Endorse Me For "Yelling About Random Historical Figures" On LinkedIn.
|Amy Widdowson||Apr 10, 2019|
Good morning, sweethearts! If you don’t mind me, I’m busy getting all childhood nostalgia misty-eyed over the first full-length trailer of the remake of the Lion King. Also, did anyone else's brain get pulled back to failing at the N64 stampede level watching that trailer? Only me? Huh, ok.
Come on internet, take us away!
Finally, a good news headline: Cheap Renewables Shave $10 Trillion Off Cost to Curb Warming.
And a headline that has been lost to the sea of insanity but that we really, really should care about from a democratic norms and structures perspective because HOLY HECK WE MADE CARTER GIVE UP HIS PEANUT FARM: Trump hotels exempted from ban on foreign payments under new stance.
Yesterday on Twitter, NBC News reporter David Ingram posted this 2015 Scotsman article on why the Unicorn is Scotland’s national animal. And did you know that “The existence of the mythical creature was only disproved in 1825”?? This is the kind of information I love to learn, and the kind of information that pushes out my ability to tie shoes, or read “pull” signs on doors as I push them, out of my brain for lack of space.
Here’s a sub-head I can’t stop giggling at: Why do people love yelling about random historical figures online and how do we stop it? Although I am grumpy that this story calls people out for using “performatively subversive swearing” because that’s what I call “my personality” and I won’t have anyone take that away from me.
And finally finally finally actually finally, medical researchers used to get WEIRD whilst acting as their own guinea pigs in nitrous oxide trials. Quote of the day: ““The objects around me became dazzling and my hearing more acute,” Davy wrote later. Soon, he was running, jumping around the room, shouting joyfully—actions that he only vaguely recalled afterward.” So get out there and try out altered states of consciousness (FOR SCIENCE!)
I like you all. Be kind to each other.