17 February 2024

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🦇 Batman Comic Writer James Tynion IV Launches Multimedia Production Company Tiny Onion — Variety

Tynion is pretty prolific as a writer, but this announcement is just so vague. It’s more of a proclamation of ambition than anything else.

17 February 2024

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🕷️ Life with Spider” — New Yorker

This was a fun, odd, and sometimes a little creepy short story.

16 February 2024

🎙️ Introducing: Consumption Gumption

15 February 2024

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🦖 Tech was something that would free us — Dinosaur Comics

Speaking of tech’s promise”

15 February 2024

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🚕 The high cost of Uber’s small profit — Disconnect

The profit it’s reporting is purely due to exploitative business practices where the worker and consumer are squeezed to serve investors — and technology is the tool to do it.

Its only real innovation is finding new ways to exploit labor.

This is a really terrific piece. The quotes above come before Paris even gets to algorithmic wage discrimination.

15 February 2024

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⚾ Nike And Fanatics Have Truly Fucked Up MLBs New Uniforms — Defector

I’m not a big baseball or jersey person, but I could care less if they look cheap” and are lighter. Lighter actually sounds better. I do, however, understand the complaints about fit.

15 February 2024

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🧌 Sasquatch Sunset — Trailer

This looks terrificly delightful. I’m not familiar with the work of the Zellner’s, but this feels like it could’ve come from The Daniels. It’s Swiss Army Man meets the rock scene from Everything Everywhere All at Once. What more could you want?!?!

14 February 2024

🐆 Leftover Lynx

14 February 2024

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🔍 The FBI is seeking documents on some of Napa’s most famous wineries. The question is why — SF Chronicle

I haven’t lived in Napa long enough to know anything about the local politics, but there definitely seems to be a lot of smoke around this Pedroza guy.

14 February 2024

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👺 A Second Trump Term Would Be Hell for LGBTQ People — TPA

They are showing us who they are, and every American should believe they are serious. This is a nightmare scenario that can’t be enacted if everyone who cares about their freedom and future turns out to vote.

I’d like to think that the conservatives in my life would be horrified by this stuff, but no one actually pays attention anymore—it’s just pick a side and stick with it.

14 February 2024

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🦸 Fantastic Four’ Cast Revealed for Marvel Movie — THR

Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Joseph Quinn. I can dig it. Still, Marvel should probably just take a couple years off as a little sabbatical.

13 February 2024

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🎪 Jon Stewart Knows The Daily Show” Can’t Save Democracy — New Yorker

By hinting at how he’s rethought some of his stances, Stewart has made us curious once again about what he has to say.

Just got done watching—I’d say the jury is still out. I feel like I was one of the few truly excited and not skeptical, but this was just an intro in my book.

13 February 2024

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🌁 How San Francisco staged a surprising comeback — The Economist

If you want good schools, public transport or public safety, San Francisco is not the place for you. If you do not need these things, or you can buy your way around them, then the city remains a great place in which to innovate.

Yikes.

13 February 2024

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🥸 Democrats Flip Santos’s House Seat in Early Election-Year Test — NY Times

Hey! Look at that, some good news for once in congress. I love to see it.

13 February 2024

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📸 Photos of Carnival 2024 Around the World — The Atlantic

Some stunning shots featured here. I think my favorite are the fight with oranges and the dancing in foam spray.

13 February 2024

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📹 Bored — Waxahatchee

Fun little music video to get me even more pumped for Waxahatchee’s forthcoming album.

12 February 2024

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🧴 No, Michael Cera Is Not the Mastermind Behind CeraVe — NY Times

Related to last night’s post… if you missed the guerrilla marketing Cera and CeraVe were doing leading up to the commercial, it’s 100% worth checking out.

12 February 2024

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If you are looking for some new music to check out, this week’s issue of foofaraw includes some killer albums from this past Friday.

12 February 2024

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Bears have the No. 1 and 9 picks in the first round this year. I feel pretty confident in saying they have no plan for what they are going to do… ESPN has them drafting Caleb Williams No. 1 and Olumuyiwa Fashanu No. 9. I’d try to trade down to 3 for Marvin Harrison Jr. and keep Fields.

11 February 2024

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🧴 Michael CeraVe

I already use CeraVe, but this commercial and the lead up to it were enough to make me a customer for life.

11 February 2024

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🌮 Taco Bell Debuts First-Ever Mtn Dew Baja Blast Gelato Test In Southern California — Taco Bell

Nothing sounds more delicious than this.

11 February 2024

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This is a low key great week of album releases. Going to be tough to pick a favorite for tomorrow’s newsletter.

10 February 2024

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📰 Is the Media Prepared for an Extinction-Level Event? — The New Yorker

I think Will Lewis, of the Post, is a little overly optimistic, if not delusional, about the newsroom 3.0.”

10 February 2024

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🇺🇦 Zelensky Finds a General — The Atlantic

This does a great job of putting the situation in historical context.

9 February 2024

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🧸 The Bear’ Season 3 Will Premiere in June — Variety

Talk about some amazing news. Given all the shows that wrapped last year, I think this is the best show still airing.


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