7 Things This Week [#142]

A weekly list of interesting things I found on the internet, posted on Sundays. Sometimes themed, often not.

1️⃣ Rachel’s put together a list of blog posts from folks’ personal websites that praise the small web. I see some familiar names there! [🔗 Rachel // projects.kwon.nyc] (via Scott Wilson)

2️⃣ If you’re a fan of John Siracusa, you’re gonna like this website. [🔗 siracusasays.com]

3️⃣ Remember when SNL did a sketch about how Avatar, one of the highest-grossing films of all time, used the stock Papyrus font for their logo? Well, there’s a sequel sketch in honor of Avatar 2, and boy does it go places. 🤣 [🔗 Saturday Night Live // youtube.com]

4️⃣ I didn’t know you could walk around” while viewing an Apple Maps Flyover. Pretty cool! [🔗 @thatchriscarley // threads.net]

5️⃣ I’m not a photographer, but this auto-setup, auto-leveling tripod looks slick. [🔗 @genenegata // instagram.com]

6️⃣ I’m just gonna leave the title here: Elon Musk — Dead at 52 — Says There Is No Need for Misinformation Laws’ [🔗 The Shovel // theshovel.com.au] (via Paul Kafasis)

7️⃣ Lou Plummer’s App Addict blog has been one of my favorite recent follows. He tries everything, and I’ve already been hooked by a couple of his reviews into new apps I want to check out. The write-ups for each app are short and sweet, a reminder that every review doesn’t need to be sprawling. [🔗 Lou Plummer // apps.louplummer.lol]

52 Albums Project

Mr. Misunderstood by Eric Church (2015) — #17/52

Eric Church always seemed like the outlier Country singer to me. There was something about his music that paid tribute to Country tropes and themes, but always had a little extra pop or rock to them. Mr. Misunderstood was kind of like the outlier album of Eric Church albums. I don’t know if I can articulate what felt different about it, but it was different. I enjoyed it immensely, right from the jump, and I can’t believe it’s been out for almost a decade now. I still think of it as Church’s new” album. The closing track Three Year Old” still makes me giggle.

Follow along on the 52 Albums Project page where I’m making some playlists for you.

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