São Paulo, Brazil
Amazing read. You articulated so many things I had felt but never been able to express myself, very thoughtful.
I read pretty much every Michael Crichton book as a preteen, so thank you! I was so weirded out by him becoming a climate change denier though... ugh.
AMEN. This show is ahead of its time.
I lived in Western Australia for 5 years as a teenager and there was a gigantic spider - the biggest I've ever seen, and yellow - with a perfect (sinister) web outside my bedroom window. We tried to destroy its web a few times with a broomstick and kill it with insecticide, but it'd always be back with its perfect web the next day. I knew rationally that it couldn't break the glass in my window and kill me, but nevertheless it was terrifying.
Western Australia is like the land of giant mutant death animals.
@29pco@twitter also crashing for me after the intro screen -_-
@nevertooyoungtolearnaboutfreud I was also thinking of Craig Mod's essay when I saw this post, good call
@collier Noted. Adding those to my reading list.
Wait Nicola Barker has a new book?!? I loved Darkmans.
Choire, I wish you were on Goodreads and/or gave us more reading suggestions. I'm currently finishing my first Neal Stephenson, Reamde.
I'm always surprised how Brazil doesn't get any credit for this phenomenon. Pour-over coffee is what everyone does there (and everyone drinks coffee - Brazil's set to pass the US this year as the #1 coffee-consuming country in the world), so we find it pretty amusing by how trendy pour-over has become in the US recently. Just like at the names of the cafés you've cited; two of them have Portuguese names.