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Things I've Enjoyed Recently

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This is a list of links to videos, albums, articles, and other stuff that I've enjoyed. It's collected from a series of Cohost posts but I felt like having it hosted elsewhere too, just in case. As of right now (May 2024) this page picks up with Things I've Enjoyed Recently post #38, but I may add highlights from the backlog when I have nothing else to do.

Date

Type

Description

YY.MM.DD

TK

TKTK

24.06.09

Game

My buddy Noah made this cute little puzzle game that's basically a hybrid of pool and Suika. It's a delight, and it's like $4 which is the ideal price for a video game.

24.06.09

Article

Kaleb Horton writes like somebody you'd meet once waiting for a bus, engage in a conversation with that stays with you the rest of your life, and then never see again. The scale and the closeness of this together are wonderful.

24.06.06

Website

A collection of gorgeous embroidered mission patches commemorating different scientific experiments by Patricia Klein. Exactly the kind of thing I would love to have made.

24.06.05

Video

Jon is in peak form here, making a dinger of a video on a completely silly premise that I was utterly riveted by for the entire length. This is probably up there with the Tetris thing as the best documentary of 2024. More than worth the five-buck cover to watch it on Patreon.

24.06.05

Video

A completely weirdo idea (recording a comedy special at your old high school for an audience of 15-year-olds) executed in a way that somehow works. This one took a little bit to warm up but is great by the end.

24.06.04

Album

My buddy found this in a dollar bin and put it on during a hangout and I kept holding up the conversation to make crazy faces at how hard this slams. Pure new-age MIDI-core gold.

24.06.04

Comic

A great little comic about video games. The point is worth considering, but the first page is gonna stick with me from this one.

24.06.04

Video

I really love Trevor Roberts' Mystery Flesh Pit National Park project, which is equal parts alternative-history, ecological allegory, and massive-scale body horror. Check it all out if you haven't, but this video on a specific expedition is wonderfully crafted.

24.06.04

Website

A blog of strange and beautiful scenes found on Google Street View. This is an all-time classic that I was revisiting today.

24.06.03

Album

The clerk at a record store (shoutout Plan 9) recommended this to me because some Fattburger was playing in the shop and I brought up my weather-channel playlist. It absolutely rips.

24.05.31

Band

Wandered into a show these guys were playing in Richmond and I was going nuts at how good they are. My buddy described it as "Casiopea off a joint," which is pretty accurate.

24.05.25

Mixtape

Two great hours of vibes from back in the good ol' days, when vaporwave meant something. Which I guess makes this a second layer of refined nostalgia.

24.05.23

Website

A crowdsourced site ranking all the types of apple. Honeycrisp (my #1) is the globally-ranked #4.

24.05.21

Video

Bob is the absolute man. It's so sick to release a record like One that gets sampled a million times and then decide to collab with the guys sampling you. Also, the guy drumming on this is going absolutely bonkers.

24.05.13

Video

You've probably seen this by now but it's genuinely one of the best documentaries I've watched in years. I want to bring special attention to the incredible spreadsheet-panning homage to the long jump record reveal in The Bob Emergency, which made me pause because I was laughing so hard.

24.05.12

Book

I don't remember who recommended this to me but I am really digging it. Plant-based science fiction with some cool ideas and a great sense of scale.

24.05.08

Album

Random algorithm discovery that I found myself fully charmed by after a couple of tracks. Wet Leg for boys.

24.05.01

Video

The thing I liked the most about the Secret Base Minnesota Vikings documentary was that a lot of it was just a parade of the weirdest guys you've ever heard of. Jon's new solo project about the late '90s third-party and its various insane characters is even more of that.

24.04.09

Video

I love when a band with a really studio-built, synthetic sound does a live set and approaches their songs from a new angle! The GUM Audiotree set from a couple months ago has been on heavy rotation for me and this one is now on equally heavy rotation for me.

24.04.07

Website

Lovely blog of great photos of run-down and boring locations. This is exactly the way I take photos except that mine aren't this good.

24.04.05

Website

Having a lot of fun clicking around this real-time model of the solar system, including all the little probes and satellites and stuff.

24.04.05

Video

This is a really good video essay (getting increasingly rare!) that examines conservative comedy, its inability to work outside its target audience ever, and imo does a great job being entertaining without the presentation getting weighed down by doing jokes all the time.

24.04.02

Book

I uploaded the best copy of this I could find to arena but if anybody knows where I can get a high-res version please let me know. There's so many great little guys in here.

24.03.23

Mixtape

A two-hour compilation of all of Datassette's Businessfunk mixtapes of extremely tight vintage library music.

24.03.23

Website

Good website! Good websites might be coming back? This one is a ton of really well-researched trivia items.

24.02.14

Video

Insane how much I was smiling listening to this. A completely crazy idea executed perfectly.

24.02.13

Website

This is wonderful. So many of these are, like, heartfelt love notes accidentally left in a thrifted cookbook and then some of them are like a sticky note that says "Emma is a bitch" blowing around a parking lot. The world is so big and full of stories.

24.02.09

Video

A hallmark in the "descent into madness" genre of video. Amazing moments throughout.

24.01.17

Video

This is the best GDQ run of the year: an already very impressive 16-star speedrun of Mario 64 played with a drumset instead of a controller. I was absolutely hooting when he pulls off the first Bowser spin.

24.01.11

Website

Perfect, beautiful Tumblr of pics abandoned on Flickr from past decades. It's not often that I am truly mesmerized by a blog.