Monday 31 December 2018

Best of 2018 - Part Two

It's still the perfect time for me to publish a "Best of 2018" post,  and gather all my favourite parts of the Ten of the Best posts I posted this (last) year.    

If you're new to this, I post summaries of what I've enjoyed from all my friends' social media timelines, about once a week. It gives me time and space to catch up on what I've missed during the week, and also puts it all in place where I can find it if I need to. Here's the round up of the year - Part Two.  Missed Part One? Don't worry, it's right here.    

The recap of 2018, as per the Late Late show is fun.

This TED talk - a message to women about inner rage, by Tracee Ellis Ross, was my favourite of the year.

An excellent take, from the Eusebius McKaiser show on truth, lies and bullshit. 
It's long, but well worth a listen. Even if you stop at the calls - the difference between truth, lies - where we can still be held accountable, and bullshit - just make it up as you go along. 

This is a great read by Sam Knight in the New Yorker - if you have the time.  It has little gems, mostly about Theresa May and Brexit, but also Dover, and S.L.S. which is a term that doctors are using informally to describe an over-all feeling of depression and ill-health; it stands for "Shit Life Syndrome." Really great insights and writing.

Have we forgotten how to make friends?

The Crack Squad of Librarians Who Track Down Half-Forgotten Books - "you know the one with the girl, and the boy, and the house? I can't remember the author, no." And they get it. Wow.

Trump's false statements - this site updates regularly - how many untruths so far in the presidency?

My favourite prime minister Jacinda Ardern.

Emma Thompson is hilarious.

What I loved about this interview of Ellen's with Naomi Osaka, is that she makes it all about Naomi, and showcases this sweet, young, lovely champion, whose big moment was stolen from her in 2018.

This interpretative dance clip was outstanding. David Armand must have rehearsed so hard. I'm surprised they didn't interrupt him with a guess ten seconds into the song, but very glad they didn't. I can't stop watching it. 

Harry Potter homecoming assembly - these kids are great.

This Daddy's Twitter story made me cry.

Anne Lamott - one of my favourites.

 Julia Louis-Dreyfuss' acceptance speech of the Mark Twain award for comedy was also a hit with me.

Happy 2019, everyone! Here's to more fun, laughter, and sharing with friends.

Best of 2018 - Part One.

All the 2018 Tens.

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