My Fall Style Will Be Pro-Vaccine Goth-ish Crazy Neighbor. Bring It, "Spooky Season" (And Congrats To The Marketer Who Coined That Phrase.)
Darlings, in these last two days of August, don’t forget that even if your Hot Vax Summer was ruined by Delta and selfish humans who think their freedom should trump our right to, I dunno, HAVE WORKING LUNGS, no one is stopping you from purchasing a brightly colored caftan and mooning about your apartment as if a feature player in a ‘70s soap opera. And honestly, I love that energy for you!
TO THE INTERNET.
Hey, California readers: don’t forget to vote NO on the recall (NYT). You should have received a ballot in the mail - open it up, vote no, mail it back. I know it all seems insane but there’s a very good chance Newsom could be replaced by a conservative talk radio host who believes that women are inferior to men (CNN). Coolcoolcoolcoolcool. Seriously. VOTE NO.
My God, I cannot stop reading about the catastrophe unfolding in New Orleans and across the Gulf States: All of New Orleans without power after Hurricane Ida leaves 'catastrophic transmission damage' (Times-Picayune).
So with all of the awfulness in Afghanistan, it seems a bit petty to be as peeved at this as I am, but whatever, there is something so infuriating about a white woman going on a media tour claiming she’s responsible for saving the Afghan girl’s robotics team when she, um, didn’t, and so much so that the team’s lawyer issued a cease-and-desist: Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team Denies Being Rescued By Oklahoma Woman (Gawker)
I feel very San Francisco about how interested I am in the upcoming Elizabeth Holmes wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud trial, because I’m devouring articles (‘Elizabeth Holmes Plans To Accuse Ex-Boyfriend Of Abuse At Theranos Fraud Trial’, NPR) and am mad that John Carreyrou’s podcast Bad Blood: The Final Chapter only publishes once a week. And I also agree with Carreyrou in that “hero worship is still a problem in Silicon Valley” (The Guardian).
And finally, Mum sent this headline and I share it to make all of the journalist Missive readers smile: Man bites Vancouver police dog during arrest, dog bites back (660 News).
That’s it, that’s all - except this tweet, which made me laugh.
Drink some water and be kind to yourself,