Adam Conover - whose name you may recognize from his excellent series Adam Ruins Everything - wrote in Defector last week about the various failures of design, infrastructure, and financialization in the Los Angeles Marathon. But as an ex-Angelino and non-runner myself, the best parts of the article are less about those things, and more about the motivation behind besting your past-self's milestones, why any on-foot out-and-back is a terrible design, and Adam's always-engaging storytelling.
This seems a little bit niche for a Little Free Library in a small town on the Oregon coast, I thought, until I went by it again a few days later and it was gone. Apparently that person knew exactly who their audience was, and I shouldn't have questioned them.
At first glance, I thought it was just the current special flavor of MTN Dew, some watermelon thing. Once I parsed the logo-text Flamin' Hot, I knew I couldn't not buy it. It was disappointing, but not in the way I expected: it tasted exactly like any other orange soda, but it tickled a bit at the back of my throat. There was no perceptible heat flavor, just the throat sensation, and even that barely built on itself.