This Fine Monday, Do One Thing That Amuses You.
Good morning, lovely humans! As we approach the end of March, reminded that time has no meaning and that 2022 sprints away from us, let us at least take solace in little pleasures like the audiobook of the Haunting At Hill House. And yes, I just finished it this morning, which is why I am using a 1959 gothic ghost story about a haunted house and a woman gaslit as an emotional salve.
So let’s get to the internet, shall we?
Friend of the Missive Katelyn sent along this brilliant Vice piece by Edward Ongweso Jr. on what SXSW was like this year in the midst of the great crypto gold rush, At SXSW, A Pathetic Tech Future Struggles to Be Born. And if this line is any indication, methinks it’s going to get dumber before it gets better: “Most of the hype around crypto, NFTs, web3, and metaverse is being generated, after all, by already wealthy participants eager to bring fresh blood to the casino.” Seriously, you gotta read this.
Don’t forget, no all heroes wear capes: sometimes they are merely an Australian man biking to the grocery store “standing up to fascism, white supremacy, anti-vaccination sentiment and convoy members’ harassment of (DC) residents.” Meet the Bike Man who brought the trucker convoy to a crawl (The Washington Post, h/t FotM Daniel)
Also over at the Washington Post, Elon Musk sucks: “Tesla and Musk did not respond to specific questions in a detailed request for comment. Musk said in an email, “For the 100th time, please give my regards to your puppetmaster,” referring to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post.”: How auto regulators played mind games with Elon Musk.
’Scuze my language, but fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck this guy: Texas attorney general says Austin school Pride Week celebration breaks state law (NPR)
And finally, the Will Smith incident at last night’s Oscars should remind us that while we may all think we have a very hot take on the tip of our typing fingers, sometimes the very best decision involves just… not doing anything at all.
Stay hydrated, get outside, and let someone know you care about them - you’ve got this!