Bits & Bobs for the Week of 15 May 2023
Below is a collection of the interesting things I've been reading over the last week or so. With an obligatory cat picture.
Long Reads (> 20 minutes)
Man's Search for Meaning by Dr. Viktor Frankl - Frankl's iconic work discussing his time in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany and how man can reach the very depths of suffering and still derive meaning in life. He also discusses logotherapy, which Frankl developed during and after his time in the camps. Logotherapy is based on the premise that the primary motivational force of a person is to find a meaning in life. Rather topical for me right now, and for all of us.
Joe Francis On Girls Gone Wild’s Stunning Rise And Fall | HuffPost Latest News: Scaachi Koul paints quite the picture in her investigation of Joe Francis and his infamous and explotative Girls Gone Wild franchise, which for the GenZ kids reading, was a way to get your porn delivered via mail-order DVDs (this was, of course in the late 90s and 2000s, when PornHub and the like didn't exist). The article doesn't pull any punches, and let's just say that…
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