Saturday, April 10, 2021

Mushroom Renaissance


Vox – "How mushrooms took over food, wellness, and (of course) drugs"

New Super Mario Bros. Record: Four minutes and 54 seconds


Polygon – "‘Perfect’ Super Mario Bros. speedrun beat after two years"

Richard Mille Watches


GQ – "How Richard Mille Made a $250,000 Watch Ubiquitous"

"Pictured here are two recent men's releases, the RM 11–05 Automatic Flyback Chronograph GMT and the RM 12–01 Tourbillon. The RM 11's case is forged out of gray cermet, an aerospace material that approaches the hardness of diamond. Only 140 were made, and each will set you back a cool $239,000. The RM 12 has a unibody Carbon TPT baseplate, a design feature normally seen in racing cars. As a result, the movement and case can withstand a mind-bending 5,000 g's of force—for the equally mind-bending price of $1,111,000. The lightness and durability of Richard Mille's tourbillons have allowed the likes of Nadal, Beckham Jr., and Yohan Blake to wear them in competition—thanks to space-age technology, Nadal's original RM 027 is so light it floats on water."

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Space Jam: A New Legacy Trailer

Space Jam 2 (March 2021)


Wonder Woman 1984 - December 25, 2020
The Little Things (Denzel Washington, Jared Leto, Rami Malek) - January 29
Judas and The Black Messiah - February 12
Justice League Snyder Cut - March 18
Godzilla vs. Kong - March 31
Mortal Kombat - April 23
In The Heights (Lin-Manuel Miranda) - June 11
Space Jam: A New Legacy - July 16
Dune - October 1
King Richard - November 19
Untitled Matrix Movie - December 22

Business Artist (Graphic Designer) - Paul Rand


Wikipedia – "Paul Rand"

Baked Alaska (a Norwegian omelet)


New York Times – "Is Baked Alaska the Secret to a Long Life?"

The New Work Meeting


WIRED – "One Startup’s Solution for Zoom Fatigue? The Walk and Talk"

"His next startup aims to provide a fix: It’s called Spot, a virtual meeting platform made just for walks. Spot can be used on a desktop, but it is designed to shine on mobile, so you can take your calls into the fresh outdoor air. It has a built-in calendar for scheduling meetings and seeing which calls are next. It can record and transcribe calls, using Google's voice transcription software. It also has a feature called Smart Mute, which algorithmically filters out street noise by amplifying frequencies that look like a human’s speaking voice and toning down everything else. For now, Spot is in closed beta on an invite-only basis, but it plans to launch with a freemium model—free for individuals, not for businesses—soon."