January 2023 Notes

Hey chief, let’s talk, why not?

Happy New Year

Huracán Ramírez

It’s the end of money. Everybody put your money in the fire.

Dr. Red Duke

The guy who “operated” on JFK basically went back out and told the authorities “that hombre’s dead, amigos”, and then went on to build Life Flight, and was a household name for years, going on TV, telling people to exercise instead of taking pills.

Dr. Red Duke
I’m Dr. Red Duke

The crickets and the rust-beetles scuttled among the nettles of the sage thicket. “Vámonos, amigos,” he whispered, and threw the busted leather flintcraw over the loose weave of the saddlecock.

80% opium, 20% sasparilla

DON’T SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER

Super Potato, Nagoya, Japan
Super Potato Nagoya

Gunpei Yokoi said “The Nintendo way of adapting technology is not to look for the state of the art but to utilize mature technology that can be mass-produced cheaply.” He articulated his philosophy of “Lateral Thinking of Withered Technology” (枯れた技術の水平思考, “Kareta Gijutsu no Suihei Shikō”)

Meikoya, Nagoya, Japan
Meikoya Nagoya

Gunpei Yokoi – Do these playworlds really need to be that photorealistic, I wonder? I actually consider it more of a minus if the graphics are too realistic. There’s a similar line of thinking in the entertainment world—using soft focus lenses when women are filmed, for instance. When that is done, each person can project their own conception of “beautiful” onto the woman being filmed, and everyone will see their own personal Venus.

beautiful woman

What do you look forward to most about our return to pre-industrial times? For me it’s dodging horse shit as I walk down the street to my job at the blacksmith.

yes
we can use wooden tyres to avoid flats
and go back to the caves to avoid landlord

Rhymed Marathon with Parallelogram

cat looking at fish in a big jar

touch typing is the most in demand skill. i have a friend who makes $160k, he did a touch typing bootcamp.

I’m falling for the learn to type meme. What’s the best way to make money? Should I do Mavis Beacon or Typesy Typing?

I’ll withhold judgement until I hear the opinion of a white guy with glasses.

Ahh Jesus wept, I love it. Go trip the light fantastic, cut the rug for me, Jimmy!

Lift with your legs, not your back.

David Bowie with Jeff Beck – The Jean Genie – Hammersmith Odeon – London – 3rd July 1973

“the irradiation of positive energy of a person. Hence ‘funk’ in American jazz parlance can mean earthiness, a return to fundamentals”.

After reading the material Hyman had compiled for the book, Durante commented on it: “COLOSSAL, GIGANTIC, MAGNANIMOUS, and last but not first, AURORA BOREALIS.”

gradeschool folkway

Mount Nemrut in Southern Turkey

Proclus, Dardanus, Orpheus the Thracian, Gog the Grecian, Germa the Babylonian

Probably give them food or wine, but certainly not render unto them what is Caesars.

All the beauty of a bird without the sadness of a cage.

See what you can accomplish when there are no women around to distract you?

Kutchan Town Hokkaido, Eiji Ohashi

Notice the old guy shoveling snow. The youth are inside watching anime.