Readling List: No Blizzard Too Big, No Bop It Too Small
Quick one this morning, my loves
To combat drunk passengers attacking Uber drivers, which is an acutal thing because people are awful, the company is experimenting with leaving a Bop It, a 90s toy "littered with buttons, knobs and cranks, and a pre-recorded voice,” in the back seat to distract them. Pretty sure my cousin Laura uses Paw Patrol in dire situations when her four-year-old sidles up to meltdown town, maybe they should should see if Ryder and his team of pups will come and save the day (now the theme is stuck in my head ahhhhhhh….)
We are now only starting to understand how the human body deals with fuel and (lack of) ability to burn it, despite decades and trillions of dollars into a diet industry that claims to get it. The New Republic gets into the science of counting, restricting and selling calories. Spoiler alert: we don’t know much.
And finally, with the east coast crippled by the snow storm, Sen. Murkowski noticed a little something when she made her way back to the senate on Tuesday morning: “As we convene this morning, you look around the chamber, the presiding officer is female. All of our parliamentarians are female. Our floor managers are female. All of our pages are female.”
See you tomorrow, darlings.