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  1. Problems applying anecdotes in the Times piece aside, yeah, I'm not sure what percentage of the whole (Gen Z) a trend makes, but I will say larger objective movement from near zero awareness, even if a minority, upward is hard to deny in this case. Nor is the pretty dramatic rise in the used market prices of late. I know little about TikTok, as I'm not on, but the YT channels of Snappiness, One Month Two Cameras, Shutter Slaps, not to mention a variety of individual dedicated channels and IG accounts, and the Digi Discord group seems to indicate some movement, no? Course much of that was not started by Gen Zers, though followers, etc. seem to be pretty young. Honestly, it's fun to see them make the discoveries. I mean with various ugly software filters, and Lomo, and IG and TikTok's low resolution, why wouldn't a generation want it's own aesthetic (of course by stealing from an out-of-fashion previous generation) and drift this way? Then there's all the newer software options of PureRaw, Super Resolution, Photo.ai, etc. that newly exists if indeed you wanted to improve things and take them in places they've really never been.
  2. RIP Hale Zukas, disability rights activist. He referred to people without disabilities as “temporarily able-bodied people”. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jan/08/disability-rights-warrior-hale-zukas-life
  3. The Hottest Gen Z Gadget Is a 20-Year-Old Digital Camera. Young people are opting for point-and-shoots and blurry photos. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/07/technology/digital-cameras-olympus-canon.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
  4. Are we allowed to bring up Smashing Pumpkins and not mention Pavement? Also giving Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness an early morning try.
  5. Hope you find something good, like...
  6. 91 If in doubt, add cheese. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jan/01/marginal-gains-100-ways-to-improve-your-life-without-really-trying
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    Mubi is running a New Years $1/1€ @ month for three months sale. Take a break from Black Adam and watch these curated films. Plus the ladies love bad boys with scars and deep international film experiences.
  8. Good to hear and yeah they don't make commercials like they used to. https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cm1zuhVJiSh/
  9. ^ This should help for your 4K testing. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CmsNJwApdK_/ https://www.instagram.com/reel/CmvJUmApqLy/ More: https://instagram.com/radvertising_co
  10. I mentioned starting Fleishman Is In Trouble, but now that I’ve completed the limited series I gotta say it’s really something. Give it a shot.
  11. https://wwd.com/eye/people/war-fashion-photographer-tony-vaccaro-dies-at-1235458580/ https://medium.com/vantage/the-life-of-tony-vaccaro-a-lens-into-modern-history-4d0e422b73eb
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    I don't remember a happy ending. 😜
  13. The doc Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is a great watch, free on Tubi, YT, etc. and available to rent elsewhere.
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    Should you be in the Apple ecosystem there's a pretty large $4.99 movie sale going on right now with Apple TV. Not sure how to link directly so just launch the app and go to Store/$4.99 Movies by Decade. Just picked up Sideways, Ran, Citizen Kane, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Tree of Life, Lawrence of Arabia, French Connection, It Happened One Night, Branagh's Hamlet, Bram Stroker's Dracula, The Searchers, On the Waterfront, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Taxi Driver, Bad News Bears, and... Logan's Run.
  15. Not sure this is a positive sign for Russian troop survival… Russian troops able to freeze sperm for free https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-64107729
  16. That's a pretty handsome body! Love the advance lever and ASA dial.
  17. Putin Wants Fealty, and He’s Found It in Africa As Moscow wages war in Ukraine, its mercenaries have already established control in the Central African Republic — with scant Western reaction. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/24/world/africa/central-african-republic-russia-wagner.html
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