Today's A Great Day To Practice Your Smizing Because We Still Need To Be Able To Convey Neighborly Friendliness Behind Masks, And Other Things That Wake Me Up At 3 AM.
Quick one today! I’ve got meetings on top of meetings on top of meetings, so your favorite morning newsletter writer needs to dry her hair and pick out which blouse goes best with her “work” yoga pants.
GO, INTERNET, GOOOOOOO!
Read this: ‘Watchmen’ Writer on Trump in Tulsa, Bad Cops, and America’s White Supremacy Problem. And then go watch Watchmen if you haven’t already.
As Mother Jones’ EIC Clara Jeffery stated on Twitter when sharing this article on John Bolton’s sudden decision to spill the tea on allllllllllllllll of the evidence of POTUS malfeasance that would have been pretty awesome to share with Congress but he refused to do so, “Sometimes a headline should be plainspoken”: Say It Under Oath, Asshole.
I’m sure many of you, like me, have read Spillover a couple of times and understand the role of habitat destruction in the unleashing of diseases like COVID-19 because you’re a curious intellectual masochist, but in case you haven’t, Friend of the Missive Selena just shared this on Twitter: Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO.
And finally, in “glad it’s happening but hoo boy does it feel like this is late in the game,” Aunt Jemima brand to change name, remove image that Quaker says is 'based on a racial stereotype' BTW, in case you need an example of how American systemic racism insidiously impacts the rest of the world, look no further than the fact that this brand was sometimes on my Canadian table growing up. (h/t Mum of the Missive)
Be kind to yourselves, mmmkay?