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Fun fact: I was already pretty deep into puberty when I watched the first Star Wars movie. I actually watched Spaceballs before it and didn’t quite get it.
Shocking, I know – but television didn’t have a big role in my family when I was growing up and given that I had access to a computer from single-digit ages and was an avid reader starting around the same time, I never really missed it all that much.

(I wrote about my first “real” cinema visit a couple of years ago.)

So, anyway: Star Wars isn’t really part of my childhood – I still enjoyed the original movies quite a lot and re-watched them multiple times, just like many of my nerdy contemporaries. I even read some of the books that are now suddenly not canon anymore.
But I never quite got enough of the deep seated nostalgia that seems to get people through the more cartoony parts of the movies and TV series that have been produced since.
Don’t get me wrong – I still really like the whole Star Wars universe. The world building is just the right amount of space fantasy cowboy setting for me. But I do always hope for better stories being told in that universe. If possible without weird space wizards, we’ve seen enough of those by now, thank you very much.

So it might come as no big surprise that I really like Andor. It is both very Star Wars and also not at all. It is basically what I was hoping The Mandalorian would be: a very adult version of Star Wars. (Not in that way, you muppet.)
It is well written and super dark. It is acted and filmed beautifully. It tells a coherent story and it really managed to make me look forward to the second and last season. If you haven’t seen it yet and are still wondering if you should do – go ahead. It is really good.

Bookmarked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWa-6g-TbgI.

I often wake up with a random song as an earworm – and now I note them down for your enjoyment.

Eddie Murphy - Party All the Time

Music video by Eddie Murphy performing Party All the Time. (C) 1985 Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Eddie Murphy - Party All the Time

Bookmarked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wt9lO-qpWg.

I often wake up with a random song as an earworm – and now I note them down for your enjoyment.

NATURE(네이처) 'LIMBO!(넘어와)' 4K Dance Practice (CHOREOGRAPHY Video)

[4K] 'LIMBO!(넘어와)' Dance Practice (CHOREOGRAPHY)[ Official ]HOMEPAGE ▶ http://natureworld.krFANCAFE ▶ http://cafe.daum.net/nature.nchworldTWITTER ▶ https://t...

NATURE(네이처) 'LIMBO!(넘어와)' 4K Dance Practice (CHOREOGRAPHY Video)

Likes https://adactio.com/journal/19665.

Likes https://adactio.com/journal/19665.

Portability

The dream of the 2000s is alive on the web.

Portability

Likes https://roytang.net/2022/11/word-web-persons/.

Likes https://roytang.net/2022/11/word-web-persons/.

Bookmarked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TzCjhSdCp8.

I often wake up with a random song as an earworm – and now I note them down for your enjoyment.

Sylver - Turn The Tide (Official Music Video)

Listen, like and love this song on Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/track/209yd0Hp4hxATSQcAMDntO?si=Pg3_8FnLSW2Jjz7N9mwmuQListen, like and love this song on A...

Sylver - Turn The Tide (Official Music Video)

Likes https://slate.com/human-interest/2022/11/pr-publicist-emails-journalism-oof.html.

Likes https://slate.com/human-interest/2022/11/pr-publicist-emails-journalism-oof.html.

Likes https://www.bbc.com/news/the-reporters-63622746.

Likes https://www.bbc.com/news/the-reporters-63622746.

Alan MacMasters: How the great online toaster hoax was exposed

How a 15-year-old schoolboy exposed a much-repeated "fact" as a Wikipedia hoax.

Alan MacMasters: How the great online toaster hoax was exposed

Bookmarked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s37x2VSZrLw.

I often wake up with a random song as an earworm – and now I note them down for your enjoyment.

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande – Save Your Tears (Live on The 2021 iHeart Radio Music Awards)

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande “Save Your Tears” (Live on The 2021 iHeart Radio Music Awards)"Save Your Tears" (Remix), available everywhere now: https://TheWeek...

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande – Save Your Tears (Live on The 2021 iHeart Radio Music Awards)

Sorry, I can’t work today. I need to watch Twitter burn.

Sorry, I can’t work today. I need to watch Twitter burn.

Bookmarked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JoZS6LgqYI.

I often wake up with a random song as an earworm – and now I note them down for your enjoyment.

Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing

"You Should Be Dancing" is a single by the Bee Gees, from the album, Children of the World, in 1976. The single hit number one for one week on the U.S. Billb...

Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing

This is all just a bit sad.

This is all just a bit sad.

Bookmarked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Jv9fNPjgk.

I often wake up with a random song as an earworm – and now I note them down for your enjoyment.

AZEALIA BANKS - 212 FT. LAZY JAY

Azealia Banks - "212" Video (2011) www.azealiabanks.com

AZEALIA BANKS - 212 FT. LAZY JAY

I like rocket launches as much as the next guy and of course I watched the Artemis launch this morning, but somehow the propaganda of the past (“We do this for all mankind!”) spoke more to me than the propaganda of the present. (“This glorious nation is preparing space for commercialization!”)

I like rocket launches as much as the next guy and of course I watched the Artemis launch this morning, but somehow the propaganda of the past (“We do this for all mankind!”) spoke more to me than the propaganda of the present. (“This glorious nation is preparing space for commercialization!”)

Nothing ever changes.

Nothing ever changes.