All jokes aside, the truth is that while Quibi failed in spectacular fashion last year, there were actually a few diamonds in the rough within their catalog. Now that Roku has made much of the content available, I thought I’d re-share some picks from my time with the service. Enjoy!

Big Rad Wolf : Good night “sweet” prince, this was one of your best

Reno 911!: Glad to have the gang back

You Ain’t Got These: A really interesting look at sneaker culture

Flipped: Can’t beat the cast

Blackballed: I was vaguely aware of the story when it unfolded, but this mini-documentary is fascinating

Last Looks: Great format and interesting stories

Dummy: Just like it says on the tin

Originally published at http://houseofkyle.com on May 21, 2021.

I was recently sent this piece that was written in response to the horrifying events of January 6th. It can be boiled down to a few key points:

  1. There’s pressure for Christians to “pick a side” in present-day America.
  2. These sides are generally split between the two political parties.
  3. Both sides are equally flawed (as evidenced by the 2011 Wisconsin State Capitol protests).
  4. Christians should generally work to rise above the fray.

Setting aside the ridiculous equivalency between the Wisconsin occupation and what happened on January 6th, what’s missed entirely is that the warring “sides” that culminated with the U.S…

Yesterday’s events left me stunned, but it wasn’t until I saw the standard conservative evangelical reactions start rolling in that I became fully infuriated.

Take a look:

As we start a new year with (once the death rattle shenanigans peter out) new leadership, it’s tempting to think that things will slowly start returning to normal. For the most part this will (hopefully) be true, but one of the many ripples of 2020 on American society has been a great “Band-Aid ripping” effect that’s caused many slow but inevitable changes to happen years before anticipated.

As a result, a lot of things are never snapping back into place. Here are my predictions for a few of them…

Commuting and remote work: While it’s possible that we start seeing…

Back before the ugly truth came out, Louis C.K. had a great bit about aging that’s started to resonate more and more with me as I hurtle ever closer to oblivion:

Some things that are now just “like that” for me:

  • Socks or slippers are now essential (otherwise my feet become blocks of ice)
  • Morning coffee isn’t just a suggestion
  • Evening coffee is out (unless I’m up for an all-night ceiling staring party)
  • My patented terrible desk posture has real, non-thrilling effects later in the day
  • Reading glasses are no longer optional
  • Forgetting my sunglasses makes me feel like…

I post a lot (too much 🙄) about my email newsletter, but that’s only because I’m having a great time writing it, and love that people seem to be into it.

If you haven’t already subscribed, and are looking for a steady source of content to fill the void that is December 2020, I invite you to sign up! It’s free to get one issue/week, or (through the end of the year) just $18 for a full year of three issues/week. 🤯

You never shut up about it, but what does the newsletter cover?

I generally share a featured post…

In a few months I’ll have been writing my newsletter for a year (!), so I thought I’d share a look at how the Junk Drawer sausage is made, with hopes that it might inspire more people to start their own publications (I’ll read ’em) or at the very least continue widening/deepening their information diets. Let’s take a look…

💻 Hardware:

I documented some of this in a past post, but for cooking up newsletter issues, I use an iPhone 11 Pro, an iPad (some model from a few years ago) and an HP Chromebook (again, some model from a…

A few months back I wrote about my 2020 “screened-in world” for my newsletter subscribers, and since at some point we’ll transition to a brave new post-COVID reality, I thought for the sake of grim posterity that I’d expand that piece into a full snapshot of my average 2020 weekday. 🚀 Buckle up…

6:00am-ish to 7:00am-ish:

I wake up, gather a ridiculous pile of devices and headphones and attempt to sneak out of the bedroom without waking up Sarah. …

I know a good deal of Trump supporters through church connections, my extended family and via social media, and despite how absolutely heartbreaking it has been to watch what’s happened to them over the past several years, I’m not at all opposed to rekindling our relationships in the event that the Biden victory acts as a cold water wake-up from their MAGA fever dream.

I’m not saying that it wouldn’t take a very long time to trust their judgment again (having seen what they’re capable of tacitly endorsing), but I do believe in fast forgiveness followed by slow trust rebuilding…

Kyle Ford

Husband. Father of several clowns. Product guy at https://p.farm. Sign up for my newsletter: https://bit.ly/kyleford

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