I love how Harry just genuinely likes Luna. Not in a romantic way, but in a “I don’t know how or why but I get you and you get me and I’d be honored to call you a friend and if anyone messes with you I’ll wallop them” kind of a way. I think he just marvels at her level of don’t give a fuck and her absolute sense of self. And then he and Ginny partially name their daughter after her (Lily Luna) and that to me is just fucking precious.

Clearly Harry recognizes and empathizes with a fellow outcast. Ron has his family and is generally well liked, Hermione has her family and people don’t despise her even though she is precocious and annoying at times, even Malfoy has a fairly impressive support structure and friendship group. But poor lonely Luna, such a kind soul and still people treat her as damaged. Harry was quite the same way until he arrived at Hogwarts; he had a level of celebrity and status that he didn’t even know about, so it’s easy for him to recognize bits of himself in Luna. And it just goes to show what a kind and fair soul he really is in the way he treats her so nicely.

My opinion.


Worn Wear – a Film About the Stories We Wear
Presented by Patagonia
Directed by Keith, Lauren, Chris, and Dan Malloy

Worn Wear is an exploration of quality – in the things we own and the lives we live. This short film takes you to an off-the-grid surf camp in Baja, Mexico; a family’s maple syrup harvest in Contoocook, New Hampshire; an organic farm in Ojai, California; and into the lives of a champion skier, a National Geographic photographer, and a legendary alpinist. It also features exclusive interviews with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard.

Released as an antidote to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, Worn Wear is an invitation to celebrate the stuff you already own.

You would be very hard-pressed to find a company that has a better, more meaningful, organic marketing plan than Patagonia. People talk about emotional connections to brands e.g., feeling emotional about Cola-Related polar bears, but at the end of the day we know that all their hocking is poison water. Patagonia may be selling clothes but they don’t *really* really want you to buy the clothes so much as they want you to live in their clothes, and I think that makes all the difference. Anyway as someone who has a lot of older clothes and worn clothing that was either handed down or worn down I have a lot of emotions while watching this. Enjoy, won’t you?

So let’s file this charming little floating house under things I have no business looking at.


So let’s file this charming little floating house under things I have no business looking at.


"Dignan appears from a life of quixotic schemes, a world where he is the hero of his own action movie, a leader of men. Owen’s energy is infectious. He was 26 when Bottle Rocket came out, with a crew cut and an incredibly broken nose, but he may just as well have been 13.”

—Daniel Reynolds, "Growing Up with Bottle Rocket (Bright Wall/Dark Room, Issue #11, April 2014)

You gotta get me one of those jumpsuits

24 plays

Inkwell — “I Am The Tightrope”

When once one of my fav people ever had a band and that band broke up and then that person made a new band and this was track one side one of that new bands record and fucking perfect.

Just a heads up


Both Boston and Steely Dan are playing the Illinois State Fair this year.

Let’s make some homemade Kahlua and have a good time.

David Foster Wallace should Rise from the dead to cover it. Call Harpers.


Got lost in his own museum.