Colbert as Software Titan, Manscaped Logos, Sh!tty People.
Darlings! Here are a couple o’ pieces to start off your day :)
Back in October, the New York media community was roiled by a shared spreadsheet entitled the Shitty Media Men list. In it, anonymous users posted warnings about the allegedly harassing and abusive behavior of influential men in media, individuals who’d not been convicted of a crime, but had been the subject of “whisper networks” throughout the community. The list caused a firestorm, and wave upon wave of think pieces on the many pros and cons of such a list. Well, the creator of the list has come forward and wrote on why she did it, in a wonderfully written and self-reflective piece on The Cut. I want to draw your attention to one line, unrelated to the list itself, but a poignant thought on the unsaid damage of harassment (indeed, many female writers were quoting this): “And this is another toll that sexual harassment can take on women: It can make you spend hours dissecting the psychology of the kind of men who do not think about your interiority much at all.” - Moira Donegan
And speaking of shitty people, YouTube Removes Logan Paul From Preferred Program. Who, pray tell, is Logan Paul, you may ask? He’s a YouTube star who got his start on Vine, one who recently broadcast a video of a suicide victim on his 15 million subscriber channel.
In happier news, THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Stephen Colbert and one of his writers Rob Dubbin developed a software program. They’ve created a TV show-writing program that is already in use by your favorite smug liberal shows, like Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and The Daily Show. And their website is scripto.computer and I am here for it.
One final fun fact to send you on your day: the new version of the Little Caesars logo now lacks chest hair. YOU’RE WELCOME.