Watch Out, I Have A Black Belt In Cute Aggression And I'm Not Afraid To Use It.
My lovelies! I hope your week has been treating you kind, and that if you’re up in Calgary, you are carefully protecting yourselves from the ninth circle of Hell that has descended upon the city. Meanwhile, there’s a dump of snow in Victoria, which is absolutely strange. In my neck of the woods, and I’m sure no one cares at all, my fancy new space heater tells me that my apartment was 57 degrees when I woke up this morning because old San Francisco apartments have no central heating or, you know, insulation of any kind. Stay warm, everyone!
Evergreen reminder: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is formidable and not to be messed with.
I know that part of the reason you subscribe to this Missive, in addition to the hard-hitting Woodward-esque news analysis, is the fact that if I just want to pet all the dogs and take their pictures, ok? You may have even learned about the concept of Cute Aggression from this here newsletter. Well, Abigail Weinberg has an AMAZING take on it, with a headline that just makes me giggle with glee: I Want to Punch Baby Yoda and Science Backs Me Up.
Amanda Mull went to CES for the first time and discovered that “the only solution for technology-induced stress is more technology.” This dystopia is, like, so awesome!
And finally, pro-tip: If you bribe a post-secondary institution so that lil’ Timmy can be a Trojan, maybe don’t claim it as a tax deduction? I dunno, seems to make sense.
I like you all a great deal. Be kind to each other, and to yourselves.