My quality of life would improve substantially if Tumblr would just add timestamps to posts.
Hi! Me and Jon Bershad need a new roommate in our wonderful apartment for November 1st. Info:
- $985 a month plus utilities
- in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
- close to a LOT of trains
- great neighborhood— lots of restaurants and bars and brunch spots, and close to Prospect Park
- we have a dishwasher and a private laundry room
- we are both very very cool people
Live with us! Or spread the word so your friend lives with us! Then come hang out with your friend!
mismatchedwhite said: I've read that ask you got before about Coraline, and just really wanted to tell you that ever since I read it (when I was 12 - 5 years ago) I don't think I became brave, but I think I understood I already was brave. You see, ever since, every time I get afraid (aka anxiety hits) I remember Coraline, and I remember that time when she said "when you're scared but you still do it anyway, that's brave." So thank you, Mr. Gaiman. That was one of the most wonderful gifts I've ever received.
I was in my thirties when I figured that one out, and wrote CORALINE mostly to tell it to my daughters. I’m glad that it’s spread across the world. I’m glad it made your life better.
also applies to improv (cf. fuck your fear)
I never listened to them until a few weeks ago. Now I’ve started listening to a large number of them, and I’m starting each one from the beginning and slowly working my way through every episode. This is probably inadvisable, but I’m doing it anyway, because I am an obsessive completist.
Here’s what I’ve started so far, and what year I’m up to (I’m not that deep into any of them):
- This American Life (1996)
- Radiolab (2002)
- Point Of Inquiry (2006)
- SModcast (2007)
- The Flop House (2008)
- WTF With Marc Maron (2009)
- Thelema Now (2010)
- Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave (2010)
- Don’t Get Me Started (2014)
I’m doing a few episodes of each at a time, and doing more episodes of the earlier ones than the later ones, so I can gradually close the gap. The next one I’m adding is Best Show, and then Sound Of Young America/Bullseye. I have a really, really, really long list of podcasts to add to my list, and I’m prioritizing them by how early they started.
If you’re ever bored while I’m at work, ask/tell me which old podcast I’m listening to, what I think of it, what I’ve learned by listening to years-old disposable entertainment that nobody in 2014 was meant to listen to, what my favorites and least favorites are, whether or not I’ve grown tired of the whole thing, why I’m doing this, how my brain has changed by listening to lots of recordings of people talking, which podcasts I should add to my list (but don’t hold your breath), what your favorite episodes are that I should look forward to, or what’s wrong with me.