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Sunday Shakedown - ACL Fest, Kale Donnelly, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and More!!

Sunday Shakedown - ACL Fest, Kale Donnelly, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and More!!

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Hello! Welcome to my weekly newsletter. Every Sunday, I share a few things that I've been getting my hands on. Hope you enjoy!

ACL Fest Review

I wrote about the Austin City Limits Music Festival that we went to last week and included our favorite performances. Check it out!

A Healthy Level of Skepticism 

Kale is back at it again with a piece about misinformation in today's age. It's a short but informative read. Enjoy!

Tom Segura: Mostly Stories - Rumors

To spin off of Kale's article, this is exactly how rumors spread. I think we all are guilty of this. Watch this short clip and laugh your ass off.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


I picked this book up after seeing it recommended multiple times in the Tribe of Mentors. Boy, I enjoyed the hilarious ride!  

This book has seen its fair share of incarnations. It's been a radio series, a 2005 film with Martin Freeman, a live play, and a TV series. Nothing quite feels as good as the real thing though. 

Unfortunately, Adams passed away in 2001, but you can step into his mind by reading what he left behind for us. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a book that everyone should read.

Be patient with this book at first. The topic of galactic travel and his unconventional writing style can scare you at first, but I assure you that it will be well worth it. By the end you will be laughing so hard you'll have to put the book down to rest. 

The book follows a human(Arthur Dent) through the universe after Earth has been destroyed. He encounters galactic villains that are a far from what you'd expect, some being very bureaucratic and are terrible poets. Arthur encounters technology that is fascinating, like telepathic Babel Fish that can translate all known languages and the Infinite Improbability Drive which powers the spaceship. I can only imagine how futuristic this must have been in the 1970s when the book was originally published. 

Douglas Adams is able to make you laugh when you least expect it with sentences like "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't" or “For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”

This book is famous for poking fun at philosophy and religion, but I thought it contained great insights on the human condition. By looking at mankind from the perspective of the Universe, Adams highlights that human unhappiness cannot be solved by the movement of "small green pieces of paper", along with other jabs at seemingly normal behavior for us on Earth.

Don't hesitate on this book, just read it and thank me later. 


Check out my other book reviews on my goodreads profile. Let's be friends!

It's called (F)art. You wouldn't know anything about it


 

Tired, Sweaty, and Happy


 

It's cold, she's hot!

 

Sylvan Esso - Die Young

 
This recommendation comes straight from Austin City Limits. After a long day of dancing around in the hot sun, Sylvan Esso was the perfect transition into the long night ahead. Enjoy!


“You're going to pay a price for every bloody thing you do and everything you don't do. You don't get to choose to not pay a price. You get to choose which poison you're going to take. That's it.”


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