Paul LeCrone's Dumpster Fire (The Newsletter Formerly Known as 7Inspirations, Formerly Known as something else entirely)
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Hey, it’s Paul. I hope you’re having a great weekend.
Welcome to the dumpster fire. In this newsletter you’ll find 7 things I found interesting or cool (or both) last week. No spam. Not ever.
Remember the Off Topic section back when we used internet forums when we were 12? That’s what this newsletter is like.
I’m giving myself an hour to whip up this newsletter. Let’s see how that goes.
You remember Animal Crossing, right? Here’s an entire song made out of samples of the voices of Animal Crossing characters over some fresh, Slick Beatz.
I finished reading Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Loved it. Great book.
Here’s me talking about the book for 20 minutes.
Now I’m reading One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr (And I had to google this part) Solzhenitsyn. Literature is powerful, my friends. Literature takes you places you just cannot go without the help of a brilliant mind like Dostoevsky’s.
I want to understand and learn more about life in Russia under Stalin’s dictatorship. I want to understand why ideologies that claim to have everyone’s best interest at heart (utopianism), utterly fail whenever they’re put into practice. And I want to understand why edgy 20-somethings think it’s okay to put a hammer and sickle in their twitter bio but not a swastika.
After I finish reading ODTLID, I’ll be reading a book called Life and Terror under Stalin’s Russia.
I’m blowing it on the movies sections. There’s a huge list of classic films I haven’t watched, and I’d like to see em all before I die. I’m procrastinating. The pompous ass inside of me just wants to read books because books are the height of intellectual culture. Uh, so here’s this stupid video that cracks me up no matter how many times I watch it.
“Work is what horses die of. Everybody should know that.”
Nearly 4 and a half hours with 2 of my favorite podcast people plus some other guy who sounds like Homstarrunner. Took me all week to get through this, but man was it worth it. This is a beautiful conversation about philosophy, government, crypto, and more. And it’s a great example of the fine art of healthy disagreement. Highly recommended. I’m also becoming more and more of a fan of Michael Malice every time I hear him on a podcast. He’s sharp as hell (and not just in dress), funny, and can hold his own in a debate without resorting to name calling or whatever they teach you to do in liberal arts school once you start losing face.
Good Fucking Food
Last weekend I drank an IPA made with matcha green tea. Smooth, not too grassy, and not too bitter. Not too loud on the tongue, but not too quiet, either.
Also very green! Look how cool this is! It’s beer, and it’s GREEN! Isn’t that just the coolest thing? Idk, I love being surprised like that. I had no idea it was going to be green. Brought the dumbest smile to my face. Life’s more fun when you’re surprised by small delights like this. Good to not take yourself so seriously all the time.
Dark Chocolate with…BEET ROOT(!?)
I’m a bitch for weird flavors like this. I love weird foods. Weird foods don’t get enough love these days.
Kinda tasted like chocolate mixed with dirt, but I liked it. Would buy another bar but it had like 30g of sugar, probably to make up for the fact that beetroot tastes like…dirt.
Here’s a crappy photo of my mother’s new (old, adopted) dog, Dara. Say hi.
The photo I took makes it look as if she’s in Dog Jail, but I promise you she’s got a wide open range of space to roam around in and do Dog stuff like bark and poop.
Boom. Just under an hour. Told you I could do it.
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