August 2019 Favorites

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Things I Enjoyed in August 2019

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.

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 N – I started rewatching this fantastic TV show. It won 5 Golden Globes and 132 other awards. Its story spans over multiple years and is so deep and stacked with so many layers of interpretation.
  • Mindhunter 2 N – 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 N – 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 N – I rewatched the Netflix movie because after reading Lovecraft’s The Colour out of Space, I realized that the writers have written in parts—without intention—a nice adaptation of the story.
  • Thor: Ragnarok N – A lot of super-heroes movies are bad these days … but this one was fun.
  • Dunkirk N – A very silent movie about the evacuation of 400,000 soldiers from Dunkirk in May 1940.
  • Baby Driver N – 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 nice movie!
  • Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones N – Very funny, political incorrect, and right to the heart of every virtue signaller and social justice warrior.

Music

Books

Articles

Stuff & Things

  • 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 cool this hot month.