Lasso in NYRB

The New York Review of Books writes about the writing in Ted Lasso, and an Apple marketing executive checks off one more objective reached as Apple TV+ becomes strives to become known as the streaming age’s HBO. Perhaps the greatest literary move of Season 2 is the redemption (that is, re-seeing) of Rick Astley’s 1987… Continue reading Lasso in NYRB

Herr Gruber

Charlie Connelly1 on the author-turned terrorist who led the attack on the Nakatomi Plaza building… Charismatic, cultured and hugely intelligent, Gruber was perfectly equipped to become a shining light in the reunified Germany that was only a matter of months away at his death. If the ambition, daring and meticulous planning employed in the Nakatomi… Continue reading Herr Gruber

I can’t not look…

The horror! The horror! Submitted by @sbkeebs — Keyboards (@Keyboards_bot) December 13, 2021 [Via jwz]


David M. Bird: Becorns are woodland creatures crafted from acorns, pine cones, sticks, and other natural materials, then photographed in nature with birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and other wildlife. The photography process usually involves a study of animal behavior, birdseed, and a lot of patience. My work evolved from my years as a designer for Lego,… Continue reading Becorns

Insane and Ludicrous

Reading this article about The lost history of the electric car – and what it tells us about the future of transport raises an interesting question: [Aas more people bought private cars…] electric vehicles took on a new connotation: they were women’s cars. This association arose because they were suitable for short, local trips, did… Continue reading Insane and Ludicrous


Nick Parker brings us a story about when Zodiak Entertainment got creative about finding themselves a new corporate slogan: The slogan shouldn’t just be like Little Richard’s scream. Little Richard’s scream should literally be the slogan. Zodiak Entertainment: A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom! An instant classic. Totally unforgettable. A pure expression of joy and energy. A slogan with no literal meaning… Continue reading Awop…

Powers of Ten updated

Updating the outward-bound portion of Powers Of Ten to take account of a few more decades’-worth of data. A worthwhile use of TV Licence payers’ money? I think so. [Via swissmiss]


After a few months of starting to get my head around what Obsidian can do, interesting to read a take on what it’s capable of from the viewpoint of someone who doesn’t want to build an outboard brain: Not sold on the whole Knowledge Management bandwagon either. I use Obsidian to write everything. I am… Continue reading Obsidian