Sometimes Politicians Get Their Fee-Fees Hurt And Decide to Ruin Everyone's Day, Part Infinity.
Sweeties, it’s Monday and I have a bunch of coffee that isn’t going to drink itself. Let’s do this!
TO THE INTERWEBS
Had to include because I didn’t send a Reading List on Friday, but color me 100 percent not at all surprised: Current And Former “Dr. Phil” Employees Say The Set Is A Toxic Workplace. The Show Says Everything’s Fine. (BuzzFeed News)
Question I ask myself on a daily basis now: When Did Republicans Turn Into a Bunch of Snowflakes? (New York Times) You’ve heard me rant about the brilliance of scholar Deborah Lipstadt, Holocaust historian who was nominated to become “President Biden’s special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism.” Seems like a perfect fit for a role like this in a scary time, yes? Well, she said some something not nice about Wisconsin GOP senator Ron Johnson and now he’s holding up her confirmation. I hate everything.
I was born and raised in a rat-free province (unless you count the politicians HEY-O) that has a rodent-annihilating program hilariously captured in musical form of season 1, episode 8 of Joe Pera Talks To You, so let us all gather ‘round and celebrate Manny: This D.C. dog is on the front line of the city's rat war (Axios)
I miss there was any bright light in this story, but there isn’t: The pandemic’s true death toll: millions more than official counts (Nature) Also, file under articles that should be read by the aforementioned politicians.
And finally, oodles and oodles of congratulations, admiration and outright awe to Hindle Architects, the Calgary architecture firm founded and helmed by my cousin Laura Alvey Hindle and her husband Jesse Hindle, who are amongst a team of firms recently selected to lead Calgary’s Arts Commons Transformation, a massive revitalization of our hometown’s performing arts hub.
This was an Alberta-heavy episode of the Missive and I’m not even sorry about. Drink your water, get outside for a bit today, and take care of yourself, won’t you?