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May 28, 2023

Out of The Blue

"a return to"

So, there I was, scrolling through my social media feed, when suddenly, like a phoenix rising from the ashes of blogospheric obscurity, came the triumphant return of It had been months since their last post, and nobody noticed. At all. But lo and behold, there it was—a new blog entry, bursting with all the melodrama and self-importance one could hope for. 

The writing, albeit bad, was also hard to follow too. The chaotically crafted opening paragraph was brimming with inflated rhetoric and pseudo-intellectual musings, setting the stage for what was to come. Completely random internet links...

Farewell, Kendall Roy
In a role that forms the emotional center of “Succession,” the actor Jeremy Strong never lost sight of Kendall’s undertow of pain.

The Security Hole at the Heart of ChatGPT and Bing
Indirect prompt-injection attacks can leave people vulnerable to scams and data theft when they use the AI chatbots.

Adidas After Yeezy
The partnership with Ye was the stuff of sneakerhead legend—and its demise has the shoe company scrambling to replace nearly half of its profits.

and a few songs he had been listening to:

🎶 Julian Casablancas – Out of The Blue
🎶 Wednesday – Quarry
🎶 Adrianne Lenker – Steamboat
🎶 Wednesday – TV in the Gas Pump
🎶 Brooks & Dunn – Neon Moon

Yet, as I read the post, I realized how much I missed the blog. The links, the music, all of it!

Amidst the overblown prose and exaggerated self-importance, there were glimmers of genuine insight, universal truths, and shared personal anecdotes that resonated with me DEEPLY. It was in these moments that one could remember why this blog had gained such a following in the first place. 

I couldn't help but wonder—was this grand return a true renaissance of the blogger's creative genius, or simply a calculated attempt to reclaim their fading online presence? Had their hiatus been a genuine period of self-reflection and growth, or merely a strategic move to generate anticipation and maintain a sense of mystique? Or was it maybe just like a long weekend, and there wasn't a lot going on?