Every week the contributors to The Irrelevant will share the one thing we've been into this week. It can be a movie, a book, a song, an album, some youtube video, a random meme, or twitter user, anything that's been taking up more space in our mind than it should. We want to share this with you because we like sharing things we're into. Also these are perfect things that you can consume over the weekend, so here they are:
The Public Library
I grew up making weekly or even monthly trips to the public library. I still remember the day I was able to get my very own library card. The thrill of it. The newfound responsibility. I couldn’t believe the power that I held in my little adolescent hands. But, as time passed and my life got busier with school and life in general, the library fell away as a forgotten place of old. Until recently.
I rediscovered the glory of the public library recently and I have no idea how I neglected this wondrous place for so long. I crossed the threshold and looked around, discovering things that I hadn’t even realized as a child. Things like the fact that you can borrow not only books, but movies, music, and audiobooks with your mighty little card. I later came to discover that most libraries these days also have a treasure trove of online resources whereby you can borrow ebooks, movies, television shows, and audiobooks to your heart’s content. You don’t even have to go inside the library for these! Ever since this discovery, I have spent perhaps too much time making wish lists, placing holds, and borrowing books and audiobooks to listen to on my commute to and from work. So if you need some new (free!) media in your life, just go get a library card and see what joyous things they can offer you.
Baby Driver is my favorite movie of 2017 so far and it just came out on Blu Ray and 4K UHD this week so of course I bought it and immediately rewatched it.
Obviously a movie like this isn't as much of a spectacle at home as it is on a huge screen with a booming sound system but it's still really great. You can read more about the specifics of why I like this movie on my previous post but I really want to encourage you to get the disc.
First of all, it'll look cool on your shelf and anyone who sees it will instantly know you have good taste. Secondly it has alot of really cool behind the scene features where you get to see things like Ansel Elgort and John Hamm actually learning to do some stunt driving or how an actual choreographer was counting down many of the scenes in the movie as each actor "danced" the scene. I've already started watching the director commentary track and it has only made me appreciate the movie way more.