The Olympics are happening in Torino, and despite my customary indifference to sports, the Olympics always get my attention.
It’s amazing to watch the best athletes in the world, and to see all the incredible things the human body can do. Add in the drama of a life time of dedication and grueling work leading to success or failure in a few tension-filled seconds or minutes and it’s compelling viewing.
As a bonus this time, there’s a new sport on the menu: Snowboard cross. Now that was fun to watch—full-on Mad Max action on boards. The world of skiing definitely needed some post-apocalyptic mayhem on the slopes. Boya!
Soundtrack: Olympics on TV
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.