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Just a Tumblr of vaguely nerdy things. I'm a computer programmer on the IBM i. I'm also a writer of tech articles, essays, and short fiction.
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The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.

Puddles Pity Party

Well, this is wonderfully weird…

Oh no: we never mention Her! / Her name is never heard: / My lips are now forbid to speak / That once-familiar word.
[The recovery] began, I said, when I decided that some experts don’t really know enough to make a pronouncement of doom on a human being. And I said I hoped they would be careful about what they said to others; they might be believed and that could be the beginning of the end.
as i was crawling / through the holes in / a swiss cheese / the other / day it occurred to / me to wonder / what a swiss cheese / would think if / a swiss cheese / could think and after / cogitating for some / time i said to myself / if a swiss cheese / could think / it would think that / a swiss cheese / was the most important / thing in the world / just as everything that / can think at all / does think about itself

Part of the dinner scene from David Lynch’s “Eraserhead

”Only Lovers Left Alive” Movie Scene

Directed by Jim Jarmusch with Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston

”Hal” song performed by Yasmine Hamdan



if u feel sad right now look at this bunny eating a flower



It made me so happy

These bunnies are for my Dollface.

(via rational-before-emotional)

You fight dandelions all week-end, and late Monday afternoon there they are, pert as all get out, in full and gorgeous bloom, pretty as can be, thriving as only dandelions can in the face of adversity.

Lambs Screaming (The Silence Of The Lambs): Clarice tells Lecter why she left the range where she lived when she was a child.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Penny for Your Thoughts

BUCKAROO BANZAI - Alternate Opening w /Jamie Lee Curtis

The one who goes is happier / Than those he leaves behind.

The triumphal scene in one of the most disturbing movies I’ve ever seen. The Grey Zone tells the story of a group of Sonderkommandos in Auschwitz who planned to blow up the crematoriums.

The “fight” scene in A Midnight Clear starts at 5:24 into this video. It’s my favorite scene in one of my favorite movies.