Vodulas

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Vodulas,

Do you mean Tiny Desk or Khruangbin has jumped the shark? If it is Tiny Desk, not sure how showing live music could jump the shark

Vodulas,

Tiny desk has had very big names on before and managed to not jump the shark. Lizzo, Moby, The Cranberries, and a lot more. The fortunate thing is that the chance for enshittification is pretty low since it is publically funded. It is possible when Bob Boilen moves on it could take a turn, but the people below him seem to be pretty passionate about the same mission.

Vodulas,

Sure, but things from NPR are especially resilient to that thanks to the public broadcast model. Tiny Desk is also particularly sheltered from jumping the shark thanks to the curators that fully understand what they have. Not saying it is impossible, but it is in a pretty good spot on both fronts

Vodulas,

Good to know. I personally think the people around him that came up in the Tiny Desk are still going to be good curators.

Vodulas,

Hahahaha! No, just the shelf and the portal next to the dryer hose

Vodulas,

He is a Pomeranian/husky mix. We just adopted him and his sister about a month ago, and our least confident, but largest cat needed a confidence boost. We gave it to him in the form of putting holes in the walls

https://beehaw.org/pictrs/image/6e51e5f2-4437-4954-90a5-7711ceedb1d6.webp

Vodulas,

They can be kinda loud when they are playing on the ones in the hallway, but that wall is the other side of our closet, so it is mostly muffled thumps. Not enough to keep us awake or wake us up, but loud enough that you can hear when you are awake

Vodulas,

Will do for sure!

Vodulas,
Vodulas,

She jumped up there immediately after we finished cleaning up. I was walking up the stairs and she just looked at me like, “Why are you interrupting my nap?”

Vodulas,

Weird that the author complains about adding a trigger warning. That seems like a good idea rather than just changing the book.

Vodulas,

They signed a petition to NOT bar Israel from Eurovision

Vodulas,

Mostly shelves and portals for cats to traverse walls and floors.

Vodulas,

The dogs don’t really pay attention to them. We put them above their head level, so unless there is a cat on the shelf, they just walk in past. Even then they are not too curious about them, which for us is a good thing. One of our cats (the closer one in that pic) is the biggest scaredy cat, so the shelves and portals have really helped him with being more confident around the new dogs.

Vodulas,

lol, we do put toys up there, but they get immediately removed

Vodulas,

Yup! We keep the dogs in the bedroom at night, and there is a cat portal in the door as well. That way they have 2 exits. I’ll post pics of the stairwell one when we get it done

Vodulas,

Harrell is super anti-homeless. Sadly that sentiment is spilling over into neighboring cities. I am in Burien and it is the same here. They hired a encampment sweeping company with some sketchy contracts and everything

Vodulas,

Hello fellow Burienite!

Waves There are like 3 of us here!

But yup, the director of Burien CARES is super corrupt

Vodulas,

The reveal of “you’re the real monster here” has a good amount of impact but it’s hard to totally land that message when the game offers no alternative.

Yeah, the game lost me at that spot. I tried literally everything I could to avoid it, and a literal invisible wall stopped me. The thing is, the narrative has been done before. Classic Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now, but with a slight twist. It hasn’t been done in games AFAIK, but it takes a deft hand, and Spec Ops failed for me

Vodulas,

A. Stockholm Syndrome is total bullshit.

B. Why is Netflix buying movies? Because they want audiences and to attract subscribers. It is definitely not

that on some level Netflix wants to take these films off the table, so that some of the biggest potential breakout indie hits of the year end up not being audience movies at all?

That would be incredibly silly. “Let’s but these movies so nobody watches them” is not really a logical way to run a business

Is Variety just a glorified blog nowadays? That was filled with so much speculation and just saying stuff is true I can’t believe it is not just an editorial.

Vodulas,

A couple of these quotes come off as pretty condescending. I’m not sure if that is because of lack of context, or just a general failing of the author to see outside their worldview.

This seems to the worst offender.

We teach children how to measure and weigh, but fail to teach them how to revere, how to sense wonder and awe. Modern man fell into the trap of believing all enigmas can be solved and wonder is a form of ignorance. Mankind will not perish for want of information, but for want of appreciation.

So many people around me have an appreciation for life and pass on wonder to their children. I think it is even more prevalent in my non-religious friends.

The rest of them are not as bad, but still don’t sit right with me.

What is, is more than what you see; we are unable to attain insight into the ultimate meaning and purpose of things. We live on the fringe of reality and hardly know how to reach the core. Inaccessible to us are the insights into the nature of ultimate reality.

The author may not realize it, but this is a situation they supposed the answer in advance as they criticized in the first quote. They pre-supposed the existence of an ultimate meaning or that there is an ultimate reality beyond our current understanding.

Even what is revealed is incomplete and in disguise.

I am not sure what they mean by this. Are they claiming there is a supernatural element to everything?

Awe is an act of insight into a meaning greater than ourselves. Knowledge is fostered by curiosity; wisdom is fostered by awe. Awe is the awareness of transcendent meaning; loss of awe is a great blockage to insight.

“The ineffable” is a synonym for hidden meaning rather than for absence of meaning, a dimension so real and sublime that it stuns our ability to adore it. All creative thinking comes out of an encounter with the unknown.

These are both just kind of word salad that is trying to be deep. I could see if it was meant to be poetry, but if it is meant to be philosophy it kind of fails.

It is a fact of profound significance that we can sense more than we can say.

This is a very bold claim. What exactly is it that we can sense but not vocalize?

The world as scrutinized and depicted by science is but a thin surface of the profoundly unknown.

This is the entire basis of science. Science wants to find out the unknown. It is based in curiosity.

I am not trying to criticize belief. As long as your beliefs don’t infringe on other people’s lives, I am a-ok with them. What I am criticizing is the author’s view on non-spiritually minded folks. The quotes presented here make it seem like those of us that aren’t spiritual lack an awe for the world around us, lack curiosity, and lack creativity. That is condescending as hell.

Like I said, I may be missing context, but the quotes as presented rub me the wrong way.

Vodulas,

Right, but if it is against the law for me to have an X on my license, the cops have a reason to use violence. Not playing around with that. I have a couple reasons to go to Florida, but none of them are worth that potential

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