Current short-term musical earworm:
Kim Carnes, Crazy In The Night, 1985
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Got around to reading the Reply All episode about Foxconn coming to Mount Pleasant, WI, ft. one "Kelly", one of my council-watching spiritual kindred: https://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-all/132-negative-mount-pleasant#episode-player
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Oh! The bits about everything staying the same, keeping the sun going forever, etc.—reminded me of Charlie Stross's novella (novelette? whatever) "Palimpsest", where there is a secret time travel agency called the Stasis who keep Earth, and life on Earth, going long, long past its lifespan. Great sensawunda deep time shit.
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I looked it up again because I saw some people on Twitter discussing how they liked its optimism, but I'm surprised that's what they took away from it because to me it's extremely ambivalent.
Juice's speech at the end about New York reminded me of this (much darker) piece on Motherboard, "An Incomplete Timeline of What We Tried": https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xwvgeq/an-incomplete-timeline-of-what-we-tried
Also, THAT'S a good use of fancy shmancy multimedia "interactive" web design longread shit (as per my earlier rant https://twitter.com/neville_park/status/1071488250622169088)
Okay, so I finally got around to…reading? "17776" (https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football).
I really liked it and I'd LOVE to know what the original pitch was.
gene wolfe in the streets, clive barker in the sheets
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