Category: Alex Weir

TFS 8 – Feng Shui, O and A Origins, and talking Talking Heads

As I swing in right after a major organizational effort I introudce Mr. Money Moustache’s concept of hedonic adaptation somewhat (eh..) accurately. I then go on to discuss the participation trophy trope and how puzzlingly popular it remains among right wing blowhards. I then…

Wednesday Health Vlog: Rogue Health and Fitness, Insulin Resistance, and Fitness Attitudes

In this video I talk about a website that I think provides excellent advice for staying healthy as you age, and staying healthy in general. The key ideas repeated throughout the articles found there are: the benefits of resistance training, insulin resistance, the many…

TFS 7 – Bureacratic Limbo, Inescapable Flow States, and Breakfast Cake

A semi-solipsistic shotgun blast of impromptu theorizing.

Historical Oddities Tuesday: Meiji Era a Case Study in the Dangers of Neo-traditionalism

While researching the Shindo Renmei, which was for all intents and purposes a Shinto terrorist group in Brazil, during WWII  – I stumbled across the following article: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242494954_The_Failed_Prophecy_of_Shinto_Nationalism_and_the_Rise_of_Japanese_Brazilian_Catholicism Which describes the transition from Shintoism to Catholicism of the migrants. What I extrapolated from this…

TFS 6 – Canned Experience, Language and Inclination, You are the “Audience”

HD and beyond bring a level of immersion that destroys a barrier we might have been better off keeping. Do world languages shape cultures and the capacities of the people that comprise those cultures. When creating for an audience remember that the audience is…

TFS 5 – No one respects your time, Timing Out, and other Temporal Woes

A mess with wine stained lips (and something in his teeth: it’s suggested you just listen and forego looking at the disaster)   sits too close to the camera and prattles about the following: Nobody respects your time as an artist – nobody respects…

TFS – 4 – Recuring Nightmares, Cool Netflix Shows, and Sicilian Wine

A daily variety show wherein today I prattle on about some weird dream patterns, neat shows, and various cultural bric-a-brac.