Logbook, December 2-8, 2019


My Stuff



The watch, Plus: an unspecified amount of time at the farm with Mando and Baby Yoda in last week’s The Mandalorian’ (37:57).


  • Satan Met a Lady, 1936 - ★½.

    I hate that this movie basically proves that we should remake stuff whenever we feel like.

TV Shows

Letterkenny S5, Watchmen S1, My Hero Academia S2

Video Games

So I bought the Sega Genesis collection on sale this week, which included a nutso amount of games:

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Columns III: Revenge of Columns
  • Light Crusader
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Shining Force
  • Vectorman
  • Shining Force II
  • Gain Ground
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • Streets of Rage
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • Golden Axe
  • Sword of Vermilion
  • Decap Attack
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Space Harrier II
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Golden Axe II
  • Comix Zone
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Flicky
  • Alien Soldier
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Columns
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Golden Axe III
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • VectorMan 2
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Galaxy Force II
  • Alien Storm
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Landstalker
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Ristar
  • Crack Down
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Bio-Hazard Battle

And then Nintendo decided to update the SNES and NES collections:

  • Star Fox 2
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Crystalis
  • Breath of Fire II
  • Super Punch-Out!!


Good Tweets

  • Okay I got all three Affinity apps. Now I just need to unlock the dark world to get the rest of the dungeons.
  • Getting from my apartment to work today https://t.co/aRJkmvsphR
  • Baby Yoda being so cute is blinding us to the fact that The Mandalorian has a Xena vibe. That’s not a bad thing, but it really feels like a 90s fantasy serial.
  • Mario: jumps, delight. Zelda: puzzles and swords, epic. Fire Emblem: item management, horny.
  • I hope whoever built the Spotify end-of-year story gets a raise. That was a flex.
  • On the other hand, listens to Discover Weekly, oh, hey, this sounds like Wilco, oh hey, this is Wilco, oh, hey, there was a new Wilco album this year? Huh.
  • Gettin all my scared spouses peloton’s.
  • I pay for the Peloton workout app thing. I don’t have the bike or the treadmill or the stocks in the public square. It’s expensive for a home workout app but it’s way better at not being boring. Every other workout app is a quiet room with a lonely man or a JPEG of a sit-up
  • At least the grift of peloton is front-facing. They want lots of money. Giving them the money and your heart rate and they’ll maybe choose your name mid-ride. The cult part isn’t subtext. It’s right there the first time you even try it.
  • We constantly joke about the other people in the filmed workout room. How’d they get there? Are they employees? Interns? The chosen? My guess is it’s a reward for 5000 workouts. Twenty minutes in the chamber.
  • I just want my iPhone XR to last as long as some people’s iPhone 6’s. Five years is a noble life for a secret tiny hand computer.


December 8, 2019