Austin Kleon’s newsletter is a list of ten random things he learned or found interesting during the week. Worth a look.
“Impatient dates make impatient girlfriends who become impatient wives who become impatient mothers. If they can’t handle that Grandma has dementia, what makes you think they can handle if you ever get it? Or worse, if your child was born with autism or a missing limb or born blind?”
—Handy, Larry. What to Do When Grandma Has Dementia. Rivet. Issue 10.
“Straining under Strongman-level poundage, huge bodies don’t just shake — they vibrate. Competitors’ eyes distend; their faces turn deep, vascular hues; delicate veins and capillaries blow out and burst. Sometimes blood rushes to the head so quickly it will just start pouring out someone’s nose. ‘Don’t worry,’ MC Mark Henry assures us as a clean-up crew is sent to handle a bloody trail left across the stage after a yoke carry. ‘This is totally normal.'”
—Showler, Suzannah. “Making America Swole Again.” Buzzfeed. April, 2017.
The technology exists for humans to start Hacking DNA on other humans. What could possibly go wrong?
“…anyone who’s gone out of sane consciousness knows that a door once opened is never satisfactorily shut.”
—Difrancesco, Alex. “How to Disappear.” Longreads.com. April 2017.