Mainlining #Content Straight To Your Earholes, And Other 2019 Hobbies
Darlings! I hope you're enjoying a hot beverage and embarking on a day of kicking butt and being kind (it can happen at the same time, I promise.) TO THE INTERNET!
I can’t stop watching videos of New Zealanders performing versions of the Māori Haka ceremonial dance in response to the massacre last week. This is a un-nuanced description (so go read more on your own), but in short, the chant and dance consists of groups slapping, stamping, and shouting. The footage of school children, bikers, and business people channeling their grief and anger through this dance are truly remarkable.
Not to freak anyone out, but per our conversation yesterday: Trump's Rhetoric Should Concern Congress.
With the new documentary dropping on Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos (as I’m mentioned, read the book! Listen to the podcast! It’s Shakespearean!!!), I’ve definitely asked myself “Why Are We So Obsessed With Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes?” We being me, of course.
Someone asked me the other day how many hours of podcasts I listen to every week, and lemme tell you, it’s a lot. Over on Vulture, Adam Sternbergh paints a loving picture of “The Great Podcast Rush.” OH and btw, I’m looking to get a new mattress, which of the podcast sponsors are actually any good? Send me yer tips and codes!
Dystopic headline of the day: Treating toxic stress in kids a top priority for California’s first surgeon general. Look, call me old fashioned, BUT CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE TOXICALLY STRESSED omg y’all, let’s start that commune in the mountains already.
And finally, if you’re as unimpressed as I am with the Beto O’Rourke roll-out, Alexandra Petri’s got your back: Beto O’Rourke tells you how to do the hokey pokey. (and that lede photo choice? *Chef’s kiss!*)
You’re all lovely. Be kind to each other.