Jason Fried

May 31, 2021

Heard Something, Read Something, Saw Something [#3]

This is the third post in a new series I'm calling Heard Something, Read Something, Saw Something. I'll post these periodically whenever I can fill up three slots — one for something interesting I recently listened to, one for something I read that I liked, and one for something I saw that caught my eye. Hope you enjoy these.

Heard Something
Dan Carlin's ~9-hour Wrath of the Khan's Series about Genghis Khan and the Mongols is an astonishingly good listen. Yeah, it's 9 hours across 5 separate podcasts, but it's riveting. Few can tell a story as well as Dan. It'll cost you $9.99, but I'm so sure you'll love it that I'll give you your money back if you don't think it was worth it.
Hear it: https://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-wrath-of-the-khans-series/

Read Something
"The Mystery of Magic's Greatest Card Trick" is a fun read about 94-year old David Berglas and his Any Card at Any Number (ACAAN) trick that, apparently, no one has been able to figure out. Be sure to read the comments too — lots of guesses as to how its done.
Read it: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/23/style/berglas-effect-card-trick.html

Saw Something
It's easy to hate on ads. But sometimes an ad proves that advertising is an art form. This ad about Coleman Sweeney is a good example of that. Coleman Sweeney was an asshole. Until...
See it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FutGhjdrxT0

Until next time.