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2022-07-20 (Wednesday)


  1. The Balletic Millennial Bedtimes of ‘Normal People’ | Lorrie Moore | The New York Review of Books

    From 2020. I liked, about millennials, “They have no authentic counterculture…”. If all culture is easily accessible, can there be any counter? (I don’t know if this is right, but interesting.)

  2. Open Lecture at CIID: “Keeping up with the Kardashevians” – Petafloptimism

    Matt Jones on stuff done at BERG and Google, and our anti-anti-utopian future. (Video plus slides & transcript.)


  • philgyford’s avatar

    @Zoonie Yup, ta.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @palingjenkins @emmerdale @Ivy_Davies Brilliant, congratulations Ivy!

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  • rhodri’s avatar

    As I watched that clip of Mordaunt being interviewed by the Spectator, I was reminded of a very similar detachment from reality that was exhibited by David St Hubbins at the end of the film Spinal Tap