Below is a list of recent articles, stories and tweets I've found interesting. Curated from Twitter, Instapaper, YouTube and RSS (using Feedbin + Reeder).


Oct 21st 2019 - @sacca
I am a 44-year-old man who is by no means emotionally prepared for the death of C-3PO. twitter.com/starwars/statu…

Oct 20th 2019 - @shannonrwatts
When gently corrected by one of the astronauts about how other women have spacewalked, Donald Trump uses his middle finger to "fix" his hair. How is this even real life? pic.twitter.com/9bnj7XfY1m

Oct 20th 2019 - theatlantic.com
The Liberation of Mitt Romney

Oct 20th 2019 - @CarlyPildis
This tweet is for people who aren't Jewish and have questions about antisemitism and criticism of Israel. This example of how antisemitism, specifically blood libel, masquerades as critique of Israel is so textbook I think I may use it in future trainings. pic.twitter.com/sMoExgnAU0

Oct 19th 2019 - @iAmTheWarax
oh my god pic.twitter.com/dGln6AXOM1

Oct 17th 2019 - kottke.org
Gun Shop: 2,328 Guns at 24 Guns per Second - Jason Kottke

Oct 16th 2019 - @PreetBharara
.@PeteButtigieg is only 37, which makes him 32 years older than @realDonaldTrump twitter.com/katierogers/st…

Oct 16th 2019 - flowingdata.com
How Much Commuting is Too Much? - Nathan Yau

Oct 15th 2019 - kottke.org
The Most Important Pieces of Code in the History of Computing - Jason Kottke

Oct 13th 2019 - @Bachscore
This SNL sketch about people auditioning to be SoulCycle instructors is 💯 nbc.com/saturday-night… pic.twitter.com/gqgpV7Yohx

Oct 13th 2019 - @Steph_Rothstein
Today I ran a PB of 2:27:47 for 6th place in Chicago🇺🇸. Today my husband was a legendary pacer. Today was for all the people in my corner because I wouldn’t be here doing this without you. Today we made progress. pic.twitter.com/3Jgmhi6r0z

Oct 13th 2019 - @Steph_Rothstein
If you had to choose between crapping your pants at mile 22 or running a PR in the marathon what would you do? Well I did both today so that’s cool. #chicagomarathon

Oct 12th 2019 - @chdbrwn
this crew is living in the future and I’m so happy I got to see this... pic.twitter.com/lOWRYy9lKi

Oct 12th 2019 - @PDLComics
stone cold pic.twitter.com/Yt0RQoA03U

Oct 12th 2019 - @stevemagness
A few thoughts on @EliudKipchoge's performance. It's hard to get across how fast a sub 2hr marathon is. 4:33 mile pace. But what does that mean? An NCAA All-American distance runner would struggle to keep up with him for 6 miles of the 26.2.

Oct 10th 2019 - @davidfrum
The future Donald Trump presidential library and casino in Minsk should definitely feature an 24/7 Trump rally , led by an animatronic Trump replica speaking an Artificial Intelligence generated stream of abuse, self-pity, and threats - always changing, always the same

Oct 10th 2019 - @NWSKeyWest
An amazing video of the waterspout yesterday evening near Summerland Key at sunset, courtesy of TJ Cooper. Truly incredible! #flwx #flkeys #KeyWest #SummerlandKey pic.twitter.com/RJDmTrQWnL

Oct 9th 2019 - flowingdata.com
Fixing the ‘impeach this’ map with a transition to a cartogram - Nathan Yau

Oct 9th 2019 - @paddyraffcomedy
My 2 yr old daughter’s reaction to seeing the Hulk go bananas for the first time 😂 pic.twitter.com/0lK0PbGWXi

Oct 8th 2019 - flowingdata.com
With terminal cancer, a patient tracks drug does in a dashboard over her final days - Nathan Yau

Oct 5th 2019 - mcsweeneys.net
GOP Talking Points for President Trump’s Fifth Avenue Massacre - John Gruber

Oct 5th 2019 - @hotdogsladies
A glutton, a brat, an obsessive, and a TV addict. Weird how our president could be any of the children found unworthy of running a fucking chocolate factory.

