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Friday, September 1, 2023

Well, it looks like we made it through August. But don't get complacent, that just means it's time for the long slog through September. Why not get started by learning about one man's relentless search for answers about something no one else cares about?

This fellow got interested in what the heck was going on with a pedestrian bridge and then he extremely didn't let it go.

(Yes I know you may have already seen this link. These are the perils of a once-a-week newsletter!)

Item 2: a list

Yaroma swallowing a man (1907 drawing)

Top 13 Cryptids

  1. Ningen (humanoid)
  2. Yeti, aka Abominable Snow Man (snow ape)
  3. Dobhar-chú, aka Water Hound, aka King Otter (extra-large otter-like carnivorous aquatic mammal)
  4. Loveland Frog (humanoid frog)
  5. Steller’s Sea Ape (sea ape)
  6. Yowie (large and hairy human-like entity)
  7. Mongolian Death Worm (worm)
  8. Nandi Bear (bear)
  9. Chupacabra (goat sucker)
  10. Jersey Devil (winged bipedal horse)
  11. Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch (large and hairy ape-like creature)
  12. Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp, (lizard man)
  13. Loch Ness Monster (lake monster)

Item 3: a media recommendation

Sample Breakdown: The Most Iconic Hip-Hop Sample of Every Year (1973-2023)

The early hip-hop samples are indeed iconic, but my favorite is after a couple of decades, when the genre had enough history and weight to start sampling itself without it seeming like a cheap gimmick. I also liked when Kendrick Lamar sampled Beach House.

Item 4: word of the week


Enough with the periphrastic evasions, doctor. Just tell the jury why you stole that child's Paw Patrol lunchbox.

Item 5: a photograph

“The Police of the Future," published on February 27, 1886 in Punch Magazine

See ya!

Thanks for reading. See you again next week with more of this sort of stuff.