SpiralSuitcase t1_jeg321s wrote

Yes, because Time Zones basically came around with the advent of the railroad. It was important that everybody agree on what time it is, otherwise it would be impossible to plan anything. The earth spins at a constant rate, meaning that the sun goes across the sky at a constant rate. It would just be completely impossible AND useless to split the entire world into, say, 1-minute time zones.


SpiralSuitcase t1_jdhogm1 wrote

Your casual misogyny is not the point. The joke only works if at first her excuse seems reasonable, and then the punchline turns it around and MAKES it unreasonable. Otherwise there's no subversion and no joke.

Somebody else already commented it, but it works better if she tries to claim he was drunk. A drunk person could conceivably stumble in front of your car, and it wouldn't legally be your fault if you hit them. Then the punchline actually changes things.


SpiralSuitcase t1_jdcrt8s wrote

Absolutely loved Wool. I always thought it would make for a great HBO limited series. (And then I saw another user's comment just now and it turns out someone is making a series!)

I felt like the next 2 books weren't as strong, but I have been thinking about giving the whole series another go.


SpiralSuitcase t1_ja9rr78 wrote

Do you mean good as in "virtuous" or good as in "interesting"? One would mean you're about to be killed, wounded, or kidnapped by a villain to provide motivation for the protagonist. The other would mean that you're going to provide a series of side quests before turning evil and being killed, wounded, or kidnapped by the protagonist.


SpiralSuitcase t1_j9fsbye wrote

About a year into our marriage, my Mother-in-Law's sole christmas gift to my wife and I was a self-help book called "Boundaries" which was ironic for all of the reasons you would think. My wife had been the "golden child" to her narcissistic mother growing up and I was basically the devil incarnate when I took her baby girl. When we finally went no-contact with MIL a few years later, we burned that book.

I can't think of a better time or reason to have done such a thing.


SpiralSuitcase t1_j5tvoln wrote

I thought that was a Health song with a guest appearance and I don't remember being struck by it on release. Seems like that's what the entire album was based on my cursory Spotify search.

I did listen to that song this morning and I can't explain exactly why but it feels more like How to Destroy Angels than NIN. But I'm willing to admit that I could be splitting hairs there.


SpiralSuitcase t1_j5tuq3o wrote

I was in fact being snarky. I've been really disappointed in the output of NIN since...about the time that Atticus was made an "official" member I guess. But I think that's just a coincidence. I think they've gotten into the moody film score mentality, and honestly even with that I think their best stuff was in the early Fincher movies. The soundtrack to The Social Network was great and I think it's been diminishing returns since. To put it another way, I used to seek out movies specifically because Trent/Atticus were scoring them, and I no longer do.

I've also always been really partial to the Book of Eli soundtrack as well, which is only credited to Atticus.

The new EP stuff as well as the Ghosts releases seem really hindered by their resemblance to the film score stuff they were doing. I was not impressed. There has been a lot more focus on meandering techno-industrial soundscapes and noise rock. The newer EP/Album output feels like at most 1 song that would have been one of the lesser known, buried tracks on Hesitation Marks surrounded by rejected soundtrack cuts. And I thought it would be comedically effective to pretend that they didn't exist. I think the official term for this is "Crystal Skulling."

Honestly, I didn't even really like Hesitation Marks THAT much but the tour they did in support was just obscenely good, which made me appreciate those songs a bit better. But that's the last time I really enjoyed what they were doing. I also don't think that album is particularly well known, so it's extra funny to me to think that I'd be the kind of person who knows (or googled) that album, but is somehow completely unaware of everything they've done since.