22 July 2024

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🏛️ Harris secures Pritzker endorsement; effectively clearing the path to the nomination — Politico

Related to the previous post. Happy to see Pritzker quickly do the right thing (I do wonder if him and his team did a little looksy to see if he’d have a shot). While I kind of hope he stays in Illinois to continue the great stuff he has done for my home state, I do think he is one of the better options for VP…

22 July 2024

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At this point, I feel pretty confident in saying Kamala has the nomination locked up. So now it’s on to building a campaign to win over undecided votes, independents, and right-leaning votes who dislike Trump. I pretty confident there are tons of those that will ultimately decide the election—especially in the battleground states. And also making sure people, especially young people, actually get out to vote in November. Also super interested to see her VP pick. As much as I’d love to see Buttigieg or Whitmer on the ticket, I think it’d be a strategic mistake—it’d be Kamala’s version of Joe Biden saying as long as he tried his best, he’d have zero regrets if he were to lose.

22 July 2024

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👀 Lithonia —Childish Gambino

WHAT?

I already thought Childish Gambino videos were great (This is America, Little Foot Big Foot), but this is on a-whole-nother level.

21 July 2024

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💀 Biden Flubs Exit Speech — The Onion

Fantastic stuff 🤣

21 July 2024

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🏛️ Kamala Harris: What to know about the vice president and former U.S. senator — Axios

Well the inevitable happened. Joe Biden has officially withdrawn from the race and endorsed Kamala. While I do think she’s probably the best for the job, I do worry about America’s sexism/racism effecting her chances to win. Will be interesting to see who she would choose as VP.

20 July 2024

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🔠 New type for Rolling Stone — Commercial Type

Love getting to see all that goes into creating something like this for a brand so large and iconic along with the overall redesign. I picked up a copy today to check it out.

19 July 2024

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🧃 A Definitive Ranking of Almost Every Flavor of Mountain Dew — Vice

My wife and I were talking about what we think the second best selling Mountain Dew was. I said Code Red, but that Baja Blast is probably on the way to take the crown. She vehemently disagreed with Code Red. Anyways, now we are thinking it’s time for a YouTube show of us trying and drinking Mountain Dew with friends in the style of the late, great Anthony Bourdain.

18 July 2024

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🎮 Light No Fire — Announcement Trailer

I know I’m a bit late to this one (games aren’t my area of expertise), but this looks exactly like something I’d love. An open world, online game you can hop in and out of, that’s not too stressful, where you can feel a sense of progress, and not feel like you are falling behind people who play a lot more.

18 July 2024

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📒 Omnibus is closing

We aren’t growing fast enough and would require a significant amount of external funding to proceed and become sustainable. This is a tough business to achieve that within the current landscape.

I’m not surprised. Comics are a small market. Digital comics even smaller. And trying to compete against Amazon is tough. I think it also just took them too long to get some basics right.

18 July 2024

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The U.S. government is currently considering an exemption to U.S. copyright law that would allow people to break technical protection measures and digital rights management (DRM) on AI systems to learn more about how they work, probe them for bias, discrimination, harmful and inaccurate outputs, and to learn more about the data they are trained on.

Absolutely love to see it. Really hope this goes through and more accountability gets brought to these companies with CEOs driving multimillion dollar cars.

15 July 2024

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💬 J.D. Vance:

Trump makes people I care about afraid. Immigrants, Muslims, etc. Because of this I find him reprehensible. God wants better of us.

Spot on J.D. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

14 July 2024

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☕️ What Does A Great Cup Of Coffee Taste Like? — James Hoffman

Really fun and highly produced video from James. One thing I struggled with when I was starting to make espresso at home was is this actually that good?” And he does a great job getting into the emotional experience of a good cup of coffee, but ultimately, it’s about finding what you enjoy the most.

14 July 2024

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🎼 The Blue Album Live in Spotify Studios — Weezer

Oh man, this was so great. When that Say It Ain’t So guitar kicked in I got all giddy.

14 July 2024

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🎥 Bando Stone & The New WorldTrailer

Another link that’s been sitting in the Drafts… new movie from Donald Glover that will also have an accompanying Childish Gambino album, which will, apparently, be his last.

14 July 2024

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🤖 ChatGPT Now Has PhD-Level Intelligence, and the Poor Personal Choices to Prove It — McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Speaking of McSweeney’s, I got a kick out of this one.

14 July 2024

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👩🏽‍⚖️ Americans Ask Supreme Court for Immunity From Trump — Borowtiz Report

May not be the best time to post this one, but it’s been in my Drafts for awhile now… Plus it’s high-time I link to Borowitz since he left The New Yorker. These days I feel like I prefer to get my news from The Onion, Borowitz, and McSweeney’s.

14 July 2024

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🥅 Nothing but Nets — Brand New

That Nets wordmark is sooooo damn good. Combine that with all the killer City Edition jerseys and they have the best design in the NBA by far.

12 July 2024

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🎸 The Improbable, Unstoppable Rise of Goose — The Atlantic

Back when I was getting ready to go to my first Phish show in 2021 (having never listened to them before) I started to do some research—listening to Phish and looking up similar bands to get a feeling for the music. Goose was the one that stood out to me at the time and while I haven’t gone to see them live yet, I’ve kept up with them through Bandcamp and YouTube. It’s cool to see them really break through now.

10 July 2024

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👑 DeMar DeRozan agrees to 3-year, $73.7 million deal with Kings — Yahoo Sports

It’s probably one of the better case scenarios for DeMar at this point in his career given how things have shaken out this summer. He can still ball though.

10 July 2024

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👾 Pokémon Is All About Reading - The Paris Review

And while I’m never stepping on a court serious with AI or LeBron or Steph—shit, I couldn’t even check Damon Young last year at his local gym—anyone can play against some of the best in the Pokémon game by virtue of its general openness, whereby openness, of course, involves money.

I don’t know what it was about this, but I really enjoyed it. It’d be nice if TPR did more like this in the future. A low-brow topic, travelogue, and a black POV. All great.

10 July 2024

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🌅 My Strict Morning Routine — The New Yorker

Now, I know what you’re probably thinking: Doesn’t eating the same thing day in and day out get boring? No, it doesn’t, especially since there are countless varieties of Hot Pockets, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings.

Besides all the stepping on glass, I feel like they nailed my morning routine. Especially the hot pockets…

10 July 2024

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📒 Internet Phone Book

A very cool internet project from the folks at Naive Yearly that will be in print! Very cool to see this, especially as I’m working on my own internet project coming to print. And it’s sponsored by Kinopio too.

8 July 2024

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🔎 Throw it Away — foofaraw

Back for S4! Some exciting things to come this season!

3 July 2024

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📦 Packaged and Repackaged — The Present Age

As Fisher pointed out, if young people don’t develop a habit of consuming news directly from primary sources, they may never do so. This threatens the survival of news-gathering institutions and undermines the very foundation of an informed citizenry.

Spot on. And in more ways than one. Every industry is treating AI and cost cutting” in a way that will severely limit aspects of their workforce and their audience in the future.

3 July 2024

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📘 Fitzcarraldo Editions Makes Challenging Literature Chic — New Yorker

I’ve been wanting to subscribe to Fitzcarraldo‘a offerings for ages now, but the shipping from the UK to the US basically doubles the cost… Really cool to learn about its origins and how they basically ride or die with their writers that they believe in. The design is obviously stellar. Lots of lessons here if I ever get serious about printing things as foofaraw press…


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