Omar L. Gallaga · @omarg ☜ 14,586
Former @statesman tech culture writer + podcaster. Now freelancing for @austin360, @bookplusfilm, @bnscifi, others. Member @TheLCP. Manners: unimpeachable!
I bought $40 worth of kolaches at the Czech Stop to freeze and eat in the coming months, you're welcome kolache economy.
Was in Oklahoma City briefly for a lovely wedding. Had not been to the memorial before and it all came flooding back. Still thinking about it, not sure I have the words yet for what I was feeling. ift.tt/2JzxBif https://t.co/tZpqOUmBVl
The thing about racism, too, is that it’s exhausting. It drains not only the soul, but the electrolytes. There should be a @Gatorade just for replenishing racism-fueled dehydration. Maybe rebrand Gatorade Frost as Gatorade ICE for this purpose, thank you for your time.
RT @WendiAarons: I heard on @NPR that once you hit 50, your brain can no longer form new ideas and you have to rely on your learned wisdom,…
I’m going to take a little disco nap and when I wake up THERE’D BETTER BE A FUCKING DISCO IN THIS BEDROOM!
RT @BookPlusFilm: Jesse Eisenberg is Kung Fu fighting, although he doesn't quite have the "fast as lightning" part down. @Pabably reviews @…
Say “Alexa, sing a duet with Ed Sheeran” and then curl into a ball on the floor as the universe sinks into a black hole.
RT @primetimercom: Do you think the 80s references in #StrangerThings are more grody or righteous? From food to film, @omarg takes a look…
Today on @primetimercom, I'm writing about some of the '80s touchstones on @Netflix's @Stranger_Things 3 and how well they hit the mark. Tubular or totally bogus? bit.ly/2YOtjsw
Tried to convince my kids that in the 1980s we used to all dance on ceilings with this song as proof. They were skeptical. youtu.be/ovo6zwv6DX4
When you feel you have to get off the internet for a little while: https://t.co/GtB1FyyOrX
What we talked about today on @TexasStandard. #PrimeDay twitter.com/texasstandard/…
I'll be on @TexasStandard in a bit to talk about some behind-the-scenes problems that could disrupt Amazon #PrimeDay. Shop for free with your ears and listen in! bit.ly/2VYHmup
RT @moorehn: can someone check on bloomberg pls twitter.com/business/statu…
Ok so despite a dead crowd and rough sound mix, the @sza Amazon Prime Day concert set was worth watching to learn that her cover of “Kiss Me” by Nee Braunfels’ own Sixpence None the Richer will be released soon. Can’t wait.
This Amazon Prime Day live concert feels like a telethon... but for Jeff Bezos?
Starbucks is the Steve Jobs of making drinks nobody ever asked for. https://t.co/EcUZjNc6gP
RIP Rip Torn #RIP #RipTorn #Torn
RT @austinfilm: Post screening conversation with General Magic project team members. Thanks to our presenting sponsor @CompTIA https://t.co…
Getting nerdy before the @austinfilm screening of @generalmagicmov. https://t.co/Qv86cDqrPy
Ducks always seem like they’re hungry af and bread is so inexpensive, why aren’t we at the park feeding them right now? Wait a minute… not just ducks.
“Allow yourself some time to grieve. Perhaps this sounds overly dramatic, but if a comic book has made you laugh and cry and changed the way you think about anything, you may have built a stronger attachment to it than you’d like to admit.” twitter.com/bnscifi/status…
I am sad about the death of H. Ross Perot but mostly because he reminded me of Dobby the House Elf and (spoiler) that does not end well. https://t.co/dYv6Lnxb8H
Guys, can we PLEASE just play Dungeons & Dragons?! twitter.com/politico/statu…
When the aliens uncover our bodies from the flooded underground bunkers and ask, "Why Texas?" I will point them to this @webbeditor essay about @DairyQueen atxne.ws/30p2X0F
Your favorite comic book (#TheWalkingDead, maybe?) is ending. Now what the Hell are you going to do? I wrote this up for @BNSciFi -- bit.ly/30ntBqS
TV is turning into the afterlife from "Lost" where there's no past or future or present, everything is now or something https://t.co/pGZEToa49B
Join us 7 p.m. tomorrow night for an @austinfilm screening of @GeneralMagicMov, a documentary about the Silicon Valley company that led to the phone in your hand. I'm moderating post-screening panel with @daltounian, @edwardm6 @alexgruzen bit.ly/30lajCm
RT @hatethedrake: These are fine, I guess, but just know you can hardly taste the mouse at all. https://t.co/EEKluRSe0d
