Another TBB post featuring just a few eclectic links around the web such as a list of ridiculous things zero interest rates caused, a fun link dedicated to births at zoos around the world, the ugliest buildings in the world, instantly search for a phrase in a movie and a new (to me) artist doing his own thing which I appreciate and admire…
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Starting short Tuesday posts, not sure how long they will last. Calling them Tuesday Best Bits. As in TBB, get it? Everything revolves around here…
For old readers, this will resemble the past Best of Web posts. Just a short post with some exceptional finds, hope you like it. I always welcome feedback.
11 Things That 0% Interest Rates Caused
Great read and, here they are:
Day Trading as a Career
Venture capital-subsidized lifestyles
Dudes Working Seven Different Remote Jobs
The most ridiculous one on the list must be them NFTs!
Folks were really out here paying $500,000+ for pictures of rocks and monkeys instead of, like, I don’t know, buying a house? “Oh but bro we get exclusive membership to in-person events.” Sick, there really isn’t anything better than spending your weekend at a conference full of folks whose only commonality is that they all spent six figures on pictures that looked something like this:
Out of everything that stemmed from zero percent interest rates, NFT culture was the most insufferable. I welcome the second coming of the Great Depression if it means the JPEGs end up worthless. [Same!]
A website dedicate to births at zoos around the world. When you want some inspiration come here. Cuteness overload, you have been warned, baby rhinos are the best!
The Ugliest Buildings in the World
As with all lists, it is subjective. Would you ever guess the ugliest building is the Scottish Parliament Building? Nope…and so it goes.
Very cool site to play around with. Type a phrase and the site instantly searches AND plays back the same exact phrase in movies! Sadly, it stops at the first five movies and then you need to become a sponsor to roll the rest. Still, I played around with several phrases involving colorful language and it was fun, enjoy!
Music by Ren
People who know me know I have a, well, different taste in music. It has to be weird, unique, innovative. Top 40 never did it for me (except for a few isolated cases). I LOVE discovering new music. And when I find something that moves me, I go all in for a while…until I find something else lol. Rinse and repeat. So, who is the latest artist who has rocked my world? It is this dude who goes by Ren, I can’t believe I never heard of this guy before! He had been sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for over ten years and the pain just comes out in his music and shakes you to the core! Certainly not for everybody for sure but I think I recognize pure talent and I do admire going your own way doing what you love and helping people along the way. Kind of like my blogging I guess. Obviously, I do not have 567,000 YouTube subscribers…maybe it is because it has been several years since I last posted a video in my blog’s YouTube channel LOL.
Anyway, a few selected songs I liked:
Chalk Outlines with X Chinchilla
Wild Thoughts/Crazy in Love (live with Sam Tompkins)
and this absolute masterpiece…of course, imho. I hope you come back to my blog lol.
The video ends with him facing the camera and saying this:
When I was 17 years old I shouted out into an empty room, into a blank canvas, that I would defeat the forces of evil, and for the next 10 years of my life I suffered the consequences… With Illness, autoimmunity and psychosis. As I got older I realised that there were no real winners or no real losers in physiological warfare. But there were victims and there were students. It wasn’t David verses Goliath, it’s was a pendulum eternally swaying between the dark and the light, and the brighter the light shone, the darker the shadow it cast. It was never a battle for me to win, it was an eternal dance, and like a dance, the more rigid I became the harder it got. The more I cursed my clumsy footsteps the more i suffered. And so I got older and I learned to relax, and I learned to soften, and that dance got easier. It is this eternal waltz that separates human beings from angels, from demons, from gods. And I must not forget, we must not forget, that we are human beings.
Update: Ren has a GoFundme right now to help him with the medical treatment he is currently undergoing in Calgary, Canada. His medical ordeal is explained in more detail and grace. Thanks to TBB blog reader A. who informed me about this. I have donated because I have been touched by his music and want him to continue making it. Support anyone/anything you want to continue!
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The Scottish Parliament building is perfectly fine!
Nick @ PFD says
People working multiple remote jobs is the labor market version of manufactured spending. That said, I think the “i have 10 jobs” screenshot in the “11 things 0% interest caused” is just a shitpost.
How does an employer NOT know if an employee has multiple jobs?
That “Hi Ren” video was incredible. I don’t think I would have ever stumbled upon it on my own. Thanks so much for sharing.
Carl Pietrantonio says
Bronze! FTPNW! Great assortment of links! Hey, when you mention Archive.IS, might throw in 12 Foot Ladder, too. I am finding that to be helpful, and often a lot faster than Archive!
Thanks, George!! Have a great day and see ya Friday!
Zero percent interest created havoc that will take long to understand. But that list is a good start!
Thanks everyone, need to get going today, some client tax stuff has already come in. The Friday post? I need to start it…someday before then lol.
I used to have FootLadder next to Archive.is and decided to delete it as the Archive.is site works just fine.
Coldest day of the year today here in Ann Arbor. Running was full of brrrrrrrs.
Going to work on 69 Reasons I love the 90k Chase Ink Cash and Ink Unlimited cards 🙂
That video is genius! (Well, I think the Scottish Parliament is genius too)
Going through all the Ren videos still….Thanks, George!
Well, I think the Ren video caused one email list subscriber to unsubscribe lol.
The more I watch the Hi Ren video the more I am amazed by it and wonder…if he did this all on one take. Kind of reminds me Eminem and his Slim Shady persona in a way but even more brilliant. Notice the flickering lights and his “wardrobe”. What a talent wow.
Anyway, got first batch of tax returns to work on…need to reach deep to have a post on Friday!
It was good not to find any more classified documents in the last few days woohoo!
Updated the post to share Ren’s GoFundMe…the kid is in Calgray right now undergoing medical treatment, there is a lot of detail on the post.
Meanwhile, the Travel Thought leader Gary Leff just posted: “Couple Breaks Up At The Start Of A Flight, And I Can’t Look Away” and so many click minded bloggers link to his blog and never click on mine…
Some things in life are unfair and life goes on.
Appreciate the beauty around you.
I donated to Ren’s GoFundMe. Support worthy talent.
Oh shit, I have lots of tax returns to work on and I still have not started the Friday draft!
Gary just followed up that gem above with this:
New York – Warsaw Passenger Banned For Taking Off “Panties And Pants” Urinating On Plane Door
I give up…
Be on the lookout for an IHG Premier referral.