A while ago I started posting pictures of bizarre food on Facebook, tagged #WouldYouEatThis. Now people post pictures of bizarre food on MY Facebook page so I don’t have to. This week, Sam Prus alerted me to Clamdy Canes. I instantly ordered some and await their delivery early next week.
If you’re in news, or news biz-adjacent, like me, you’ve likely been trying to figure out how Civil’s blockchain-will-save-journalism play is supposed to work. Their token auction ends this week (See? It’s already confusing!) and it doesn’t look like it went well. Dan Sinker had a great, on point rant about this. Will someone please explain to me how Civil is supposed to help? And yes, I already listened to the podcast, and I still don’t understand.
This Russian viral video a friend with lots of Ukrainian ties forwarded to me is just plain freaky. It is so Russian and so good.
If you blinked, you missed NBC’s wonderful 6 episode series, “Making It”, sort of an American version of the British Baking Show, except amateurs craft amazing things and the hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman spend a lot of time gawking at the results. Binge-watching the show is great antidote for the bile of our time.
Although he never said, “there is no red or blue America”, Barack Obama’s 2004 Democratic Convention speech, conveyed the idea clearly, and it makes me wistful for a more innocent time.
Although Michael Lewis’ “The Fifth Risk” is about some big problems in government, it contains some great interviews with many career federal employees I used to work with at the U.S. Department of Energy. It does a great job conveying how so many federal bureaucrats have a real sense of mission – no less than police officers or soldiers and sailors. Contrary to popular belief, the American federal bureaucracy is an asset, not a liability.
I made this roast chicken and bell peppers recipe twice last week. Easy, and super fall-like.
The American in London continues to cause a stir. Sometimes by just getting out of a car.
This is a BFD: Turns out Mayans had tens of thousands more structures than we thought, with millions more people living in the Yucatan a thousand years ago than originally estimated. Science!
Holy shit! That seal just hit a guy with an octopus!