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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:

- belong.io (Birdsite links without the Birshite)
- fuse.blog ("Daily curated links that only last 30 days")
- kottke.org (The granddaddy)
- metafilter.com (The other granddaddy)
- mltshp.com/popular (Nice images, comments(!) & community)
- swiss-miss.com (Design & more)

It's been 12 hours since I've finished listening to Alan Moore's Jerusalem audiobook and I still can't believe it's over.

I've been with Simon Vance's *phenomenal* and, quite frankly, heroic narration for about a year now. I'm sure going to miss that whole crazy bunch of intricately intertwined stories.

brb changing my ssid to Who_you_trying_to_get_crazy_with_ése?

tfw you're drilling holes in concrete with an impact drill and you're reminded of Merzbow

A couple of Mr. Robot episodes brought a thirst for a couple of tsipouro shots and before long it's been a couple of NIИ albums already huh

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

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Should we think twice about Netflix’s Tiger King? - Vox

vox.com/culture/2020/4/2/21202

> 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

lunastationquarterly.com/the-k

> 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."

via Ganzeer
ganzeer.substack.com

Demdike Stare & Andy Stotttttttt @ Zapeio

FYES

technology - 

I think I just saw a man "talking" to himself in sign language. Never thought about it before but I guess it makes perfect sense.

J.G. Ballard's CONCRETE ISLAND but taking place inside IKEA

Still here, looking & reading around, quietly nodding sometimes, quietly smiling, not a lot to say thus I don't.

Still liking it, so

Antonis boosted

fonts, ebook readers 

You can’t change Game of Thrones, but you can deal with it - Polygon

polygon.com/comics/2019/5/18/1

> 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: David Attenborough – Three Balanges and Chorus of Women with Iron Rattles (My Field Recordings from Across the Planet)

song.link/us/i/1439442430

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