Jason Kottke

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A mashup of I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) by Hall & Oates and Closer by Nine Inch Nails. It's perfect, absolutely perfect. It shouldn't be, but it is. kottke.org/21/10/hall-oat…
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A time lapse visualization of Covid-19's spread across the US from Feb 2020 to Sept 2021. This looks so much like small fires exploding into raging infernos and then dying down before flaring up all over again. kottke.org/21/10/time-lap…
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Add Facebook and Instagram to the list of web properties that @kottke has outlasted I guess
Since you can't watch your friends' stories right now, listen to my podcast about sexist suitcases instead. twitter.com/kottke/status/…
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Have they tried eating less avocado toast? twitter.com/CNN/status/144…
Hey all. Today is my birthday and the boss has given me the day off. I'll see you back here tomorrow! kottke.org/21/09/a-grand-…
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Living While Black, in Japan. Several African-Americans compare their experiences living in Japan to living in the US. "Living in Japan, as an African-American, I've honestly never felt more free." kottke.org/21/09/living-w…
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The internet is a wonderful place where total strangers tell you that you can't or shouldn't be feeling what you're feeling
An intentionally homeless traveling shepherd gives a fascinating tour of all the little gadgets & techniques he uses to stay warm, healthy, and happy. Screw preppers & vanlife, this guy is the real deal. kottke.org/21/09/guerilla…
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The Winners of the 2021 Drone Photo Awards. Tiny doses of the overview effect in photographic format. kottke.org/21/09/the-winn…
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The entire run of A Cook's Tour, Anthony Bourdain's first food & travel show from the early 2000s, is available to watch online for free. Very much a prototype for what became the beloved No Reservations & Parts Unknown. kottke.org/21/09/watch-a-…
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The Trailer for The Matrix Resurrections. "YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YESSSSSSS!!!!!" kottke.org/21/09/the-trai…
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Just had a 2nd single, full-time-working parent friend (that I know of) pull their kid out of school to homeschool bc of inadequate Covid protections (in school & community) due to the failure of VT & US govts to provide mandatory requirements to keep kids safe. So fucking mad.
Today on the Kottke Ride Home: 🧪@NASAPerseveree has collected their first Mars sample! 🌇 The billionaire trying to build a utopian city 📼 People around the world are swapping VHS tapes in Little Free Library-style "Free Blockbuster" boxeart19.com/shows/coronavi…CVQ
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Sally Rooney's Beautiful World, Where Are You is out today! But boo, I don't have time to get started on it until later in the week. bookshop.org/a/2966/9780374…
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I'm taking the rest of the month off from @kottke. I'll see you back here in September. -jason kottke.org/21/08/so-long-…
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Even after 2.5 episodes, I could not get into The White Lotus – was bored, irritated, reminded unfavorably of Twitter. What am I missing?
A visualization of dialup modem sounds. (Did anyone else lip sync along with the modem when connecting back in the day? I...often did.) twitter.com/Modem_DialUp/s…
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A new book called Evergreen Architecture explores a topic I'm a little obsessed with lately: urban architecture that integrates nature and greenery into buildings. kottke.org/21/08/evergree…
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I've probably lost a dozen completely written blog posts over the years simply by being distracted by something shiny in a browser tab during the half-second after copying from my text editor but before pasting into my CMS...and then completely forgetting I wrote it.
