zacschellhardt / Zac Schellhardt

A software developer living in Seattle. Enjoys mountains, microbrews, 4AM nights in front of an LCD.

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Huffduffed (20)

  1. O Holy Night (from Studio 60)

    This is the trumpeter from New Orleans playing on the Christmas episode of O Holy Night. I got teary watching this the first time around, and now even though the show was canceled a few years back, this is still a holiday favorite.

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  2. Le Loup - Forgive Me

    My favorite song from Le Loup’s new album (tough choice). It sounds like it belongs on the "Where the Wild Things Are" soundtrack—perfect mood for that movie.

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  3. William Gibson on The Bat Segundo Show

    “Warmy blanky” is just one of the magical phrases that the cyberpunk author is obsessed with in this discussion concerning Spook Country.

    Subjects Discussed: Coats, blankets, and carapaces in Gibson’s fiction, textures, characters with shaved heads, on not having technological issues, the Apple Store, cell phones and the natural street state, obsolete technology and thrift shops, ZX81s, VR, sitting atop the technological anthill, the internal combustion engine, how to escape being handcuffed with a piece of a ball point pen, the origin of Blue Ant, color taxonomies, Belgians, locative art, rock ‘n roll novels from the 1960s, the downsides of sitting in a SFWA suite, Bobby Chombo, cigarettes, Cory Doctorow, GPS plausibilities, celebrity deaths, Philip K. Dick, Milgram and Dr. Stanley Milgrim, Norman Cohn’s The Pursuit of the Millennium, ghostly connections between Pattern Recognition and Spook Country, tripartite plot structures, writing while not knowing what was in the suitcase, extra-terrestrial artifacts in Baghdad, how to confuse John Clute, the historical record being determined by Wikipedia and Google results, Google Maps and street view, lonelygirl15, YouTube, Japanese behavioral protocols, responding to Ed Park’s theory about the old man and Win being the same character, unreliable narrators, and Iain Sinclair.


    —Huffduffed by zacschellhardt

  4. David Simon at My Nemesis

    My Nemesis: Stories About the Enemies, Bullies, and Brawls That Have Shaped Us

    It’s an evening of black eyes, wounded hearts, and long-held grudges when seven storytellers get seven minutes each to tell tales of anger, resentment—and maybe forgiveness.

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  5. Bruce Schneier on airport security

    Schneier get a chance to talk about whether we are in fact safer with current airport procedures than those before 9/11 and whether government and private industry are doing enough to harden security at possible terrorist targets like nuclear and chemical plants. He also talks about technology’s role in global security (e.g. whether Google Earth deserved the criticism after investigators found that the terrorists who shot up Mumbai in November had used the imaging information to plan their attack), and about the restrictions on taking liquids onto commercial flights — the 3.5-ounce rule — and whether there was any proof that a terrorist could construct a bomb from two liquids they mixed in an airplane lavatory.


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  6. Les Claypool - South of the Pumphouse (reading)

    Les Claypool, art-rock pioneer, bassist, and front man for the band Primus, reads from and discusses his debut novel, South of the Pumphouse. A dark, clever tale of two brothers, a fishing tip, misconceptions, drugs and murder, South of the Pumphouse skillfully combines classic motifs of epic struggle and intelligent layers of imagery. Like Claypool’s music, the material is innovative, highly independent and excruciatingly though provoking.

    —Huffduffed by zacschellhardt

  7. Chuck Klosterman - Downtown Owl

    Chuck Klosterman, the author of Fargo Rock City; Sex, Drugs, And Cocoa Puffs; and Killing Yourself To Live, is a columnist for Esquire and has written for GQ, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and others. Klosterman reads from and discusses his debut novel Downtown Owl. Like a colder, Reagan-era version of The Last Picture Show fused with Friday Night Lights, Klosterman’s Downtown Owl is the unpretentious, darkly comedic story of how it feels to exist in a community where rural mythology and violent reality are pretty much the same thing. Loaded with detail and unified by a (very real) blizzard, it’s technically about certain people in a certain place at a certain time, but it’s really about a problem: What does it mean to be a normal person? There is no answer, but in Downtown Owl, what matters more is how you ask the question.

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