Category: Mindless Diversions

Mindless Diversions is a place to discuss movies, books, films/TV, games, or any other entertainment/lifestyle stuff, without the constant internet bickering over personal political and religious preferences. There are plenty of places on the internet for that.

Occasionally, politics and religion will come up anyway – human art and entertainment often address them – and that’s fine, too, as long as your primary intent is to talk about the art – not to give your political opponents a stealth poke in the eye.

Comment threads that stray into politics or religion will be monitored closely, and, if you get a mod telling you “No politics,” or “No religion,” that’s what it means.

Mindless Diversions strives to be a place for people to come together, not be split apart.

Treat each other kindly.

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Saturday Spins: Wholewheat

Last week, the randomizer demanded that we cover Tweedy, a band created by Wilco front man, Jeff Tweedy with his son, Spencer. Not our first Wilco-themed rodeo either. This week, we cover a lo-fi...

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Saturday Spins: Tweedy

After raging against the currently non-functioning machine last week, we forge ever onward with more music this week on Saturday Spins. Apparently the Discogs randomizer is a cruel mistress, and really wants me to...

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Weekend Plans Post: Stay At Home

Well, the directive went out from the Governor: Stay at home.

Waaaaaay ahead of you. (Lemme just go to the store first.)

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Saturday Spins: Evil Empire

I left it to my three year old…using her Unicorn pointer, she selected an album that features an early photo of former Presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg.

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Saturday Morning Gaming: Gaming Frugally

A lot of people are out there right now with a lot of free time on their hands but they might also be in a place where they have to squeeze every single penny.

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Saturday Spins: Steve Miller Band

There is still a tinge of psychedelia in many of these songs, but the full on white boy blues sound is definitely dominant.

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Sunday Morning! “Wavelength” by Michael Snow

This week, I got to see a 16 mm screening of Michael Snow’s groundbreaking 1967 experimental film ‘Wavelength’ without knowing anything about the film or the director beforehand.

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Saturday Morning Gaming: Indigo

Indigo is a fun board game for 2-4 people that is simple for kids as young as 5 and intricate enough for grownups who are really, really into board games.

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Saturday Spins: Wilco Schmilco

Folks, not sure how I can carry on after covering the perfect album last week, but I am a slave to the Discogs randomizer. This week, I’ll be covering another release from dad-rock titans,...