Media Diary (April 2021)

Some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

The Serpent (TV): I was strangely hypnotized by this

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Movie): Powerful stuff

In God We Lust (Podcast): If you’re into the Falwell cuckolding scene (and who isn’t?)

Rutherford Falls (TV): Charming

WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (Movie): This guy’s quite a piece of work

John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise (TV): It’s chilling how normal he seems

The Nevers (TV): Generally enjoying

The Last Cruise (Movie): We came perilously close to being this ship

Made For Love (TV): Great premise, solid execution

Shadow and Bone (TV): My wife introduced me to this, and I ended up rooting for cane guy and his crew

Defending Your Life (Movie): Still holds up

Hemingway (TV): Still only a third through, but along for the ride

Godzilla vs. Kong (Movie): Just what it needed to be

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (TV): Glad to have Gordon B. back in my life

Media Diary (March 2021)

Some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

Promising Young Woman (Movie): Really enjoyed this

Killing Eve (TV): Can’t believe I waited this long to watch, it’s tremendous

Grunt (Book): A fascinating and funny look at military sceience

The Entire Fast and The Furious saga, including Hobbs & Shaw (Movies): My entire life was a tragic waste prior to this binge

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TV): Off to a good start

Love you, Sweetie (Book): A great collection of essays from my Aunt Beth

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Movie): Would definitely rank it above the Whedon cut (admittedly not a high bar)

Murder Among The Mormons (TV): That last episode!

kid 90 (Movie): Some amazing stories about my former employer 🙂

Q: Into The Storm (TV): Still crazy after all these years

I Care a Lot (Movie): Not what I expected, but I was into it

Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story (TV): I have no control when it comes to Nintendo documentaries

Coming 2 America (Movie): A few jokes landed, I’ll give it that

Disappearing Ink

Chalk it up to a combination of weariness from decades of oversharing and embarrassment at the sheer volume of my own dumb past social media posts, but I finally snapped recently and moved to a much more ephemeral system (something that Snap and young people generally have been onto for quite some time).

In a nutshell, I’m treating House of Kyle (and the accompanying Junk Drawer newsletter) as my main hub/source of truth, and demoting third-party social media services to act as disposable spokes on that hub.

Here’s how it breaks down…

Instagram: I’ve archived all but a few posts (that I rotate out from time to time), and primarily just use Stories, which automatically disappear after 24 hours.

Facebook: I’m using my dormant account entirely to drive traffic to my blog and newsletter, with the great Jumbo service automatically deleting posts after 30 days. UPDATE: Now deactivated

Twitter: I’m still posting and liking content, but I’m now also using Jumbo here to delete tweets older than 30 days.

See you in the wind!