Ten Things, 2023-25
Here are ten things.
- In honour of Father's Day, the great Ryan Nanni (part of the SB Nation coaching tree, co-host of the Shutdown Fullcast) asks, What is the most Dad thing you did all year?
- SlamBall is back, baby? What, you don't remember SlamBall? Teenage me had a lot of time for it. The great Kofie Yeboah is a fan.
- For Slate, Dan Kois on why the text fields on my phone are littered with periods.
- For Wired, Paul Ford on archiving his late dad's work.
- Keith Phipps on the missing six seconds in The French Connection.
- Would you place Alien in the horror section or the sci-fi section?
- In font news: introducing Intel One Mono.
- I was recently made aware of the 12-seat Little Prince micro-cinema in Stratford, Ontario, and it has reawakened dormant dreams of running my own little jewel box movie house.
- Watchlist roulette: the neo-hixploitation classic Breakdown, the humanistic Korean military thriller Joint Security Area, and the screwball double feature of Bringing Up Baby and What's Up, Doc?.
- “Summer Grass” by Tomas Tranströmer, translated by Robert Bly (via Pome):
So much has happened. Reality has eaten away so much of us. But summer, at last.
A great airport—the control tower leads down load after load with chilled people from space.
Grass and flowers—we are landing. The grass has a green foreman. I go and check in.