"Fashion Snuggies" and Other Completely Normal Google Searches
|Amy Widdowson||Aug 21, 2018|
As we slide into the last few weeks of summer and the rest of the continent bakes in the August sun, it needs to be known that I just googled “fashion snuggie” since my kitchen in SF is so damned cold.
Also, this convo happened over text yesterday. Social media has burrowed into my subconscious, which I just initially spelled subconscience and stared at for a few minutes. Look. It's one of those mornings.
Read Sam Lessin’s column on the “Faustian bargain of the disinformation game” over at The Information, and why finding damning evidence of a certain president’s ill deeds won’t be enough to overcome the firehose of BS being pumped out to distract us. So let’s stop trying to find the smoking (n-word) gun and register to vote. And have others register to vote. And then vote. Did I mention we need to vote? Holy hell, we need to vote.
I’m not intimately aware of YouTuber community drama, but I gotta say that Polygon’s download on the Milkshake Duck-ing of a trio of beauty vloggers is really interesting. And now I’ve spent ten minutes of my life down a YouTube eyeshadow tutorial rabbit hole. My friends, send help. And snacks.
And finally, a White House speechwriter was fired! Because he spoke at a conference popular with white nationalists! In 2016! Coolcoolcoolcoolcoolcool.
Be kind to each other, darlings.