Mr. X

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  1. March Reading 2017

    Me three! Just started this morning and and loving it so far.
  2. Well, she named her car Brad. She LOVED Brad. And then she totaled him.
  3. What are you listening to? Vol. XXII

    Digging the newest Menzingers album. It's pretty straight up Springsteen-influenced pop punk in the vein of groups like Gaslight Anthem -- nothing new, but solid songs played well. I feel like the same is true about their latest video for the album's title track, "After the Party". It's a compressed story of a relationship from the wild and fun early days to some dark turns done with no dialogue, but the acting, filming, and editing is all done really well without being showy. AND they do a better job than most of fitting footage of the band playing into the storyline. Also playing the fuck out of Run the Jewels, because they've suited my mood for the past two months and four days perfectly. Their new video for "Legend Has It" is great. Oh, and Oddisee has a new album out, which is always a reason for joy in my world. Somehow I missed out on him putting out a new video last week, for "NNGE" off the new album. OLD BAY!
  4. Terror attack in London

    ...possibly because people are talking about it in a dedicated UK Politics thread.
  5. What are you listening to? Vol. XXII

    That's one of those albums that works as an instant mood lifter for me. Doesn't matter how crappy my day has been, I put that on and I'm smiling less than halfway into "Second Hand News".
  6. Graduation: did you go to yours

    No idea. Once I found out graduates didn't get to walk, I didn't look any further into it.
  7. College Basketball: Tournament Time

    What the heck, I'm in. Chrome crashed in the middle of my first attempt to complete the bracket. I'm looking at it as adding an extra level of randomness.
  10. Graduation: did you go to yours

    I went to my high school and undergraduate graduation ceremonies, both out of familial duty. When I found out the graduation for my Masters program was held at Radio City Music Hall, I thought about going just so I could say I'd been on stage there. Then I found out you were pretty much stuck in your seat the entire time, so I skipped it.
  12. Whisk(e)y

    Never had it. Tried their moonshine and their standard whiskey, both of which were alright.
  13. Whisk(e)y

    True, all three of those subway lines will take you to Brooklyn, but only the F gets you close to the distillery, which is in the Navy Yard.
  14. Whisk(e)y

    They're from Kings County, better known as Brooklyn. And I made Boulevardiers last night because of this thread.
  15. Hugo time! Hugo time! Roundup for 2017 Awards

    Here's the 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List, which I always find useful for both remembering what was published in 2016 and for getting suggestions of other good books to check out. Short fiction is linked when available online.