why is there so much turkic culture/terminology/imagery in c.s. lewis’s narnia books? especially when he never visited that part of the world, didn’t speak turkish, etc.
loved this article’s exploration of that question: https://engelsbergideas.com/essays/finding-turkey-in-narnia/ (and would read a longer work on it too!)
PSA to update all your Apple ecosystem devices as soon as humanly possible today, the security patch is for a pretty severe 0-day exploit actively being used to compromise devices by threat actors right now https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213905
More info on how the exploit works: https://citizenlab.ca/2023/09/blastpass-nso-group-iphone-zero-click-zero-day-exploit-captured-in-the-wild/
had another brand's "cold IPA" the other day, and was wondering aloud to @Chad whether it was connected to the "ice beer" brewing technique (freeze the beer to remove water). turns out, nope!
in a nutshell, "a 'cold IPA' is an IPA fermented at lower temperatures than what is normally used to ferment an ale"
was shocked to find out that was all the real actors voices on the musical episode. and that last episode cliffhanger! i haven’t enjoyed star trek this much since TNG was still on the air, i think!