Ventipop #234 :: Right On Cue, Sugru & Douchecanoes

If You’re Not Seeing Anything Interesting, You’re Walking Too Fast.

HERE ARE THE MOST INTERESTING, HUMOROUS AND INSPIRING THINGS I FOUND ON THE NET THIS WEEK. IF YOU ENJOY, IT WOULD BE AWESOME IF YOU WOULD HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT VENTIPOP AND SHARE WITH A FRIEND.


Joy To The World


Culture Vulture

  • Technology - Alexa is spying on you. Here’s how to stop your electronic devices from recording you.

  • TV - Stephen King’s The Stand is being adapted as a limited-series event. That’s the good news. The bad news? I have my doubts as to whether or not CBS All-Access is the network to do it justice.

  • Books - Speaking of The Master of Horror, Stephen King announced his new novel and offered a sneak preview of The Institute on EW. The Institute drops September 10, 2019.

  • Streaming - Here's a rundown of what's coming to Netflix in February.

  • Music Tip - Maybe everyone already knows this, but you can ask Siri on your phone to identify music playing in the background. No need to load an app; similar function is built in to Android, too. Also awesome, if you go into the iPhone’s iTunes Store app, tap Menu upper left, then tap Siri, you get a list of all your queries so if you want to buy the music, there it is.

  • Podcasts - The best podcast search engine that actually works: Listen Notes

  • Fake Reviews - Sad. We live in a world where even reviews are fake. Fortunately, there’s Fakespot, a search tool that determines the trustworthiness of reviews using artificial intelligence

  • Science - Cool Vox video detailing how your body is a result of evolution:


It’s A Small World After All


Dad Joke of the Week

It turns out that Mr. Spock has 3 ears: the left ear, the right ear, and the final front ear.


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Closeness Lines Over Time

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Snaps & Buckles & Things

Years ago, I was working in a dive shop when this little old lady with a British accent came into the store and asked if I could direct her to the craft store located in the same shopping center. I told her where it was and after a brief back and forth, she thanked me and in her thickest Hogwart’s sounding accent said this very line: “Well, I’m off for some snaps & buckles & things”. I’ve been quoting it ever since.



Strangest Reader Submission of the Week :: Thanks Reader Doug Chaziel for submitting The Rectal Toolkit.

Yep. You read that correctly.


We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
— Goethe

Recommendations

This Spotify Ad:

 
 

Kraft WritersBlok Keyboard Notebook

Love the simplicity of this grid paper notebook which fits perfectly in front of the keyboard from Kikkerland.

Swiss Miss

Readers ask me all the time where I find content. Whelp, if you like most of the quotes I post on Venti, you’ll love Tina Roth Eisenberg’s site Swiss-Miss. It’s a constant source of inspiration I’ve linked to many times over the years. Please, check it out if you’re seeking more sites like Ventipop.


Mental Yoga :: A Couple Enjoyable Longer Reads

 
 

Encore :: New Songs We Love This Week featuring new songs by Craig Finn, Billie Eilish, Iron & Wine, Lucy Dacus, Josh Ritter, Andrew Bird, The Faint & More


When you say goodbye, please whisper it.
Better still, say nothing and just tip toe quietly out of my life.
— Michael Faudet, "Goodbye"

Ventipop #234

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