One of my daughters had been wanting me to see Disney/Pixar's Inside Out. I have been a fan of Disney animation since before learning to toddle, and the movie did not disappoint @danimator. It reminded me of arguments I used to have with cognitive scientists in the 1970's since Inside Out's view of the mind's workings and my own view are at odds with what was, at the time, the zeitgeist in mainstream experimental human psychology.
Why do I mention this? Well, four days ago @fendersonia told me some news that I had been wanting to hear (since I knew the court case was pending): Happy Birthday is now officially in the public domain! I have been fussing and fuming and suspecting fraud (under section 506(c) of Title 17, if I recall) concerning Warner Music Group's claim on the copyright of this work. The now debunked claim has been the subject of much good and humorous analysis since (including this).
I wonder if all of WMG's victims can now sue for court costs, emotional distress, etc.??
Why do I mention this? Well... I just saw some of @thomashawk's always wonderful photography, in this case of Los Angeles, and that always reminds me of how I've been wanting to dig through some of my California photos to post here. Of course, I got distracted in the process and found a picture I took at the Warner Brothers studio, and got to wondering if photos were allowed, since Warner seems not to understand fair use and to take a generally dim view of it ever since they were busted for Batman, and how they are now likely to be even more vengeful after losing Happy Birthday and probably out to make a point, so I probably don't dare to post anything remotely Daffy Duckish. So here's just something of Rodeo Drive I did in 2011. I'll maybe get into a bit more of California later on, though I know I posted some here a year or so ago, but can't remember what.
Another of my daughters has been wanting me to read Snow Crash for more than a decade now. Except for Yanko Tsvetkov's Atlas of Prejudice, I confess that I haven't been doing a lot of reading, other than at Ello or for work, but Snow Crash is on my list.