My review for Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2)Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About 80% of the book could be a movie that stands on its own. It felt weaker when it delved into territory already covered in The Shining. Also, with the amount of shit that the characters went through in The Shining, I expected more turmoil and loss from the characters in this book, like worlds being completely torn apart. I felt King was wearing kid gloves when handling his beloved character from yesteryear. All in all, it was still a great, and speedy read.

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+5 Imaginary Accomplishment Points

My days are punctuated in attempts to better myself, and largely failing. Well, failing is a bit harsh. I have small victories. Mostly due to my willingness to become hopelessly distracted, and thus accomplishing something, anything, without a clearly resulting “level up” situation.

Example: I looked up the list of the top 250 movies ranked on IMDB.com, then found out which ones were available on Netflix, then made of list of those movies, organized them by length, and set a calendar goal of watching two of those movies each week, the longest and the shortest, along with some TV series I haven’t watched, yet always wanted to.

I made this list stretch an entire year, and it’s slowly updated as I crawl through the list of shows and movies.

I set one episode of every tv show every day, so if I watch more than one episode, I have eliminated shows I need to watch in the future, thus making me further ahead than I should be. So, I feel better about where I am, and I feel as if I have accomplished something. Ditto with watching more than one movie, although that’s tougher.

Don’t get me wrong, I have accomplished something by this course of action. I have wanted to watch the movie Gandhi for over 20 years. I never quite had the patience, but when it came down to watching it, to earn imaginary “I accomplished something!” points, I was suddenly consumed with the need to watch this movie. So, I did. And it was great, but not nearly worth the wait. I had more enjoyment out of The Avengers, to be frank. Although the movie did make me want to look into Taoism once again, since Hinduism isn’t quite for me, from my barely-educated investigation. Otherwise, I waited 20+ years for an okay movie.

For a long while, this blog, Bugloaf, was my sense of accomplishment, where there wasn’t any accomplishment in other parts of my life. I couldn’t stay in shape, I couldn’t really get ahead financially, but damnitt, I could make a freaking blog. And so I did, for a long time. I put a lot of hours into making this blog, and it was good for a while.

Eventually, the imaginary points of this blog all seemed to end up at zero. I wasn’t gaining anything by reposting things that appeared on other sites. I was simply returning my need-to-accomplish meter back to zero, without actually increasing my actual-accomlishments meter above zero. I wasn’t really getting anywhere. So, I closed up shop.

My original intention of this blog was to write, and maybe draw. It turned into “Look at this!”, and it veered way off my original course. By creating original content, I really could earn true accomplish points. I don’t ever seem to get the true sense of accomplishment by reposting all that other stuff, however.

Will I ever get back on course, to renew the original intention of this blog? I don’t think so, but I haven’t ruled it out. For now, I’m going to watch these movies I’ve been meaning to watch for many years. Next on my list: The Longest Day, and Sherlock Jr. I’m sure I will enjoy both, to some degree. I mean, they can’t all be terrible like Ben Hur (which I loathe, by the way. Classic piece of shit, that one).

I hope you are accomplishing everything you want to accomplish. It’s hard for me to find any energy these days, so I’m exercising, a teensy amount. And eliminating shitty foods as much as my urges allow. I wish you the best of luck in your own endeavors, and I try to add more accomplishment points to my bottom line.

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Mostly Retired

I QUIT!

Well, for the most part. Until I get bored and decide to blog again.

Yup, Bugloaf is done for the time being. I can’t justify the hobby these days, and there are tons of sites out there that offer the same content, and more, in-case I ever thought this was ever going to be a paying gig.

If you want to keep in touch, like I said before, Twitter’s a good option. Otherwise, you can check me out on Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/bugloaf.

So, that’s that. I hope you have a happy 4th of July!

Regards,

Aaron

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Catch us on Twitter

I attached Bugloaf’s Facebook page (the only site I can regularly update lately) to my old Twitter feed (@aarona1c), which also shows up on the right-column of this blog.

Since my linking is pretty much broken, here’s Bugloaf’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bugloafs

And here’s my Twitter page: https://twitter.com/AaronA1C

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From Reddit Pics: “15 Great Single Location Movies”

http://redditpics.fpapps.com/?thingid=t3_27m9ek&url=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F1ww3BIRl.jpg

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Watch “Jet ~ Cold Hard Bitch ~ Music Video” on YouTube

Jet ~ Cold Hard Bitch ~ Music Video: http://youtu.be/Iay9gyLNdBw

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Bugloaf on Facebook

Howdy howdy howdy,

Well, I’m having a hard time updating bugloaf.com from everywhere I need to be able to update it. However, I can still update the Facebook version of this badboy, at http://www.facebook.com/bugloafs (Note the “s” at the end.)

That’s it for now. I’ll probably still update here from time to time. But for new-ish stuff, go to the Facebook page!

Cheers,

Aaron

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GTA Vice City Radio Stations

Emotion:
Fever 105:
Flash FM:
Wave 103:
V-Rock:
Wildstyle:
Espantoso:
K-Chat:
VCPR:

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Neil deGrasse Tyson – How Long Until Humans Reach Another Galaxy?

