Cubbies are turning things around, baby!
Next Up In Game of Thrones //Apr 21, 2019//
This was not as posuas I expected.
This was great. Do the thing that got you there, Utah.
Disney is Killing Multiple Fox Films, Heavily Scrutinizing Others //Apr 23, 2019//
Wow. Just throwing everything out, huh Disney?
Scale //Apr 22, 2019//
This was the first one that actually felt like a real newsletter about walking.
Hate stuff like this. Either someone is disgusting or someone is making shit up, essentially being disgusting. It’s lose-lose. And for the record I usually lean towards the accuser in situations like this. It’s just no fun for anyone. The delay in coming forward always irks me, but I get that it’s tough and I couldn’t imagine having to go through it myself.
Amazing Grace //Apr 22, 2019//
This was nice.
Trying to get the Espresso into my morning routine. (maybe even with my espresso)
Uber Questions Follow-up, Luminary Launches, Luminary’s Broken Rung //Apr 22, 2019//
Good stuff about Luminary’s problems. (getting people to it, especially when it barely works as a regular podcast app.)
Continuing to try to fit Apple News+ into my workflow. Haven’t found it yet…
This sounds absolutely fascinating. I’d pay $100 for the current cut to see what the problems are.
The resolution eliminated long-used language on providing “sexual and reproductive health care” to survivors of rape and abuse to avert a veto from the Trump administration. And it eliminated a positive reference to the International Criminal Court’s work in prosecuting alleged perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict.
Great story/metaphor of today from Om.
I don’t even know what to say about Kanye anymore. This gospel shit is ajte weird. I want to see him put something meaningful together. And it better not be called Yandhi…
Sounds interesting, I think I’ll give this a shot when the SO goes out of town.
Uber Questions //Apr 21, 2019//
Surprised how much open questions he has. Doesn’t seem typical to me, but I don’t follow IPOs like that…
Some decent stuff in here.
The Bad Hustle Porn Narrative //Apr 10, 2019//
Good reminder to relax.
Comics Train: 4 //Apr 14, 2019//
Nice little blurb.
Writing this so far out I don’t even remember what I gleaned.
I’d definitely prefer the Nets model. Both seem difficult but one puts an absolutely abhorrent product on the court. In contradicting myself a bit, as I cheered for the Chicago tank this past year…
He’s going to be key to keep them moving next round.
I wish I was as good at picking up all this stuff live and in the moment. It’s fascinating to see someone look back and dissect it. I wonder how much coaches actually pick up in the moment.
First thing from Ryan Murphy I’m actually excited about. What an amazing cast.
ORBITAL OPERATIONS ////
I’m really pulling for Portland. I think they could steal game four in OKC.
Newsletter Development: 2 //Apr 19, 2019//
Like following along with this but not much here in this one.
This is going to be a fight to the end.
Redaction //Apr 18, 2019//
No comment needed.
Below are a bunch of Time 100 most influential people profiles, through Apple News+
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Damn straight. Love Firmino. So skilled with the ball and able to do so much on the pitch.
Durant just talks. A lot. But the man can still play. Obviously.
The Away Experience ////
Tempting. I’ve dug Away but I prefer a travel backpack. Still…. I might eventually give in…
The Long Goodbye Dirk Never Asked For //Apr 10, 2019//
I wonder if Dirk ever felt the same way.
Didn’t watch. Waiting to watch the movie and based on this article it sounds worth it to go in cold.
Is Brooklyn in the House? Nets Fandom Is Having Its Playoff Moment. //Apr 18, 2019//
Disney Scraps Fox’s ‘Mouse Guard’ Two Weeks Before Production Begins //Apr 17, 2019//
Sad. Not a Mouse Guard fan at all, but it still sounds like something Disney should pursue.
Touched on this yesterday. I’m really curious what the details of the settlement are.
Older piece about Kanter. Really cool to get his perspective on the offensive glass.
Great piece on Murray and the Nuggets. It’s too bad this series is on NBA TV.
Curious to see what comes from this.
DC just can’t seem to do anything right these days. Their last three movies in Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam have been enjoyable, but between Zach Snyder and the DC Universe service, things seem very offkilter.
I like Griffin, I guess, but I don’t think anyone can pull the Pelicans out of this hole. If he can it’ll be a miracle and he should be lauded for it.
Kind of want to subscribe to Marvel Unlimited. Can’t keep up with my current weekly comics though…
Made a reference page for the book mentioned here. Sounds like a good mine.
