I don't wanna get in the way of their fornication, but cats and dogs are breeding out of control and many...
Hello out there, Internet friends! Hope y'all are having a great humpday. I'm still wrapping my head around last night's primaries in Ohio, Kansas, etc, and what it means for November. As usual, FiveThirtyEight has some good coverage.
The Perseids at Joshua Tree from timelapse filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee
This weekend marks the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, one of the best cosmic displays of the year. It's always the most 'watchable' meteor shower, but a crescent moon that sets early will make for even better viewing conditions this year (at least in the U.S.). During peak hours late Sunday / early Monday, you could see as many as 80+ shooting stars per hour.
I'll be in Joshua Tree if you want to join me. Otherwise, ask Google where the best viewing spots are near you. (If you're in LA, I'd recommend Vasquez Rocks - a short drive up the 5).
Undercover agents, fast food, strip clubs, psychics and the mafia. This excellent investigative long form about an ex-cop rigged the McDonald's Monopoly contest is one of the most engrossing articles I've read in a long time.
From the Utah tourism site: "Capitol Reef Resort has been hosting travelers from around the globe for decades at the gateway to Capitol Reef National Park. And just like good hosts do, they get better and more creative each year. Phenomenal views, a pool and gorgeous hotel rooms just weren’t enough. So now they’ve gone and made a legit glamping compound that rivals any hotel."
Uh... this is the inside of the teepee. And, here's a king size bed plus bunk beds in a Conestoga wagon:
There are hot tubs with these views:
And... in case you didn't know: the sky in Utah is insane.
Okay, real deal, when are we going?
The first 'episode' of Human Emotions is live. Thanks to all who gave feedback!