"It’s late but everything comes next."
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"It’s late but everything comes next."


This Week

A quick recap of stuff I did this past month:

In personal news: I made these lemon sugar tea cookies and they were delicious.

How Yahoo became an internet villain. This is also a sad testament to the importance of owning your own content if you want it to last on the internet.

The couple who hacked McDonald’s ice cream machines and started a cold war.

The 10 best movies Mystery Science Theater 3000 ever watched.

Understanding why horror films can radiate comfort. Follow up with this older article about why some anxious people find comfort in horror.

A deep dark dive into the sleek, serious, and tranquil filmic music stylings of Trent Reznor.

On the 40th anniversary of Tangerine Dream’s ahead-of-its-time score for one of my all-time favorite films, Thief.

I’m a big fan of this couple rescuing and adopting out unsettling toys.

“It is a mistake and a misreading of nature to think that you, a living creature, will be flourishing all the days of your life.” I’m not languishing, I’m dormant.

Reading/Watching/Listening

  • I knew nothing about Anna Kavan’s Ice before I found it on a library shelf and decided to read it. Now, after reading it, that seems almost fitting for such a mysterious, surrealistic book. Recommended to those interested in taking journeys.
  • Mike Hodge’s film Croupier is streaming on Criterion Channel and is a pretty great slice of late 90s’s neo noir.
  • The Black Tapes podcast is something of a legend in the horror podcast arena and I finally started listening to it. The later episodes drag a bit, but it’s mostly a highly effective and extremely creepy audio docudrama.

Corgi panting contentedly in a field of orange and yellow flowers swaying in the breeze

Happy May. Enjoy the flowers.

Love, Jen

This week’s quote is from Naomi Shihab Nye.