Wisdom from @patrickrhone:

A reminder for those who are enjoying the current schadenfreude of the MAGA house chaos…

In their mind, a broken and dysfunctional democracy is as good as no democracy.

If you can’t have a successful insurrection, make sure government can’t function.

This is what they wan’t. And they are getting it.

First near-miss for Operation #PeoplePoweredProvisions today.

We hadn’t discussed eating out, but keeping with the spirit of it, I was able to move a lunch meeting closer and change the timing so I could still get to it without driving and make my meetings on either side.

Ok, I know new management often like to try new things, but I don’t think anybody is going to go for mushroom swiss slushies.


Operation #PeoplePoweredProvisions πŸ₯ΎπŸš²πŸ“¦

This October, we are trying an experiment.

The only packages, purchases, and provisions that will come into our home will be those delivered by our own people-power (i.e. walking, biking, or the like).

That means:

  • No online retailers
  • No meal delivery or meal kits
  • No carloads of groceries or other items

We will only make an exception (this time) for any individual item that we need but is too big to transport on it’s own (e.g. an appliance, large outdoor item, or something like that).

But Why?

Many people have to live like this already, and many more of us will as the financial and ecological cost of delivery rises. We want to see how prepared we are. We also expect we will learn more about our habits. We might find we can forego some things that we currently believe are necessities.

β˜•οΈ The Coffee Grounds is now a Mexican restaurant, but you can still see signs of the old coffee shop, like the writing on the bricks.

rhit.gas.stations.bigfoot was our newsgroup for general chatter and nonsense on campus. Named for the convenience store at the edge of fraternity row on campus, where you could go grab quick items.

Name would have to change.

A Circle K gas station at Rose-Hulman

Back at Moggers.

Patio is nice.

I forgot it is actually β€œM. Mogger’s”

Was the basement/mildew smell always this bad or did it get worse?

πŸ“š Finished Reading: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab


🎢 Igorrr put on the the best live show I’ve ever seen tonight (and I’ve seen them before).

With the last two albums, they have enough music that classifies as β€œsongs” that they have so much goodness to work from.

🎢 Just sayin’. Head-banging opera singers are pretty rad.

πŸŽΆπŸ˜†. Yessss! Gautier actually played the little bit on the recorder live. (To much fanfare).

🎢 Igorrr songs can have accordion, harpsichord, operatic singing, death metal, breakcore, and more. All in the same song.

🎢 for those who don’t get the Igorrr chicken imagery, he has created a couple (non-album) videos like this.

🎢 I love that the PA music between Melt Banana and Igorrr is: gentle classical piano.

On another note: I think the bands tonight represent: Cuba, Germany, Japan, France, and Greece. (May be some I’m missing with Igorrr’s lineup change.)

🎢 Soon

A banner for Igorrr. With a chicken.

🎢 ok, Melt Banana: すごい!!!

🎢 another concert tonight. Otto von Schirach is possibly weirder than (current) Igorrr.

He’s like a character out of an Adult Swim cartoon.

This is not an insult.

🎢 perfect ending to Furnace Fest 23. Both Haste the Day singers, rowdy crowd, chaos, caring, and beauty.

I will stand I will stand When everyone falls away I will fight this war forever Or until I die

partial video from my vantage point #FF23

🎢 last saw Haste the Day when they finished their going away tour at home in Indy. This ought to be fun. Hope they bring Jimmy Ryan back up onstage for a little more vs. #FF23

🎢 time for Prayer for Cleansing which is kinda a BtBaM encore, sorta. Maybe? Not really. #FF23