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Mar 15, 2022

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"Pete Davidson Scores Free Seat on Jeff Bezos' Rocket"
We live in hell.

What is Brutalist Web Design?
The term brutalism is often associated with Brutalist Architecture, however, it can apply to other forms of construction, such as web design. This website explains how. 
[ proudly adheres to brutalist web design principles about 90% of the time... the emojis are a needless decoration that gets in the way of the content... but YOLO!]

Music Video: Florence and The Machine – King
Perfectly executed music video (remember those?) – feels a bit like A24's Hereditary... Speaking of A24, they just scored a $225m equity investment at a $2.5b valuation.

Memento Millenial
Thoughts on the end of an era, its "main characters", web 2.0 & the real difference between Gen Z and Millenials – a couple of excerpts that are so cringingly accurate:
...the way millenials found cultural refuge and alternative spaces for identity formation was web 2.0 and the scenes it made possible. Shoutout to bloghouse, but I’ll forever eye roll at Twee. Millennials suddenly had access to tastemakers in major cities beyond where they lived. And it was a relief to discover everything the mainstream had so dedicatedly ignored had an avenue. Finally there was a sense of there being more out there for people who didn’t watch The Hills or care about teen sex comedies or thought all the flag waving was a bit too earnest. Is it any surprise then Millennials were so precious about “authenticity”? For them, aesthetic choices were relatively hardwon.
Millennials chose their “favorite fonts” and borrowed opinions about pour-over coffee and vinyl from the designers blogging online. They nurtured the types of niche interests that mumblecore and Wes Anderson characters/fans enjoy (but only when they can be observed doing so). It sounds like I’m judging their indulgence, but it was cool to have access to more information than the people before us did, and to be able to refine our tastes as a result. The people whose thoughts and opinions were sourced from other people were always going to do that; at least they were now able to copy people who knew what they were talking about.
...Watching older millennials buy “heritage brand” axes made by graphic designers in 2010, when they literally lived in a walk up in Williamsburg––all just to distinguish themselves from finance bros––was so cringe. Because guess what those finance bros do now? Go to axe-throwing bars. Everything Millennials clung to as a signifier of what made them more uniquely informed and sophisticated is finally being recognized as banal and unimportant.