NextDraft 1. Brain Teaser //Apr 16, 2019//
Ranking the Run-Ins for Liverpool and City //Apr 15, 2019//
Pulling for the Reds…
More search, less feed //Apr 3, 2019//
Earn it in reverse //Apr 7, 2019//
Cathing up on a month backlog of Kleon. These two are the ones I liked the most.
For some reason I didn’t think they had a great relationship. I wonder who I had them confused with. Either way, I’d love to see some success in Portland.
Durant has all the physical tools and prerequisites, similar to LeBron to be the greatest. However, just like LeBron, Durant has continued to show the lack of mental fortitude that Jordan had, and the 31-point lead the Warriors gave away, with Durant getting pestered by Beverley was a great example of this.
Some good thoughts here.
Beverley is the man. I love players who play like this and represent Chicago well.
Some more good stuff on the Clippers comeback.
Loved this. Hope he does more of this and revisits these topics after each round.
Note from Ellis.
I’ve had similar thoughts. I had to return something for the first time last year and was stunned at the restocking fee. Most places have free returns nowadays and I just assumed Amazoj would be the same way.
Getting back into the Stratechy flow.
I really want to know the answer on the timing piece.
I have one of those small printers and previously started to implement that but the paper for those is just too expensive to do regularly.
Not a bad comparison, especially if a team gives up the world for him.
Please don’t extend him. Try to get Dave Joeger…
Not much here but a few fun things to take away.
Even better breakdown! Hoping the Nets can find a way to take this series. Would be fantastic.
I wasn’t as into Portland this year as Chuck and Ernie who picked them to make it out of the west at one point in time, but to lose Nurk at this point is such a huge bummer.
Pretty funny. I like Bernie, but I don’t know if he can win enough people from the middle to win it. We might be better served by someone else out of the primary.
First positive review I’ve read. This aligns much more with how I felt about it. Can’t wait for season two.
I have a similar problem. I’ve pretty much given up my notebooks since this Weblog started. Still pondering ways to get back into them because I do miss my regular field notes.
Pretty cool. I’m fascinated by collectives.
Hope this means we get more of Drew Goddard.
I’m not sure what to think of this. Never been a big Ryan Murphy fan.
Comics Are The Ghost Train //Mar 9, 2019//
Cool little post.
Apple Music, Exclusive Extras, and Merch //Mar 22, 2019//
Gave Apple Music another try recently. It’s just not as good as Spotify which makes me a little sad because I know the bundling offers are going to be enticing later this year.
Year of the Meteor - My previous bag was extremely non-DIY, made by the company Filson, and while it was sturdy and beautiful, it was also HEAVY. All those snaps and buckles and leather tabs — all that ////
I’d love to make my own bag one day.
Ganzeer - FREQUENCY //Mar 21, 2019//
Eh not much here.
Rodin - A Retreat, a Walk, SMS Publishing, Advice to a Young Me //Apr 2, 2019//
Some great advice. I’ve fallen too far into spending all my money. Need to cut back a little.
This was a really fun post.
Fascinating. I always thought he pretty much failed at baseball, but there’s a lot here that says otherwise.
The Curious Incident in the Bath in the Day-time //Apr 7, 2019//
What a fucked up experience. To have in a public bath nonetheless.
Shazam was a lot of fun. I look forward to what’s coming next.
This was a fantastic interview.
Pop is the goat.
Cool to hear his thoughts on the long arduous process that was getting this movie made.
Nothing revelatory here.
Pros and Cons: Digesting the Unveiling of Disney+ //Apr 12, 2019//
Stoked for this. I feel like there’s no way Apple can charge more than 9.99 given Disneys price.
Meh not much here in this week’s.
Good little note from Ryan Holiday. I miss having splendidly relaxing weekends.
I think Myers will end up staying with the Warriors. But the Lakers should be going after him with everything they have.
Cubs pitching just plain sucks. Their hitting has been fantastic though.
Cool idea for a daily update.
Not gonna happen.
I can’t imagine how weird and tough that would be. But if he has any of Rodman’s spririt on the court, he could be dangerous.
The Pull #11: On Sale 4/10/19 //Apr 9, 2019//
First read of this newsletter. Makes me miss reading Marvel and DC books.
Trying out Apple News+. Read the Sam Jackson piece from this issue yesterday; which was solid.
Really disappointed they weren’t able to win it. Still; I hope Beard can bring back a very different, but exciting team next year.
New newsletter for me. Some interesting stuff here.
Cool little back and fourth conversation.
10% of my ideas are terrible on arrival. Never be better than terrible. 30% are bad and even with work will remain bad. 30% are also bad, but may be OK with a ton of work. 30% are ok but require work. 0% of my ideas arrive great. It’s always far more work than I expect.— rands (@rands) April 7, 2019
Important to remember.
