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Friday, April 16, 2021

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The Art Of "Cool As Ice"

The Art Of "Cool As Ice"

Some might accuse me of scraping the bottom of the barrel here, linking to someone else's newsletter, but I have been reading Ironic Sans since it was a regular old internet website and David Friedman doesn't disappoint.

This particular piece discusses the Vanilla Ice film "Cool As Ice" and its remarkable cinematography and I don't want to spoil anything beyond that. Go read this other newsletter!

Item 2: a list

Fictional time travel paradigms, ranked

  1. Bootstrap Paradox (when you go back in time you just inadvertently set in motion the timeline that you already lived through - 12 Monkeys)
  2. Alternate Timelines (when you go back in time you create an alternate timeline that diverges from your own - Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame)
  3. Time Loops (when you go back in time hi-jinx ensue - Groundhog Day)
  4. Grandfather Paradox (when you go back in time your actions change the reality of your future, even though if you think about it for a second it doesn’t make a lick of sense - Back to the Future)

Item 3: a media recommendation

I'm a simple man. Sometimes I just want to watch a video documenting the meticulous preparation of a classic Beef Wellington.

Item 4: a photograph

Here's a donkey I met in Oaxaca.

I forgot to thank you for reading last week. So thank you for reading this week, and if you read last week, thank you for reading last week, too. Anyone who read last week but missed this week is out of luck, thanks-wise.