August 2019 Favorites

All the things I enjoyed in August 2019.

Stefan Imhoff

I’m trying out a new format: A monthly blog post, including all links, articles, videos, books, products or other things I liked in the month.

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Photo by Stefan Imhoff

“If wisdom were offered me on the one condition that I should keep it shut away and not divulge it to anyone, I should reject it. There is no enjoying the possession of anything valuable unless one has someone to share it with.”

Seneca Letters from a Stoic, Letter VI

Videos

TV Shows

  • Mad Men (Netflix) – I started rewatching this fantastic TV show. It won 5 Golden Globes and 132 other awards. It’s story spans over multiple years and is so deep and stacked with so many layers of interpretation.
  • Mindhunter, Season 2 (Netflix) – I started watching the second season of this Netflix TV show about the FBI unit that started interviewing serial killers in the 1970s to understand and solve these crimes.
  • Glow (Netflix) – A colleague recommended this funny TV show to me. It’s about a group of women who become wrestlers in Los Angeles during the 1980s.

Movies

  • Annihilation (Netflix) – I rewatched the Netflix movie, because after reading Lovecraft’s The Colour out of Space, I realised that the writers have written in parts—without intention—a nice adaptation of the story.
  • Thor: Ragnarok (Netflix) – A lot of super-heroes movies are bad these days … but this one was fun.
  • Dunkirk (Netflix) – A very silent movie about the evacuation of 400,000 soldiers from Dunkirk in May 1940.
  • Baby Driver (Netflix) – After seeing the video essay of Like Stories of Old about Introversion in Baby Driver, I decided to watch this movie, I had never heard about before. A really nice movie!
  • Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (Netflix) – Very funny, political incorrect, and right to the heart of every virtue signaller and social justice warrior.

Music

Books

Articles

Products

  • MUJI Circulator Fan – I’ve replaced my 20 year old fan with this stunning piece of art. It’s so silent you can’t even hear it on the first two levels. It kept me really cool this hot month.