ORBITAL OPERATIONS ////
a biweekly newsletter by Ganzeer //Apr 4, 2019//
Been awhile since I’ve read Ganzeer. Nice to get back to it.
Two wonderful issues.
Some great stuff there. The first two parts about Kawhi and rebounding were the best.
Sad. But probably for the best.
003 / The Fifth Mode / Part 1 //Apr 6, 2019//
Great stuff from @kaa.
I wish the iPad mini had the same bezels as the new iPad pros. I’d buy that in a heartbeat. Same physical dimensions but an extra inch to the actual screen.
I’d probably go with Culver if the Bulls can’t get Ja.
First newsletter issue I’ve read of Ryan O’hanlon’s. Pretty good. This one covers home field advantage specifically keying in on Tottenham’s situation as they go from Wembley to their new stadium and how that might effect them to finish out the season.
They have been fun to watch, besides when they beat the Jayhawks…
I’m obsessed with pouches and bags. This one looks interesting.
Comics Train: 2 //Apr 2, 2019//
Interesting little piece in format.
Amazing. These are the kinds of things the big two can excel at if they let themselves.
I’m cheering for Auburn and Texas Tech the rest of the way through.
Some good stuff here.
Agreed. Stoked for this.
Just got my first crowler last Saturday.
I miss him already…
‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 Confirmed By Netflix //Apr 1, 2019//
This was great.
I hope so. I’m looking forward to diving in soon.
He should most certainly. Kawhi, and Blake should definitely make it over him. That leaves one spot. I’d personally give Aldridge (if eligible), Danilo Galinari, and Pascal Siakam the box before LBJ but inevitably, he will get on the third team. If he gets on the second team it’d be a travesty.
The show looks dumb.
Year of the Meteor: This dispatch is coming to you a morning late because I had literally not a spare minute on Sunday; we rose early, went to the olive grove, and worked until the sun went down, pausing only for bacon and avocado sandwiches in the shade. It was the last day our friend and Pruning Resident ////
Nothing spectacular I still love reading Sloan. This is what prompted my Critical: Reading list.
This is tough. I always like to side with the accuser in these situations, but the little I know, it’s become harder and harder to take what she has claimed at face value.
Ridgeline - Walk Rhythms, SMS Publishing //Mar 31, 2019//
This photo a day through SMS where he won’t receive the responses until the end is a fascinating Expirement. I can’t wait to see how it goes for him. Another critical hitting it out of the park.
Don’t remember why I snagged this here.
Funny little article.
Really dig this story.
ORBITAL OPERATIONS ////
Yeah, but I thought transferring from Apple pay to a debit card was free..?
Really looking forward to the show.
Defense is the one thing I’m worried about. Greatly. But I still want him on the Bulls.
It Wasn’t Showtime ////
Eh. I still enjoyed Apple’s event. And will probably get everything.
Some interesting looks. I got what he was saying right away but didn’t see the big deal, but the more you think about it, these small things really do add up.
I don’t know much about this but I’ve been keeping an eye on it.
Clippers really are a fun team. Haven’t watched them enough this year.
Looks dumb. I don’t think these pours even look better than a photo of a beer with a nice foamy head. Let alone all the other stuff.
Like getting a sense of how Craig plans for these long walks. Maybe one day for me.
This is a real bummer. I didn’t think they really had a chance to win it all, but they were still fun.
I’m slowly building out the internet I want to be on. Picking and choosing sources. Although I do still get stuck browsing Instagram way too much.
Watching the Duke/UCF team, I kept going back and fourth on who I wanted to win. Zion is really something else.
I don’t know why people are surprised. Pretty sure I picked Spurs to make the playoffs at the beginning of the year.
I enjoyed the event. Will probably end up subscribing to everything…
Love this kind of follow-up.
Haven’t dead Sentiers in awhile. It’s really good. I often forget though.
Really good review. I think I had the Lakers at the right spot so I’m not surprised here either.
I miss comic shops. The one downside of being all digital.
Kyrie needs to go.
Tough spot to be in. Apple need to meet the desires of shareholders…
Nope for them too.
My guy. Hope he comes to the Bulls. Tough break against Fl state though.
Looking forward to Us.
I feel like Gruber doesn’t have his pulse on areas Apple hasn’t been. He doesn’t get the gaming space at all.
So disappointed by their performance yesterday. They just looked sluggish, slow, and lacked any actual effort. Auburn is probably the better team but there was no fight there.
