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Friday, August 4, 2023

A quick one while he's away.

We're working summer hours this week so no preamble.

I'd like to congratulate myself for reading this story and not immediately buying a Swiss Army blanket.

Item 2: a list

Renaissance figures who were also Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ranked

  1. Leonardo da Vinci
  2. Michelangelo
  3. Raphael
  4. Donatello

Item 3: a media recommendation

Ben Gibbard covers Alvvays's "Archie, Marry Me"

Item 4: word of the week


It was a beautiful day - almost suspiciously too beautiful, with a few white clouds dotting an otherwise azure sky, and a cool breeze rolling in from the ocean. His manservant walked purposefully to the table, lifting a gleaming cloche to reveal a frosty, unopened can of Diet Coke (his fourth of the morning). The New York Times breaking news alert buzzed his phone, announcing yet another indictment, and the oneiric moment was shattered.

Item 5: a photograph

Transformations of platonic solids (hexa- and icosahedron), from Wenzel Jamnitzer’s Perspectiva Corporum Regularium (1568)

See ya!

See you next week.