Archive for March, 2019
The Two Dollar Price Hike
I have a storage unit. Three times in 18 months has the price gone up. Seems fast. This last time, it went from $156 to $158. I have no idea what’s going on behind the scenes there, but this is what it feels like. The storage unit is pretty centrally located. It seems to be […]
John Hartford is amazing. Before his big music career, he was on the radio in Nashville as a disk jockey. As such, he can do these radio personality impressions super well, then as a twist, make them into almost entirely gibberish, only hinting at real people, places, and events. On the famous Aereo-Plane record, there […]
An oil painting of Barbra Streisand’s cloned dogs
Simon Willison: There’s something deliciously appropriate about using a painting cloning service to clone a photograph of some cloned dogs.
Scott Alexander: … conspiracy theories had evolved into an almost-perfect form for exploiting cognitive biases and the pressures of social media. Debunkings and true beliefs couldn’t copy that process, so they were losing out. This sounded like a challenge, so here you go: There are a couple of others that are just too good.