Spilling Tea, Ski Ballet, and Crypto Elves.
It’s Thursday, my darlings. The world is a garbage nightmare hellscape, so let’s bring back Ski Ballet, mmmmmkay?
Salon is giving readers a choice: if you’re using ad-blocking software, you can either turn it off to read Salon, or let Salon use your computer’s processing to mine cryptocurrency. Which made we think of tiny little miner elves in Salon coveralls having adventures in my laptop, and yes, cryptocurrency has turned into a cautionary folktale to me.
I write this today while watching Canada v. Sweden’s extra-end (which is like Sportrock’s extra innings FYI) and wondering if curlers have pre-game rituals like other Winter Olympians.
An online campaign counters hateful tweets with donations to non-profits like Life After Hate. And the campaign’s organizers claim this leads to the deletion of upwards of 20 percent of said hateful tweets.
If you find Hope Hicks’ role in the Trump White House fascinating, horrifying and puzzling all at once, you’ll devour Anne Helen Petersen’s profile on the recently-spotlit communications director.
And if you’re like me and feel helpless after an 18-year-old-man murdered 17 of his former classmates yesterday with a legally-purchased weapon of war, donate to organizations like Everytown For Gun Safety or Giffords today.