John Oliver’s Weak Case for Callout Culture //Mar 21, 2019//
Idk… I think Oliver was navigating a fine line of talking about the problem and trying to give examples while keeping the general mood of his show.
ORBITAL OPERATIONS ////
Excellent issue. Lots of good stuff in the first half.
Daring Fireball - Apple Games //Mar 23, 2019//
No shit, John. That’s what everyone has been saying for months.
Some great links in this one.
Excited for this. But with that being said, I might not continue the subscription after the first month. Budget is getting tight.
These are stellar. Wish cities would do more stuff like this. When Chicago had the cows all over the place it was wonderful.
Bag Guide 2019 //Mar 20, 2019//
Some good stuff here. Don’t need any bags though. I’m pretty content.
I agree with a lot about this. The thing I’ll say about Weezer is, even if their music isn’t on the level of their early stuff, they are continuing to put out new stuff that isn’t absolute garbage. Although I hated the Teal album.
Not much depth here.
This both inspired me to get back to my notebook (not the goal of the piece) but also want to use this more for those Thoughts On type notes.
Pretty crazy stuff. Interested to see where this goes. And how it’s used, if at all, in the consumer space.
A struggle I see a lot of people, including myself, when it comes to blogging, the where’s, how’s and why’s.
Joe Biden’s plan for an early VP selection is a terrible idea //Mar 20, 2019//
Yeah, seems odd.
Can’t decide if I want to watch this.
Really is odd.
Will be an interesting month. Sucks seeing Phoenix rest guys and have the Bulls beat them.
The Wolverine season 2 does sound good.
The Thunder Need to Recalibrate //Mar 19, 2019//
I think it’s too late for OKC. They had a good run, but it’s going to be too much on PGs shoulders.
Pretty cool to see Robin actually create the music of the mazg from his book Sourdough.
Wonderful little story.
NextDraft - EVERYTHING IN MODERATION //Mar 18, 2019//
Reading some before bed.
I’m still pretty bummed about last season. They rushed to be able to finish it with this upcoming season, not to serve the story in anyway. I’m not going to pretend like I have a better solution, but there has to be a better way. Still, I’m looking forward to the final season and I have high hopes for all six episodes to deliver something spectacular.
Vibrant Oil Paintings of Clouds //Mar 18, 2019//
Divvy could get $50M expansion, electric bikes //Mar 18, 2019//
This might be cool, but I’m always wary of exclusivity deals, especially in regards to cities.
207. STEPHEN KING: The desk //Feb 28, 2017//
I’ve had this in my Instapaper queue forever. Not sure why it took me this long. Nice little comic.
I dig Airbnb. Insterested to see how the HotelTonight acquisition goes.
Meet the Man Living on Nothing but Beer and Water for Lent //Mar 18, 2019//
Just sounds stupid.
Ask Kate About Beer: How often do breweries change a beer’s recipe? //Mar 17, 2019//
Interesting to see how much science really goes into it and how weather causes changes that need to be accounted for.
Couple interesting notes.
NextDraft - THE GRAPES OF WRATH //Mar 17, 2019//
Thoughts on New Zealand were good.
Pretty ridiculous. Shit needs to be legalized everywhere.
This is pretty weird. I wish all four could come together and just make a crazy movie.
Could be cool. I don’t know how he’d be behind the camera.
Sounds like a corny summer blockbuster. But with these two actors, I’m in.
Finished this and absolutely loved it.
Dove into this Kindle single right away. Nice little story.
h0p3 to: Phil ////
Great to see more wiki letters, although I’ve fallen off of my humdrum life lately.
Found Blackout starring Rami Malek from this.
Continuing to enjoy this. 85% of the way through.
Pretty cool news. I’m just totally stoked for Knives Out so I’m devouring all the news I can find about it. The real test will be when the trailer comes out. I love trailers, but for movies like Avengers and Star Wars I try my best to avoid to go in spolier-free.
Continuing to churn through it. Loving every sentence.
Honestly, he just sounds scared to me. Reminds me of LeBron. Coming from a place of power but scared of the competition. Both for good and bad reasons.
What a schmuck. I don’t get it at all. How do people think this man is smart, competent, or just even of an average intelligence.
Mural sounds interesting.
Started last night before bed.
ORBITAL OPERATIONS ////
The send off was great.
Interesting stuff here. Clicked out the many of the links. Fun stuff out there.
Van Gogh’s The Night Café Was Among His “Ugliest Pictures” //Mar 6, 2019//
Fred Rogers Was Attracted to Both Men and Women //Mar 6, 2019//
Don’t have much to say. Interesting.
