This epic tumblr post imagines the Antichrist from Good Omens growing up to be the John Mulaney of his universe. I get it. It’s SUPER inside-baseball. It depends on the reader’s familiarity with Good Omens, and John Mulaney, but if you happen to be in that narrow demographic, it’s hilarious. I’ve said this before: If you’re not on tumblr you’re missing a lot.
It’s a pretty straightforward sourdough using lots of odds and ends and almost-done bags of flour with a small percentage of rye for flavor.
Hello 2020. Let’s take the web back this decade. It will make the world better.
Proofing Baskets for my artisan baking obsession from Flourside
Buzzfeed has a list of The 100 Memes that Defined the 2010s. The list provides insight into the sometimes inscrutable language of internet culture while doubling as a walk down memory lane.
“With billions of people using the major social platforms, and the people who remember a pre-social-media web increasing in age while decreasing as cultural force on the internet, we’re rapidly losing fluency in what the internet could look like. We’ve almost forgotten that links are powerful, and that restraining links through artificial scarcity is an absurdly coercive behavior.”
A short, incisive piece by Anil Dash calling out a pernicious practice that is destroying the web.
Jay Springett talks about blogging, and why you should leave the algorithmic-platform shit show and move to the Isles of Blogging. This glorious sermon resonates strongly with my current thinking about how the digital world has devolved over the last decade. Here’s a New York Times take on the topic. Its a fucked up timeline. The early part of the decade points toward a bright future full of promise where all our problems are solved by scrappy young entrepreneurs and glittering new technologies. By the end, well, I don’t have to tell you how it ends.
You should start a blog. Seriously. I promise I’ll read it.
Blue cheese, walnuts, golden raisin, and currant bread for the holidays. These loaves are 85% new King Arthur Organic bread flour, 5% organic whole spelt, and 10% home milled, hard white winter wheat berries. They smell like we all live in a better world.
Jimmy Stewart reads “I’ll Always Love a Dog Named Beau on the Tonight Show in 1981. I watched it live, and I still can’t even describe this segment without welling up. It’s beautiful.