I follow current events less and less these days. It’s too horrible. One of the reasons I quit blogging was because it seemed, increasingly, an exercise in futility.
Since I have no trenchant analysis nowadays, here’s some examples of the kind of stuff I’ve been viewing. It’s basically the opposite of today’s news and politics, mostly on YouTube.
I’ve watched a lot of Fine Bros, primarily their “React” videos. They do “kids react”, “teens react”, “YouTubers react”, and “elders react”. Each section is great. For example, here are today’s kids reacting to rotary phones:
And here’s one of the best “teens react” vids, to Honest Trailers:
I’ve watched the heck out of Honest Trailers, which are a blast.
This only scratches the surface of the past year, of course. Maybe I’ll list a lot of the other stuff later, it takes a lot of time to link to everything.
So I’ve been consuming media that makes me feel better, rather than worse. It’s not good for blogging, but it has maybe been good for me.