My Favorite Secret Social Network //Mar 7, 2019//
Interesting. I loved Peach but had no idea it was still around.
On Watches //Mar 7, 2019//
I’ve had similar feelings to watches.
Finally finished. Feel like I’ve been reading this short novella for ever.
‘Homecoming’ Season 2 Will Not Be Directed By Sam Esmail //Mar 7, 2019//
I’m not sure I’m going to be interested in S2. I’ll still give it a shot though.
Still need to watch Patriot S2 and Counterpart…
Outlier Dreamweight T //Mar 6, 2019//
Ah I’ve been looking at this shirt for awhile and I have some store credit at Outlier. May jump on this.
Josh’s Wiki To: Jack //Mar 6, 2019//
Loved this. It’s one of those topics I’ve been thinking about as well. I most certainly believe these Wikis should be organized and used according to the user. Seeing how others think and organize and process information is why I enjoy looking at others Wikis.
Fun comic. The seventh, and last issue just came out yesterday. Looking forward to reading it.
Similar to the discussion around date formatting. I don’t use Twitter for posting but I love seeing what others are doing and how they use certain things. I dig the monkey emojis for bullet points.
Inside Beer - , Titanium is 7.5% ABV and is being sold in single-serve 24-ouncers, in an effort to capitalize on a growing market for high-ABV beers in single, large-format cans. It’s also the first Mexican import to try marketing a high-ABV beer. And extending the company’s “We Are Bold” campaign, a new ////
The brewdog flight is pretty cool. I’d do that for sure.
Karen O and Danger Mouse Made an Album. It Only Took 11 Years. //Mar 5, 2019//
Via @grayareas. Excited for this to come out. I’ve enjoyed both singles thus far.
I’m not sure I get his solution fully.
Says the guy who is is now part of the company that pushed out the CEO who created the brand and is now looking to dilute it creating more and pushing for increased profits. ::eyeroll::
Sounds interesting. Going to add this to my Tsundoku.
More Luminary talk. Found the Adam Davidson thread a little interesting. Although I still think all podcasts should have an RSS feed. Have password protected feeds or user specific feeds. Stratechery does user specific RSS feeds. Much much smaller scale but I’m sure some smart people can figure it out.
Some Observations on Leaving Neverland //Mar 4, 2019//
Lots of thought out into this from Kottke. I can appreciate that.
To: h0p3 From: Twelvety //Mar 4, 2019//
To: kicks From: h0p3 ////
Good day for Wikis! Love seeing the correspondence between others like this. I also realized I had Canion’s recent changes filtered to Journal entries only the last week so I caught up on lots there.
The whole Luminary thing is interesting. Ultimately, it seems a bit locked down. And I couldn’t tell if they’d have private RSS feeds or not so I could still use Overcast.
His second short story mail offering. Love this concept and I’ve enjoyed both stories. Only $0.89 and a little one pager pamphlet deal gets delivered in the mail. Reading this I thought it felt a lot like Sourdough. I chalked it up to it being the same author, but at the end he notes this was part of what eventually led to Sourdough. Not really related story-wise, but it had that same feeling.
Not much substance here, but I love del Toro, both his films and just him as a person. Always look forward to his stuff.
I get it… But no matter what, Roma deserved to be at the Oscar’s. That’s a movie where it’s probably difficult to get the funding and distribution (besides the fact is Curon), but Netflix did it. Maybe this is blasphemy, but unless Spielberg is going to fund beautiful, small movies, or even just make a beautiful, small movie than I’d rather him let this go.
ORBITAL OPERATIONS ////
Sloan and Ellis delivering the wonderful Sunday goodness as always.
The Ringer Guide to Streaming in March //Mar 1, 2019//
Definitely overreacting about the Apple guidelines. Alex Jones is a fucking lunatic. Coffee and Flowers sounds interesting. Going to give it a go.
I continue to be super excited for all of these. This is more exciting than Endgame.
I’ve already touched on the hearing through some of my listening logs. I don’t have much more to add. I thought his statements were eloquent. But it’s hard to look past his history. I 100% believe he is telling the truth though.
Good for him. Butler leaving really has been a turning point for him. Now they just need to surround him with some talent other than Wiggins.
The Spurs’ Rough Road Trip Might Lead to a Rougher April //Feb 26, 2019//
I still have the Spurs making the playoffs.
Ben Simmons Shot a 3 Monday Night. His Next Step Is to Make One. //Feb 26, 2019//
This isn’t something I’d be focusing on now. He’s going to be given the shit, he’s not going to make it. Let him worry about it over the summer and make a big push next year.
