Quondam Dreams

Sunday, February 26, 2017

2017 Magic 8-Ball Oscar Picks

This is the annual "I'm still alive, and I'm still doing Magic 8-Ball Oscar picks" post. The picks are over on my Tumblr thingamabob.

Had this been an actual post, there would have been annual content beyond "Hey, go there!" Maybe next year.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

2016 Magic 8-Ball Oscar Picks

Yes, I'm still alive. Could a dead person have edited their neglected blog's template so it's grabbing the resources from their current domain? ...Actually, you might not want to answer that.

In any case, you can find this year's picks over on Tumblr.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

2015 Magic 8-Ball Oscar Picks

The problem with most Oscar predictions is that everyone has something invested in their picks. They want to be right. They want proof that they can pick the best. You can't rely on a statistical analysis of guild awards, really, because actual people vote on them. 

You know who doesn't have a stake in this? My Magic 8-Ball. It also cares approximately the same amount as Oscar voters seem to this year.

The picks, plus perhaps a little too much caring about whether people care, are on my Tumblr. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

New Endeavor: Content of Substance

My experiment in content aggregation is your gain: A veritable cavalcade of interesting stories from the wonkiest corners of the Internet.

Content of Substance

Saturday, March 01, 2014

2014 Magic 8-Ball Oscar Picks

Why would you trust your Oscar picks to a Magic 8-Ball? Well, sure you could use a solid statistical model like BuzzFeed's, but everyone else is doing that. You want to pick upsets? I’m not saying the Magic 8-Ball can do that, but won’t you look smart if it does? 

Housed at my new Tumblr-in-progress, because if there's anything I need, it's another blog to neglect.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sometimes, They Let Us Out Of The Box



In the wild: The New Level, live at the Del Close Theater at iO West. The coat was particularly fierce that night. As were the people. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

2013 Magic 8-Ball Oscar picks

Sure, my Magic 8-Ball is the only oracle that's not predicting a win for Anne Hathaway or tapping Amour for Foreign Language film. You know who else was a lock for gold? McKayla Maroney.

Anyway, in a year when the guild award results don't agree with the "what does a white male executive in his 60s think he should like?" thought experiment, you've got to go with something. Why not my Magic 8-Ball?

Magic 8-Ball Picks at Red Carpet Crash