ‘cause I was bored https://t.co/xcpkH5JDqW
First rain in a couple of weeks today and the air is filled with petrichor. That’s a word I literally just looked up now
Bee playing Jurassic World Evolution: “I’m not rage quitting, I’m taking a frustration break”
So what’s this about KUSHIDA wrestling in Dublin in August? Ah go on, so
Glinner: I haven’t said anything about trans people! But I’ll dog-whistle compare them to rapists and murderers. Woof?!
If this is what the new Low album (Double Negative, out in September) actually sounds like, it might be the best thing they’ve ever done.
The force (hay fever) is strong with this one (me)
“Good guy/bad guy narratives might not possess any moral sophistication, but they do promote social stability, and they’re useful for getting people to sign up for armies and fight in wars with other nations. Their values feel like morality, and the association with folklore and mythology lends them a patina of legitimacy, but still, they don’t arise from a moral vision. They are rooted instead in a political vision, which is why they don’t help us deliberate, or think more deeply about the meanings of our actions. Like the original Grimm stories, they’re a political tool designed to bind nations together.” [c/o LinkMachineGo]
Don’t really care what Corey Graves says about CM Punk since he was such an arsehole to Charly Caruso on the way out of NXT
Dominion was brilliant! Kenny Omega finally did it! And Hiromu won the junior title again! Happy days!
I always talk about films I have watched, so let me tell you about a couple I didn’t watch, bailing after the first few minutes of each. More…
A fantastic repository for would-be screenwriters or anyone interested in the making of film.
OK, I’m interested. No idea where to start, mind.
Another two-player tabletop game for the list.
JR and the King doing commentary for Mid-South in 1983 is kind of blowing my mind right now
Secure your accounts, friends. And maybe report these arseholes harassing Jes, who is good people https://t.co/uJXVbvL1KW
Apple’s Reminders app has been crash-tastic for me since the new iOS update this week. Anyone else?
Real-life locations, or approximations thereof, crop up in a lot of slice-of-life anime (and the manga it’s often adapted from), which is no small part of why the genre appeals to me.
Glad to see everyone enjoyed Nick Cave last night. I saw a bat in our garden, which might have also been Nick Cave in fairness
Devil Master's 'Inhabit the Corpse' (s'one mentioned it on ILX) and Tigue's 'Strange Paradise' (via another rabbit hole), both on Bandcamp https://t.co/ew1i4FFHmH
Spinning the new Black Spirituals double LP this morning and it does not surprise me they’ve played with Dead Neanderthals
Paul Ford with the best summation of the cryptocurrency phenomenon I’ve yet read. Paul's right about a lot of things. Except this.
Bank holidays are great except for the rest of the week when you forget what day it is and neglect to put out the recycling
How long has it been since a summer blockbuster that genuinely excited almost everyone? Fury Road, maybe?
This thread is applicable to so much: Love Boaters, welfare ‘fraud’, you name it https://t.co/ovogYpiM2N
Yeah yeah it’s the Steamed Hams meme but this version wins the prize for Best Thing. Though I will admit it’s given a run for its money by Steamed Hams but it’s the French New Wave.
I wouldn’t go by their pronunciation guide (the language can be spoken with considerable difference depending on what part of the country you’re in) but this is a nice appreciation of Irish vocabulary. I wish I spoke Irish, but school ruined that for me, and I have no drive to learn it now.
Saw a 50th anniversary screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey last night. ‘Phenomenal’ is the only word for it
These are not pranks; it's terrorism enabled by a militarised police https://t.co/d3oPO9Sbtk
He’s really done it all, hasn’t he?
I just like the parts where his eyes bug and he shouts a lot, if I’m honest. [c/o LinkMachineGo]
No one else saying Cannibal Corpse? I can't abide the lyrics but the music on those early albums is phenomenal https://t.co/rUBWCw0EyJ
April was quiet enough. I enjoyed WrestleMania weekend, even if I wasn’t moved to write much about it. My Twitter thread is here, though you might need the context of the show itself to follow along. As always, the NXT TakeOver show was the highlight.
As I mentioned previously, April saw a few actual trips to the cinema for me, to see Rampage, Lu Over the Wall and The Breadwinner, the last of which is one of my favourite films of the year thus far.
I started upping my rate of movies watched in May, which I’ll elaborate on in a separate post. I’ve also been watching more streaming TV as of late. More…