Passing Tones: The Unusual, Unmissable Development of Trae Young //Feb 27, 2019//
He really has grown into something exciting. The passing is crazy and some of the shots he’s pulling up for and making are even crazier.
Agreed. Need to find more time for this type of analog in my life.
Ridgeline 008: Charcoal //Feb 24, 2019//
I never knew there was so much to learn about charcoal.
Outlier Grid Linen Towel //Feb 25, 2019//
I have one that I occasionally use. Should get some more. I have wanted a smaller one…
Not too shabby.
Inside Beer ////
Lots of interesting stuff this time. And a mention of Hopsy, which I hope can get some more breweries in Chicago signed up.
Movie Color Palettes //Feb 25, 2019//
Wonderful. Inspired me to go back through some of my color palettes in Adobe Capture. Going to start loading these on my image log. Will share once the domain is changed.
Luca Guadagnino to Direct HBO Limited Series ‘We Are Who We Are’ //Feb 25, 2019//
Haven’t seen the Suspira remake get. But this sounds excellent.
NextDraft - SELFIES STICK //Feb 25, 2019//
Flat-Earther Proves in Simple Experiment that the Earth Is Round //Feb 25, 2019//
Kottke shared some great stuff today.
Nice issue here. Sloan has another $0.89 printed story, so I jumped at that after enjoying his last one, The Sleep Consultant.
These were great today.
This was great. Resembles my work day quite a bit.
Tough to blame the guy. But that’s life. Do better.
This does not look like something I’d want to drink. I’d try it, but…
ORBITAL OPERATIONS ////
Reading Ellis’ newsletter every weekend is just home for me.
This hits a lot of key points and the idea of the metaverse has fascinated me for awhile. I’m both excited and scared of it, but ultimately I hope it’s not Fortnite that gets there first because I have zero interest in it.
Saving this. I’ve been to The Drifter many times. Need to check out the others.
CERN, Lisa-Brennan Jobs, Running with Murakami //Feb 23, 2019//
Great stuff from Craig. If I had the money right now I’d join his membership program. Hopefully, once I get my move figured out.
This project sounds phenomenal.
My 2019 Oscar Night Predictions //Feb 21, 2019//
Animated Features Forthcoming From John Lasseter’s New Studio //Feb 21, 2019//
Hilarious piece for McSweeney’s. But also depressing given all the shit people have gotten away with.
In lieu with the watching, I read the Ringer review afterwards. It nails it completely.
The Apple Bank ////
Simple sleep tracking with Shortcuts //Feb 22, 2019//
Interesting idea. Seems tedious in practice. I get tired of just charging my Fitbit every morning.
Flickr Fabulous //Feb 20, 2019//
I signed up for a Pro account and have auto-upload on, but I’m not sure I’m getting as much use out of it as I could be. Right now it’s mostly a backup for me, and I want to utilize its other features more.
Werner Herzog on reading and writing //Feb 19, 2019//
Read, read, read. I’m trying Werner, I’m trying.
We Promise the Manny Machado–Padres Marriage Is a Good Thing //Feb 19, 2019//
Glad to see him get a well deserved deal. Hope it means success for the city. Now on to Harper.
Fiction Podcast Debuts: January Roundup //Feb 16, 2019//
Some good stuff in here. I’ve added a few first episodes to my podcast queue based on this:
Process of Elimination: Casting the Next Batman //Feb 19, 2019//
I’d love to see Andre Holland as Batman.
An intercourse with the world //Feb 20, 2019//
Crowd Goes Nuts for Extremely Satisfying DVD Logo Bounce //Feb 19, 2019//
Some interesting tidbits.
Interesting. Need more info before I develop thoughts on this project.
Om - Tim & Lauren Get Married //Feb 18, 2019//
Six Colors - A week of podcasting with only an iPad Pro //Feb 19, 2019//
Cool to see the process. Stuff like this will hopefully get better as time goes on.
The Ringer’s 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Big Board 1.0 //Feb 20, 2019//
Stoked. I think I’d be okay with the Bulls getting seven of the top eight here.
Wonderful little story about a videogame shop. This continues to be an excellent newsletter.
The last comic was good.
Underwear Roundup //Feb 18, 2019//
I own the Y Athletics Merino boxer briefs as well as the original Wool and Prince ones. The W&P 2.0 look like they could be a game changer though.
Ridgeline - Cycles, Circuits, Collisions, Colliders //Feb 17, 2019//
A wonderful issue of Ridgeline from Craig Mod yet again. The comparisons here are a piece of art. This might be my least favorite photo featured by Craig thus far though.
Inside Podcasting ////
Some good fiction stuff from Bello.
