Omar L. Gallaga · @omarg ☜ 14,635
Former @statesman tech culture writer + podcaster. Now freelancing for @austin360, @bookplusfilm, @bnscifi, others. Member @TheLCP. Manners: unimpeachable!
In honor of today's @Netflix release of #BetweenTwoFerns The Movie, I rounded up the sickest burns from the web series for @primetimercom: bit.ly/2QvuEoi
We go live now to Rudy Giuliani in studio... https://t.co/DPaexmucI8
RT @bossymama57: @omarg @AuntBertha I went through that 40 years ago. Being a first-generation student, I did not know where to sdl for hel…
I edited this piece for @AuntBertha -- it's really an issue I don't hear discussed much, or framed in this way -- college students and food/housing insecurity bit.ly/2Av2ijm
Not @blueapron, not @HelloFresh, let’s hear it for Something Else! twitter.com/omarg/status/1…
Here is the segment, how often are you upgrading your phone these days? bit.ly/2Az3cLP twitter.com/omarg/status/1…
A new Supreme Court justice agreed to an interview on the condition that the reporters lie and say the interview never took place. Cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, totally normal, ethical behavior from someone on the nation's highest court. bit.ly/2M1oEOP
I was on the fence about #RighteousGemstones, but this week's flashback Episode 5, "Interlude," was REALLY fantastic. A lot of the issues I had with the pilot are addressed in this one. bit.ly/2MBRQ1N
I’ll be on @TexasStandard in a bit to discuss whether you should (or shouldn’t) upgrade (or don’t) your newish smartphone (why would you do that?) this year. Tough decision! Tune in. texasstandard.org/listen/
Government now says UFOs are real, but the government has done nothing but lie for the last few years... well, shit. I wanted to believe.
Meal kit people -- what's your favorite? Hello Fresh has gone over much better in my house, Blue Apron was much more hit-or-miss.
I feel like as a dummy, Beto still comes across better than Trump https://t.co/Ae7kIsFJlX
The Emmy bracket continues at @primetimercom! Fleabag is an easy pick over Sharp Objects, but Killing Eve vs. Schitt's Creek? What's the right call here? twitter.com/primetimercom/…
For my job I watched every episode of “Between Two Ferns,” some of them multiple times; my job is pretty good.
RT @corrinrenee: I’ve worked with well over 1,000 authors in my publishing career. This thread covers most of my feelings on this article.…
I saw this graphic too quickly and thought it was a new NBA Jam game. Sadly, no. https://t.co/8lWrcxsNQ4
The important steps of crisis management, any PR expert will tell you, are to double down on the stupid thing you did, don't apologize, and sign off with a line that reminds everyone how much you deserve to be in the situation you got yourself into. twitter.com/Shanemgillis/s…
RT @ditzkoff: A spokesperson for Saturday Night Live says that Shane Gillis will not be joining its cast this fall. https://t.co/qh0B4cbdQO
All of this mess could have been avoided if Judge Judy had been nominated.
There’s a girl at the nail salon talking SO LOUDLY about how much she loves third eye blind 🤨
 
Sounds like she’s living... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... a semi-charmed kind of life?
As a very casual, latter-season viewer of #GreatBritishBakingShow, its hard not to imagine it’s all a very extended #MightyBoosh dream sequence.
This one’s hard, you guys. It’s like my heart versus my funny bone. Gotta go with Russian Doll. twitter.com/primetimercom/…
+1 here, if you upgrade your phone more than once every two or three years, it makes sense to do it this way. Has saved me lots of time and stress worrying about trade-in value, phone condition, etc. and payment has stayed consistent, plus AppleCare, plus now 1 year of AppleTV+ twitter.com/film_girl/stat…
RIP MoviePass bwnews.pr/2Qbb1lp I hope they got that salty popcorn you like in heaven or hell or wherever you go next.
Build-A-Bear on that spooky shit today https://t.co/lTb3RJTWEm
Get ready to cry again, Austin. 😭😭😭 twitter.com/StrongBadActua…
Listen to this Yankee-ass talk. Brooklyn BBQ, call your boy back home, this is embarrassing. twitter.com/colewagoner/st…
UNPOPULAR OPINION: "Top Chef" and "The Voice" ain't shit next to "Sharp Objects" and "Escape at Dannemora," COME AT ME, COMPETITIVE-REALITY-LOVING TWITTER. twitter.com/primetimercom/…
Today on @TexasStandard, we talked about what @SpaceX and @blueorigin (not Blue Apron, but I almost typed that) are doing in the Great American Big-Ass Rocket Race, particularly in the state of Texas bit.ly/2Q91R9b
RT @primetimercom: Let the Ultimate Emmys Bracket begin! Round 1, Match 2: 'Escape at Dannemora' vs 'Top Chef' Check out @omarg's case fo…
RT @primetimercom: Let the Ultimate Emmys Bracket begin! Round 1, Match 1: 'The Voice' vs 'Sharp Objects' Check out @omarg's case for eac…
I'll be on @TexasStandard in a bit to talk about SPAAAAAAAACE! https://t.co/WbL9zWl5YL
 
