TMI is 1 Today!
Internet round-up for the week of April 17, 2023
Happy Friday, friends!
Today is officially the 1 year anniversary of TMI!
I’m currently working on expanding this newsletter, and I’ll have some exciting announcements in the weeks to come! 😇 I’m going to be adding deeper dives into some specific topics as well as trying out some new things (foods, travel, etc.) and sharing my experiences.
Speaking of new additions, I’d love to see everyone in:
After my comments last week about how Substack Notes feels a lot like “shouting into the void,” it looks like it’s available for readers after all! If you’re interested in hanging out:
I’m excited for the opportunity to create a community on a new platform. Social media and the way we communicate online is growing and changing, and it’ll be really nice to have a new spot.
Yes, Substack Notes is kind of “like” Twitter, but so far it has a lot better vibes. Much better than a site owned by…well…
You Know Who
I’m not writing his name today, even with the asterisks!! Twitter is a mess, as usual. You can read some much more well-organized thoughts on the “You’re welcome namaste 🙏🏻” post from.
And here’s an embed from Substack Notes!
How nice to be able to embed a post that I know isn’t going to eventually disappear. Speaking of which, I’m realizing I may have to already go back and edit some of the TMI archive over missing tweets! Devastating.
One other related read this week is this article from the NYT Titled “What Was Twitter, Anyway?” (Link is gifted, of course.)
AND NOW I’ll happily stop talking about Twitter (for today).
I’m fully obsessed with this piece by Margalit Cutler (this link is paywalled, but you do get like 6 articles or something each month!) that came out in the New Yorker this week:
The little rats are SO CUTE and the writing is so clever. I love it. The capitalist rats are my favorite!
Plus, this story is wild. A guy who was sued by Nintendo over creating and selling modding chips for the Switch was recently released on bail. I read elsewhere that he made about $300,000, but the judgment Nintendo won in their lawsuit against him means that he’ll actually be paying them for the rest of his life. It just seems like complete overkill. But the thing that really stuck out to me is…the guy’s last name is Bowser. You can’t make this shit up. Is this Nominative Determinism??
This is a good case for reincarnation, because I can’t really think of anything better than a cheese mountain with rolling ravioli. Perhaps I am Boccaccio.
Tangentially related is this painting that I saw for the first time this week of people eating a giant block of cheese in the White House by Benjamin Perley Poore in 1886:
For the record, if I were reincarnated as anyone in this story it’d be one of the cheese eaters, as I would be unable to allow cheese to sit untouched in my foyer for more than 2 seconds, let alone 2 years.
Is This Normal, Or am I a Hypochondriac?
I took the “Food Disgust Test” this week and scored a 69% (😉 😜 🤙🏻), considered “elevated”. I am…not really surprised to learn that I am easily disgusted by foods. Just ask the sandwich I tossed this week because it had a hair in it, which I did not discover until after I had already taken a bite (🤢). Take the quiz and lmk how you score! I want to talk about whether or not you would eat an apple a caterpillar had crawled on!!
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It’ll come as no surprise that I am running out of room for this newsletter to be fully encapsulated in an email, so that’s it for me today. See y’all next week for Season 2 of TMI!
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