Some interesting links for the month:
- This right here is just … one of those things I can’t believe I hadn’t seen yet: a “breaking the fourth wall” sketch on Saturday Night Live about “The last voyage of the Starship Enterprise” (filmed in May 1976).
- This long article was less about millennials and perhaps more about pop culture, but certainly caused the phrase “premium mediocre” to stick in my head.
- If I had the time, I would be playing Uncharted. The latest one, ”The Lost Legacy” is out, and is apparently both eye-catching and a well-told story.
- Speaking of things I haven’t watched for lack of time, the new ”Twin Peaks” has got good reviews.
- In City Journal, someone muses about “Silicon Valley vs Gotham” (missing the latter).
- A biography of Alex Honnold, the chap who climbed El Capitan with no tools (seems surprisingly normal).
- An interview with someone who accompanied Michel Foucault on his trip through California and Death Valley.
- I’m going to leave this title here without comment: ”Why is linguistics such a magnet for dilettantes and crackpots?”
- Andrew Sullivan asks: “Can our democracy survive tribalism?”
- You either get very excited about stuff like this, or you don’t: a bunch of papyrus was discovered from during the time the great pyramids were being constructed! (so, mundane “normal life” stuff, along with mundane details of the build, but … isn’t that cool?)