I really don’t like generational claims to exceptionalism, but if there’s an aspect of life that is unique to our age it is the scope and speed of change in society. Here’s a video about the locations of video rental change Blockbuster in the US between 1986 and 2019. If your attention span doesn’t extend …

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In Australia take-home sales of alcohol from liquor retailers are up 27% (though places at which alcohol is consumed are closed, so those sales, of course, are down). Part of Malcolm Gladwell’s book Talking To Strangers deals with the effects of alcohol. Given what seems to be an increased domestic consumption of alcohol in frequency, …

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Our decorations were packed away yesterday, after the twelve days of Christmas had concluded. I noticed a story about why the Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas decorations remain on display until February 6. Looking around it seems various media sources have been reporting the story; the earliest I found was from Hello! back on December 26. The …

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