nothing says youthful rebellion like a 60 year old that has to be attached to machines in order to make any sounds
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Friday, 23 October 2020

Inside Foxconn’s empty buildings, empty factories, and empty promises in Wisconsin

quote [ But everyone knew Cheng was hesitant to actually fire anyone because Foxconn still had to hit the subsidy threshold, so all there was to do was scream. ]

Was a little hesitant to post this trending writeup, but it's interesting for the sheer scale of agony.
[SFW] [business] [+5 Underrated]
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Thursday, 22 October 2020

Heather B. - All Glocks Down

quote [ Ya got my lighter! ]

1996. Note the contemporary mini backpack. Check extended for a groovy remix of “Takin Mine”.

[SFW] [music] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@11:30amGMT] [9 comments]

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

How “Revenge Bedtime Procrastination” Explains Modern Life

quote [ This global phenomenon is known as a culture of "self-revenge". ]

Take that, totalitarian daytime!
[SFW] [people] [+2]
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Sunday, 18 October 2020

The Death of Max Jacob

quote [ [Picasso] did say, “Max is an angel. He can fly over the wall by himself.”

This incident is perhaps the most widely known story about Max Jacob, and is the one thing many people think they know about him. It provides several satisfactions: that of showing a famous artist to be a monster, and his lost friend as a victim. But the situation was far more complex. ]

Existential anecdotes from 1944 France. Check a painting in Chicago and brief Wikipedia.
[SFW] [history] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:47pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 16 October 2020

FAQs on Protecting Yourself from Aerosol Transmission

quote [ Where should I stand around someone with a poorly fitting mask? ]

This is a very good resource! Jason Kottke has a nice summary with links to some background on the creators.

The smoke analogy helps explain examples like the thumb: a well-fitting cloth mask might capture your breath better than an industrial one.
[SFW] [health] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:45pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Common Causes of Very Bad Decisions

quote [ Bad decisions happen when there’s only one acceptable version of the future. ]

Some pondering on emotions through the lens of financial investments.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@5:08amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 12 October 2020

Jess Sah Bi and Peter One Revisit Our Garden Needs Its Flowers

quote [ Hanging out and playing guitar in his dorm, he made a connection with fellow guitarist and singer Jess Sah Bi, an accomplished performer who had been appearing on television and radio since he was a teenager. Influenced by the harmony singing of Simon & Garfunkel and Crosby, Stills & Nash, the young musicians began a performing and songwriting partnership that would lead them to pop success throughout West Africa. ]

A magnificent album, soothing and political at the same time. Another review can be found on Pitchfork. Check out the extended for songs and an interview.

[SFW] [music] [+1 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@6:44pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 11 October 2020

On Being Bipolar | The Walrus

quote [ There are many benefits that one gets, being the good sick. And there are compromises one makes to remain the good sick. And then there is the fear of becoming the contagion ]

Somehow these reads make me value my own, emotionally less complicated life a little more. Seems like acting as a projection for other people is at the centre of this article though.
[SFW] [health] [+1 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@7:38pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Grapefruit Is One of the Weirdest Fruits on the Planet

quote [ But in the presence of grapefruit, without those cytochrome P450s, you’re not getting 10 percent of that drug. You’re getting 100 percent. You’re overdosing. ]

These grapefruit warnings are on medication here, but the article is pretty entertaining. Well ok, maybe trying a bit too hard to be funny.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+6 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:43pmGMT] [9 comments]

How ‘Feierabend’ helps Germans disconnect from the workday

quote [ In early agricultural days, the ringing of the church bells signalled the end of the workday and the start of evening prayers and rest. Later, “in the context of industrialisation, questions of how to handle ‘time’ on a daily basis became vital to an increasing number of people due to new kinds of labour and changing working conditions ]

Getting over with it, every day anew.
[SFW] [business]
[by Paracetamol@5:32pmGMT] [5 comments]

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