The Monday Morning Power Digest: July 11, 2022
No relative of mine will be eating hot dogs while sharing my cabin.
Happy Monday to you all. Summer drags on after July 4th and we are into one of those stretches of the calendar that just seems to last for-ev-er. But what you can count on is the wonderful content that’s delivered to your inbox at 6 a.m. every Monday morning in the form of the MMPD.
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With that, let’s get our hands dirty.
Month Rankings of the Week
(Weighted for the Midwest)
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What I Watched This Week
The Bear on Hulu/FX. Holy shit. If you ever worked in the service industry, this show will make you want to quit your job and re-enter the chaotic world of food service for $12 an hour. The beauty and camaraderie that comes out of the chaos of a kitchen is special and unique. It captures that feeling perfectly and highlights the murky family dynamics and heartbreaking self sabotage that plagues the industry.
It’s a good old fashioned John Holmes-esque “Love Letter to Chicago”.
Jeremy Allen White (Carmy) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Richie) knock it out of the park as two dsyfunctional, lovable Chicagoans. Both guys should get Emmy noms. Matty Matheson plays a great bit part in his acting debut too.
Matty Matheson Recipe of the Week
Dog Days of Summer Recommendation of the Week
I really don’t have a good suggestion here. It’s too hot to grill or hit a patio. There’s like absolutely no sports going on. Read something? Read a book? How long’s that gonna last?
You’re probably running low on PTO or stashing whatever you have left for the holidays. If not, I’d say head north and go to the Upper Peninsula or Cape Cod. Maybe San Diego? Yeah. San Diego. Go there. Such an underrated place.
Who knows. You know what? Quit your job. Spice up your life. Go on an adventure in a new career and suffer through six months of imposter syndrome.
Watch the ending to “The Great Outdoors” and feel better.
YouTube Ambience Video of the Week
“Holy Shit It’s Almost Football Season” Video of the Week
I was positive Mizzou was going to win the Big 12 after this game. The Coward Ndamukong Suh put Blaine Gabbert into a Ken Shamrock ankle hold later in the season and the Tigers lost the Insight Bowl to Iowa. Brutal.
This is arguably the greatest game in the history of Faurot Field. This game was loaded with star power and was absolutely off the rails from the opening kick. Danario Alexander, Blaine Gabbert, Aldon Smith, T.J. Moe, E.J. Gaines, Michael Sam, Demarco Murray, Kenny Stills, Landry Jones, Ryan Broyles, with Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreit on the call under the lights. College football gold.
Zillow House That Would Financially Ruin Me of the Week
Price tag: $1.8 million
Sq. footage: 4,500
Johnny Cash’s Midcentury Modern ranch in Ventura, CA. My god. This is just heavenly. Live in a house that was designed by The Man in Black himself…and where his marriage to his wife Vivian fell apart and he slipped into the deep dark clutches of heavy drug use and psychological peril.
Regardless, pretty baller.
That’s it for this week. Let’s go get ‘em.