Friday, August 11, 2017

While I was knitting... 8/11/17


  • Adventure Time (Amazon, Hulu): I've recently fallen in love with Adventure Time. If you haven't seen it, it's hilarious. Jake the dog is my favorite. Now I want AT cross stitch, and tote bags, and yarn.
  • Beware the Slenderman (Amazon, HBO): This is a documentary about two 12 year old girls who stabbed their friend in order to impress a fictional meme character on the internet, Slenderman. It's pretty difficult to watch and a tragedy for everyone involved, but it brings up issues of internet responsibility, mental illness, the prison system, parenting, and others. It was a very well-made documentary and I highly recommend it.
  • The Americans (S1 Amazon, S2 Amazon): I had started watching this show ages ago and just picked it back up. I finished S1 and just started S2. It's very addictive, well-acted, and sadly relevant to our current times. I'm looking forward to watching more.


  • Pod Save America / Pod Save the World: I continue to listen to these podcasts every week. This week there were some interesting guests, on PSA a man who wrote a book about Steve Bannon and managed to make him sound kind of interesting, and a truly sad tale on PSTW about Sergei Magnitsky and the Russian sanctions that made Putin really mad.
  • Presidential / Constitutional: I am finally almost caught up with Presidential. I had quit listening post-election last year b/c I just couldn't stomach hearing about presidents anymore. I now only have one episode left, the Donald Trump episode, and I don't know if I'll make through that one or not. The same people have started a new podcast, Constitutional, about the people and events who've shaped the Constitution to make it what it is today. I've only heard the first episode, but I like it so far.

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