What a piece of work.
Content content and more content.
Not much if interest to me in this one.
Scripting.com - If I were CEO of the NYT //Feb 18, 2019//
I like a lot of what Dave has to say here. I’ve found a lot of his asks if the journalism industry unreasonable or at least difficult to act on. This feels like something the NY Times could implement if they wanted to. I don’t know how much I’d want to lean on these as sources though if I were the Times.
Make an appointment with the page //Feb 11, 2019//
Pencil shade //Feb 12, 2019//
Not waving but drowning //Feb 13, 2019//
The Yamaha //Feb 17, 2019//
What I say when I don’t know what to say //Feb 18, 2019//
W.E.B. Du Bois’ Data Portraits of Black American Circa 1900 //Feb 12, 2019//
How People Spent Sudden Financial Windfalls //Feb 18, 2019//
I disagree that Spotify is growing faster than they can afford. Is their current route costing a lot of money? Yes. But they know exactly what they are doing in order to offset the cost they pay to the music labels.
There’s just too much beer out there, making it hard not to want to try something new at every stop. Luckily for me, I love right next to a craft beer store, which gets some great Chicago craft brews, most of the time of beers that are only brewed in low quantities. FOMO kicks in a lot with these because if you don’t buy it now, you have to wait a year to try again.
Good stuff in here. I like that he threw in a standing desk. Might actually buy this after I move.
Both seem like apt comparisons. Not in the sense of quality, although I’ve been loving it through three episodes, but those are very high bars to meet.
Lots of interesting stuff here. I’m in for the new AirPods and probably an iPad since I’ve been flirting with the new Pro’s for months. I’ll probably take a look at the mini instead if it’s appealing enough of an offering.
Great bit at the end about serials vs series in comics and the shift to more serials, he supposes as a vehicle to strike gold in Hollywood. I’ve always been partial to serials. But, reading this does make me miss the long on-going series I used to read when I was younger.
Just enjoy Robin’s writing and getting a glimpse into his (and Warren’s mind).
Interesting. Might give it a look when the jobs get listed.
We made a book trailer //Feb 14, 2019//
Great stuff from Kleon.
lightning //Feb 14, 2019//
Nice little story.
A couple good, little political comics.
The House Takes on America’s Voting-Rights Problem //Feb 17, 2018//
Let’s hope they can be successful.
Inside Sean Lennon’s Seussian Music Studio //Feb 17, 2018//
Fascinating. Didn’t know about his band The Claypool Lennon Delirium. THey have a nice psychedelic sound.
Turning Up the Heat on Bad Landlords //Feb 17, 2018//
People who pull this kind of shit should have more punishment than just a slap on the wrist. It’s fucked up.
People who do/say this kind of shit should be punished. It’s fucked up.
This could be really really really good. Could.
Cemetery Beach 4+5
Catching up on this comic from Warren Ellis. Story isn’t much, it’s essentially a bombastic action comic.
The Cost of Apple News //Feb 12, 2019//
Touched on it on TIV but I’m really looking forward to seeing what they unveil. I hope they get a lot of publications onboard and are able to handle it elegantly. Issues are something I’m interested to see how they handle. For me it’s important to have an issue of the New Yorker or Economist to go through. With Apple News, I have a feeling issues will mostly just disappear.
How ‘Russian Doll’ flirts with psychedelic therapy //Feb 11, 2019//
Really interesting to learn more about ketamine, a drug referenced in the show, and how it actually relates to a lot of the aspects in the show. Makes me appreciate it even more even if it wasn’t in the creators original intentions.
The Bello Collective ////
First issue of this newsletter I’ve read. Lots of good podcast talk.
Voyage to the Stars sounds like a fun improv fiction podcast with some heavy hitters.
Amazon won’t be building HQ2 in new York City after all //Feb 14, 2019//
This whole ordeal has been a shit show.
This is better, and if it were me, I’d probably say okay. But I’m glad to see people continue to push back.
Nothing really stood out in this newsletter.
Pretty funny initial reaction. Still, an emergency declaration is ridiculous.
When Your Shared Netflix Account Outlasts The Relationship //Feb 13, 2019//
This doesn’t surprise me. But come on people, don’t continue to use your exes account. Especially if you have to fight over what’s currently playing. Leave them be.
The Machine Stops //Feb 10, 2019//
Really great essay from Oliver Sacks.
You Will Thank Me //Feb 17, 2018//
Another snoozer from the Shours & Murmors in the New Yorker.
Really interested to see what Apple does both with their news service, as I’ve touched on before, but also with their TV/streaming service, which has some heavy hitters to launch with based on what information is out there today.
