June 2023 Links
Ted Lasso, living alone for the rest of your life, the flattening of Middle-earth, and more. 10 links.
Is Ted Lasso a holy fool? I don’t think Ted Lasso is absolutely terrible, but it does want to have its cake and eat it too, and the almost religious devotion to it is strange.
But by the second season, Lasso has largely won over all his doubters. So either out of necessity or desperation, the show had to create an entirely new central dynamic for all of the characters in the show. That dynamic was, in Radosh’s words, “watching good people support each other,” and he observes this is “not a recipe for either drama or comedy.”
Radosh is correct, but I would go a step further because none of the characters in “Ted Lasso” are necessarily “good people.”
On living alone for the rest of your life. Aaron Renn reflects on a memoir about the single life and how when we are younger, we cannot foresee how we will change.
In a previous era, society had guardrails and grooves that helped channel young people into good long term decisions. Parents and grandparents understood the story arc of life in the way that young adults do not. These forms of social pressure helped people avoid errors they would later regret. Today, these guides are gone from society, delegitimized even, and young people chafe at any parental pressures on how to live their lives, such as the proverbial mother asking her twentysomething daughter about when there might be a wedding happening.
Don’t rest. Movement is best for arthritic knee pain. As one guy like to say, motion is lotion.
Osteoarthritis is usually not a mechanical wear and tear process. If you have osteoarthritis, exercise will not wear out your knee joints faster — quite the opposite. Knee arthritis exercises have been shown to relieve the pain of mild knee arthritis and does not harm the cartilage. This post will dive deep into the science to support why we should start knee arthritis exercises to improve knee pain associated with osteoarthritis. This post will also offer other tips and pearls to improve your knee arthritis pain.