Hive Mind: Ancient Big-Ass Wombats, Roller Derby Public Health, And Accidentally Acknowledging Genocide.
Hello, sweethearts! I hope your July is treating you well so far. I’m so very busy at work and am woefully behind on my internet content consumption. Luckily, all of you readers are quite good at sharing all of the weird, wonderful and/or woeful things to digest right now, so I’ll let y’all lovely Friends of the Missive take it from here!
Katelyn shared what is now one of my absolute favorite stories of all times: Women’s Roller Derby Has a Plan for Covid, and It Kicks Ass. Love that while professional sports leagues are bungling their own returns to game, a plan put together by “skater-experts” with nicknames like Bubble Wrath and BG Smack is being adopted by other amateur sports leagues. It should be pointed out that these Derby participants helping create guidelines are public health professionals who also skate, which yet another reason why Roller Derby ladies are SO FREAKING COOL.
And Greg K. shared this on Twitter last night, but oopsies, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany accidentally became the first US admin official to acknowledge the Armenian genocide, which I’m sure won’t make POTUS bestie Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan very happy. Ugh, the next totalitarian boy’s craft night is gonna be super awkward.
Mum of the Missive Barb wants to remind us ‘Muricans that the rest of the world is watching right now, and that Canadian Broadcasting Corporation podcast Front Burner (great show, you should subscribe) has an ep on the our great national clusterf around COVID-19 and masks.
Have you ever wondered whether 300-pound wombats ever wandered down under? Daniel thinks you probably have, that you may be curious about how similar wombats and koalas are, and that you likely will find the term “vombatiform” delightful.
And finally, Hunter would like to direct your attention to SPACE CATS IN SCI-FI COVER ART because he understands our collective brand.
Thank you all for your contributions, keep ‘em coming!
Be kind to each other, and wear your masks, please!