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Friday, November 11, 2022

It's 11/11/22. 11 + 11 = 22. Eerie!
Friday, November 11, 2022

Things just continue to go super over at Twitter, where Elon Musk still seems not to know there's no such thing as "Shooting the Moon" in the business world. But the show must go on. Let's see what we have on offer this week.

An adire textile by Oyenike Monica Davies-Okundaye. Photo by Adewolu Abdul-kazeem.

The New York Times tackles tie-dye:

Despite its currency, tie-dyeing is a traditional craft, stretching across cultures and civilizations including first century A.D. Peru and fifth century A.D. China. And the basic process — tying, folding or clamping cloth that then is dipped into dye, creating patterns — has remained largely the same, Dennis Nothdruft, head of exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, wrote in a message.
When the look resurfaced in the West’s mainstream fashion scene in the late 1960s, the unique results — the pattern changes on every piece — matched the sensibilities of the day and tie-dye “became part of the countercultural style both in clothing and also interiors,” rejecting the mass market for the individual, Mr. Nothdruft wrote.
Here, a look at a couple of variations of the technique: adire, in Nigeria, and shibori, in Japan.

Item 2: a list

Star Wars movies and TV shows (modern canon only), ranked (late-2022 edition):

  1. The Last Jedi
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Andor (TV)
  4. Rogue One
  5. A New Hope
  6. The Force Awakens
  7. The Mandalorian (TV)
  8. Rebels (TV)
  9. The Clone Wars (TV)
  10. Revenge of the Sith
  11. Return of the Jedi
  12. The Bad Batch (TV, never watched it)
  13. Solo
  14. Resistance (TV, never watched it)
  15. That Obi-Wan Kenobi Mess (TV)
  16. The Book of Boba Fett (TV)
  17. The Phantom Menace
  18. The Rise of Skywalker
  19. Attack of the Clones

Item 3: a media recommendation

Possibly a repeat. I do not regret it, if so.

Item 4: word of the week


Item 5: a photograph

The Pillars of Creation, captured by Webb’s Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) - NASA, October 28, 2022

See ya!

Thanks for reading. Be well. See you next week.

Oh and I plan to stick around Twitter as long as there remains chaos to make fun of, but I'm doing a little opining over on Mastodon now, too, where I am jwolman@mastodon.xyz.