List of the Best of the "Best of 2021" Lists
Hello again! I hope you’ve had a nice few months since last we spoke. I’ve got a lot of links to share, so this one might be a bit long. Enjoy!
As Promised: A List of Lists
2021 was truly a banner year for social media weirdness. I missed some of these happenings, and it was fun to learn about them afterwards:
2021 Best Memes Of The Year | BuzzFeed
Maker jargon and slang from 2021 | Boing Boing
If you’re interested in some more concrete news from 2021, look no further:
Finally, a little something to help you maintain or restart any personal growth goals you may have: 100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying.
If you know me well you’ll know I’m a typomaniac, and I’m extremely here for these retro styled ads. The ’80s Are Back, Baby – Eye on Design
We Are The Caretakers is an unapologetically Afrofuturist sci-fi squad-management RPG about protecting endangered animals—and your planet—from extinction.
Another cool specialized use of bioreactors. One of the common elements in Solarpunk literature is often genetic modification of plants and animals. Using microbes to do the things we need is an area that I expect to see continue to develop.
Pretty cool! As materials and battery technology continues to improve, I wonder if they’ll have to land at all…
Why not build a wooden skyscraper?
I’ve got two wind power related stories for you right here—first, some good news, the Biden administration plans for offshore wind everywhere! Second, unfortunately, Offshore wind projects are outpacing the ships that build them. Big projects require big machines.
Meanwhile, here’s a hot take for you: Stop Telling Kids They’ll Die From Climate Change!
Y’all know I’m a sucker for nostalgic technology… I hope you enjoy the Mobile Phone Museum Catalogue as much as I did!
Fascinating new discovery about ancient civilizations:
I mean, the article title has “World's Most Dangerous Birds” in the title. That should be enough for anyone. Also, ancient people continue to be dope.
How do you define, “Real?”
I find it amusing that this intentionally fake, ridiculous idea has to be called out as being explicitly fake.
More generally, Are Things Real? Today in Tabs wonders, to humorous effect.
On a completely unrelated note, you might be wondering how you can take the viral TikTok BDSM test and what it all means?
On an unfortunately-related note, you probably were not wondering How the Sexy Grinch Spiced Up Christmas.
Personally, I feel like I’ve been noticing examples of this often…
Internet Archive presents the Wayforward Machine • Visit the future of the internet. Warning—it’s not good.
Interesting look at synthetic psychedelics and how they will likely factor into future treatments.
A fascinating look at how states can leverage influencers and advance their own aims.
On a lighter (ish?) note, China’s noisy ‘dancing grannies’ silenced by device that disables speakers | The Guardian
A strong argument in favor of increased immigration (with context): China's baby bust is a huge opportunity for America
The last part of that headline stuck out to me, personally.
A fascinating, detailed look at how some cultural issues are progressing in other countries.