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stuff i consumed: july 2020

Here’s some stuff I managed to consume in the last month. Keep taking care of yourselves. Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Try to laugh as much as possible. ♥

Ho99o9, Children of the Void

Miles Klee, Can We Admit Some Things Are Better Now?

Jeff Passan, ‘You can’t just not do it.’ Inside baseball’s mixed response to social justice movement, and what’s next

Charles Holmes, Juvenile’s 400 Degrees of Fine Furniture

emmymadeinjapan, Circus Peanut Salad

Cut, Ernie Designs a Tattoo for His Mom

Miles Klee, Coronavirus Is Killing Our Memory


Here’s some stuff I refrained from posting on the internet until now! I hope you’re alive and well! I hope you’re doing your best! I hope you’re donating to mutual aid funds when you’re able! I hope you know I love you!

every morning i wake up with the legs of a brand new baby deer instead of the human legs i went to sleep with

being enthusiastic about a band’s newest thing is fine and being enthusiastic about a band’s oldest thing is fine, but the stuff in the middle is sketchier. being enthusiastic about a band’s 2nd newest thing? EMBARRASSING

might fuck around and be completely demoralized by attempting human communication

someday i’m gonna end up fuck-all punch drunk in the middle of the night and i’m gonna order some GOd FORSAKED $300 knit weighted blanket and a $90 candle and a commercial food service amount of kellogg granola and raisins and some sort of $20 soft bag to carry a book in my purse wothout sullying it bc the tabs are just hanging out open in safari and i am weak-willed and easily confused

someone told my sister i was QUOTE A HOOT UNQUOTE

i was once bullied into promising not to tell stories that ended with me crying anymore by two men, which was partly afffectation and partly just like, who i am as a person, but you know what… fuck that. cry at the end of every story!! create your own mythos!! fuck off, boys!!!!

marriage, to me, is scream-laughing while you and your partner fight to lick each other’s faces as a form of hilarious torture and also conflict resolution

i really like that the internet started naming things by just removing the letter e, that was a good innovation tbh

my ok go playlist ended without me noticing today because spotify autoplays similar stuff but then suddenly, like the sudden realization that someone is in your house, i was like… BEN GGGGGIBBARD??????

u ever wish u could just drop dead at the exact second u think about it? it would solve SO many problems and create so many new ones!

I’m still out here using Twitter at incomprehensible intervals — @ashrocketship — so you know… Don’t miss out on that either.

tunesday: august 2020

a square image of glitching sky and clouds that reads august 2020

listen on spotify

totally top three: july 2020

It’s August! 2020! Holy fucking shit! Hi! This is your reminder to please donate to mutual aid funds if you’re able! Wash your hands! Wear a mask! Stay safe! Stay sane! I love you! A lot!

The only thing I had the energy to watch this month is a Fox TV show about baseball that was canceled in 2016. Well, I also watched a lot of hockey when it came back and a couple of baseball games, but stuff with an emotional arc? Plot? Don’t know ’em, couldn’t handle them if I did. Anyway, we did watch most of Pitch and genuinely loved it and the only reason we haven’t finished it is because we’re trying to ~savor what we have. I can’t believe this wasn’t a huge hit, every moment of it is pretty great and everyone is beautiful and also baseball? What’s not to like?

My two most listened playlists in July were Aspen Aspen‘s Black Country Matters and Jeremy Andrew Hunter (aka Ska Tune Network)’s LGBTQ SKA BANDS because they both rip and have introduced me to a bunch of artists I wouldn’t have probably otherwise found. One of the best things about Spotify aside from The Algorithm is that if I have an errant thought about a playlist I want to hear, there is already one waiting for me. These two are some of the best I’ve heard this year. (Yes, ska is good, actually. Shut it.)

The Old Guard was really fun! I liked all the characters and the universe it built and I thought the action was all pretty fun and the setup for a sequel was solid. I’d definitely watch another two hours of Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne kicking absolute ass with an occasional detour where two incredibly beautiful men say deeply loving and romantic things to each other if it was available to me.

And three to look forward to…

syed m. masood, more than just a pretty face   kiesza, crave   open 24 hours

stuff i consumed: july 2020

Here’s some stuff I consumed in the last month. Keep taking care of yourselves. Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Try to laugh as much as possible. ♥

Arun Srinivasan, NHL misses the mark entirely with performative gestures regarding Black lives

Miles Klee, The Gun-Toting St. Louis Couple Are the New ‘American Gothic’

Eduardo C. Corral, “Córdoba”

s.e. smith, What If Accessibility Was Also Inclusive?

Buon-A-Petitti, Italian Grandma Makes Pork Milanese

NHL, 5-on-3 Shorthanded Goals in NHL History

Natasha Cloud, Your Silence Is a Knee on My Neck

Luke Winkie, Inside the Community of Men Who Fuck Themselves

Katy Schneider and Jane Starr Drinkard, The Look Book Goes to the Jamaica Post Office

Ben Meisner, I’m Not Connor McDavid [cw: suicide]