The watch from THAT scene in Pulp Fiction, FindSatoshi.com - the 15 year mystery & the rise & fall of Kirkland Laing
It’s been an intense week culminating in a dead-arm from our first vaccine session. Anyway here is 3 stories this week I’ve enjoyed. If you’ve also enjoyed this round-up share the newsletter around!
I’m a big watch fan, despite knowing next to nothing about movements, crystals, lug to lug widths or any of that shit - I still adore watches and specifically watches with a history….even fictional ones. In this interview on Hodinkee, they spoke to Prop Master Jonathan R. Hodges on one the most iconic watches in cinema - the watch that Bruce Willis’ character receives from Christopher Walken in that famous scene from Pulp Fiction. Read on Hodinkee here.
I’ve never had the patience for puzzles, which is a shame because I love adventure of figuring them out. Every now and then I come across a story of an arduous riddle or puzzle being finally solved like Forest Fenn’s Treasure and think ‘shit if only I had started sooner I could have solved it’ knowing full well I’d lose interest and much rather read a story about the doggedness of whoever did solve it. This is one of those stories, a 15 year mystery solved purely for the love of it - featuring old-school internet community, facial recognition, a message in a bottle, European chalets and a Japanese man. Read the story of how generations of internet sleuths solved the mystery of Satoshi.
Last night during Fight Night I was reminded of the death of Kirkland Laing this week - the sporadic and broken Boxer who defeated the legendary and feared Roberto Duran in a stunning upset. I’m not too familiar with Kirkland honestly, but this piece written by Steve Bunce, if you can ignore hearing his voice as you read it, is a moving account of a man who could of had it all but disappeared. Read on The Independent here.