Can’t get enough Tiger King?

While we’re all stuck inside during a deadly pandemic, a Netflix documentary about insane people might be the only thing keeping us sane.

“Joe Exotic” himself is now in isolation because of COVID-19, because 2020.

If you’ve binge-watched the series and want even more, Texas Monthly and New York magazines both published longform articles about Joe last year. Both contain some details that didn’t make it into the documentary, including the fact that Joe Exotic did not actually write nor perform his own songs.

Yes, folks, I’m sad to say that Joe Exotic is the Milli Vanilli of tiger-themed country music.

Wondery also released a Joe Exotic podcast last year. They’ve since taken down the episodes but are re-releasing them one week at a time.

The only thing is, now that I’ve been through all this, what else can possibly keep me so entertained and fascinated during the lockdown?

3 thoughts on “Can’t get enough Tiger King?

  1. M says:

    Or maybe some of this – helping scientists with research from home: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/citizen-science-at-home?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f10730136b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-f10730136b-63527741&mc_cid=f10730136b&mc_eid=21ea4dfcbe. (There’s even a research project for Covid-19, although probably more relevant for US residents: https://covidnearyou.org/#!/.)
    Personally, though, being autistic and therefore accustomed to living in too much isolation (besides working too many nights and weekends at my computer already), I look for sensory things to do. Prune my grapes. Jump on the trampoline with my kid (slightly yikes, but fun). Bake brownies with a recipe adjusted to work with stone ground whole wheat flour and still taste yummy. Make Turkish coffee (to go with the brownies, of course).
    When bored, it helps to be curious about the world and open to trying new things. 🙂

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