Super Bowl, “The Nineties”, “NITRO”, “The Daily Laws”

Meta notes about recording this episode (aka yes blogging about podcasting)

Feels very good to turn the mic on again and finish this episode. It’s a small thing that feels big to be able to finish an episode after so many weeks not really publishing anything other than blog posts I’m writing on the treadmill.

Some notes to myself that I’ll inevitably forget:

  • I can write an outline for recording in 30 minutes and probably much less. Three quotes and a story is enough.
  • I just need to keep going.
  • Podcasting is energizing just about every time and that means a lot. That’s something that I should really keep in mind. I enjoy writing the outline and I enjoy recording. I enjoyed recording with Wally. I even enjoy writing this short retrospective about doing the episode.

Long-term goal: Build the blog/podcast/YouTube/Twitter up to be one of the top book resources. Not like for any book. But if it’s a book in whatever wheelhouse I’m reading in, then it hopefully will be on the front page of search results.

Some podcasts to aspire toward: Not Investment Advice (smart, hilarious, and consistent), Alex and Books, Founders, How to Take Over the World

Mostly because they’re all tiny operations and do basically seem to really enjoy podcasting.

Anyway, on to the rest of the show notes.

Show notes

Book quotes I mentioned:

Lending from a famous commercial for Paul Mitchell hair products, it was determined that the first such vignette would be shown in black-and-white – a paradoxically new mode of display within the context of a wrestling show.   And so, on the July 27th edition of WCW Saturday Night, a four-minute video aired featuring the fearful threesome; instantly, however, viewers registered that this was hardly any run-of-the-mill promo.

That evolution is easy to comprehend, unlike the profound structural dissonance between consumer life in 1990 and consumer life in 2020. A person native to the twenty-first century can’t really reconcile why anyone would pay $13.25 for twelve fixed songs that could only be played on specific high-end electronics serving no other function; the majority of all recorded music can now be instantly accessed anywhere for less than $10 a month.

For instance, when we look up at the night sky, we can let our minds try to fathom the infinity of space and the overwhelming smallness of our planet, lost in all the darkness.