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Don’t Copy That Floppy! (best/worst PSA ever)

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The Best of “Justice”

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Gump Fiction (MadTV)

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MegaMegaUpload

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Possibly the coolest photograph ever. It’s currently my wallpaper. I wish I could look this cool: http://thisisnthappiness.com/image/84439786249

Gummi bears & skull: http://imgur.com/ApqiSfz

How The Simpsons totally ‘got’ depression: http://popthirdworld.tumblr.com/post/81563362482/katwarrior-lipstickndynamite-one-of-the-best

Chex boxes perfectly fit together: http://i.imgur.com/7phRJmY.jpg

Age of Empires, in a nutshell: http://i.imgur.com/OqSQU.jpg

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Court Transcript: IT Guy Claims to Not Know What Photocopier Does

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Watch “Metallica – Last Caress/Green Hell” on YouTube

Metallica – Last Caress/Green Hell:

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Super Mario 3 in 3 Minutes (Using Glitch Exploits)

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Some excellent Best Picture “losers”: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/56412/best-picture-losers

25 formerly-top-secret bars in New York City: http://news.distractify.com/culture/music/the-hidden-bars-of-america/

A whole BUNCH of cool concept cars from the 1960s. (Many of which were 2 decades ahead of their time): http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/the-forgotten-concept-cars-of-the-60s-part-2-1537239935

Yoda’s first try at a lightsabre: http://www.commonnerd.com/comics/72

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Australian Shower Surprise

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A “Non-Flying” Insect

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NSFW: Supercut of Louis CK Talking About Dicks

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5 early Jerry Seinfeld stand-up clips: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/56459/5-early-jerry-seinfeld-stand-clips

America is a Republic… http://i.imgur.com/3hDKX.jpg

Reddit: June 15, 1944: http://i.imgur.com/yRqr5bK.jpg

Top 50 best USA TV theme songs: http://dailyoftheday.com/top-50-best-american-television-theme-songs/

How long is a TV marathon? http://nielsentopten.com/2014/04/29/just-how-long-is-a-tv-marathon/

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Jon Lajoie – Please Use This Song

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Double-take in the pharmacy (mildly NSFW): http://imgur.com/izNWCda

The tale of a young Australian animator in Southeast Asia in the 1980s: http://www.james-baker.com/news/2014/04/one-flew-to-cuckoos-nest.html

20 things you might not know about Super Mario Bros: http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/2014/04/20-fascinating-facts-you-may-not-know-about-super-mario-bros/

The most and least expensive states to live in the USA: http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/The-Most-and-Least-Expensive-States-to-Live-In/#!GI07G

Look how far society has fallen…from 1615 to 1915: http://i.imgur.com/iKl1p0j.jpg

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Peter Pan (Based on the Graphic Novel by Regis Loisel)

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Dividing the USA into regions based on public opinion: http://twentytwowords.com/dividing-the-united-states-into-5-regions-based-on-popular-opinion-9-pics/

The beautiful (yet small) skyline of Omaha, Nebraska: http://i.imgur.com/BnUt6.jpg

The shorter but more vast skyline of Washington, DC: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/US_Navy_030926-F-2828D-307_Aerial_view_of_the_Washington_Monument.jpg

15 fun facts about one of my favorite movies growing up, Midnight Madness: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/56253/15-fun-facts-about-midnight-madness

Top 10 books in the USA of 2014 (Atlas Shrugged and The Stand both dropped): http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117565/top-ten-books-america-2014-versus-2008-atlas-shrugged-drops

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Billie Piper Answers a Silly Question: Which Doctor Was a Better Kisser?

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Hank Azaria on Late Night with Conan O’Brien (Simpsons Voices)

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Map of Pittsburgh, Lord of the Rings style: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kyleGarrett/media/map2_zps4fe16bde.jpg.html (http://www.reddit.com/r/lotr/comments/23o4s6/pittsburgh_lord_of_the_ring_style_map_i_created/)

The best time to fly during the day: http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/04/22/the-best-time-to-fly/

59-year old Montenegrin bodybuilder: http://i.imgur.com/vPcYNlc.jpg (http://www.reddit.com/r/HumanPorn/comments/23okhk/59_year_old_montenegrin_bodybuilder_892x594/)

The post-filming life of various movie sets: http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/The-Post-Shooting-Life-of-Sixteen-Film-Sets/#!HeSKr

Gummi bears coming out of a skull: http://imgur.com/ApqiSfz

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Rock Me Doctor Zaius!

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Modern musicians can be rather snarky: http://imgur.com/a/6DMFP

So can classical musicians: http://www.classicfm.com/discover/music/composer-insults/

Thanos, Darkseid, and Dr. Doom Carpooling: http://plasticfarm.tumblr.com/post/67356039004/the-second-thanos-and-darkseid-carpool-buddies-of

23 music videos starring pre-stardom celebrities: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/56423/23-music-videos-starring-pre-fame-celebrities

1980s Toy Aisles: imgur.com/a/KRl5e (via http://www.reddit.com/r/nostalgia/comments/23mucc/80s_toy_aisles/)

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Song Request: Are Those Reebok or Nike?

This DJ is a music-finding God. What a cool guy!

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Silent Storms – The Northern Lights

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South Dakota Street Fighter

From Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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An Empty Subway Car is a Good Feeling

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Music Fail: Green Day – Stuart and the Ave acoustic (KALX Radio)

Billy is probably wasted in this interview.

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Mister Rogers’ Last Words in Public

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The Road to Devil’s Tower

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Teen Witch – The Entire Soundtrack!

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Super Mario Bros. Special (The first sequel to Super Mario Bros.)

This was Hudson Soft’s terrible (but officially licensed) sequel to Super Mario Bros. No scrolling! Terrible colors! Woo!

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