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    UX Designer, Artist,
  • About my avatar
    Joe Pera Talks With You!
  • Favorite movies
    The Station Agent, Lars and the Real Girl, 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 days, Magnolia, Trainspotting, Rushmore, I Heart Huckabees, Amelie, Etre et Avoir (To Be and To Have), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation, The Up Series, Andrei Roublev, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Napoleon Dynamite, Dogville, The Idiots, The Son, etc etc....
  • Favorite music
    Sufjan Stevens, Iron and Wine, Damien Jurado, Belle and Sebastien, The Go! Team, Beirut, Van Morrison, Marc Cohn, Hem, Ray LaMontagne, Pedro the Lion, Sigur Ros, Antlers, The Postal Service, The Twilight Sad, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Bill Callahan, Neutral Milk Hotel, The National, Josh Ritter, Max Richter, Fredrik, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dan Deacon, Bon Iver, Beck, BARR, Andrew Bird
  • Favorite creative writing
    Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - Annie Dillard, Travelling Mercies - Anne Lamott, Silence - Shusako Endo, Orthodoxy - G.K. Chesterton, The Little Prince - Antoine de St. Exupery, The Giggler Treatment - Roddy Doyle, Lord of the Rings, Walking on Water - Madeleine L'Engle, The Christian Mind - Harry Blamires, Trickster Makes This World - Lewis Hyde, Pobby and Dingan - Ben Rice,
  • Favorite visual art
    Miranda July, Guy Ben-Ner, Tim Etchells, Erwin Wurm, John Wood and Paul Harrison, Christian Jankowski, Oliver Herring. David Shrigley, Nedko Solakov, Walton Ford, Andy Goldsworthy

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  1. I'm wondering if any of you fine folks are on Clubhouse. I'd love to connect there. This is a pretty good article if you're curious about it: https://www.wired.com/story/inside-clubhouse-audio-app-paul-davison-rohan-seth/ It feels different from any other social media I've every experienced.
  2. yank_eh


    Why Does Christopher Nolan Want ‘Tenet’ in Theaters Next Month?
  3. 1) Maybe I was less forgiving because I binged the season in ~3 days, but about halfway through I found almost everyone really annoying. I haven't figured out if it was the acting, the writing, the direction, or something else. I'm leaning toward the direction. Whatever the case, I'm really glad they got Anthony Hopkins (even if it seems a slightly tired role for him); his is the only performance I really admired. 2) That all said, I'm surprised your take was so much more positive, and I'm curious which you think is the one exception! Only one?? Logan? Sylvester? Felix Lutz? Sizemore? Ther
  4. Some interesting thoughts here on Borat's 10th anniversary and its relationship to the current Trump-influenced cultural / political climate. And on satire's inevitable "Now what?" question and the increasing tendency of shows like Last Week Tonight to end with a Call To Action.
  5. Anybody else watched this yet? I loved it. Isaac was superb, imo, and there were plenty of other very good performances, although the parade of Wire actors was a bit distracting at times for me. Their familiarity worked against what Zoller Seitz draws attention to above. I was able to care for the (what would normally be) auxiliary characters to the extent that they felt like real people; every Wire face was a too-hard-to-ignore reminder that they were not.
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    Future Islands

    I was surprised to see no one talking about this performance here. I can't stop watching it. http://youtu.be/1Ee4bfu_t3c I can't remember a front-man performance as mesmerizing as this. Part of the fun for me (and friends) is trying to come up with adequate hybrid descriptions: Tom Jones + Henry Rollins + a pigeon Carlton (from Fresh Prince of Bel Air) + Kevin Spacey + Beelzebub Rick Astley + Burt Reynolds + Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons) William Shatner + Tom Waits + Aerobics Instructor How can a single song/performance bring together so many disparate influences
  7. Anyone have any thoughts on the significance of the title?
  8. Some might argue Electronic Music (insofar as it is a genre) could compete for that title. Baths Bibio Boards of Canada Bonobo Disclosure DJ Koze James Blake Jon Hopkins Atoms for Peace Daft Punk That's a really good batch of albums.
  9. Here are a bunch of albums I like a lot, so far: Junip - Junip The National - Trouble Will Find Me Alpoko Don - The Ol' Soul EP Josh Ritter - The Beast in its Tracks Ballake Sissoko - At Peace Baths - Obsidian Bonobo - The North Borders Rhye - Woman Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg (My guilty pleasure. I suspect the pleasure will diminish with time but I like this candy right now.) Foxygen - We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic Olafur Arnalds - For Now I am Winter Want/need to listen more: The Uncluded, Parquet Courts, Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer, My Bloody Valent
  10. Official release is tomorrow. I just wanted a place to share this -- http://storify.com/kevangilbert/what-yeezus-says -- and there didn't appear to be an existing thread.
  11. SDG, would you mind sharing a URL to your final list?
  12. My 2012 favorites in alphabetical order, which works out well because the first two are in a league of their own and I don't want to rank the rest: Alt-J - An Awesome Wave Anais Mitchell - Young Man in America Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe Damien Jurado - Maraqopa Father John Misty - Fear Fun Japandroids - Celebration Rock JBM - Stray Ashes mewithoutYou - Ten Stories Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again Stealing Sheep - Into the Diamond Sun Some honorable mentions: Cat Power, Sarah Jaffe, Boom Bip and Charlie White, Max Richter, Kanaku y el Tigre, Old Time Machine
  13. I'll second 7 Wonders. Haven't played Android but recently played Infiltration, which is a spin-off and it was pretty enjoyable. Played Lord of the Rings (or maybe it was the hobbit version) once and it was alright but not my cup of tea. Here are a few more that I've been playing that I just added to the Favorite Board Games thread: Snake Oil (4 - 9 players)(more of a party game than a "board" game) - Similar to Apples to Apples, in that you choose word-cards from your hand and are trying to get your selection chosen by the player who is "it" this round, but instead of just needing
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