Isaac Mac, Irascible Mammal

Mostly links for stuff I liked reading, watching or looking at.

Occasionally some writing on TV, games, movies and sports.

No, I don't know what the title means either. I used a thesaurus.

One of my favorite series on the internet is coming back.

This is a year old but someone linked to it on Twitter and I thought I’d share. It’s Conan O’Brien sitting down with 4 former Simpsons writers for a long talk about their experience writing for the show. If you like The Simpsons, or did at its height (whenever you think that was), this is a must watch.

I think I’m going to rewatch the show’s first few seasons when the app launches.

'Social Justice Warriors' is a term used often by these sort of people, and it’s a term whose pejorative use perplexes me, because aside from the source of its invention, it sounds like a really badass thing to be. I’d much rather label myself a Social Justice Warrior than a warrior for…whatever it is that these people are warriors for. Social justice is such an inherently positive thing - literally everyone benefits from greater equality - that it’s impossible to see its enemies as anything but sociopathic. Hatred of Social Justice Warriors can be seen as a broader hatred of social justice itself.

Inside Jared Lorenzen's lifelong weight battle

This is a fantastic piece on former Kentucky quarterback, Jared Lorenzen. I know him best for playing in the “Bluegrass Miracle" game with LSU. More recently, though, he’s become known for his size via Twitter. This ESPN story from Tommy Tomlinson is great for two reasons: the first is the most obvious and that’s the production. Make sure you read it on a big screen so you can see the photographs and the scrolling graphics clearly. The second is how the writer relates to Lorenzen with his own struggles with weight. It adds an even more personal note to the story.

This is the first thing you see after popping in the Eraserhead blu-ray from Criterion. I like it.


This is the first thing you see after popping in the Eraserhead blu-ray from Criterion. I like it.


Bo knows.

One of my favorite live albums was just added to Spotify. It wouldn’t be a bad way to start listening to Ritter either.

(Source: Spotify)


Thanks to an awesome visionary known only as the GIGABEETLE, we’re learning that, when he isn’t busy battling Kaiju, Godzilla has a very active social life. There’s cosplay and gaming and dancing and coloring and exercising and so much more.

For plenty more goofy Godzilla goodness follow GIGABEETLE right here on Tumblr at gigabeetle​ over on Twitter. You’re guaranteed many a good giggle.

[via io9]

(via kellysue)

Every Frame a Painting on the way films depict text messaging and internet use. As always, a delight to watch.