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 22nd 2020 - @fittinsider
Life Time Fitness CEO Bahram Akradi on COVID’s impact: - 150 gyms, $2B revenue in ‘19 - revenues went to zero - 60% foot traffic upon reopening - losses: $500-$600M in ‘20 - another $200M in losses ‘21 - will see little/no recovery for 7+ mos - stopped or slowed all expansion pic.twitter.com/Ty9aeUkHwe

Oct 20th 2020 - @SpencerJCox
I’m not sure this has ever been done before...but as our national political dialogue continues to decline, my opponent @PetersonUtah and I decided to try something different. We can disagree without hating each other. Let’s make Utah an example to the nation. #StandUnited #utpol pic.twitter.com/Tkr2sDCYTB

Oct 19th 2020 - @RexChapman
Humanity... pic.twitter.com/gyxO0bAzWl

Oct 17th 2020 - theatlantic.com
America Is Broken

Oct 14th 2020 - @KiwiEV
Now, if this isn't the coolest thing you've seen today then you need to close the refrigerator. It's an animation of how bridges were built in Central Europe in the middle-ages. pic.twitter.com/FhlpwTlee5

Oct 14th 2020 - uncrate.com
Revolutionary, Indeed - John Gruber

Oct 13th 2020 - @RexChapman
Ok, this is amazing... pic.twitter.com/dObLm4I3zq

Oct 12th 2020 - @JoeVennare
Connected fitness is a business model, not a form of exercise.

Oct 11th 2020 - @meenaharris
She really said, “Umm yeaaa as per the 1964 Civil Rights Act” lmfaoooo pic.twitter.com/V7WrtmDTe2

Oct 11th 2020 - @StevieOakley
Damn I hope Kevin Bacon doesn't get Covid. That contact tracing would be insane..

Oct 10th 2020 - @LOUISAGUIRRE
Is there an award for best signage? There should be. pic.twitter.com/a40T1D7qzu

Oct 9th 2020 - damninteresting.com
How Miss Shilling’s Orifice Helped Win the War

Oct 8th 2020 - @HenpeckedHal
My 20 year old cousin got his own apartment and it's going pretty well pic.twitter.com/SaPSogpo0r

Oct 7th 2020 - @bubbaprog
Total time a fly sat on Mike Pence's head: two minutes pic.twitter.com/PtI0rKSi5I

Oct 6th 2020 - @OriginalYoni
It took pencil artist @KeeganHall over 250 hours to recreate the iconic Michael Jordan free throw dunk — and it is one of the most impressive drawings you will ever see. pic.twitter.com/EIhnLe1Syj

Oct 5th 2020 - @tharkibo
Let’s be honest Jurassic Park is about capitalistic hubris not science gone wrong. The science went gloriously right

Oct 5th 2020 - @right_movies
This is incredible. A snowball fight filmed by cinema pioneers the Lumiere bros in France, 1896. It's been colourised and had the speed adjusted. pic.twitter.com/xnxwpFpN8K

Oct 5th 2020 - @AvatarDomy
Spitfire jumps a distance of over 31 feet to create a new world record for the farthest leap by a dog pic.twitter.com/QX14pLDspP

Oct 4th 2020 - @pongosapien
Good morning America!! #PrideBoys #ProudBoys pic.twitter.com/3ruu5vdRAt

Oct 3rd 2020 - merriam-webster.com
‘Schadenfreude’ - John Gruber

Oct 2nd 2020 - @JoeVennare
News: Strava expects to reach unicorn status w/new funding. • the company is profitable • looking to raise $150M-$400M • seeking valuation over $1B • recently crossed 68M accounts, up 35% since Feb (report via @business) twitter.com/JoeVennare/sta…

Oct 2nd 2020 - @jordanzakarin
To help Donald Trump get the full COVID-19 experience, let’s make sure he loses his job and is evicted from his home next month.

Oct 1st 2020 - @pemcapdoc
Scrubs intro from our children’s hospital!!! We love Fake Doctors Real Friends, and we would love to meet you @zachbraff @donald_faison @JoelleMonique @dj_danl !!! pic.twitter.com/q4SJVf32zN

Oct 1st 2020 - @JoeVennare
Peloton's razor-and-blade business model razor: at least $1,900 and are profitable on its own blade: $40/month content sub @ 57% gross margin churn: ~0.5% LTV: $3,600/sub In the future, $PTON aims for a 70% profit margin on subscriptions.