Toy Story 4 and #Midsommar are basically the same movie when you think about it. https://t.co/R9dKQeqwJk
Not a hard prediction I made to my kids: that @drafthouse preshow for “Toy Story 4” would be all toy commercials. Now they think I am smart, I hope. https://t.co/MmuEeMFIhH
RT @joegross: Art director: “What I want...it’s hard to articu— Photog: “No, yr fine, go on.” AD: “What I want is a band that LOOKS like co…
That’s some good editorial shade including Melania in the photo for this story: twitter.com/nmitch/status/…
Blue Bell ice cream licker conspiracy theory: twitter.com/omarg/status/1…
Disney, cast 3-D animated Flynn as live-action Eric based on 2-D animated-Eric, you cowards! #LittleMermaidliveaction https://t.co/JAW9apRfNY
RT @WeeLaura: To cut costs, the local newspaper let go of all of its delivery drivers. The mail carrier will now deliver the newspaper with…
Happy birthday, America, please don’t be mad at us for all the embarrassing shit that happened all year. https://t.co/Ojtx0omhih
Today on @TexasStandard we talked about @HPWizardsUnite, the follow up to @NianticLabs’s wildly popular “Pokémon Go.” Magic or mugglesome? texasstandard.org/stories/gamepl…
Ma’am, this is a Pottery Barn Kids. Your destination is two doors down. twitter.com/woo_ahhh/statu…
høw fragyle they be, these sociale medias
I usually have tanks at my 4th of July celebration too, but they're a little smaller. https://t.co/CsUKw9NTNC
You know what, Ivan Drago would have won if he'd worn these in "Rocky IV." twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr…
Happy @MidsommarMovie day! In honor of @AriAster's new film (which I saw last night and found mesmerizing), here's a piece I wrote about the real estate agent selling the house from #Hereditary. terribly-happy.com/2019/06/heredi…
RT @alexgruzen: Our panel following the screening will be moderated by @omarg Hope to see you there! twitter.com/alexgruzen/sta…
I saw @MidsommarMovie and it’s exactly what I imagine happens when somebody invites me to take a few free CrossFit classes. #MidsommarMovie
Ok now picture Ted Cruz dunking in a pair of Air Jordans. twitter.com/tedcruz/status…
I’m caught up on the comic and Kirkman has continually been misdirecting / lying to readers and alluding to many stories to come and even announced a staff change with penultimate issue. So, well-executed dick move? twitter.com/thr/status/114…
On Twitter, people called for Blue Bell to begin placing a plastic seal underneath the lid to prevent similar tampering in the future atxne.ws/2KS3uoh
 
Not sure why someone would go to the trouble when there are plenty of exposed pineapples for licking in the produce aisle.
"My Latinx friends and I have never seen anything like this on American television, but we know the exact origins of its specific and special ingredients." I wrote about #LosEspookys once more, for @BookPlusFilm. The show's on @HBO. bookandfilmglobe.com/television/tv-…
Unnecessary reminder that editorial cartoons are supposed to shock and shake and provoke you, not give you warm fuzzies. You're thinking of the Ziggy strips before Ziggy started serial killing delivery drivers and park rangers.
RT @Jason_Chatfield: Cartoonist Michael DeAdder was just fired from the newspaper for this cartoon. https://t.co/PhpkH5FbcO
In honor of next week's release of @MidsommarMovie, here is an email I uncovered from the realtor in charge of selling the house from "#Hereditary" #Midsommar terribly-happy.com/2019/06/heredi…
Ever since I installed "Wizards Unite" my phone battery drains faster and my GPS in maps is acting screwy. It can only mean one thing: FUCKING VOLDEMORT!
Every since I installed "Wizards Unite" my phone battery drains faster and my GPS in maps is acting screwy. It can only mean one thing: FUCKING VOLDEMORT!
RT @paulfeig: Ha! I like that description. Many thanks. So proud of this film. @AnnaKendrick47, @blakelively and @henrygolding are supersta…
Should have taken my Spanish class, @marwilliamson. twitter.com/omarg/status/1…
@omarg hearing you right now on the Texas Standard! Well done, man.
THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT'S DEBATE: My view of Tess the Remarkable improved, I liked her plan for stopping T-Rex attacks. Disappointed in Gorer Lunthar, he should have spoken up more. Farque the Interrupter kept talking over people. Wish moderators had survived the lava pit.
