This is a page of things I like. It's not in any special order; it's cluttered and unorganized. Maybe I'll see to that some day, but for now, have at it:
I will get chills watching these highlights for as long as I live.
I've been a Hawks fan my entire life. I remember watching Ed Belfour make maybe the greatest glove save of all time when I was 8 and reenacting it on the playground at school; I remember my first game with my dad; I remember the shitty years and the $8 cheapseats with friends; I remember getting my Hawks hat signed by Chris Chelios, Darren Pang, and Pat Foley when I was 10.
And I will always remember the Chicago Blackhawks 2013 season. The streak, the parade of playoff OTs, watching games 2 and 3 from Boston, 17 seconds, and watching Game 6 from the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, just blocks from the United Center. Everything.
youarelistening.to has been around for a while now, but it's still a stalwart of my late-night internet cruising. A fantastically simple idea, the site's an amalgamation of APIs and Javascipt that brings local live police-scanner radio alongside a curated Soundcloud playlist of ambient tunes and a locally relevant Flickr background image.
It's a hauntingly weird juxtaposition, and I really like falling asleep to it. It sorta makes me feel like a sympathetic alien/voyeur, invisibly winding my way through a slice of surreal humanity. Into it.
Sometimes when I'm biking I think about things like the Voyager mission; it's for sure my favorite space mission. I wonder where it is now. I wonder what it's seeing; how cold it is; if any other life forms have said "what's up" to it yet.
Some of those questions are answered on the mission's official site. As I write this, Voyager 1 is 19,035,341,970 KM away from Earth.
One of my favorite things about the Voyager mission is that it includes what's known as the "Golden Record." This interstellar time-capsule was carefully designed and its contents meticulously selected by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan to attempt to explain the totality of existence on Earth.
Carl Sagan explains the Voyager mission and its contents with his usual frisson-inducing timbre below:
"Pando" - The world's heaviest known organism.
Live stream from the International Space Station - I could watch this for hours, even though the scenery never really changes.
This man's music. And especially this video, which will probably get removed for copyright infringement (again).
These podcasts that I listen to regularly: