Some Serbian (I think Serbian) academics used my stochastic population forecast R code to review public financing— neat!

Just started watching on Netflix— pretty crazy— makes me think of Twin Peaks, but different.

Update: Whoa, this show is getting even more disturbing than it started— not sure if I’ll last.

Update 2: On Episode 5 and think I just realized something to be revealed, and it is not good. Not good. Not sure why I keep watching, except that that landscape is incredible, and the buildings are great too, and there is a lot of mystery.

Update3: Scenery was so great, but the show/story was lame (in my opinion), and gross (in everyone’s opinion), and the pop star/music video and mournful pose moments were stupid— reminded me of an advertisement aimed at hipsters or cool people or whatever— ended up a big waste of time (Holly Hunter’s character would have something to say about that for sure -that I enjoyed the landscape and held out hope I’d like the show until at the end I didn’t- in fact I think she did comment on a very analogous feeling)— yea the landscape was AWESOME though. Anyway, definitely not Twin Peaks caliber at all. And I was wrong about what would be revealed— somehow my guess was better than what turned out (I think— also it somehow found away to be more disturbing than I thought it would be— sheesh).

theparisreview:

A deer!—nibbling on the few green thingsthat grow in my strawy meadow.Mine, we say here: my studio, my meadow, my road.It is as it is. We were bornto possess it all and more. There’s no longera chance to change direction. So have one. Have a meadow,Try it on—there are black-eyed Susans in your hair.Have a deer. Have a deer fly—(I had twoof them yesterday. My stained tablet backs me up).Have a swallow. Try to hold it in your throatas it goes down beyond the pines of your forest.But first feel its presence, try to catchits essence. Before the words intrude.
—Joan Murray, from “Possession”Art Credit Wolfgang Tillmans

theparisreview:

A deer!—nibbling on the few green things
that grow in my strawy meadow.
Mine, we say here: my studio, my meadow, my road.
It is as it is. We were born
to possess it all and more. There’s no longer
a chance to change direction. So have one. Have a meadow,
Try it on—there are black-eyed Susans in your hair.
Have a deer. Have a deer fly—(I had two
of them yesterday. My stained tablet backs me up).
Have a swallow. Try to hold it in your throat
as it goes down beyond the pines of your forest.
But first feel its presence, try to catch
its essence. Before the words intrude.

Joan Murray, from “Possession”
Art Credit Wolfgang Tillmans

alizasherman:

Seward, view from the Alaska Sea Life Center #tok2seward

alizasherman:

Seward, view from the Alaska Sea Life Center #tok2seward

Some interesting comments from readers too.