TSA - Behind the Boxscore: Toronto on its mark //Feb 11, 2019//
This is going to become a must subscribe for me1. Fantastic and entertaining NBA game recaps.
kottke - The Water Dancer, a Forthcoming Novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates //Feb 11, 2019//
This book sounds interesting. Going to create a reference page for it.
Intriguing. Nothing newsworthy here, didn’t even know about half of the rumors.
It’s a shame really.
Don’t have high hopes for this. Similar to the Chris Evans sci-fi news yesterday. Hopefully one of them will be good. All the Marvel Chris’ going to New sci-fi projects.
‘Brave New World’ TV Series Coming to USA Network //Feb 12, 2019//
This has an awesome team behind it. I’ve actually never read it but I have the audiobook. I should listen to it soon.
First read of this newsletter. Not sold on it.
I currently only am subscribed to the free updates.↩
Via Om, interesting Twitter thread on the Red Bull founder.
The Evidence Mounts: Uber/Lyft Are Bad for Our Cities //Feb 11, 2019//
Curious what this looks like in five years. Most likely, publications transit will be in shambles as the pace continues. I wonder if a sound balance can be found.
This doesn’t surprise me at all. Instagram seems to be a lot of people’s happy place, but it just seems like a place ripe for a reckoning.
Abstractions //Feb 11, 2019//
No big takeaways here. I find it funny how they predict trends. Also I remember reading about the beer label approval process years ago. I thought this was lightened immensely due to all the crazy labels out there. Maybe not.
50 bucks says this franchise becomes a flop. Too much franchise for franchise sake. Maybe the people behind it will really dig in and find something special to do, but I have a feeling it’s going to be very much a paint by number sci-fi franchise.
Some good ones in there today.
Drafts is the answer for me. It can do everything and continues to evolve into its own little text ecosystem.
This was delightful. Best issue or Ridgeline yet.
Good issue of NextDraft.
New, to me, newsletter. Raw and resonate.
Catching up on last week’s Talk of the Towns
Okay issue. Looking forward to Cemetery Beach wrapping up and Trees and Injection coming back.
Nice issue from Robin Sloan as well.
Fantastic piece. Need to give Better Things a watch. Loved Pamela as Marcy in Californication.
YES PLZ Issue 010
Nice little issue on the USPS.
This is one of the newsletter’s I’ve been following the longest. As I’ve added a bunch, and am now looking to get rid of a few, I question how much I actually get out of this since I read his blog daily. I still think, given the history, this will make the cut.
Great little piece.
This is great advice, which I forget far too often.
Really intriguing stuff. Not applicable to me, but still good to see things like this advancing in the world.
Glad Tim shared this on kottke.org. Very fun.
This writer, Ian Parker, does a great job of painting Mallory as a crazy person. The article seems a little disorganized, but was fascinating nonetheless. I went in thinking I might give Mallory’s novel a try, but I don’t think he is the type of person I want to support, especially with the wealth of great books out there already.
I usually love the Shouts & Murmurs articles, but this one wasn’t great.
Good for Jeff. Glad to see people fighting against the abhorrent National Enquire.
Wonderful first issue of @kaa’s new newsletter.
Craig Mod is one of the most delightful writers. This issue of Ridgeline is no different.
Second issue I’ve read of this newsletter. Going to give it one more before unsubscribing.
Second issue I read of this newsletter too. Got two book recommendations, The Town and Milkman, so I’ll definitely stick with this a little longer.
Need to watch Random Acts of Flyness. Also saved issue two to Instapaper as it looks like it touches on Tierra Whack’s Whack World.
Two issues in to Type, I don’t know if I’m getting anything out of this new newsletter. With so many, it needs to be great.
The Second Arrangement. Great basketball newsletter. Considering subscribing as it is a Substack newsletter, which is new to me.
Not really surprised by this. Still want to watch it.
Humorous in the most basic sense of humor. I guess.
Pretty funny reading this after the super bowl. Looks like he hit on his Tom Brady unders.
Wonderful review that captures how I felt about it to a tee.
I keep looking at this situation, wondering how they got themselves in it, and then I look at our own government and continue to be baffled. What the fuck is wrong with the world?
Almost forgot about this after I read it. Well written, but bland and angry and sad for my liking.
Sounds interesting. Might pick this up since I haven’t really read a book on writing since being back in school.
Not surprised. Feel bad for my neighbors up north.
This makes a lot of sense. I definitely don’t think Trump is smart enough to play along.
I can see why this became viral when it was originally released. Might pick up her book of shot stories.
Lots of KP content today.