Oct 3rd 2019 - theatlantic.com
Unfit for Office

Oct 3rd 2019 - @DrLindseyFitz
#DYK: Marie Curie's notebooks, which are RADIOACTIVE, must be stored in a lead-lined box in the Bibliothèque Nationale? Curie’s corpse is also radioactive. Her coffin is lined in an inch of lead. Both will remain radioactive for 1,500+ years: sciencealert.com/these-personal… pic.twitter.com/mguZC1qkJL

Sep 30th 2019 - @cinepocalypse
And the award for best ever iPhone case goes to... pic.twitter.com/frweuwniKJ

Sep 30th 2019 - @molly_knight
Don’t worry, guys. Trump will get a doctor’s note and dodge his own civil war.

Sep 27th 2019 - @swear_trek
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Sep 27th 2019 - kottke.org
25 Fun Facts About Food from Gastropod - Jason Kottke

Sep 27th 2019 - @BillHolohanSolr
A history lesson for people who think that history doesn't matter: What's the big deal about railroad tracks? The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Well, because that's the way pic.twitter.com/oNxWuJ4TAl

Sep 25th 2019 - @MeredithFrost
Heres a squirrel sniffing a daisy in Vienna, Austria. (Photo: Dick van Duijn) bit.ly/2m2ZPZk pic.twitter.com/M6BQDYayiQ

Sep 25th 2019 - @fmanjoo
WeWork didn’t just fail investors. It failed workers too. The idea of cramming more workers into less office space is bad for work! Open offices are sold as collaboration but they force people to find other places to get anything done. My column nytimes.com/2019/09/25/opi…

Sep 24th 2019 - @DOverview
Cars make their way across the Third Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Originally known as the St. Anthony Falls...See more here: bit.ly/2mxB7k4 /// #dailyoverview #aerialphotography #earth #picoftheday #minneapolis #minnesota #bridge #roadtrip #travel #wanderlust pic.twitter.com/GV3mrDUDGh

Sep 23rd 2019 - kottke.org
Inventive Trials Riding by Fabio Wibmer - Jason Kottke

Sep 21st 2019 - @Brink_Thinker
Say one word about this little guy pic.twitter.com/lVIQc8DyUG

Sep 19th 2019 - kottke.org
How to Become Freakishly Good at the Yo-Yo - Jason Kottke

Sep 19th 2019 - @humansofny
“I grew up in an orphanage with only boys. I always wanted to learn some type of fighting..." pic.twitter.com/ysO8ZZHF1E

Sep 19th 2019 - @SarahOUaL
Plain greek yogurt is absolutely awful y'all are lying to yourselves

Sep 18th 2019 - @aliamjadrizvi
This still gives me chills. Carl Sagan demonstrates how the Greeks figured out the Earth was round and correctly calculated its circumference — 2,000 years ago: pic.twitter.com/M5cBbL87yK

Sep 18th 2019 - @nycsouthpaw
It won’t. twitter.com/techinsider/st…

Sep 16th 2019 - kottke.org
Euphemisms for Death Collected from Obituaries - Jason Kottke

Sep 16th 2019 - kottke.org
Graffiti That Helps You See Through Walls - Jason Kottke

Sep 15th 2019 - @_HelenDale
Thai dance is actually astounding. pic.twitter.com/47tBZO58za

Sep 12th 2019 - damninteresting.com
Dead Reckoning

Sep 8th 2019 - damninteresting.com
The Eponymous Mr. Ponzi

Sep 7th 2019 - @akkitwts
Wr don't deserve dogs. pic.twitter.com/70t7RNM60Y

Sep 6th 2019 - kottke.org
The Comet - Jason Kottke

Sep 3rd 2019 - washingtonpost.com
Why America is losing the information war to Russia - David Ignatius

Sep 3rd 2019 - kottke.org
Errol Morris & Bob Odenkirk Team Up for Climate Change Spots - Jason Kottke

Aug 26th 2019 - runnersworld.com
Woman Wins 50K Ultra Marathon Outright, Trophy Snafu for Male Winner Follows - John Gruber

Aug 23rd 2019 - kottke.org
Metallica’s Enter Sandman, Covered in 20 Different Musical Styles - Jason Kottke

Aug 23rd 2019 - marginalrevolution.com
Starbucks monetary policy - Tyler Cowen

Aug 20th 2019 - kottke.org
Music Video Shot from the Front of a Toy Lego Train - Jason Kottke

Aug 11th 2019 - theatlantic.com
The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger - David Frum

Aug 7th 2019 - flowingdata.com
Light from the center of the galaxy - Nathan Yau

Aug 6th 2019 - nytimes.com
Triathlons Fight Decline and Seek Ways to Attract the Young

