Random stuff from last month:
- The SpaceX launch happened
- There was this thing called the “Fyre Festival” which imploded and yielded immense parody (a leaked pitch deck featured tons of groan-worthy nonsense-speak).
- In the “depressing-but-true” pick of the month, the world may just be too complicated to be broadly understood.
- I think I’ve mentioned this in a different context, but Neil Postman was dead-on about the drawbacks of allowing ourselves to be “over-entertained”.
- A second (okay, no more!) depressing read, and I’ll just quote the title here: “The globalization of misery”
- Totally agree with this guy: “Prometheus” was way under-rated.
- A lot of people are exhibiting relief after the recent French elections, but here is a reality check.
- Strange connection of the month: Woody Allen -> Donald Trump
- This phrase, once unmentionable might slowly become more popular (and not in a good way): “Neoliberal Identity Politics”
- To end on a positive note, I found this awe-inspiring: several dozen thousand years ago, human beings used a cave as a paint workshop for four millenia