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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:

- (Birdsite links without the Birshite)
- ("Daily curated links that only last 30 days")
- (The granddaddy)
- (The other granddaddy)
- (Nice images, comments(!) & community)
- (Design & more)

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

> 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."

via Ganzeer

Demdike Stare & Andy Stotttttttt @ Zapeio


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

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fonts, ebook readers 

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

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English “partridge” also traces back to *perd- via Ancient Greek “πέρδιξ”. Apparently someone thought partridges trying to fly sounded like farting.

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🎧 Now Playing: Robotaki – Right Time (feat. Ari) (Right Time (feat. Ari) - Single)

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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