This Month – December


Read – Online

Losing a Teenage Dream Before I came to Hollywood, I was confidently queer. Years of mixed messages in the industry changed that Sad, but necessary article:

File under “Absurd”: the happenings in Bros., Lecce: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever

I thought I took a long time finishing my thesis: The Kurt Vonnegut Doc Is Finally Here After A Nearly 40 Year Delay This news however does motivate me to finish up my other long overdue projects;

‘I’ll be bock’: Defiance after giant straw goat goes up in flames in Sweden

A lot of people passed away this month:

Virgil Abloh’s Off-White Magic

Robbie Shakespeare, ‘Wickedest Bass’ in Reggae, Dead at 68

Steve Bronski, Co-Founder of Bronski Beat, Dead at 61

Michael Nesmith, Monkees Singer-Songwriter, Dead at 78

bell hooks, Pathbreaking Black Feminist, Dies at 69

Joan Didion Has Died at 87

Betty White, ‘Golden Girls’ star and comedy legend, dead at 99

Listened to – Music

Frosty The Snowman – Pentatonix, Mitch Grassi Lead

Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (Official Video) This video has had a life altering influence on me since I first saw it at the age of 8;

alexmaax – Bruises (Official Video)

Rhythm Is A Dancer – Bob’s Dance Shop Do read the video caption for context;

Too Many Zooz x Moon Hooch – Moon Zooz Part 2 (Official Video)

Monie Love – It’s a Shame (official video reworked)

Menthol – Allie Kelly and Henry Solomon (Music Video) Don’t smoke, people;

Diggi-loo diggi-ley – Sweden 1984 – Eurovision songs with live orchestra This is how you win Eurovision;

Kid Cudi – Day ‘N’ Nite (Crookers Remix)

Cobra Starship: Party With You [OFFICIAL VIDEO] and the Hanukkah version Cobra Starship: Party With Jews

Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For (R3hab Remix)

Listened to – Podcasts

Heavyweight podcast. It all seems very spontaneous and off the cuff, but it’s perfectly composed. It did make me think a lot about why people feel this intense need to revisit and study the past, especially seeing the destructive outcome in some cases. I might have to write something about this in the near future;

Watched – Films and Documentaries

REM, about architect Rem Koolhaas

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

Watched – TV and Youtube

I Accidentally Became A Meme: Why You Always Lyin’

Meet My French Bulldog Foster Puppies (and learn why it’s NOT CUTE to breed & buy)

Billie Eilish: Same Interview, The Fifth Year | Vanity Fair

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Kitten Math: The World’s Most Adorable Math Project I am quite sure that I would have been WAY better at math, had I studied it with the help of kittens.




Last year, I wished everybody a “Better 2021” and while 2021 was a better year than 2020, it was still, at least for me, not the best year. The main reason it was better dan the year before, was because of the vaccines I got in April and June: from that moment on, I at least didn’t have to live in constant terror anymore.

I also started new studies that (disclaimer: up to now – ed.) seem to be a good fit, which made life more enjoyable and gave me some prospects for the future. While not a banger of a year, I was ok enough to not have “Long December” by the Counting Crows playing in my head on a loop for weeks.

I would like to cautiously optimistically (and freshly boostered) wish you all a better 2022. And 2023. Because why not.

In the meantime, I’ll start publishing here more frequently again, starting with the delayed December round up this Friday.7

This Month – November


Read – Online

Judge Terminates Britney Spears Conservatorship Hopefully this case will raise awareness for the fact that conservatorships can (and do!) quite often turn abusive, and that it might be time to thoroughly rethink the whole concept;

Trigger warning for pretty much every type of abuse you can think of: Marilyn Manson: The Monster Hiding in Plain Sight This dude is truly a disgusting waste of oxygen. I personally don’t like calling people “monsters”, as it differentiates between “us, the humans that don’t commit these types of horrors” and “the monsters” who do, which just isn’t how things work: abuse doesn’t occur in a vacuum;

Brilliant: Slapstick architecture: how a €3.99 Ikea salad bowl became part of the Rotterdam skyline

Mick Rock, Photographer Behind Iconic Images of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Dead at 72

The Sneaky Relationship Ploy That’s Screwing Over Women Are the straights ok? No, but seriously: are they? I’m assuming we’re talking about adults who don’t suffer from cognitive impairments here: How is this not considered completely unacceptible behaviour?

It took them a while: Dutch government apologizes for discredited transgender law

Virgil Abloh Has Died at Age 41

Listened to – Music

Dirty Vegas – Days Go By (Official Video)

Agnes – Fingers Crossed

Golden Girls Theme (Sim Gretina Synthwave Remix)

Franz Ferdinand-Take Me Out except all the music is just the beginning part over and over.

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

None in English.

Watched – TV and Youtube

were scene queens the egirls of the 2000s? 🎀☠️🦖 (a study of style)

The “Mean Girl” Trio – Three Types of Bad Female Rulers

Why did house dancing leave the club? | Resident Advisor

1982 My Little Pony G1 Peachy Vintage Toy Restoration – MLP Hasbro Toy Repair – Acrylic Camouflage

Adrienne (2021) | Official Trailer | HBO

The most feared song in jazz, explained

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Het Nieuwe Spelalfabet The Dutch spelling alphabet has been updated!3

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