Save Us Boaty McBoatface, You’re Our Only (Climate Change-Measuring) Hope.
Dearests! It’s Wednesday, it’s chilly in SF, and I am overjoyed watching a bleary-eyed dude in flip flops try to convince his wee dacschund puppy to go to the bathroom whilst on their walk on the street below me. Having a top-floor apartment from which one can spy like a cat has its nosy advantages.
Starting us off with a reality check: lest anyone think that we’re far beyond the era of lynchings, NPR Identifies 4th Attacker In Civil Rights-Era Cold Case. Oh, and btw, if you’re on twitter arguing that our migrant holding facilities aren’t concentration camp-enough to be considered such, kindly GFY.
Welp, duh? Google is investigating claims it steals lyrics from Genius. (For context for my welp, see: Yelp’s fight against Google)
In the age of legalization, cannabis-affiliated companies are going public. So watch Friend of the Missive Max Cherney’s spot if you want the straight dope on the strange journeys of marijuana-software cos.
I’ve spent a good hour or so over the last few days watching these Tik Tok videos set to Lizzo’s BOYS, specifically the absolutely delightful ones that feature doggos.
Oh lord, there’s a new Little Women movie directed by Greta Gerwig starring Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan and BE STILL MY PRE-TEEN BINGE-READING HEART.
And finally, sometimes headlines make me weep with joy: Boaty McBoatface makes key climate change discovery in maiden mission. And while I am LOLing that this crowd-named vessel is getting such press, I was reminded by a colleague yesterday that I might not be aware of the “significant link between Antarctic winds and rising sea temperatures” if it hadn’t been christened thus by the internet. So thanks, dumb internet stunts?
Today was an extra-random Missive. So be kind to each other, mmmmkay?