now everyone knows about gnomonic numbers




Anon hate from the late 1800’s.

What I love most about this is that this person was SO INCENSED at the recipient that they couldn’t even wait the days/weeks it would take for the mail to go through. No, they had to say “FUCK YOU” as soon as fucking possible and, AND, let the recipient that they were not done with the fuck you, nay, this was merely the first volley in what would undoubtably be a dressing down of Biblical proportions.



Happy Independence Day!

From top to bottom:

  • Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
  • John Adams and Benjamin Franklin
  • George Washington and the Continental Army
  • John Paul Jones and his crew
  • Paul Revere
  • Nathan Hale


HALT AND CATCH FIRE #101 - “I/O”: Needle Drops

Several folks have been asking what music appeared in Sunday’s premiere episode. Here is the full set list of “needle drops” from Episode 101 (much credit due to our fantastic Music Supervisor Thomas Golubic and his team). I linked to online purchase where possible—I think some of these aren’t available! And if you don’t see a song listed here, it means it was an even-more-obscure library track. Happy digging!

And so you know our rule-of-thumb when it comes to music choices in the show: if the song is “diegetic,” meaning it’s coming from within the story, it’s period accurate. If it’s “non-diegetic,” or meant as score, than anything is fair game. How’s that for some classic film school geekery?

Boomtown Rats - “Up All Night” (1981)

Creedance Clearwater Revival - “Lodi” (1969)

XTC - “Complicated Game” (1979)

The Clash - “Magnificent Seven” (1980)

Bonobo - “Cirrus” (2013)

I’ll do this after every episode because we have some pretty great music this season (not to mention our score, which is composed by Paul Haslinger of Tangerine Dream). That way, IF YA CARE, you can assemble a complete soundtrack.



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