Aug 6th 2019 - flowingdata.com
Best Burger Ranks - Nathan Yau

Aug 5th 2019 - flowingdata.com
A quiz to see if you’re rich - Nathan Yau

Jul 22nd 2019 - flowingdata.com
Airport runway orientation reveals wind patterns - Nathan Yau

Jul 17th 2019 - washingtonpost.com
Apollo 11’s achievement still dazzles - George Will

Jul 15th 2019 - kottke.org
Character Routing Maps of Famous Films - Jason Kottke

Jun 15th 2019 - futilitycloset.com
“The Bastard Professor” - Greg Ross

Jun 15th 2019 - wired.com
Remembering Gabriele Grunewald, Who Ran For Herself and Others

Jun 15th 2019 - marginalrevolution.com
Why Chinese is so difficult - Tyler Cowen

Jun 13th 2019 - dcrainmaker.com
Garmin’s Biggest Competitor Is Their Own Software Instability

Jun 10th 2019 - xkcd.com
An Apple a Day

Jun 6th 2019 - kottke.org
Teaching a Neural Network How to Drive a Car - Jason Kottke

Jun 4th 2019 - kottke.org
The National Park Typeface - Jason Kottke

May 31st 2019 - kottke.org
Ikea Recreates Famous TV Living Rooms Using Only Their Furniture - Jason Kottke

May 30th 2019 - kottke.org
A School of Fossilized Fish - Jason Kottke

May 28th 2019 - kottke.org
The Steep Drop in Britain’s Coal Usage - Jason Kottke

May 20th 2019 - outsideonline.com
Will Mining Destroy America's Most Popular Wilderness?

May 15th 2019 - marginalrevolution.com
The company that is Amazon - Tyler Cowen

May 14th 2019 - kottke.org
Sweet Little Rain, a Coffee Drink Built for Instagram - Jason Kottke

May 14th 2019 - washingtonpost.com
For some national politicians, over-the-top competition isn’t limited to elections. The relentless drive that powers a campaign serves some politicians just as well in the weight room, on the basketball court or in the Ironman.

May 8th 2019 - theatlantic.com
The Miracle of Minneapolis

May 3rd 2019 - vox.com
Is Slack ruining our jobs - and lives?

Apr 19th 2019 - nymag.com
Mayor Pete Is the Democrats’ Folksiest Heartland Hope. Really!

Apr 17th 2019 - youtube.com
How Leonardo da Vinci made a "satellite" map in 1502 - YouTube

Apr 1st 2019 - theatlantic.com
There Will Never Be a Movie Like ‘The Matrix’ Again

Mar 26th 2019 - bikepacking.com
Traveling Tubeless for Bikepacking and Touring - BIKEPACKING.com

Mar 22nd 2019 - 1843magazine.com
Death of the calorie

Mar 18th 2019 - nytimes.com
Building Grit in Girls Through Mountain Biking

Mar 16th 2019 - theatlantic.com
How Much Immigration Is Too Much?

Mar 2nd 2019 - bikepacking.com
Raising Riders: From Passengers to Partners on the Baja Divide - BIKEPACKING.com

Feb 24th 2019 - washingtonpost.com
Perspective | The 6 essential cons that define Trump’s success

Feb 15th 2019 - fivethirtyeight.com
Lindsey Vonn Is The Greatest American Skier — And It’s Not Even Close

Jan 28th 2019 - wired.com
The Insane Numbers Behind Cycling's Most Masochistic Race

Jan 25th 2019 - nytimes.com
The Enduring Fight Over the First Ironman Triathlon

Jan 24th 2019 - slatestarcodex.com
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Jan 22nd 2019 - outsideonline.com
The Shady Link Between Sunscreen and Your Health

Jan 19th 2019 - wsj.com
Bill Gates: The Best Investment I’ve Ever Made

Jan 16th 2019 - nytimes.com
Conan O’Brien Wants to Scare Himself With the New, Shorter ‘Conan’

Dec 29th 2018 - dcrainmaker.com
How to: Troubleshooting Power Meter and Trainer Accuracy Issues

Dec 25th 2018 - nytimes.com
Opinion | The General Who Preferred the Foxhole

Dec 22nd 2018 - wsj.com
How Fortnite Triggered an Unwinnable War Between Parents and Their Boys