This morning’s work playlist: a retrowave/synthwave playlist on Spotify “inspired by Stranger Things, Drive, Mr. Robot…80s movies, and video games”. open.spotify.com/playlist/3ebHK…
Benedict Cumberbatch reads a letter from Kurt Vonnegut with advice for people living in 2088. "2. Stop poisoning the air, the water, and the topsoil. 3. Stop preparing for war and start dealing with your real problems." kottke.org/21/08/benedict…
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To get folks vaccinated in her rural Alabama town, Dorothy Oliver called & went door-to-door, talked with people one-on-one, cajoled and told personal stories of loss. The result? Almost every adult in the community is vaccinated. kottke.org/21/08/one-woma…
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petition to replace the Pledge of Allegiance with this tweet twitter.com/DeItaone/statu…
It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers: now in book form! bookshop.org/a/2966/9781797…
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Wow, Lionel Messi is leaving FC Barcelona (confirmed by the club). fcbarcelona.com/en/football/fi…
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If you need a little break today, may I suggest watching this video of a single kidney bean that belonged to Charles Darwin being meticulously cleaned for conservation? (via @gregorg) twitter.com/theUL/status/1…
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Pedestrian deaths in America have risen sharply over the past decade and the rise of the SUV is partially to blame. The height & weight of SUVs "makes organ damage and death 2-3X more likely for adults, and 4X more likely for children." kottke.org/21/08/the-walk…
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The Merlin app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology can now identify birds from their birdsong – a Shazam for birds. kottke.org/21/08/this-app…
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Lusia Harris dominated women's basketball in the 70s (and is the only woman to be officially drafted by an NBA team) but ran out of games to play after college. "I wanted to keep playing. But there was no place to go." kottke.org/21/08/lusia-ha…
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I rewatched the first 5 episodes of Ted Lasso last night and felt amazing afterwards, upbeat and with access to my best self. That show!
Today is Apollo 11 day and as usual, you can watch the coverage here "live" as it happened 52 years ago. The TV will flicker to life at 4:10pm EDT for the landing and again at 10:51pm EDT for the moon walk. kottke.org/apollo-11/
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Apollo 11's Lunar Module might still be orbiting the Moon. An analysis shows the historic spacecraft might have entered a stable orbit after being jettisoned and is still circling around up there. kottke.org/21/07/apollo-1…
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The forthcoming new cookbook from Kenji Lopez-Alt is called The Wok, a book about "the most versatile pan in the kitchen". A must-buy for me; anytime I'm looking for a recipe for something to cook, I google "kenji [name of dish]". bookshop.org/a/2966/9780393…
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Carl Sagan on Star Wars in 1978: the characters are too white and chauvinistic to be entirely believable. "Everybody in charge of the galaxy seemed to look like us." kottke.org/21/07/carl-sag…
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Amazing video clip of a hunting red-tailed hawk floating on the wind, its head held perfectly still while its body stabilizes around it. Birds: nature's steadycams. kottke.org/21/07/the-perf…
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The winners of the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards. You know, just in case you want to look at dozens of amazing bird photos. kottke.org/21/07/winners-…
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Keep those Timothy/Wes/Tilda/Murray memes coming, I love them all. Share your faves in the comments?
Yeah this whole thread. How close it came to succeeding should scare the shit out of everyone who doesn't love authoritarianism. twitter.com/ParkerMolloy/s…
Filmmaker James Robinson has an eye condition he calls "whale eyes" and made a poignant, compelling short film about seeing & being seen. "I don't have a problem with the way that I see. My only problem is with the way that I'm seen." kottke.org/21/07/i-want-y…
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Hey hey, @tcarmody will be handling the editing duties on the site this week while I take some time off. Welcome back, Tim!
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Oooh, new book from Oliver Burkeman -> Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, "an entertaining, humorous, practical, and ultimately profound guide to time and time management". bookshop.org/a/2966/9780374…
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The Brickit app can analyze a photo of a pile of Lego bricks (using AI?) and then not only gives you ideas on what you can build but also detailed instructions. It even shows you where certain bricks are located in the pile. Incredible. kottke.org/21/07/build-ne…
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This year, pro cyclist Lachlan Morton is doing an alternate, unsupported Tour de France (no team, no support cars, 1500 more miles). He's currently ahead of the main race's peloton and competed today in Birkenstock sandals. kottke.org/21/06/the-alt-…
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The USPS's new Sun Science stamps, featuring images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory showing solar phenomena like plasma blasts, sunspots, and solar flares. kottke.org/21/06/new-usps…
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The temperature change in Vermont, 1895-2020 (aka why the ski season is shorter & inconsistent here now). Do your locale’s chart at Show Your Stripes. showyourstripes.info
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