The town of Big Cabbage, theoretically the last place any sensible person would want to visit, was nevertheless popular throughout the summer because of the attraction of Brassica World and the Cabbage Research Institute, whose students were the first to get a cabbage to a height of five hundred yards propelled entirely by its own juices. Nobody asked why they felt it was necessary to do this, but that was science for you, and, of course, students.
Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett, p 278
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Posted at 7:00 AM 17 September 2014
Bouquet
They strive upward together,
Longing for mop heads!

Bouquet

They strive upward together,

Longing for mop heads!

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Posted at 1:49 PM 11 September 2014
Uncertainty is always uncertain, but the difficulty with people who rely on systems is that they begin to believe that nearly everything is in some way a system and therefore, sooner or later, they become bureaucrats.
— Lu-Tze, in Terry Pratchett’s Raising Steam, p 102
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Posted at 7:00 AM 02 August 2014
I’m alewife.  Nobody worry ‘bout me.

I’m alewife.  Nobody worry ‘bout me.

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Posted at 3:04 PM 13 July 2014
Hitherto unnoticed relationship between the Society for Creative Anachronisms and the Monkees.

Hitherto unnoticed relationship between the Society for Creative Anachronisms and the Monkees.

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Posted at 12:07 PM 11 July 2014
Vacancies can provoke discord! 
(Photo of Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY.)

Vacancies can provoke discord! 

(Photo of Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY.)

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Posted at 1:26 PM 02 July 2014

Evidently, I am not indispensable to fandom

The other night, I came up with the line:

One does not simply warg into Hodor.

It was a variation to a comment on walking into him that I’d seen. I felt very clever, as it nicely sums up the implications of Bran Stark’s repeated takings-over of the big guy.

So I went to a search engine to see if anybody else had come up with this, and not only were there dozens of hits, there was already somebody selling shirts with it.

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Posted at 4:18 PM 23 June 2014
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just john remixing Negativland - The Letter and The Numeral

The Letter and The Numeral is my second response to Negativland’s release of their master tracks for their single ‘the letter U and the numeral 2’ for the likes of us to remix.

This is more sample-oriented, using some Ableton tricks.

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Posted at 9:41 PM 21 June 2014

Turnaround Time

I gotta wonder.

When the Yo app was introduced, how long did it take for somebody to release an Oy one?  Hours?  Minutes?

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Posted at 3:38 PM 20 June 2014
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just john, remixing Negativland - The Letter U and the Numeral 2 -- jj remix

In honor of Casey Kasem’s passing, Negativland have released their master tracks for their single ‘the letter U and the numeral 2’ for the likes of us to remix.

This is my effort, not all that inventive, but that spoken version of the lyrics just cracks me up.

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Posted at 11:59 PM 19 June 2014

Game of Thrones S4 finale

That skeleton attack? 

It was the first thing in this entire series that looked and felt like something right out of a D&D module.

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Posted at 12:39 AM 16 June 2014
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Posted at 12:12 PM 14 June 2014
… and people wonder why we Comcast customers are so pissed off.
Actually, that’s a total lie.  Nobody wonders that.  People who don’t have Comcast don’t care, and those of us who do don’t have to wonder.

… and people wonder why we Comcast customers are so pissed off.

Actually, that’s a total lie.  Nobody wonders that.  People who don’t have Comcast don’t care, and those of us who do don’t have to wonder.

(via hugonebula)

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Posted at 1:30 PM 13 June 2014
The Universe is trying to tell me something.
This is on Main Street of Poughkeepsie, NY.  It was the “House of Cards” and I used to shop there, decades ago.

The Universe is trying to tell me something.

This is on Main Street of Poughkeepsie, NY.  It was the “House of Cards” and I used to shop there, decades ago.

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Posted at 4:23 PM 10 June 2014

That Room

That Room:  just john: vox, keyboards / Warp Drive: guitar, vox / BradG: bass / Ignatz Plutonium: drums

Recorded in 1988, in just john’s living room in an industrial park in Seymour, CT, using cheap mics and consumer tape deck

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Posted at 9:37 PM 09 June 2014