Managed to work in two instances of "SPAAAAACE!" into the segment, just want to make @TomatoNation proud.
Austin, Texas: We're not just about tacos and barbecue, people. Also, Austin, Texas: We have a taco editor and your East Coast barbecue is ABSOLUTE SHIT!
 
Our duality is endearing
 
I have always thought so. I'm just as bad (/good)
I wanted to like “Late Night” so much more but ... (sigh). The writing really let Emma Thompson down and it had that age-old problem of showing the process of writing and performing comedy that just isn’t funny enough to be convincing. Big letdown.
2019 has been a rough year for many and now we have to content with a world where #Slofies is a word. Apple tryin’ a watch the world burn.
But seriously, Reggie Fils-Aimé is one of the most engaging, well-regarded execs in the gaming world and his presence already promises to make #SXSW2020 at least 8 percent* more delightful. * I don't really know numbers or percentages, but this sounds about right. #sxsw
It’s 2019 and I’m still weirded out by seeing what emojis my friends are using to declare they’re paying other friends for stuff(?) in Venmo. Do you think we don’t know what 🍀🔥 🚬 means?
Have known @mnthomas for many years and she knows more than anybody I've met about improving productivity and regaining your time -- from @raisingaustin: atxne.ws/2Q2enXR (See also, a Statesman Shots @TollyM and I did with her back in 2015) -- atxne.ws/1MwlrCI
The president of the United States just picked a fight with @chrissyteigen, this is gonna go GREAT.
That time @iamcolinquinn looked like he rowed for an Ivy League school https://t.co/XNXuLMGa44
I had the pleasure of seeing @ronnychieng do standup last night leading up to that taping — this Netflix special is going to be fantastic. See him perform if you can. twitter.com/jokoy/status/1…
DAMN, you drive a hard bargain, @Rakuten! https://t.co/g9fTqz58nr
@Sharpie how are y’all holding up? Everybody OK over there?
ALERT: There need to be a lot more GIFs from @SouthSideChi https://t.co/hEhHCEyarQ
RT @instalyssa: LEGO enthusiast @xadrian dedicated nearly two years to building a ~65,000 brick replica of the Texas Capitol. Then it was t…
Imagine having the kind of life where you get to use the sentence, "I recently had a legal victory in Morocco." twitter.com/aasbusiness/st…
This almond milk tastes like regular milk, if I were a cow, I'd be LIVID.
The @CNN morning email is real grim today https://t.co/FK9c53GBXs
This race to have the tallest building in Austin is going to leave the city with some real stupid eyesores. twitter.com/512tech/status…
I highly approve of this board game. @kennyg. ift.tt/2HNt8aD https://t.co/vnK6uRSCWS
Here's the @TexasStandard segment we did today on new tech-related Texas laws. Hear me very narrowly avoid using the term "dick pics." bit.ly/2Zy5Dgo
On the latest #RighteousGemstones episode, John Goodman forces a group of men to take off all their clothes. In recent TV ads, the voice of John Goodman urges you to use @tide to remove impossible stains. Coincidence? I think not. #stains #followthemoney
I'll be on @TexasStandard shortly to talk about new tech-related Texas laws. Don't do the crime, spare the time, listen to us chime... In!
Prediction: Ito will be gone, no thanks to Negroponte's dumb, tone deaf ass at this meeting. twitter.com/david_ingram/s…
A #WilliamsonCounty Sheriff's Office commander has resigned following backlash over controversial social media posts he made as recently as December and going back as far as November 2017 bit.ly/2MRZkO8
Over on @BookPlusFilm, I wrote bout @War_Remains, a large-scale walk-through VR simulation of World War I that podcaster Dan Carlin narrates. It's in Austin through mid-October. bit.ly/2Llefx4
Wasn't really my point but I guess journalists aren't allowed to be creeped out by weird mailers. twitter.com/gwschulz30/sta…
I got letter in the mail with a photo of my house on the front and no return address. That's creepy AF, @Allstate, don't do that shit! https://t.co/spwsQr7kB4
RT @Pabably: Mulholland Dr. (2001 dir. David Lynch) twitter.com/bailey_ratliff…
#beachread2019 is "Evvie Drake Starts Over" by @lindaholmes. Such a great book, as sparkly and witty and heartfelt-lovely as you've heard. Trying to draw it out as long as possible without getting too much sand on it. #beachreads #beachreads2019 ift.tt/2zGUOcw https://t.co/Ess6NVjwOu
RT @bestofnextdoor: "When neighbors start talking, good things happen." 🏡 https://t.co/7RTkj2km4c
When your folks are splitting up but promise they love you and it's not going to cause any problems https://t.co/zfpBtvR2Dh
Friends: Judge Tom P.J. Bernie Squi Interests: Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Hangouts: Timmy's Tobin's House Other random houses Calendar store Supreme Court building twitter.com/NPR/status/116…
I'll be on @TexasStandard in a bit talking about your local doorbell-driven neighborhood watch and why Ring owners will be getting requests from the police. Report those suspicious-looking teenagers riding their noisy skateboards and tune in!
Stephen Moser, former society columnist for the Austin Chronicle, former fashion designer and, up until the last days of his life, an inimitable public figure has died 12 years after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
 
Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this.
I'm not a biologist but what if Bret Stephens really is a bedbug? twitter.com/davekarpf/stat…
New retirement plan: 1. Wait till Drake dies. 2. Locate crypt. 3. Break into crypt, take money. 4. Florida?
Compelling data suggesting Uber and Lyft are taking a much larger cut of ride $$$ than they report to the SEC. Watch @bypatrickgeorge's Tweets today for some great follow-up. twitter.com/Jalopnik/statu…
If you were offended by the last few Dave Chappelle specials on Netflix, this new one released last night doubles or triples down in that direction. But it also feels a little more focused and significant. netflix.com/title/81140577…
How about I give Mapquest my location from 2005? https://t.co/Y2EBL46y5t
Recorded today for release tomorrow afternoon: a freewheelin’ conversation with Tanya Tucker for The @TexasMonthly National Podcast Of Texas https://t.co/48hFHtU0h9
 
Please reveal the name of the ghost in the middle.
RT @AuntBertha: Professor @DrDesmondPatton from the @ColumbiaSSW write about why the booming artificial intelligence industry needs social…
Seeing some posts and photos on Facebook that the New Braunfels German restaurant @FriesenhausNB, has suffered a major fire. The place has amazing Jagerschnitzel, this is a real shame.
When they say someone is a "Force of nature" you should remember that sinkholes, typhoons, volcanoes, violent fart attacks and swarms of bees are also forces of nature, so maybe it's not really a compliment.
There’s a lot to unpack here, mostly white robes. twitter.com/nbcnews/status…
I thought people were burning down Amazon . com, that’s how out of the loop I’ve been this week.
On @TexasStandard today we talked about how amusement parks such as @WaltDisneyWorld, @UniversalOrl, @LEGOLANDFlorida and @SixFlags are using new technologies and innovatives uses of screens for their attractions. bit.ly/2LgfsG7
The keyboard shortcut I’ve used for years and years to send emails is also the keyboard command that discards a draft in Gmail, so that has been a painful re-learning experience. #wheredidmyemailgo
RT @primetimercom: HBO's 'The Righteous Gemstones' is great to look at, but @omarg prays that the story is going somewhere soon. https://…
I’ll be on @TexasStandard in a bit discussing theme parks and technology. Come ride with us, whether you are 48” tall or not.
On @primetimercom, I took a look at HBO's new "The Righteous Gemstones," which is excellent filmmaking in the service of... not sure what, yet? bit.ly/2MvmN7s #RighteousGemstones bit.ly/2MBRQ1N
If you’re wondering where all the austin cool dads are, they’re at vampire weekend tonight.
 
Goddammit they were supposed to call me for carpool!
 
 
 
 
 
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