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My musings, thoughts, rants, and discoveries. - Scott Maddock

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I haven't blogged here since 2012. Why am I making a stab at it again?

I realized two things about social media I wanted to get away from. First was that I was often using it as a journal, which is boring and maybe TMI for those platforms. Secondly I was using it too much for my taste, so that I felt like a tool for marketers rather than using social media as a tool for my ends.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weekend Hopping

Yesterday I saw two three hour movies. Avalon in (fake) IMAX and 3d at the Lincoln Square Cinema in Bellevue with my brother and 2012 at the Crest in Shoreline. Avalon was a lot better than I expected, with a simple story line told in a way that had the appeal of Star Wars when it came out, pop philosophy included. Though being appropriate to the times the social commentary was a more evident. I quipped to my brother there will probably be a heavily marketed sequel with vomitous character like jar jar. Until then, enjoy. Seeing a good old fashioned disaster movie, albeit with updated special affects, in an old style theater was apropos. 2012 wasn't nearly the movie, but still very fun and engaging. Again the social commentary is a bit more pronounced than when I watched a lot of disaster flicks in the 70's. I'm not with the perception american citizens only purpose to our officials is to unportestingly support big corporations. Still, don't let that keep you from the movies, it's not like they are waving bloody shirts, rather it seems to be an assumption that corporate rule is an accepted part of the american psyche. It is simply used as a device to make the plot seem believable and current.

When I got home I stumbled across a couple youtube videos I got a kick out of. First I was looking for some Timbuk 3 songs, in particular Cheap Black & White. I did of course find The Future's So Bright, which made me feel quite stupid. It didn't register with me when the tune was a hit that it was about nuclear Armageddon. I ended up going from there to Pat MacDonald (the male half of Timbuk 3 items, and found this post using some old Burlesque footage from the 1930's.

From there to Oh Well by Fleetwood Mac, to another dance video. A less bluesy tune, I Love to Boogie by T Rex with a montage of film clips that really had me chuckling.