Jason Fried

August 26, 2021

Heard Something, Read Something, Saw Something [#7]

This is the seventh 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
This conversation between Peter Attia and Katherine Eban about widespread fraud in the generic drug industry was a real eye opener. When it comes to prescription drugs, you kinda assume all generics are the same, and equally effective, but... Well, wow, just listen.
Hear it: https://peterattiamd.com/katherineeban/

Read Something
Takanakuy, which means “to hit each other” in Quechua (the Indigenous language spoken in the Peruvian Andes), is a tradition specific to Peru’s Chumbivilcas Province. Rural communities up in the Andes Mountains, many of which don't have access to traditional law enforcement to resolve disputes, settle their scores once a year in a public arena, with their fists.
Read it: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/travel/takanakuy-fighting-festival-peru.html

Saw Something
Incredible animations that begin as match sticks and end as... Well, wow, just watch. Endlessly creative, such a joy to witness all the permutations of someone's imagination (and to sit in awe of someone's ability to execute).
Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2chQKSGowjg

Until next time.