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Your Miscellaneum for Cyber Monday, November 29, 2015


Mike Morrow

November 30 · Issue #4 · View online

Links, recommendations, and occasional original writing from @mikemorrow

While you’re reading this on Cyber Monday, through the cyber technologies of cybernetics, I am writing this to you on plain old Analog Sunday. And I started to write you a complainy introduction about how late it is, how worn out I am from celebrating one of my favorite holidays with family I haven’t seen in years, how I feel gross and lethargic from eating so much food and lazing around all weekend, and how I can’t currently get my kids to go to sleep because they are each engrossed in a book. And then I realized what you’re probably thinking right now: that I’m a dipshit to complain about any of those things.
Trust me, I don’t say any of this to #humblebrag, or to bore you with the #FirstWorldProblems trope. I’m sure we all went around our tables and said what we were grateful for, and we all read the articles about how important it is to be grateful year-round and practice thanksgiving every day. But we don’t do it. At least I don’t. I was more than willing to jump right back into whining about things that don’t matter. Until I stopped to tell you. So thanks for stopping my complaintrain. And thanks for reading. On to some good stuff, and an epic week ahead…

TWIL: this week I learned…
Some chimps have entered the Stone Age
5 Links: the most interesting articles from the week that was
Michael Dukakis loves turkey carcasses
The Elf on the Shelf is preparing your child to live in a future police state, professor warns
You Won't Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie
Tech Blogs by Women
Is the House on the Rock a Great Hoax or Great Art?
Weekly Recommendation
Ina Garten's Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
Until next time, I'll leave you with this…
12 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They're Most Thankful For
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