Hannibal Buress's comedy is as if the universe is truly made up of harmonic frequencies and he secretly discovered the source of one of those frequencies - the comedy one. And now he's just strumming those strings and riding that harmonic wave all the way to the comedy bank.
THOSE WHO CAN'T WRITE
notes on anything
23 March 2021
31 January 2021
By A. Nomimas
23 July 2020
09 April 2020
Possible gerrymandering solution (for Texas)
"No Congressional district may be drawn so that it consists of more than one [or two] partial counties."
19 November 2019
You think it's gone now but it pops up in random places.
23 October 2019
09 July 2018
28 May 2018
13 May 2018
02 May 2018
19 November 2017
Expansion is Existence
26 October 2017
The Ramones are the most overrated underrated band in the history of music.
20 December 2015
26 September 2015
03 May 2015
"______ will hurt the economy"
21 April 2015
16 March 2015
From the Department of "Being Like Frank Luntz Except Not Evil:"
Plain and simple just call them "Science Deniers."
17 February 2015
14 February 2015
06 February 2015
There is no such thing as 'bad art.'
There is only good art and art that is not good yet.
14 December 2014
Red Hot Blues blues
[red hot blooz blooz] noun
1. (used with a plural verb) the despondency acquired from opening a bag of Garden of Eatin' Red Hot Blues and then discovering the lack of the spicy red powder on nearly all the chips!
e.g. "I might as well have bought the regular flavor blue chips.... f' it"
08 December 2014
The Dream of the 90s is alive in...
15 June 2014
06 May 2014
Infinite v. Finite
This maybe why architecture is doomed. Even good architects get swept up in their superior quality and make too much of the same thing with complete disregard to scale.
06 April 2014
01 April 2014
08 March 2014
Excerpt from somewhere on the internet:
"I work with heavy Rhino models a lot. I've noticed no significant slow down- I guess it depends how you bring it into Max though. After a lot of testing different formats etc, I use a Rhinoscript to export each layer as an obj file (highest geometry settings). I use a Maxscript to batch import all these into Max because I find it works best with "import as single mesh" ticked. Add an Edit Mesh and Auto Edge Visibility everything, add a Map Scaler OSM modifier set to 1m and it's all good to go. There's a couple of extra steps I do, but that's the basics, works great."
05 March 2014
Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI)
26 February 2014
09 February 2014
There really isn't much else to dynamics of the markets. Fear of loss causes the drops and Boredom fuels the rise. That's why talk of 'hurting' or 'destroying' economies is BS. There will always be an economy of some sort as long as people have fear or get bored.
Architecture is Bliss
19 May 2013
The Four Corners of the Room
Non-Binding Anonymous Conscience Vote
10 February 2013
Poetry for Urban Designers
When in a hurry to a meeting I will never remember, were
the moments from lives just unparralleled, unforgetable:
The first time I heard your laugh.
The first time I saw your coat.
The first time I saw your scarf.
The first time I saw your face.
The first time I looked into your eyes.
The first time you smiled at me.
I will never know your name
but I do know the overpass
of where none of these moments will ever happen.
10 June 2012
03 February 2012
Into The Least Crowded Space
29 January 2012
23 January 2012
The useful Mormon
17 January 2012
13 November 2011
They call it the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" but I think "Plastistan" would be a better name to use in an advocacy/publicity campaign.
14 October 2011
16 September 2011
20 July 2011
27 June 2011
18 June 2011
The Pyramids, Giza, Egypt
28 May 2011
The Sweet Spot
22 May 2011
1. Keep posts simple.
a. Block use of large fancy images.
b. Block the manipulation of html like text and background colors.
Essentially make a simple template that doesn't vary greatly between posts, just gives the pertinent information. Short, succinct, and fair.
21 May 2011
20 May 2011
'Ground Transportation' at Newark
On my return flight to the US of A, I made a stop in NYC. I went via Newark airport. From previous experience I knew that the NJT rail line into Manhattan was a convenient one. But had I not known that from before, I would have ended up seeing buses as my only option to get to NYC.
The reason for that is because at the exit of Newark International, where you see the sign for 'Ground Transportation' the arrow points to the right - THE EXACT OPPOSITE DIRECTION of the rail line station to Manhattan which has no sign at that juncture. The bus ride costs $5 more than the train and is far less comfortable. Does NJ Transit know people get funneled away to the private bus and limo services like that?
[Update: Looking at the generic comments that this post collected, there is obviously money to be made by hiding the comfort of NJ Transit's smooth rail ride straight into Penn Station and duping people into paying more for a bumpy bus ride.]
19 May 2011
I'm a Tovo supporter... but... I can't get over those signs. Is it just me or does that ovoid shape look like the Pork logo?
It's always too easy to criticize and I'm no stranger to the pitfalls of attempting novel graphic design. Maybe it's successful in the category of getting any attention is good attention. Maybe it's even a winning idea. It's eye catching, right?
Or hell, maybe the fella who designed her sign is the same one working for the Pork Council and he just got his project files mixed up. That would explain this:
16 May 2011
Is Healthcare A Right?
I DON'T believe universal healthcare is a right, I just think it's a GOOD IDEA.
The whole point of insurance is to have as large a population as possible participating so as to blunt the impact of a tragedy to any one individual. What could be a larger population than all of the United States?
Moreover I would ask: Isn't making a profit on the failing health of others immoral? Especially in a gambling format?
A universal healthcare system would not only save lives it would save some souls as well.
14 May 2011
08 March 2011
02 February 2011
10 June 2010
13 January 2010
12 June 2009
21 January 2009
Why Are the Democrats So Dumb? (Sadly, A Multi-Part Series)
17 October 2008
The Definition of Economics:
Economics is the study of all the middlemen between the sun and the food on your table.
14 September 2008
The Corporate Hinge
We all know the six simple machines as defined in the classical era. I just discovered the existence of a seventh. I was trying to repair my trash can with mechanical top and foot lever. What I found was amazing: the hinge broke because it was a thinned out piece of plastic attached to two struts. That is, the plastic was thinned out at the middle so it could bend. That's it. It acts as a hinge. Bending thin plastic is how I used to intentionally break pieces of model kits off the sprues. I can do nothing but salute the inventors of this new machine, the Seventh Simple, designed to work until it breaks!! Awe!
12 September 2008
Why Are the Democrats So Dumb? (Sadly, A Multi-Part Series)
According to USGS estimates the Artic National Wildlife Refuge contains no more than 16 billion barrels of oil. The United States consumes 21 million barrels per day. That means at best ANWR can provide America's need for two years. The Democrats should talk about a 100 year oil plan. Any idiot can accept that we'll be needing oil 100, 200, even 500 years from now. So if neo-cons are really fiscally responsible conservatives, shouldn't ANWR be America's PIGGY BANK? "If you think things are bad now what will the future hold?" we should ask. One day oil will be worth $500 a barrel. That's the time to break the piggy.
22 February 2008
- Single Payer just sounds streamlined and efficient. Something the lowest common denominator can comprehend.
- I'm not an expert but I think Single Payer would end the custom of getting health insurance through employers. I think this could be sold as fewer things employers and employees have to worry about.
- This is also the system employed by Canada. It doesn't seem so scary if the quiet neighbor to the north isn't complaining.
22 October 2007
My Favorite Female Vocalists
10 November 2006
The opposite of Schadefruede.
But what is the "opposite" of German?
- Those Who Can't Write
06 October 2006
I like to read myself write.
Ok, I'll admit it. Sometimes I just like to read myself write.