2017-01-20 - Smarts

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January 20, 2017 - News Post

How many times do I have to watch a film before I become one with the movie?

I ask you that because Mad Max: Fury Road has become my go-to background noise. I've watched it about a six times since Tuesday.

I pull it up whenever I want to get work done, but can't be bothered with too much concentration. Every night, when sitting down to write code, I hit play on that movie, and two hours pass by before I know what happened.

I do this a lot, and not just with Mad Max. Sometimes I watch a TV show, sometimes I listen to music, but I like to use predictable noise to drown out the sounds of the world around me. Normally, 1-2 watchings are all I need to start to ignore the plot... Mad Max has not been so easy to ignore.  It's been slowly seeping into my brain, and I'm not sure how I feel about that.

I know not everyone out there has seen it, and some of you may not even like it. I love that movie more than a grown adult should. I don't make vroom vroom sounds every time I see it, but that's something I'm strongly considering. The timing, the sound, the editing, the colors, the everything. I like it. I love it.

I still get a little bit of work work done, but meals and sleep revolve around which scene is playing and whether or not it's okay to hit pause. That's normal, right?

As I write this, Mad Max is on in the background. I'm watching the scene where they're chasing the truck.

Anyway. That's enough of that.

Does everyone know what tomorrow is? January 21st marks 17 years since Michael Buonauro and I started the webcomic Dr. Lobster. How are you going to celebrate? I'm going to celebrate by feeling old. I know I was in school at the time, but man, 17 years is older than some of you.

If you read any of the old comics, please shoot me a message. I don't know if any of the old readers are still hanging around, and although I love talking about it, I need to know if I'm spinning my wheels.

Spinning my wheels… that reminds me… I need to go watch more Mad Max. I might have a problem.

-Jeff