Smartphone Dystopias, Disaster Fatigue, Roly-Poly Pandas

A quick note about the North Bay fires: I spoke with someone from the Santa Rosa fire department last night and asked her where they were preferring monetary donations be sent. She mentioned that the Redwood Credit Union is partnering with the local Press Democrat newspaper and state senator Mike McGuire to collect funds for the victims of the North Bay fires. If you're like me and wondering how you can help from where you are, you can visit their Community Fund donation page, or walk into any RCU branch in the Bay Area to give.

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Watch the Toronto Zoo’s compilation of baby panda videos, set to classical music and filled with roly-poly fluffy panda outtakes to take your mind off of the real world, which is pretty much shite at this point.