We’re bored. You’re bored. We’re all gonna be bored for some time. Right here’s a listing of some stuff we like and chances are you’ll too. Possibly it’ll assist with the boredom.

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Watch: This episode of The Chris Gethard Present the place Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas are tasked with guessing the contents of a dumpster. It’s as pure because it will get. Truthfully possibly the perfect 45 minutes or so that you’ll spend. Ever.

After which go watch the remainder of the Chris Gethard Present, the episodes are very out there they usually make you’re feeling issues so long as you’re snug with imperfect moments and The Human Fish.

Let me know if you happen to guess what’s in there. Money or Trash.

Learn: The most effective e book I learn final 12 months was “Regular Folks” by Sally Rooney.

I…have no idea what that claims about me, but it surely ruined me emotionally and made me consider in love and extra importantly it received a bunch of awards. 4/5 would undoubtedly learn once more.

Pay attention: Podcast recs embrace LeVar Burton Reads and the current JFK episodes of Final Podcast on the Left, a present which is 100% understandably not for everybody.

Music recs embrace…

We’d be right here all day. Right here’s my most up-to-date 2020 album checklist

Right here’s a hyperlink to a thread of final 12 months’s accomplished checklist

And simply get at me if you need lists from any of the previous half decade. I deal with this very significantly.

Anyhow, go take heed to The Midnight Organ Struggle by Frightened Rabbit.


I do know what you’re pondering – Parker goes to present us the ole unhappy bastard checklist of stuff and no person can cope with that proper now. You’re proper, no person can cope with that proper now… I went to my completely satisfied place and located some issues to get pleasure from.

Watch: I’m going to be trustworthy with you… if I’m not watching soccer it’s normally dumb TV that I can flip my thoughts off and never be challenged by that a lot. Meaning I watch The Bachelor/Bachelorette – your thoughts will fall out of your ears if you happen to watch it, so it ought to be excellent. In the event you don’t already, Cast in Hearth is a improbable competitors present – on the very least there may be assured to be not less than one man sporting both a kimono or kilt taking part on the present.

Lastly, take a look at the Curse of Oak Island – it’s pure rubbish the place one brother is mainly conning his wealthy brother into throwing a fortune right into a gap within the floor. It’s kind of like a combination between Historical Aliens and that present the place they’re digging for gold or no matter. After all, if you happen to haven’t but, watch the perfect comedy of all time – The Departed. Lastly, you may watch and do one thing, get your self began on a house yoga apply with Yoga with Adriene, it’s good train and is enjoyable.

Learn: Albert Camus, The Plague no, don’t go there. OK, sorry. In the event you haven’t but learn Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole – it’s the rattling funniest factor I’ve ever learn. Subsequent, go together with The Masters of Atlantis by Charles Portis – it’s actually the story of one of many nice American traditions: doing a grift with out realizing you might be doing a grift. All proper, this one isn’t enjoyable loving and magical realism may not be your factor, however it’s a e book about love and it’s superb: Love within the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Marquez. It’s splendidly written and only a actually stunning story. If you would like one thing totally different which may cut back the stress that every part is bringing your means, and are possibly curious or open to meditation, strive Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn, this e book modified my life.

Pay attention: This two parter from the Useless Authors Podcast on the work of L. Ron Hubbard. It consists of the perfect piece of writing recommendation I’ve ever gotten – FIRST DRAFT, LAST DRAFT, GET IT OUT THE DOOR. Phrases to reside by. Revolutions by Mike Duncan is nice and bingeworthy. If you would like one thing a little bit totally different, take a look at Saga Factor – it’s concerning the Icelandic Sagas, which features a dialogue of the battle of poop rock. Lastly, I Don’t Even Personal A Tv. If you wish to take heed to music take heed to Life With out Buildings – I’m telling you this earlier than Tiotalfootball does – it’s bizarre.

Take care everybody.


Pay attention to (wait, Parker is correct additionally), however take heed to Brian Eno’s Ambient 1/Music For Airports – essentially the most helpful album ever recorded. Most weeks I take heed to it not less than as soon as. It’s so pretty. One time like 15 years in the past, I learn For Whom the Bell Tolls, with this document on within the background on repeat – you realize, for like a month. You don’t must learn Hemingway with it. However put this one on and learn any of the books really helpful by the others – I belief them. Nevertheless;

Learn this extraordinarily fast economics e book (I’m speaking like 2 hours, individuals – 100 pages max) by Clint Ballinger known as 1,000 Castaways the place he shortly however fastidiously walks you thru the basics of macro-economics from a largely heterodox however correct (imo) lens by build up an economic system from scratch and importantly, defining the character and origin of cash. Additionally, J. Sam Jones has written a e book that he doesn’t inform everybody about. In the event you @ him, he would possibly allow you to learn the manuscript, which is astoundingly good.

