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Society of the Snow Based on the true story of the 1972 crash of an Uruguayan plane with a rugby squad in the Andes, this intense, disturbing film is not for the faint of hearts. . . This is a true-life survival tale at its most unromantic. The story of how survivors had to eat the dead bodies of passengers in order to survive is not the only thing most people are familiar with. It’s about finding meaning and strength in hardship, the bonds formed by adversity and the human capacity to endure. The film was originally in Spanish. Watch the original version with English subtitles instead of the overdubbed version.

Huckberry’s father’s day shop. Father’s Day will be next Sunday. If you’re looking to buy a gift for your dad or for someone else, check out Huckberry’s shop online. They’ve put together a list of ideas that are suitable for any type of dad. Some standouts include:

Flint and Tinder Cotton Hemp Polo shirt As I type this, I am wearing one. I’ve been wearing it for the last few months. Bellroy Hide and Seek Wallet. This wallet has been my go-to for the last few years. It is thin but you can fit a lot in it. It still works well. Skeletool CX. I am always looking for new multi-tools and pocket knives. I’m going to buy the Leatherman Skeletool as my next purchase. This is a stripped-down, lightweight version of Leatherman’s iconic multi-tool.

Rolf Dobelli, Stop Reading the News. This short book explains why you shouldn’t read the news or follow the news on social networks. Some of the reasons are: it destroys your attention span and you can’t do anything about 90%+ of what you read, so you become anxious. It can also take up all of your time. Dobelli responds to objections that people may have against ditching the newspaper, including the notion that staying up-to-date with current events is a responsibility of a citizen. In this article as well as Sunday Fireside, we’ve been sparing consumers of news and made similar arguments to Dobelli. The book has inspired me to abandon X/Twitter again. I was a little off the bandwagon of not reading X a few month ago and I felt myself getting dumber.

Every day, do something that won’t compute. In a commencement address given at a prep school, Jeffrey Bilbro encouraged the young grads to prepare for failure by having things in their life that they do that are “beautiful and totally useless.” He quotes a line from a Wendell Berry poem that can help you make sure you’re not living your life only in achievement/productivity mode: “friends, every day do something / that won’t compute.” It’s made me think of things I do or could start doing that don’t compute: reading a good book for the sake of reading a good book, playing basketball with my kids, catching up with an old friend. Do more things that aren’t useful.

Quote of the week

Sometimes a light dinner, a peaceful night and a beautiful morning can make a man a hero, when he would have been a coward with indigestion, an uneasy night and a rainy day.

Lord Chesterfield

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Podcast #999: The Epic Adventures of America’s Forgotten Mountain Man

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Many famous frontiersmen and explorers emerged during America’s period of exploration and expansion. Today, names like Daniel Boone and Kit Carson remain household names.

Jedediah SMITH is a name you may not be familiar with, but one that should. Smith was a mountain man, explorer, hunter, trapper and writer. He also was the first U.S. citizen to cross the Mojave Desert and Sierra Nevada. Smith survived three Native American attacks and one grizzly mauling. His explorations were used by those who came after him, and the South Pass became the main route for pioneers to cross the Continental Divide.

Bob Drury’s guest uses the oft forgotten Smith to guide us through an often forgotten period of American history. Bob Drury paints an image of a turbulent American landscape where trappers and Native Americans clashed and fought in the early years of the 19th Century. We talk about how the Lewis and Clark Expedition sparked a desire for adventure in young men. How the humble beaver was instrumental in the settlement of the Western frontier. And how the horse changed warfare among Native American tribes. Bob shares how Jed Smith’s life intersected with these historical trends, and the heroic exploits he and his fellow mountain men had while exploring and mapping America’s West.

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Sunday Firesides: In Praise of Little Platoons

Have you ever been in an hotel room with your family, feeling like no one can find you, and hoping no one will ever do so, and thought: “This is everything I need”?

In recent decades, there has been a lot of lamentation about the dissolution and separation of extended families — that people are no longer living in close proximity with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins etc. It is a great loss. In wailing about this loss, we may lose sight of how brilliant the nuclear family is. It is partly because of the atomic family’s unique luminescence that we are not more aggressive in preserving a larger familial network. The atomic family does not suffer from poverty, even though the extended family contributes to its wealth.

The smallest units in society are pairs of parents and their children. Edmund Burke called them “little platoons.”

How incredibly useful these little troops are.

When the sh*t comes out (like during a pandemic, for example), the atomic unit can become a self-sustaining, mobile unit that is ready to navigate.

The atomic family is independent and idiosyncratic. When society’s ways appear stale and dumb, or wrong-headed, it can cultivate a distinctive culture that pits us against the world.

When the trenches become weary and life becomes a struggle, the atomic families can be the center of the family.

When the world is cold and indifferent the atomic family provides a place of comfort and affection.

Salute these merry bands, my fellow compatriots!

Salute these rogue battle buddies.

These crews are the best. They hold it together even when things fall apart.

All hail our little platoons.

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Pitti Uomo – What Men Are Wearing

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Pitti Uomo is a great event! This men’s fashion event in Florence is a delight for anyone who loves opulence and the finer things. Imagine yourself walking down the streets of Florence surrounded by impeccably-dressed gentlemen who each showcase their individual style with confidence. It’s not just a tradeshow; it’s an exciting celebration of menswear, with a sartorial masterpiece at every turn.

Florence

Let’s start with the atmosphere. Florence’s rich history and beautiful architecture make it the ideal backdrop for this prestigious event. Men from Europe and beyond turn the streets of Florence into their own personal runway. Style enthusiasts are eager to be seen and heard. The city buzzes.

Italian men are known for their impeccable fashion sense. They have an elegance that is simply captivating. Imagine a tailored suit in a luxurious fabric, crisp shirts and polished shoes. The look is timeless and contemporary, combining classic styles with modern twists. This is a masterclass on balancing innovation and tradition, and it is nothing short of inspirational.

European Men

European men have a wide variety of styles. There’s so much to admire, from the French understated elegance to the German bold and experimental styles. You might be able to spot a dapper Englishman in a three-piece suit and then a Scandinavian style icon wearing a monochromatic, minimalist outfit that is cool.

Pitti Uomo is not only about the clothes, but also the confidence in which they are worn.

They don’t hesitate to make a bold statement and do so with an infectious sense of passion and joy. Each look tells a different story as they experiment with patterns, colors and accessories. Fashion is a way to express yourself, and that’s a fascinating thing to see.

The exquisite details of these outfits are stunning. Pocket squares with vibrant colors, ties in intricate patterns and miniature cufflinks are all examples of exquisite details. These small details may seem insignificant, but they add a touch of personality and sophistication to any ensemble. These gentlemen are a great reminder that style is all in the details.

Footwear

Of course, footwear deserves special mention. Italian leather shoes have a long history, and Pitti Uomo is a great place to see them in their full glory. The craftsmanship of the classic oxfords and modern loafers is flawless, with styles to suit every taste. It’s amazing how well-made the footwear is. Each pair compliments an outfit beautifully.

Let’s inject some humor into this fashion fest. You can laugh at the outrageousness of some outfits. Imagine seeing a man in a bright, pink suit and matching shoes, walking down the street like he owned it. Yes, it’s a bit over the top, but part of its charm. Pitti Uomo pushes fashion boundaries, sometimes even to the point where they are absurd. It’s done with a fun, creative and refreshing sense of humor.


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