The Coffee Underachiever 2019

November


03 Nov: Discombobulated[PDF] Word Cloud

Halloween • Harriett (2019 film) • discombobulated by the time change • “It’s Time to Retire the Term ‘Middle-Class’” (Citations Needed podcast episode 91) • A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes


10 Nov: Time is a Flat Shiny Disc[PDF] Word Cloud

This old PC • Godzilla: the Showa-era Films (Criterion Collection boxed set) • All Monsters Attack (1969 film)


17 Nov: Joy and Monsters[PDF] Word Cloud

The Veteran’s Day blizzard • Godzilla (1954 film) • work notes • vacation plans • Son of Godzilla (1967 film) • the Cheryl’s Birthday puzzle • losing sleep • John M. Ford • introducing Joy


24 Nov: In Sickness and in Health[PDF] Word Cloud

Godzilla Raids Again (1955 film) • Aldi • A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes • Red Moon by Kim Stanley Robinson • books on deck • Akhnaten by Philip Glass (Metropolitan Opera live stream)


27 Nov: Happy Thanksgiving[PDF] Word Cloud

Feedback • baby Yoda • pass the gravy


December


08 Dec: The Fat Pants of Despond[PDF] Word Cloud

Thanksgiving debrief • the life-changing magic of doing nothing • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019 film) • The Matrix (1999 film) • the frozen waterslide to Christmas hell • weighty matters • dysmorphia • Uncle Joe • your week-after-Thanksgiving links • Brief Cases by Jim Butcher • Peter Watts is an Angry Sentient Tumor by Peter Watts


15 Dec: Honey Day in Dark Mode[PDF] Word Cloud

Reader commentary • dark mode • psychotic episode code • the waterfall model • oversharing • Malachi’s honey day • farewell to Mother Loaf Breads • drop-testing CD cases • Business as Usual by Men at Work • the NPR Star Wars radio dramas


22 Dec: Christmas Eve Eve Eve[PDF] Word Cloud

Eating during the holidays • Brief Cases by Jim Butcher • Return of the Jedi (NPR Radio Drama, 1996) • Dr. Bronner’s Sugar Soaps • the solstice bonfire • the office holiday lunch • planning time off • Cargo by Men at Work (1983) • the buzz about Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker (2019) • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) — my review from 2016 • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) — my review from 2017


29 Dec: The Last Star War[PDF] Word Cloud

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019 film) • vacation update • Until the End of the World (1991 film, Criterion 2019 Blu-ray edition) • The Matrix Revolutions (2003 film)