My Dog the Ghost Whisperer, And Other Books I'm Working On.
Good morning, my dearests! Last night, Teddy stood at the foot of the bed and barked at what I can only assume are the ghosts in our house, so if you need me I’ll be Googling “DIY Exocism” or “Can ghosts do housework.”
The only news that really matters today: THE LEFT SHARK HATH SPOKEN: My dream of dancing at the Super Bowl came true. And then I became Left Shark. (insert something about the hero we deserve.)
Tinder has been ordered to stop their tiered membership system, which charges older users (30+) more to use their premium services. And said ordered was communicated with a snarky flourish, as the decision included the line “accordingly, we swipe left, and reverse.” Los Angeles appellate court judges: they’re just like us!
Between The Terrifying Rise of Alt-Right Fight Clubs and White Supremacists Are Targeting Colleges "Like Never Before," my canonical appreciation of dystopian fiction is starting to hit a wee bit too close to home right about now.
Go, Canada! Canadian National Anthem Revised With Gender-Neutral Language, with “in all thy sons command” changed to “in all of us command.” And before anyone yells at me about the PC-police ruining everyone’s fun, 1) according to the NYT, the song was originally gender-neutral and 2) I distinctly remember wondering about daughters while singing the anthem when I was 7. If a two word change can help half of Canada’s youngsters see themselves in their anthem, I’m a happy lil’ Canuck.
But also NOOOOO CANADA. CBC reports that Unofficial RCMP 'sissy' memo a sign of toxic work environment, women say, a memo that male colleagues would send to female colleagues who’d either stuck for for themselves against or reported harrassment.
And if you need a good and healthy happy cry as you roll into your weekend, check out the amazing gift that Portia De Rossi got wife Ellen DeGeneres for her 60th birthday.
Love you all. Enjoy your weekend and be kind to each other.