The curse of cool

I’ve always been a huge nerd. I mean that in a positive way – mostly because I think of nerds as the people who engage themselves mentally in order to endlessly expand their expertise in their interests. They are the obsessed and the masters. Ig they can’t hold a conversation it is probably because you haven’t yet stumbled into their arena and asked the right questions.

The concept of cool seems silly to me, constantly shifting. A huge part of it is about the chase of what is to come. Wasn’t Donny Darko cool? Not anymore, too many people like it. There is this feeling that when something is known to be cool, it was cool.  It is no longer. Continue reading The curse of cool

Alan Adler – AeroPress interview

I just came across this interview.  I hadn’t realize before this that that the AeroPress and the Aerobie are the same inventor.

I hope that when I am in my 70s I will have a similar variety of inventions.  I better get cracking!

I think a lot about ideas and projects and I don’t spend enough time finishing things.  It’s time to change that.

Here is the article:  The Invention of the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Childhood obsession: Street Fighter II

What is it that makes someone obsess?

The first time I saw Street Fighter II, it felt like something I wanted in my life.  I must’ve been 8 or so, and like kids often do, I sat staring at the demo for many minutes.  I loved Blanka, because he was a green monster who could electrocute people and he made a really nice monster sound.

SSF2T_Blanka

Looking back, I wonder if my parent’s disdain for television and videogames fed my love for them.  Love what you aren’t allowed?  Does that really happen?

Continue reading Childhood obsession: Street Fighter II

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