Read – Online
Buying My Girlhood Is Putting Me In Debt, a personal essay by Riley Yaxley;
This woman is the absolute GOAT: Serena Williams Says Farewell to Tennis On Her Own Terms—And In Her Own Words
Jeff Bezos’ Monster Yacht Towed to Sea by the Furious Dutch Spoiler: they didn’t have to take the bridge apart, thankfully;
Horniman Museum to return 72 artefacts to Nigeria And rightfully so;
Finally some good news: New Zealand’s rare kakapo parrot sees population boom
True Crime Is Rotting Our Brains Excellent article by Emma Berquist about how true crime, well, rots your brain. Highly recommended, if you only read one article out of this lot, let it be this one;
Nadia de Vries got published on the MIT site: “Porsche Girl”: When a Dead Body Becomes a Meme
Penguin fitted with special orthopedic shoe can waddle in style As a person whose life and feet were literally transformed by insoles in ways I never thought possible, I’m really happy that this penguin is getting the adjustments he needs to fix his bumblefoot issue.
Listened to – Music
Listened to – Podcasts
THE best podcast episode I’ve heard in a while: Reply-all #158 The Case of the Missing Hit “A man in California is haunted by the memory of a pop song from his youth. He can remember the lyrics and the melody. But the song itself has vanished, completely scrubbed from the internet. PJ takes on the Super Tech Support case”;
You’re Wrong About True Crime w. Emma Berquist The same Emma Berquist from the article above.
The Darker Sides of Life – Friendship and Boundaries Food for thought.
Watched – Films and Documentaries
White Berry A Dutch coming of age story about Grace, a young Dutch-African girl with albinism. Based on real life experiences of lead actress Latifa Mwazi, who turns in an amazing performance, especially considering it’s her first acting role. The movie isn’t afraid to tackle difficult subjects, but is also very funny in a relaxed and natural way;
The most hated man on the internet When Charlotte Laws’ daugther get hacked and her stolen pictures get posted on a revenge porn site, Charlotte decides to fight the owner of the side and his fans, also on behalf of – many! – other victims. While watching this documentary series, I couldn’t help but wonder how this dude’s (yes, also female) fans look back on that period in their lives. I really do hope they are ashamed of their (hopefully past) behaviour, and/or got help for their own issues that made them act in such a selfhating and destructive way, because damn…
Ronnie’s Documentary about the life and jazz club of saxophone player Ronnie Scott.
Watched – TV and Youtube
Esther (56) wil wereldberoemde DJ worden Her DJ name is DJ Je Moeder (“DJ Your Mom”). How can you not love that?
Daft Punk – Around The World (Official Music Video Making Of) I strongly remember feeling like an inadequate dancer back in the day because I couldn’t reproduce the video choreography as fast in one go. Turns out they sped up the video.