Interesting things by regular email.
Hello, I'm Mo. Every week I gather together interesting topics and links, and share them in an email.
It's called 💥BLAST! and it's an old-school thing, done for your fun and mine. There's no subscription fees and no salesperson will call.
So far, interesting things have included 🐟 the Attenborough Effect, 📺 TV ads from the Channel Islands, 🔥 the wacky world of The KLF, 😧 what's up with teenagers, 🏋️ weird fitness, 🛴 why electric scooters are taking over, and 🌱 why houseplants aren't. Oh, and 🤯 the end of the world.
So, it's an email, I write it, and share it with awesome people who like getting it. Want proof? Sure 😘 Here's some things that the actual real-life recipients of 💥BLAST! have said about it:
👨💻 "I fking loooooove this."
💁 "Really enjoying BLAST!"
🙋 "I love this so much :)))))"
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So open your inbox and click the link 💌
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I'm so glad you're here. The next one will be with you on Wednesday. If you can't wait, or you just missed this week's, browse the archive. 💌
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As you set off about your business, I've made you a special little playlist to accompany you. There just aren't enough perks for affirmative actions these days. 🎧
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15/07 - There goes the neighbourhood
08/07 - A customer atmosphere congenial to all
01/07 - The other side of the screen
17/06 - Passport to success
24/06 - Getting through to the final round
08/06 - The other outbreak
03/06 - What goes up might come down
27/05 - Losing grip on virtual reality
20/05 - Find your mind
13/05 - Every inspiration starts with a little distraction
06/05 - Why can't they just share the hedges?
29/04 - Required reading required
22/04 - Life's many lessons
15/04 - What do people do all day?
08/04 - Date night at the museum
01/04 - Could ancient philosophy improve life and work?
25/03 - Keeping older adults in mind
18/03 - Addenda, part 3
11/03 - Addenda, part 2
04/03 - Addenda, part 1
26/02 - It's a small world after all
19/02 - Come on Barbie, let's be present in the moment
12/02 - Is dating the new oil?
05/02 - How do you sleep at night?
22/01 - This is bananas
15/01 - When fake footage goes deep
08/01 - On Love Island, it is what it is
01/01 - Can optimism be an act of change?
25/12 - The tradition of tradition
18/12 - Sharing the wealth
11/12 - Perchance to stream
04/12 - Giving the gift of intrusion?
27/11 - The return of the QR code
20/11 - The unreal world of the virtual influencer
13/11 - Where do you feel safest of all?
06/11 - What's your privacy worth?
30/10 - How is hard graft affecting us?
23/10 - Attention, please
16/10 - What can you drink when you're not drinking?
09/10 - More crowded, more alone
02/10 - When workplaces won't work
25/09 - What's Your Beef?
11/09 - Does fixing beat making?
04/09 - Looking to the future, from an optimistic past
28/08 - When to rant; when to rave
21/08 - As tech culture matures, what do we leave behind?
14/08 - Can we be better at disagreeing?
07/08 - Can a high-wire act pay off?
31/07 - Being a generalist in a specialist world
24/07 - I made you a mixtape
17/07 - They came in peace for all mankind
10/07 - The pursuit of happiness
03/07 - We're all a bunch of amateurs
26/06 - Is it good to feel bad?
19/06 - Follow Leonardo around the room
12/06 - Is a picture worth a thousand lyrics?
05/06 - The future for Chernobyl
29/05 - Things are looking up
22/05 - Move fast and automate stuff
15/05 - Charting the unquiet mind
08/05 - Bing Tiddle-Tiddle Bong
01/05 - The Attenborough Effect
24/04 - You're fit but you know it
17/04 - Is it all doom and gloom?
10/04 - Are electric scooters inevitable?
03/04 - The strength and vulnerability of Generation Z
27/03 - The dirty secrets of air-cleaning plants