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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Sunday (2/19/17) 10:23pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:   The Surveillance State [audiocourse]
Movies:  Keanu
TV:  <none>

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Sunday (2/12/17) 9:35pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:   <none>
Movies:  Ocean Waves, The Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts Program
TV:  Veep [season 1]

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Sunday (2/5/17) 9:35pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  <none>
Movies:  La La Land, Love & Friendship, Rogue One
TV:  <none>

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Sunday (1/29/17) 6:00pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:   Algorithms to Live By
Movies:  <none>
TV:  <none>

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Sunday (1/22/17) 11:55pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:   An Economic History of the World since 1400, Invisible Planets

Movies:  Moana
TV:  <none>

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Sunday (1/15/17) 5:33pm - ... wherein Peter lists his favorite purchases of 2016.

Yup! It's that time again: time for me to go back through the year's purchasing records and compile a list of my favorite things I bought over the last twelve months.

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Monday (1/9/17) 1:25pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  13 Things That Don't Make Sense [audiobook]
Movies:  <none>
TV:  <none>

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Monday (1/2/17) 1:04am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:   America's Bitter Pill
Movies:  <none>
TV:  Sherlock [season 3], Good Eats [season 9]

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Sunday (12/18/16) 7:21pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:   <none>
Movies:   <none>
TV:  Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

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Monday (12/12/16) 4:53pm - ... wherein Peter recovers some hard-drive space.

On Friday, I went down the rabbithole of trying to free up hard-drive space on my MacBook.Collapse )

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Sunday (11/27/16) 6:27pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Agent to the Stars, The Language Hoax [audiobook]
Movies:  <none>
TV:  Key & Peele [season one]

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Monday (11/21/16) 1:45am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:   Prime Directive
Movies:  <none>
TV:  BoJack Horseman [season 1]

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Monday (11/14/16) 1:31am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:   <none>
Movies:   <none>
TV:  Stranger Things [season 1]

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Sunday (10/30/16) 6:11pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  So You've Been Publicly Shamed [audiobook]
Movies:  <none>
TV:  Good Eats [season 8]

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Sunday (10/16/16) 9:31pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  The Drunkard's Walk
Movies:  <none>
TV:  Adam Ruins Everything [season 1], Master of None [season 1]

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Monday (10/10/16) 12:40am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus
Movies:  <none>
TV:  <none>

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Monday (10/3/16) 1:09am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Words on the Move
Movies:  Howl's Moving Castle, X-Men: First Class
TV:  <none>

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Monday (9/19/16) 2:40pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Earth's Changing Climate
Movies:  <none>
TV:  Jessica Jones [season 1]

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Sunday (9/11/16) 10:26pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Roadside Picnic [spoilers]
Movies:  Edge of Tomorrow [spoilers]
TV:  Great Teacher Onizuka (live-action, 1999) [season 1]

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Monday (9/5/16) 5:53pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  <none>
Movies:  Star Trek Beyond
TV:  Galavant [season 2]

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Monday (8/8/16) 5:37pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  How Great Science Fiction Works [audiocourse], Middlemarch, Norwegian Wood
Movies:  <none>
TV:  <none>

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Monday (8/1/16) 12:44am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Redshirts [audiobook]
Movies:  Ghostbusters (2016)
TV:  <none>

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Monday (7/25/16) 8:06pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Austin: A History of the Capital City [audiobook], The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained [audiocourse]
Movies:  <none>
TV:  <none>

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Monday (7/18/16) 12:41pm - ... wherein Peter tries writing a musical.

For the last year or two, I've been happily watching the Jukebox Musical Project at the Institution Theater -- little 25-minute musicals, written by comedy badass Courtney Hopkin and based around the songbook of some improbable artist, combined with some unlikely historical period. Eventually, months and months ago, I got a plot-bunny stuck in my head -- and once Fiasco finished up, I sat down and wrote James K. Polk, a 25-minute jukebox musical featuring the songs of They Might Be Giants.

Anyway, I wrote it, 90% sure that it wouldn't be the Jukebox Musical Project's cup of tea, but having lots of fun anyway. After finishing it, I did my due diligence, checked in with the folks behind the Jukebox Musical Project, and verified that this is way, *way* off the beam of what they're aiming for with that show. So: I add it to the stack of scripts and I move along contentedly to the next thing. :)

But I figure it's a fun read, regardless, so I've posted the script in PDF form. Read, imagine a director has gleefully cast lots of women and POC to play all the white dudes, and enjoy.

EDIT: Here's a Spotify playlist of all the included songs.

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Monday (7/18/16) 1:08am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack (33?)
Movies:  <none>
TV:  Con Man, Good Eats [season 7], W/ Bob and David [season 1]

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Tuesday (7/5/16) 12:18am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  In the Miso Soup
Movies:  Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa
TV:  <none>

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Sunday (6/26/16) 8:05pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Modern Romance
Movies:  <none>
TV:  Fullmetal Alchemist [series], Last Week Tonight [season 2]

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Sunday (5/22/16) 11:30pm - ... wherein Peter posts an interesting (to him) bit of English-language trivia.

Well, this is neat -- so I pointed out online that there are two common English words that use all the vowels in order (a-e-i-o-u).  But I wondered about the 119 *other* orderings of those vowels -- and specifically, which ordering has the most corresponding English words.

Craig Smith caught sight of that post and made short work of it -- it turns out the answer is o-u-a-i-e, with 68 words:

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Sunday (5/15/16) 7:11pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  The High Crusade, The Future of the Mind
Movies:  A Simple Plan
TV:  Good Eats [season 6], Talking for Clapping

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Monday (4/25/16) 9:15pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Dave Barry Does Japan, Gone Girl [major spoilers]
Movies:  <none>
TV:  <none>

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