December 2019

“This is why I drink, Karen.”

by Joey deVilla on December 22, 2019

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It was a perfectly fine film, but it didn’t feel as much of a finale as Avengers: Endgame did. In fact, I felt more satisfied with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot as an ending.

Still, it’s always nice to catch a film with my favorite movie-watching partner in crime:

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My favorite review of “CATS”, by far

by Joey deVilla on December 20, 2019

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Of all the reviews of the visually disturbing movie adaptation of the musical CATS, Jen Yamato’s is my favorite.

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Who’s the unfortunate employee who has to do the “smell check”?

(In case you need context, here’s the story: Company Creates “Smell Check” Policy For Employees Who Take Too Long In The Bathroom.)

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The internet’s abuzz with discussion of the new toilet design, whose goal is to reduce employee time in the bathroom. Created by the late stage poop capitalists at StandardToilet.Net, it’s a toilet whose seat is at a 13° downward angle, requiring you to use your legs just to stay on the seat. After sitting on it for just a few minutes, most people will find it uncomfortable.

A 13° degree angle may not seem like much, so think of it this way: That’s a 23.1% grade (a 45° angle is considered to be a 100% grade). As a comparison, here’s a San Francisco street with a 25% grade, which means that it’s only slightly more angled than the new toilet:

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(If you’d like to see the grades of other San Francisco streets, see this article: San Francisco hills and grades.)

Here’s another street with a 25% grade, courtesy of the boostedboards subreddit:

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This toilet isn’t just an affront to employee dignity, but inconsiderate to people with gastrointestinal issues, people who need a little quiet time and privacy, and an outright violation of statutes for the disabled. I can also see it never being installed in executive washrooms.

I can see it getting an Ayn Rand Seal of Approval.

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I took this photo back in October at my cousin Freddy’s house in Manila.

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’Tis always the season for math!

by Joey deVilla on December 18, 2019

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