This week’s consumption report

by Steve

Festive scene in shop window

That is consumption in the sense of consuming stuff, rather than suffering from tuberculosis, you’ll be pleased to hear. You may be less pleased to hear that this is a lazy link-heavy post. Anyway, this is what I’ve been consuming this week…

The Planet Harris blog had a thoughtful take on this week’s Hillsborough revelations.

A Further Shore quoted the Southern Agrarians manifesto – an interesting view of the study and understanding of the arts and humanities.

Raven Mack talked about writing. His Football Metaphysics for Enlightened Degenerates is well worth a download, and I say that as someone with very little knowledge of the NFL – this may be a recommendation or a caveat, I’m not sure.

I wasted a few minutes on the David Foster Wallace Endnote Generator and wondered if each randomly generated endnote was grammatically correct or not.

I studied this infographic of UK internet usage in a bid to use the internet for my professional development, but soon moved on to this infographic of baseball cap wear-age.

I read the first third of Don DeLillo’s White Noise, and found it suitably thought-provoking not only in terms of the themes covered but also the style of writing itself. I was pleased to find something labelled ‘postmodern’ that could also be very entertaining and accessible. I expect this discovery is more down to my ignorance than anything else.

I watched Grand Designs and the Great British Bake Off, which made me want to build my own house and eat lots of cake.

I listened to the new Calexico album. Not only are they still a great, great band, but they also inserted a signed photo into the initial copies of the album. I now need to find a little frame for it.

I ate an awesome butternut squash curry with homemade naan bread, and a home-baked Key lime pie, courtesy of my lovely wife. I ate a packet of Monster Munch, courtesty of a shop. I haven’t drunk any beer this week. Yet.

Consumption report over. What did I miss this week?

Image from Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, via Flickr