The Mitchells vs. the Machines Artbook

I love a good artbook and Netflix have uploaded the entire artbook for The Mitchells vs the Machines. The film is great and the artbook is lovely.

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Modern for Wikipedia

A handy browser extension to re-skin Wikipedia to make it a bit more modern. Has some nice customization options.

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Merlin’s Wisdom (Draft)

Never argue on the internet. No one will remember whether you won or lost the argument; they’ll just remember that you are the sort of person who argues on the internet.

“I’m at the stage in my life where I stay out of discussions. Even if you say 1+1=5. You’re right, have fun.”

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How the Mountain Goat’s “No Children” became a TikTok viral hit

“It’s really cool to have it affirmed that music is a gigantic conversation between all generations,” Darnielle says. “I am a father of two. There is a certain joy in sort of feeling like, well, the kids have got a thing going on that I’m not going to fully get. But I can just enjoy watching. I think people fear getting older and fear that they’ll feel left out, but there’s a kind of buoyancy in that left-out quality sometimes, if you ride it the right way.”

John Darnielle is good people.

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Kebab Kid, London: ‘Take-away as a cult’

After all, as well as tasting of nothing, all that gold leaf will pass straight through the body. So let me leave you with this image: Salt Bae’s customers, the morning after the night before, getting off the throne, looking down and clocking that all their money has bought them is a bunch of glittering turds.

This whole review is worth reading. It’s like jazz – all about the food not reviewed.

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The Nostalgia Onion

The always-on-point Rebecca Jennings for Vox last year actually wrote about this weird trend that mvnicx is a part of. It’s not about being nostalgic for the 90s, nor is it about being nostalgic for the early-2010s. Instead, it’s about being nostalgic for being in the early-2010s being nostalgic for the 90s. It’s a lot to wrap your head around.

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Mister Rogers’s Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Kids

My kids do weekly GAA training and there’s one “problem” child in my daughter’s group who disrupts everything and none of the trainers can control him. Except for one. The minute she starts speaking, every kid, even the problem child, is hooked. Being able to talk to children like this is a gift and Fred Rogers was a master.

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Embedded

I love reading about how other people work. It’s a great way of finding new tools, new sites, new people to follow. Workspaces is a good example of this. Uses This is a great example of this. And along comes embedded, a newsletter about being Very Online. It’s got a great recurring feature called “My Internet” all about how famous internet-people use the internet, asking everyone the same questions like “what podcasts do you listen to” and “what are you willing to pay for online”, and it’s always really revealing and helpful.

For example, here’s some advice from Folu Akinkuotu:

What’s one thing you recommend for maintaining a healthy relationship with the internet?
React in the group chat, not on the timeline.

(Via Anil Dash)

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