Of course, today, as I was digging around on my nightstand, what did I see? My previously purchased copy of Spook Country:
I will add this volume to my collection of redundant media, which, as I've written before, usually refers to buying CDs that I already own.
Come to think of it, there are a few other new additions to that category -- I did a CD Cellar run a few weeks ago, and picked up Bjork's Volta, which I was pretty sure I didn't own because I didn't remember the distinctive cover art.
I was wrong:
Pictured alongside the Bjork are some other redundant purchases from the short- to mid-term past: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Belle & Sebastian, and Florence and the Machine. (This is also why can never again buy any Stereolab CDs.)
Some of you may think that the act of buying CDs (even used, as I usually do) is the true "dumb thing," with online music players with the built-in cataloging and such, but I like having the media as the ultimate backup.
While I'm clearing out the cache of dumbness, here's one from last week -- do you know the sound a lithium camera battery makes in the dryer, after it's been through a wash cycle in the side pocket of a pair of cargo shorts?
It goes *ka-clunk* *ka-clunk* *clunk* *ka-clunk* *clunk*
I realize the visual is similarly lacking, but here it is anyway:
Lastly, to close out this edition, here's an oldie that I've never mentioned -- a slightly melty rice paddle after it fell out of the dishwasher rack and onto the heating element:
It looks... diseased. (But it still works.)