Remembering this classic album on Spotify, featuring hits such as I Am Awesome at Powerpoint Presentations, I Am Relevant in the Workplace and I Have a Firm and Confident Handshake https://open.spotify.com/album/5miVb8JRLWBW6FAtMDLIks?highlight=spotify:track:0OlmimnwleKF7RoPcSjzJh
It’s hard for me to properly express how much I hate what Spotify (and other streaming music services) have done to music. https://onezero.medium.com/why-spotify-has-so-many-bizarre-generic-artists-like-white-noise-baby-sleep-c9ce09dc9002
Discovered that a Shuji Terayama CD-ROM I bought comes with a Hypercard reproduction of a tarot deck he created with artist Nanami Utsuki. Features the full deck, with descriptions of the unique cards, and tarot-dealing mode.
Aside from the traditional tarot cards, it has a variety of unique cards with themes as out there as Criminal Business Association, Telephone Skills, and Artificial Eye Engineering.
I just read Umma’s Table by Yeon-Sik Hong. It’s an excellent depiction of a family struggling to reconnect, and how food connects family over generations.
Just a warning though: if you, like me, lost a parent recently, it’s a tough read.
Also, as pointed out by @shadsy, the Earth in the same scene is a sphere-mapped version of the System 7.5 world map.
Now here’s a deep cut reference: as pointed out by @ravenworks, the space stadium from the ending of Ganbare Inu-chan is a direct reference to the gameplay arena from Pararena.
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