On @TexasStandard today we talked about #RaspberryPi4 and whether a $35 computer can replace the one on your desktop. bit.ly/2ZQE8dH
I'll be on @TexasStandard in a bit talking about #RaspberryPi4, which is not a dessert or a Marvel sequel, but a neat potential replacement for your regular computer. Listen here: bit.ly/2ecBHvB https://t.co/hK2zrg1P1w
This staff is baller and I am always proud to work with @austin360. twitter.com/wearesfj/statu…
This Customs and Border Patrol change is gonna go great, you guys... politi.co/2KEwKP6
9 times out of 10 the Austin bats are disappointing but the one time it works out and you see them in all their glory against the sunset it's absolutely breathtaking. Thanks! twitter.com/renurayasam/st…
You know what's a good movie is "A Simple Favor," which is like "Gone Girl" with the addition of 7 more delicious herbs and spices. https://t.co/XSY2eX4B1n
Scott.. Are you OK? Do we need to come get you? twitter.com/scottfisherfox…
We live in a country where convicted criminals on death row are treated more humanely then toddlers held at the border. There will be more deaths and damage done to these kids thanks to those who trade on this cruelty. Didn't vote? You are complicit. washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-…
This is one of those instances where maybe just let the news headline speak for itself without inserting your own feelings as a news outlet. twitter.com/kvue/status/11…
In case you need some 🔥🔥🔥 to go with your morning coffee. twitter.com/opinion8dmecom…
When I remember to update the Wordpresses... twitter.com/omarg/status/1…
RT @ExtraHotPodcast: Earlier: it's #EHG 256 with @omarg! #LosEspookys, #Alternatino, Amazon's #Undone, an #Atlanta Canon presentation, much…
Don’t be so skeptical, Austin, yes we have scooters, but not scooters made ENTIRELY OF SAGUARO CACTI. #innovation #saguooters twitter.com/skipscooters/s…
Excellent, I’m gonna get a lot done with 8 more Omars to help me out. Maybe we’ll start a game night. Thank you for your service and spreading good news, Sen. @JohnCornyn! twitter.com/johncornyn/sta…
RT @flickchickbruin: @blotterpresents @omarg It’s on HBO tonight!
Texas gained almost nine Hispanic residents for every additional white resident last year texastribune.org/2019/06/20/tex… via @TexasTribune
The next "Pokemon Go" from @NianticLabs is off to a strong start.... twitter.com/sarahintampa/s…
Here's a story I did about Texas-bred producer @jaimedavila out of @ATXFestival that just published. In addition to his work on shows like @BravoTV's #MexicanDynasties he's helping bring the new @Netflix series about #Selena to the screen atxne.ws/2WYK6qZ #ATXTVS8
I bought a mattress from Tuft & Needle like 10 years ago and I still get emails all, "Hey remember that time you bought a mattress, we should hang out, how you DOING, bud?"
True story: this evil-ass bird flapped at my head as I was getting into my car and then sat on top of the car next to mine and celebrated a human subjugation victory for a full 10 minutes. I left before the bird did. bit.ly/31EFHNA https://t.co/GrCGgHbzss
Big blog post -- summer is for change and I finally can embrace that. Plus, most of everything I've been working on since May bit.ly/2Rrryyu
What is the deal with Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency Libra? We talked about it on @TexasStandard today and your horoscope suggests you give it a listen. bit.ly/31Npe9O
RT @blotterpresents: On this week's podcast, @omarg helps us with two properties related to @DavidGrann's New Yorker yarns: #TheOldManAndTh…
I'll be on @TexasStandard in a bit discussing Facebook's jump into cryptocurrency, Libra. I am an Aries, by the way, so very intrigued.
RT @adam807: Me: I'm not interested in Los Espookys. @omarg on @ExtraHotPodcast: It's by the guy who wrote Wells For Boys. Me: https://…
I looked to see why Beluga whales were trending and it turns out they're just cool motherfucking creatures.
Do you like TV? You should be listening to @ExtraHotPodcast! I was a guest this week and we covered a lot of ground: twitter.com/extrahotpodcas…
Talking two Texas- based crime stories on The Blotter Presents podcast with @TomatoNation! twitter.com/blotterpresent…
RT @blotterpresents: Ep 101 with @omarg! #TheOldManAndTheGun (Redford as a bank robber) and #Incendiary (Todd Willingham and TX politicking…
A repairman just asked to use my bathroom and in a panic I had to ask myself whether I'm on the Turbo Team or not. https://t.co/572VQBZPqH
The @washingtonpost has launched its #ByTheWay city guides and I wrote the one for Austin! It's got amazing photography by @IlanaPL, copy editing from @bourbonitis and a great format. Let me know if you agree / vehemently disagree with these picks! wapo.st/2Zrhw3a
RT @jeremygilbert: Thrilled to see some of my favorite places (overeasycafechicago.com) and people (@omarg and @thelifeofrileyw) in @washin…
RT @blotterpresents: On this week's podcast: @omarg on two of the cases David Grann has covered in the New Yorker -- #TheOldManAndTheGun (b…
More info here. Can't wait for you to read and for locals to brutally shoot down my @austintexasgov picks. twitter.com/washpostpr/sta…
So excited to share that I got to write the Austin portion of @washingtonpost's new @bytheway travel project. It launches in three days and I can't wait for you to see it. ... #Repost @bytheway 3 DAYS TILL LAUNCH | BTW, locals in Austin eat more than ba… bit.ly/2KXjepj https://t.co/hzA4bchiEC
RT @ExtraHotPodcast: And! @omarg will also be discussing the show with us on our next podcast! - ta twitter.com/omarg/status/1…
 
 
 
 
 
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