This one cuts like a knife

Ok, I'm back. Sorry about having to bail on last week's newsletter, but there are times when posting work that is fun, humorous, or even dismissive just isn't appropriate. There was a tragic news story that fell on the day I was supposed to publish, and for personal reasons, it took the wind out of my sails. 

All that is behind me now, and it's time to get back to work serving up cool links for your enjoyment. Make some room so this monkey can dance for his pennies.

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This art cuts both ways

I don't know why I find videos of knife making so fascinating, but this is definitely one of the most satisfying videos I've watched. Aside from the fact that the final piece is beautiful, and despite the fact that this video is an ASMR wonderland; the most astounding thing is what happens at the end. 


I normally take pretty quick showers, but every once in a while, I like to relax and indulge. If my wife suddenly decided this spikey shower curtain would be a good idea for our family, I have a feeling it would ultimately have a very short life in our home. 

"A Prada suit made out of barbed wire"

I talk about punk rock a lot, but I didn't come to it easily. I had to go through many genres of discovery before landing on Punk Rock in my late teens and early twenties. That said, I had laid a foundation earlier on in my life with my affinity for bands like The Police, who I still claim to this day were the best "New Wave" band to come out of that era, even if they had come through many genres first themselves.

I'm down with AOC

It's perfectly OK for you to disagree with me on my deep appreciation of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but make no mistake; she is the new yardstick by which every other newly elected politician will be measured. Think I'm wrong? Name another politician that got turned into a superhero? 

Science, Schmience

If you told me that in order for me to be more creative, I would have to put down my earbuds, stop listening to music, and instead sit in silence; I would tell you that you'd have to pry my device out of my cold, dead hands. The Chicago Tribune posted a story, however, that says you and I are less creative when we try to solve problems while listening to tunes. So it goes, I guess, because I am not putting away my Raconteurs or Tame Impala anytime soon. 

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