Category Archives: Media (Texts/Music/Movies etc)

Caveat: Movie Madness

Wayne Pealo, Arthur's friend and Keith's brother-in-law who visited the last few weeks, is handy with one of those video-making tools. He made a "movie trailer" about his visit to Rockpit (Arthur's name for his "Estate" here). It's pretty cool. … Continue reading

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Caveat: Yáahl

Yáahl Yáahl uu st'igáalaan, hal st'i'áwyaagaan. 'Wáadluu xíl hal tlaahláayaan. Gut'iláa k'íit k'uts hal ts'asláangaan. 'Wáadluu sáng kwáan hal néilaan gyaan hal 'lagáalaan Asgáayst hal xitgwáangaan táawk uu hal diyáangaan. 'Wáadluu, chíin kwáan gándlaay aa hal táagaan. Hal sk'ísdlaayaan gyaan … Continue reading

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Caveat: harta de sentir

Lo que estoy escuchando en este momento. Control Machete – De Perros Amores. The video is weird, creepy, and borderline NSFW. That said, it's a scene from the eponymous movie for which this song is the title track. La calidad … Continue reading

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Caveat: para llevarme lejos

El viento en la isla El viento es un caballo: óyelo cómo corre por el mar, por el cielo. Quiere llevarme: escucha cómo recorre el mundo para llevarme lejos. Escóndeme en tus brazos por esta noche sola, mientras la lluvia … Continue reading

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Caveat: Foki Afa Galande

What I'm listening to right now. Heilung, "Krigsgaldr." This looks like part of some weird Scandinavian neo-Paganist thing. But it is interesting. I find these "back-to-roots" European nativist movements culturally intriguing, but feel it's regrettable the way they get coopted … Continue reading

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Caveat: We all came out to Montreux

I recently learned that the famous classic rock song, "Smoke On The Water," by British rockers Deep Purple, was written about events at Montreux, Switzerland, which took place there in 1971 at the same time that the famous Russian-American author … Continue reading

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Caveat: Party just for you

Childish Gambino (AKA Donald Glover) has a new song / video out. It's quite remarkable, and has received high critical praise from important media™. There is a detailed parsing of the video and song at Huffington Post, for example. It's … Continue reading

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Caveat: ancient animation

This movie is 107 years old. It is a self-depiction one of the inventors of animation, in the process of doing his inventing. [daily log: not feeling well at all]

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Caveat: el mundo sí es así

My friend Bob asked me if I could help him make sense of the lyrics to this 18th century Mexican musical composition. Unfortunately I don't think I was much use. Anyway it was interesting to try, and interesting to see … Continue reading

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Caveat: Бу айыллыбыт / Арылы халлаан алын өттүгэр

Бу айыллыбыт Арылы халлаан алын өттүгэр Куордаах эттээх, Куодаһыннаах уҥуохтаах, Оһол-охсуһуу доҕордоох, Иирээн-илбис энээрдээх, Ириҥэ мэйиилээх, Иһэгэй куттаах, Икки атахтаах үөскээн тэнийдин диэн, Анысханнаах арҕаа халлааннаах, Иэйиэхситтээх илин халлааннаах, Соллоҥноох соҕуруу халлааннаах, Холоруктаах хоту халлааннаах, Үллэр муора үрүттээх, Түллэр муора … Continue reading

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Caveat: the testaments they told

What I'm listening to right now. The Chainsmokers (with Coldplay), "Something Just Like This." The video is "unofficial," but cute and sappy. This was a song chosen by one of my middle-school CC classes recently. I'm letting them choose their … Continue reading

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Caveat: What would Justinian have done?

I had a flu some weeks back, and I feel I have not ever really recovered. This whole week I have slept at least two hours longer than my normal sleep time each night, which for me a reliable sign … Continue reading

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Caveat: scrambling over the wall to the other side

Apparently Ursula Le Guin has died.  I thought she might not. She seemed a forever type of person. But actually everyone dies. She was a great writer. And a philosopher, though not in the conventional sense. I don't need to … Continue reading

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Caveat: Cthulupalooza

The internet wins the day. It turns out that H.P. Lovecraft's apocalyptically-themed poem "Nemesis" is a perfect metrical fit for Billy Joel's "Piano Man." And then someone made it happen. What I'm listening to right now. Julian Velard, "Nemesis" – … Continue reading

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Caveat: Eiffelgators

Another picture in what seems to be turning into a series of student artwork inspired by my whiteboard cartoon alligators. There seems to be a sort of competition emerging among the youngest cohort of students, as to who can present … Continue reading

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Caveat: America Jumps the Shark

The phrase “jump the shark” is a contemporary idiom that means that moment when something that was for a long time a serious artistic undertaking is transformed into a kind of parody of itself, as the work’s creators pursue novelty. … Continue reading

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Caveat: oh my God, an ill reindeer

What I'm listening to right now. Run-DMC, "Christmas in Hollis." From 1987. Wow. Lyrics. It was December 24th on Hollis Ave in the darkWhen I seen a man chilling with his dog in the parkI approached very slowly with my … Continue reading

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Caveat: Aesthetica in vivo

What I'm listening to right now. A Capella Science, "Evo-Devo (Despacito Biology Parody)." This song is truly awesome. It's evolutionary biology. It's poetry. It's music. It's all in a package, like the miracle of life, itself. For the prototype of … Continue reading

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Caveat: Ice Cream In Hell

Sometimes, it can be interesting to try to look at the world from a truly different perspective. For example, how does ice cream see the world? How about ice cream that's dropped a few hits of acid and suffers some … Continue reading

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Caveat: Some People

"People on the side of The People always ended up disappointed, in any case. They found that The People tended not to be grateful or appreciative or forward-thinking or obedient. The People tended to be small-minded and conservative and not … Continue reading

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