An endless stream of mediocre “entertainment” is more medicating than entertaining. The low-level stimulation keeps our anxieties at bay, but it doesn’t address them at the source. Quiet would force us endure our own company and get to know ourselves. No wonder we avoid it.Marcus Aurelius
Cascadia vs. Darfur United, a friendly between two teams that are part of CONIFA, the Confederation of Independent Football Associations. CONIFA is soccer organization outside of FIFA, which is quite unusual in today’s sport.
They played the first all-CONIFA friendly in North America today about a mile and a half from my home at the local high school. It was an underwhelming match as far as quality goes, but it was neat as far as a unique experience.
Sony’s proto-Walkman that went to the moon* – A fascinating video from one of my favorite niche YouTube channels that dives into a brief history of what came before the Sony Walkman cassette player.
Shen Wei, “The Vagrant Master”, a homeless man in China who is learned in philosophy and quotes Confucios, Dante and Aristotle, has fled his home area of Shanghai as he gained unwanted Internet fame.
Watching a fighter jet takeoff, with an unexpected end.
Baby gorilla’s first chest thump. Adorable.