Oh, additionally don’t learn Blood Meridian. I do know you wish to, and also you’re proper to wish to, and it’s good. However there’s different stuff.

Watch the sequel to Conrad’s Coronary heart of Darkness and Copolla’s Apocalypse Now, Spring Breakers from Concord Korine. I can’t clarify it, but it surely’s excellent.


I’m going to be very temporary right here. And I’m additionally going to notice that TF did his within the improper order.

Watch: Survivor. Screw you, it’s nice tv. And it’s presently on it’s 40th season, so that you aren’t going to expire of episodes anytime quickly. Nonetheless going sturdy as hell (I solely began watching it for the primary time about 5 years in the past).

Learn: I don’t learn many books, primarily simply information and stuff. However I did learn “The Battle on Regular Folks” and “Elevating the Flooring” not too long ago. Each are political in nature and I’m not right here to attempt to sway anyone on this sort of stuff. Look them up and determine for your self, however they’re undoubtedly thought-provoking books, notably if, like me, you’re a full-on participant of the gig economic system.

Pay attention: I truly listened to the 2 books I simply talked about, so you could possibly do this.

For music, do this:


Watch: It’s been days since I’ve been capable of watch reside sports activities on the TV. A number of days. Plural. You’ll be able to say issues are getting fairly determined. And in an act of desperation, I went out on a web based journey to seek out some free soccer on MyCujoo.television to fill my eyes and thoughts and convey some kind of normalcy again into my life.

A pair hours later and I used to be invested in some random U-13 league within the island territory of Guam. The primary match was a 5-5 barnburner involving a workforce named after their native Day’s Inn going up Three then blowing stated lead then coming again and eventually conceding instantly after their on the loss of life winner. Subsequent was a workforce with the badass title of Shipyard Wolverines pounding some workforce that spelled Strikers as Strykers, so this was a deserved consequence. This was adopted by a workforce known as the Wings Purple (in order to not get pursued by the Detroit Purple Wings, I assume) completely DESTROYING some poor youngsters 19-1 and proving that the phrase “mercy” is to not be present in any Guamanian dictionaries. The matchday was capped off by a workforce named the High quality Distributors (which is what Frank de Boer will rebrand Atlanta United into each time we attain the subsequent MLS .0) not distributing sufficient high quality to beat their Hurricane rivals.

Finally I used to be entertained sufficient, however this additionally got here with the belief that I might need an issue and will discover one thing extra productive to do with my time. I’ll most likely maintain watching.

Learn: Studying is the one of many final issues on my thoughts since my spring break has now became a spring month, however I can suggest ERK: Soccer, Followers, and Buddies, the autobiography of the nice Erk Russell, which is a reputation that ought to be acquainted to each school soccer fan within the state of Georgia. The person is a UGA teaching nice and constructed the Georgia Southern soccer program from scratch and has that rural southern humor that makes each different sentence immediately quotable and the way he’s not within the CFB Corridor of Fame is an ABSOLUTE JOKE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED after, y’know, all this virus stuff.

Pay attention: So far as pods go, the 2 USL1 pods League 1 Enjoyable and League One Unfiltered are nice if you wish to dive into the league. The regionally sourced Mouths of the South and 5 Stripe Closing are additionally good instances however y’all most likely know that already. Some names thrown from my Spotify Each day Combine embrace Miami Horror, Ardour Pit, Vacationer, Automotive Seat Headrest, and Declan McKenna; and to wrap issues up take a look at some Mongolian throat singing rock by a band known as… watch for it… The HU. It’s, let’s say, an expertise.

All in all my suggestions will most likely not maintain up even for me and I’ll be trusting y’alls’ feedback to produce me with some high quality time customers for the subsequent few weeks. Godspeed.


I’m with Joe. Ain’t nobody acquired time for all these phrases. I’m simply gonna let you realize that my style is healthier than everybody’s and it’s best to take my recommendation.

Watch: I not too long ago learn 150 feedback on a “Finest Present Ever” bracket thingy and nobody even talked about The Wire. How is that attainable? Are youngsters as we speak shedding contact with the best piece of artwork ever created? The Wire isn’t a TV present, it’s life itself informed in a near-perfect package deal. In the event you haven’t watched it, accomplish that. When you’ve got watched it, do it once more.

If that’s too deep of a present for you, I extremely suggest The Circle and Love is Blind. Two new actuality reveals on Netflix that don’t put you thru the traditional mularkey that broadcast channels do. I blew by means of each in a few day every and I’m not happy with it. Don’t decide me.

Need to chuckle? After Life on Netflix is sensible and well timed. It’s a present about coping with grief and tragedy. It’s very darkish humor as you’d anticipate from a British present created by Ricky Gervais.

