Bonne Maman Jam, The Holocaust and Twitter

Twitter chose to show me this tweet the other day:

Read the whole thread, it warms the cockles of your heart.

And then I saw on of the replies:

And deeper down the rabbit hole, this:

And then because I had an impossibly long list of things to do, I stopped. But if anybody who is reading this is wondering how to spend a lazy Saturday morning… well, I wouldn’t mind being updated!

Oh and by the way, we get Bonne Maman preserves in India. I’ve had them for years, and they’re very, very good.

On Reading Between the Lines

Sri Thiruvadanthai (@teasri on Twitter) tweeted this out the other day. His account is locked, which is probably why the tweet can’t be embedded, my apologies.

Students of macro – this is a good test of whether or not you know your stuff. Who is @teasri talking about? One is relatively easier than the other, of course, but you should be able to get both.

The full interview is easily available on YouTube, if you’re interested.

And bonus video, just in case you haven’t seen it. In fact, two!

Alexey Guzey

I learnt about Alex Guzey on MR first, and then (as is my wont) promptly forgot his name. Which made it impossible to search for him on MR, and so for the longest time I knew there was this “Twitter guy” I had to look up – but it’s difficult to run a search term like that.

Until one day Twitter said ok fine, and randomly bubbled up a tweet by Alexey Guzey about a blogging renaissance, and I was off to the races:

Here’s a wonderful section from his website (and I really do mean wonderful):

I ask a lot of people about their life plans. At least half of them tell me that they have no idea where to move and are just coasting along, not sure what to do next. Therefore, this post.

And here is his substack on “The Best of Twitter”

Perfect way to spend this weekend, if you ask me.

Twitter stories: Learning more about the Carolina reaper

Twitter showed me this tweet the other day, because a person I follow replied to it:

Reading that conversation, and clicking on arbit links got me to this tweet:

…. which helped me read the article cited therein:

Every pepper has its uses, depending on the desired flavor and degree of trauma. But this day’s unavoidable star is the Carolina Reaper: lurid red pods, rumpled and warty, ending in a pointy tail. It’s possible to navigate this party without encountering the Reaper directly, to have plenty of pleasant and fulfilling conversations, but impossible to ignore it completely. It’s the steady subject of whispers and boasts. The heat of peppers is measured in Scoville heat units. An everyday jalapeño might clock in around 6,000; habaneros are closer to 350,000. The Reapers here for public consumption are billed at 1,560,000.

And a related YouTube search landed me up on this:

And that is how I ended up spending an hour this past workweek. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Twitter Stories ought to be a weekend thing.

And if you haven’t already, please read Masala Lab by Krish Ashok.