Sep 30th 2020 - @HamillHimself
That debate was the worst thing I've ever seen & I was in The Star Wars Holiday Special.

Sep 28th 2020 - nytimes.com
Trump’s Taxes Show Chronic Losses and Years of Income Tax Avoidance

Sep 26th 2020 - @CaseyBriggs
This person on tiktok has developed a classification model for conspiracy theories pic.twitter.com/fFJ4ZVfeQ8

Sep 23rd 2020 - theverge.com
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 review: iPhone revolution, iPad evolution - Chris Welch

Sep 22nd 2020 - @nytimes
Maya Gabeira, a 33-year-old Brazilian surfer, rode a 73.5 foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal, in February. Now it's official: The wave was the biggest surfed by anyone during the 2019-20 winter season, a first for women in professional surfing. nyti.ms/32UJ9X4 pic.twitter.com/OaoVFdC20Z

Sep 19th 2020 - xkcd.com
Voting

Sep 16th 2020 - @cres_guez
Firefighters: literally fight fire Also firefighters: fighting conspiracy theories on TikTok pic.twitter.com/Mf97S0tNrS

Sep 16th 2020 - @CharlesFinch
god bless the Redditor who pointed out that jack white looks like Michael Cera dressed up as Johnny Depp for Halloween pic.twitter.com/6az2PuCNZz

Sep 15th 2020 - nytimes.com
The Love Triangle That Spawned Trump’s Mideast Peace Deal - By Thomas L. Friedman

Sep 15th 2020 - washingtonpost.com
The military is providing an unexpected and powerful line of defense against Russian interference - David Ignatius

Sep 15th 2020 - vox.com
Race, policing, and the universal yearning for safety - Ezra Klein

Sep 15th 2020 - @RottenTomatoes
Watch the official trailer for #TheMandalorian Season 2. Baby Yoda and Mando return October 30th on Disney Plus. pic.twitter.com/ZJ2kMgvONk

Sep 14th 2020 - xkcd.com
Evidence of Alien Life

Sep 13th 2020 - @DrLindseyFitz
#CuriousCures in the history of medicine: “One Night Cough Syrup” from the 1930s, which contained cannabis, morphine, chloroform, & alcohol! In 1934, the FDA ruled that the claims of the cough syrup's therapeutic properties were misleading, and remaining stock was destroyed. pic.twitter.com/WxealTGTzn

Sep 11th 2020 - @anneapplebaum
19 years ago today, if you had told me that this cynical grifter would be president and Rudy Giuliani would be working on behalf of a Russian intelligence officer - I wouldn't have believed you. twitter.com/brianklaas/sta…

Sep 11th 2020 - @brianklaas
On September 11th, shortly after the Twin Towers collapsed, leaving thousands dead, Donald Trump boasted that his building was now the tallest building in downtown Manhattan (which also wasn't true). pic.twitter.com/GT1wRZRSCj

Sep 9th 2020 - kottke.org
Trump Supporters Should Face Negative Consequences for Their Actions - Jason Kottke

Sep 9th 2020 - @pourmecoffee
Hey let's watch NASA test a big-ass booster flickr.com/photos/nasamar… pic.twitter.com/K7pw18zNEc

Sep 7th 2020 - damninteresting.com
For Your Eyes Only - Marisa Brook

Sep 3rd 2020 - theatlantic.com
Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

Sep 3rd 2020 - daringfireball.net
★ Online Privacy Should Be Modeled on Real-World Privacy - John Gruber

Aug 31st 2020 - kottke.org
Using Conservative Logic to Defend History’s Greatest Monsters - Jason Kottke

Aug 25th 2020 - flowingdata.com
Optimizing a peanut butter and banana sandwich - Nathan Yau

Aug 20th 2020 - kottke.org
The Trinity Cube - Jason Kottke

Aug 20th 2020 - kottke.org
Ukulele Covers of AC/DC, Nirvana, and Guns N’ Roses Hits - Jason Kottke

Aug 19th 2020 - flowingdata.com
Data-information-conspiracy - Nathan Yau

Aug 17th 2020 - xkcd.com
Dependency

Aug 14th 2020 - xkcd.com
COVID Risk Comfort Zone

Aug 9th 2020 - nytimes.com
Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies

Aug 9th 2020 - wired.com
Bill Gates on Covid: Most US Tests Are ‘Completely Garbage’

Aug 7th 2020 - marker.medium.com
Inside the Company Trying to Solve the Global Bicycle Shortage

Aug 5th 2020 - kottke.org
Transfiguration: An Ever-Evolving Walking Figure - Jason Kottke

Aug 5th 2020 - washingtonpost.com
Thankfully, history has not yet repeated Hiroshima and Nagasaki - George Will

Aug 2nd 2020 - marginalrevolution.com
Unbundling the Police in Kentucky - Alex Tabarrok

Jul 31st 2020 - theatlantic.com
Where the System May Break - David Frum

Jul 31st 2020 - kottke.org
And Now a Message from Mask Spokesman Bane from The Dark Knight Rises - Jason Kottke

Jul 27th 2020 - flowingdata.com
Defining ’90s music - Nathan Yau

Jul 25th 2020 - outsideonline.com
A Cave Kingpin Is Buying Up America’s Underground. What’s His Plan?

Jul 25th 2020 - sciencemag.org
Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’

Jul 24th 2020 - slowtwitch.com
Cervelo Caledonia: Road Bike of the Future

Jul 23rd 2020 - kottke.org
The Death of Rice - Jason Kottke

Jul 23rd 2020 - informationisbeautiful.net
Britain’s Woodland Cover Has Returned to Medieval Levels - Information is Beautiful

Jul 17th 2020 - informationisbeautiful.net
Supercapacitor Buses Are A Thing Now - Information is Beautiful

Jul 15th 2020 - xkcd.com
COVID Risk Chart

Jul 4th 2020 - theatlantic.com
‘A Preventable Catastrophe’

Jul 3rd 2020 - informationisbeautiful.net
Coronavirus COVID-19 Riskiest Activities - David McCandless

Jun 21st 2020 - theatlantic.com
How Far Does the Apple Fall From the Tree?

Jun 19th 2020 - youtu.be
Chicago’s Wiener Circle - John Gruber

Jun 18th 2020 - kottke.org
Teacher Tells Off Neil Armstrong for Faking the Moon Landing - Jason Kottke

Jun 15th 2020 - kottke.org
Twist, Spin, Tuck, Jump - Jason Kottke

Jun 9th 2020 - washingtonpost.com
Video Timeline of Trump’s St. John’s Church Photo Op and Lafayette Square Crackdown - John Gruber

May 30th 2020 - marker.medium.com
Inside the Flour Company Supplying America’s Sudden Baking Obsession

May 28th 2020 - dcrainmaker.com
Whoop 3.0 Band & Platform In-Depth Review - DC Rainmaker

May 16th 2020 - theatlantic.com
The Day the Live Concert Returns

May 8th 2020 - mcsweeneys.net
Sure, the Velociraptors Are Still On the Loose, But That’s No Reason Not to Reopen Jurassic Park

Apr 22nd 2020 - a16z.com
IT'S TIME TO BUILD - Andreessen Horowitz

Apr 5th 2020 - mentalfloss.com
The History of the Trapper Keeper

Apr 5th 2020 - nytimes.com
What I Learned When My Husband Got Sick With Coronavirus

Apr 5th 2020 - theatlantic.com
How the Pandemic Will End

Mar 26th 2020 - wired.com
The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming

Mar 5th 2020 - theatlantic.com
Learning to Run Without Headphones

Feb 29th 2020 - orbuch.com
We Need To Take CO2 Out Of The Sky

Feb 16th 2020 - theatlantic.com
The 2020 Disinformation War

Feb 16th 2020 - wired.com
Going the Distance (and Beyond) to Catch Marathon Cheaters

Jan 28th 2020 - nytimes.com
The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

Jan 8th 2020 - desmoinesregister.com
How Des Moines landed an Ironman triathlon

Dec 30th 2019 - qz.com
If you don’t trust your employees to work remotely, you shouldn’t have hired them in the first place

Dec 30th 2019 - dcrainmaker.com
The Challenges Ahead for Zwift and ESports

Dec 15th 2019 - wired.com
The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer

Dec 7th 2019 - theatlantic.com
The False Promise of Morning Routines

Dec 7th 2019 - wired.com
On Pooping in the Dark—No Lights, No Phones, No Distractions