book blog


i read a book a while back thanks

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Now it’s easier than ever to write your very own open letter!!

create an open letter:

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here’s a thing. a bot written specifically for runs in-browser. throw it in a bookmarklet or whatever.

it can: sync some commands from a google spreadsheet and yell @ you

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An Open Letter To Netflix


To whom it may concern:

Please remove Top Gear from your list of available instant streaming titles. Many would agree that it is the worst show. You can add some other ones if you want.

Matt Thompson

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oops i forgot how to facebook

abandon ship

ahslhwkehha what even is this blog

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Pokémon Post


For whatever reason I’ve dedicated most of the past 30 minutes to deciding what my occupation would be in the event that I somehow entered the world of Pokémon. Of course the obvious choice would be to assume the role of the small town boy that sets off on a long journey across the region with the strong intent of “catching them all” and becoming the best trainer the world has ever seen. But really, there can only be like one or two of those kind of guys per region — and what about the fishermen, youngsters, and bug catchers of the world?

I’d probably just want to live in a house in Johto’s Azalea Town and chill with a Slowbro.

This probably wasn’t worth a blog post.

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I suppose I’ll start by explaining what Turntable was. was an online music player with a twist — you got to listen to music with friends. The site was divided into user-created rooms. In each room, users could take turns picking songs on a virtual DJ table. You could play songs from Turntable’s built-in database or upload your own mp3’s.


Turntable was one of the first services to take online music listening and make it truly social. Friends could gather each day, play the new fresh tracks they discovered, and talk about them in the chat box. Throughout Turntable’s lifetime (a little over two years) I’ve met a large number of wonderful people that have turned me onto some pretty fantastic music — music that I probably never would have discovered on my own.

After a very successful summer in 2011, Turntable began to start losing users. This was perhaps because people were realizing that Turntable was too addictive and too time-consuming. As time went on, more and more of Turntable’s core users began to fade away — many of them upset that Turntable was ignoring their community’s requests (example: once upon a time users wanted multiple playlists, Turntable gave them virtual laptop stickers).

Let’s fast-forward to the end of 2013. Turntable decided that they didn’t have enough funds to continue their online DJing service, and planned to shut down on December 2, 2013 (today) to focus on a new service that is geared towards streaming live performances filmed in front of a green screen.

With Turntable out of the picture, I’m left to choose an alternative from a pile of pretty incomparable services. There’s, which copies Turntable’s main functionality, but has an ugly Club Penguin-ish user interface. There is also Soundrop, a Spotify app that lets users create listening rooms and vote for the next song via a Reddit-ish voting system, but that limits song choices to only that which is in Spotify’s database.

While I haven’t quite decided if/how I’ll replace Turntable in my life, many of Turntable’s active rooms have chosen services to relocate to. The master list of Turntable room re-locations can be found here.

So farewell to Turntable, and thanks to the Turntable community for the killer tunes over the years !


An Open Letter to Clyde’s Sports Club


To whom it may concern:

Please consider ordering some yogurts flavored to taste like actual fruits. Many would agree that basic fruit-flavored yogurt is the best yogurt. You can get rid of some of the other flavors if you want.

Matt Thompson

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Hi Santa


Ok so I just walked by an old man wearing a Santa costume. This is partly weird because Thanksgiving hasn’t happened yet, but what’s probably weirdest is that instead of wearing pants he is wearing a red knee-length skirt-type thing.

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Why are tuesdays?

Some lady tried to give me a free bagel this morning and I said “nah bro I only eat expensive bagels.”