Lastly, I’ve to say Darkish on Netflix. In the event you’re a hardcore reader of DSS, chances are you’ll bear in mind me dedicating an entire match thread to the present after final 12 months’s walloping in Chicago. It’s the perfect time journey present ever made. Sure, it’s in German and would require studying subtitles or listening to bizarre English dubbing. However it’s 100% value it. Open your thoughts and droop actuality for among the finest rides you may expertise earlier than the third and remaining cycle begins center of this 12 months (assuming no delays).

Additionally, if you happen to’re into the time journey style like I’m, take a look at the miniseries 11/22/63 on Hulu. I simply completed watching it for the 4th time.

Learn: I don’t do a ton of studying as of late. Who has the time? I like to recommend The Bullpen Gospels by Dirk Hayhurst. Among the best books I’ve ever examine sports activities. In the event you like that one, learn his follow-up known as Out Of My League.

For soccer, I don’t know, Das Reboot was fairly good. Don’t ever learn Soccernomics. That books is overrated as all hell. Come at me.

Pay attention: The 12 months is 2020 and I’m simply now beginning to get into podcasts. BSI: The Podcast is a must-listen for any American soccer fan. The behind the scenes tales on MLS and the USMNT are unimaginable and provide you with a brand new appreciation for all times on this wild sport.

I don’t take heed to new music both. So, uh, yeah. I acquired nothing on that finish. Mainly, what I’m saying is, if it’s not about watching one thing, I’m fairly ineffective.


First, if you happen to don’t have already got one, go get a library card earlier than they shut down all the general public buildings. Wait, you say, what use would a library card be if I can’t go to the library? Nicely, most library districts as of late have in depth on-line collections, not simply of books, but additionally of audiobooks, music and movies. These are normally out there to stream or obtain. I’m an avid library patron, however I solely step foot inside one as soon as each two years to replace my library card. And there’s no threat of incurring late charges both.

Watch: let’s begin with a few soccer-related options. When you’ve got Amazon Prime, the documentary collection This Is Soccer is a must-watch. Six unrelated episodes, all with a soccer connection. The primary is unimaginable: the story of how soccer helped heal Rwanda after the genocide, with rabid Liverpool fandom thrown in for good measure (are you paying consideration J. Sam Jones?). Additionally, developing on Netflix is The English Sport, to be launched March 20, which is a fictionalized model of how an higher class sport turned a working class one.

From right here on, a very good chunk of my options are going to be within the science fiction/fantasy style, that being my private favourite. Opening Sunday is season Three of HBO’s WestWorld, so you’ve the remainder of as we speak to binge-watch and catch up.

At present in my Netflix watchlist is Altered Carbon, now in its second season, with Anthony Mackie taking on the lead position from Joel Kinnaman (and, sure, that does make excellent sense). You might wish to strive Paul Rudd in Residing With Your self, if just for the Tom Brady gag within the first episode. I hesitate to suggest post-apocalyse reveals, however Dawn is humorous as hell, and the way can this checklist be full with out The Finish of the F**cking World?

Additionally on Netflix is Peaky Blinders, in fact, and Medical Police.

My spouse loves historic dramas (and so do I to an extent). Nonetheless on Netflix is The Final Kingdom. And The Tudors is value a watch, regardless of the suspiciously skinny Jonathan Rhys Myers as Henry VIII. Starz has a bunch of them, largely variations of Phillipa Gregory novels.

Merging each these genres, Starz additionally has Outlander, now in its fifth season.

Learn: like others right here, apart from every day Bible studying I don’t have an excessive amount of time as of late for studying, though I carry my Kindle round with me all over the place. Nevertheless, my present favourite collection is David Weber’s Safehold collection, which addresses how fashionable and futuristic technological advances is likely to be launched right into a pre-industrial society, particularly army ones. It’s lengthy and goes into nice element about all kinds of stuff, from shipbuilding to firearms to communications and medication. In an identical vein is Olan Thorensen’s Future’s Crucible, which has the benefit of being shorter and cheaper.

In the event you do end up with lots of time for studying, then clearly 19th century Russian novels are the way in which to go.

An additional tip: get a subscription to the AJC. It’s the proper answer to the bathroom paper scarcity.

Pay attention: basic rock, 24/7. Don’t @ me.

Nicely, OK, throw in some Chris Stapleton, largely as a result of 90% of his songs are about whiskey.

I’m not going to be a lot further assistance on the podcast entrance, as all my subscriptions are soccer-related, and two of them are DSS. However I take in audiobooks voraciously. My finest advice proper now’s Simon R. Inexperienced’s Deathstalker collection. This has nothing to do with the tacky films or the videogame. The collection totals 7 books and has been tailored for audiobooks twice. The newer model, narrated by Gildart Jackson, is the best choice. Jackson is a British voice actor who manages to current a really lengthy character checklist (together with the feminine ones) with distinct and recognizable voices. He additionally masters the notably British humor within the books. The books common about 20 hours of listening and are nicely value it.

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