Nastiness Is Not Mandatory
It takes some effort yes, but nice places in today's interwebs exist.
Here's a list of interesting, silly & thought provoking sites:
- https://belong.io (Birdsite links without the Birshite)
- http://www.fuse.blog ("Daily curated links that only last 30 days")
- http://kottke.org (The granddaddy)
- https://www.metafilter.com (The other granddaddy)
- https://mltshp.com/popular (Nice images, comments(!) & community)
- https://www.swiss-miss.com (Design & more)
It's like The Jerry Springer Show but for the streaming age, ugh. It's depraved crap like this that lowers my tolerance of Netflix TBH
Should we think twice about Netflix’s Tiger King? - Vox
> As with some reality TV shows, the goal isn’t to let us look into others’ lives. On Tiger King, it’s to let us judge them for being weird and thereby feel better about ourselves. It taps the same impulse that used to drive people to freak shows at carnivals: Through their supposed abnormality, we feel normal.
Why would anyone watch this, it stinks,
The Kids Aren’t All Right - Luna Station Quarterly
> Teenagers don’t just fear that our leaders will rule unfairly or selfishly. They worry they will lead stupidly. And teens’ knowledge that they are expected to participate in their world like adults, but not given the authority or influence of adults unless they seize it for themselves, leaves them rightfully afraid of how others’ stupidity will leave them reaping the whirlwind.
"There are superusers for everything. Chefs are the superusers of kitchens, for example. Superusers of urban spaces are the homeless. As for the superusers of self-quarantine? Artists and writers, obviously."
Demdike Stare & Andy Stotttttttt #live @ Zapeio
fonts, ebook readers
If you read e-books, what font(s) do you like?
My favorite is Gentium, but it doesn't render properly on my Kobo Touch. Of 3rd party fonts that do render properly on it, I like Libre Baskerville and Vollkorn. None of the fonts that come stock on it are great for me, which is too bad, because they offer additional rendering settings for those.
You can’t change Game of Thrones, but you can deal with it - Polygon
> We live in the age of the franchise, of fiction as a brand. The most dominant stories in our cultural consciousness are designed to go on forever, and the law of averages states that at some point those stories are going to be bad.
This is the main reason I'm not at all interested and actively avoid the new-age Disney blitzkrieg culture tactics.
🎧 Now Playing: Underworld – Pearls Girl Jam 080624
English “partridge” also traces back to *perd- via Ancient Greek “πέρδιξ”. Apparently someone thought partridges trying to fly sounded like farting.
Maciej Cegłowski, founder of Pinboard bookmarking site, to Testify at Senate on Digital Privacy
If you haven't ever read/watched Maciej's eloquent and thoughtful talks, do yourself a favor and do so. Through talks and organized action he's been dissecting adtech and other modern web ails for some time now in a clear, approachable and funny manner.
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