All jokes aside, the truth is that while Quibi failed in spectacular fashion last year, there were actually a few diamonds in the rough within their catalog. Now that Roku has made much of the content available, I thought I’d re-share some picks from my time with the service. Enjoy!
Big Rad Wolf : Good night “sweet” prince, this was one of your best
Reno 911!: Glad to have the gang back
You Ain’t Got These: A really interesting look at sneaker culture
Flipped: Can’t beat the cast
Blackballed: I was vaguely aware of the story when it unfolded, but this mini-documentary is fascinating
Last Looks: Great format and interesting stories
Dummy: Just like it says on the tin
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!
A while back I did a couple posts outlining some of my favorite things (followed by a special ‘rona edition last year). It’s been a bit, so I thought I’d share a few new favorites:
Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones: I recently added this to my headphone lineup, and have been incredibly impressed (especially for the price)
Nintendo Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.: A pure hit of nostalgia that I use for my bedside clock
HEY Email: Not for everyone, but it’s amazing (due to recent management decisions, I no longer recommend this)
Tiger Tail Original: For rolling out rage
Loocid Anti-Fog Wipes: Works like a charm for grocery store runs
Oatly: I’d leave milk for it
Echo Wall Clock: Incredibly handy when cooking