Flight to Bohemia

Hello internet friends,

who’d have thought that going to a week-long company offsite would be detrimental to my internet reading time? Well, it was and yet, here we go.

50 years ago something pretty astonishing happened: the first 747 was unveiled to the world. And even though I’ve never lived in a world without one I can easily understand how Traveling the World Was Never the Same Once the Boeing 747 Debuted.

I honestly never thought much about the history of sleepwear but here we go, it is more fascinating that I thought: The Death of Male Pajamas

Sorry, I couldn’t really find more good links today – I fell into a rabbit hole of videos that show what happens when Hip-hop heads are introduced to Bohemian Rhapsody for the first time


Sail Away

Hello internet friends,

now here’s the thing: I quite enjoy driving. I don’t really do it all that often anymore but if I do it – like this morning, when I had a couple of hours of uninterrupted audiobook time while semi-leisurely cruising the Autobahn. But on the other hand, I also quite enjoy pedestrian areas of cities. I like it when a city has working public transport and I also don’t mind taking the train most of the time when traveling longer distances. I’m not too sure where I’m going with this, it is basically a preface for me saying: I think I like this idea but still, I like driving, too: ‘For me, this is paradise’: life in the Spanish city that banned cars

Talking about traveling longer distances: Flying! People these days mostly seem to complain about it, but let’s face it – it is pretty awesome to sit in a tube made out of thin (you don’t want to think about how thin) metal, look out of the window and emerge in a completely different part of the world just a short while later. Well – now you don’t even have to leave the house to experience this anymore: Realistic ‘Flight Simulator’ Puts Players in Economy Class and It Kind of Rules

I’m absolutely amused by everything about this: Inside the Kanye-Helmed PornHub Awards

For a long while these ugly-ass sandals were for nurses, doctors and those weird, slightly smelly alternative hippie kids in school. But then suddenly they are everywhere and someone had to do this: The Dwarf, the Prince, and the Diamond in the Mountain – An unlikely fable, in which Birkenstocks become cool and double sales overnight.


Meat Rainbow

Hello internet friends,

I know, it is not Monday, but eh.
I’m not feeling super motivated to write these things at the moment – mostly because I don’t read the internet all that much lately so when I look into my Pocket (yes, I switched from Instapaper, in case you wanted to know that) list before opening the editor I mostly see stuff from last week.

So, eh, what do I do when I don’t read the internet? I quite often watch clips from British panel shows on Youtube. It’s empty calories but I do tend to be amused. And well, I’ve watched Carrot In A Box at least ten times by now and it still makes me laugh.

I know there is one question in all of our minds and it is: What Causes Beef Rainbows? (I’ll be honest with you: I just put the link in because the combination of the words beef and rainbow is just great.)
Apparently it is light refracting on the meat. Who’d have thought.

Sometimes I enjoy a nice little hate-read and this week it was this one: Crypto Nomads Seek “Proof of Nipple” in Thailand
It’s not really stomach-churning bad – I’m too weak for content that goes that far – it’s just one of those articles that I can’t stop reading while thinking: wow, everything about this is so bloody stupid.

Take care. Turn off your cellphone for a while.


Hello internet friends,

I hope this letter finds you well. It’s September already which is pretty wild. Summer seems to be over – when I put out the laundry it isn’t dry almost immediatly, which is a bit of a bummer. I’ve just gotten used to that.

Way back just when it came out I used to play this weird nerdy card game called Magic: The Gathering. The name? The worst. Me? Not a good player. I think except for some random moments of luck I lost all my games. And yet it was quite a fun – I liked the back story or at least the glimpses of the back story that I made up in my mind based on the cards I owned.
Turns out that game is still around and it still seems to be fun: The Twenty-Five-Year Journey of Magic: The Gathering Maybe I need to dig out my old cards and get some nerdy friends to do the same.

On the completely opposite side of the cool spectrum are these guys: Extreme Vespas in Indonesia
(Yes, yes. I know you’ve probably seen this before, they have been everywhere last week but still. Look at them again. So cool.)

Now I haven’t seen Crazy Rich Asians, yet – I don’t even think they show it here, yet, and while I was perfectly fine watching Solo on my own, (lol) I’m sure as hell not going to go to a cinema to watch a rom-com in a non-date environment. And given that I don’t care about spoilers I read and enjoyed this article discussing a small but significant detail in the movie: What was really happening in Crazy Rich Asians’ pivotal mahjong scene

I’m not too sure what to think about this idea: To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to Reprogram Pedestrians
But mostly I think: fuck this. What we need aren’t driverless cars but a much nicer and reliable public transit system.
Or these funny little pods that drive on their own little elevated roads. I’d take those, too. They’re kinda funny.

That’s it! Toodles!