Weir everywhere

If I ever were to write a tv episode it would have looked mostly like this.

What Are You Doing With Your Life? – Kurzgesagt

The script was inspired by an old article from my friend Tim Urban, who runs “Wait but Why”, the best blog on the internet, make sure to check it out. It’s so easy to get lost in your daily life: there are so many “urgent” and “annoying” things that you forget that actually every day is special, sort of. And even more so the days we have with friends and family. I know watching a video like this can hit pretty hard. But at least for me, the message it tries to convey does make me actually change my behavior. Reprioritize things. You know. Hope it had a similar effect for some of you.

UFO follow up

A follow up discussion to the UFO post.

The interesting part is that as I wrote in my post – there is something here. Not little green men, but a bigger issue. Something is causing these things and we don’t know what they are.

Tyler Cowen also thinks we should take this seriously and writes about how markets might react.

Now that the Pentagon takes UFOs seriously, it’s perhaps appropriate to consider some more mundane aspects of the phenomenon — namely, what it means for markets. UFO data will probably remain murky and unresolved, but if UFOs of alien origin become somewhat more likely (starting, to be clear, from a low base rate), which prices will change?

Ezra Kleins take is also good.

One immediate effect, I suspect, would be a collapse in public trust. Decades of U.F.O. reports and conspiracies would take on a different cast. Governments would be seen as having withheld a profound truth from the public, whether or not they actually did. We already live in an age of conspiracy theories. Now the guardrails would truly shatter, because if U.F.O.s were real, despite decades of dismissals, who would remain trusted to say anything else was false? Certainly not the academics who’d laughed them off as nonsense, or the governments who would now be seen as liars.


This is a must see. It’s a short, intense story with a lot of heart and heartbreak.

As we get further away from WW2, there are fewer survivors to tell the first hand accounts of the war. Hearing Colette talking about her family and visiting the concentration camp her brother died in moves you in a way history books can not. It shows humanity, love and sorrow which is so vital to keeping the history alive. Colette has the most charming, french, personality. A beautiful person and the way she speaks and uses language adds so much to the film.

Colette is a 24-minute short documentary directed by Anthony Giacchino and produced by Alice Doyard. The film follows former French Resistance member Colette Marin-Catherine as she travels to Germany for the first time in 74 years. Her visit is inspired by a young history student who enters her life and convinces her to visit the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp where her brother died at the hands of the Nazis.
It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 93rd Academy Awards.