When Freedom Rings, Weep Quietly
This missive will be off for MLK day on Monday, and on East Coast time for the rest of the week.
Happy Friday, folks! As brands help us nurture our nostalgia for the 90s, when neon was neon and infant care didn’t cost more than a degree from a UC, let us give thanks that we didn’t have YouTube to forever enshrine our junior high dance squad celebration of Trumpian ideals. Basically, three little girls lip-synched and “danced” to Trump’s ‘patriotic’ theme song, while North Korea sat there and golf-clapped. Watch the fever dream NOW, and remember folks, Cowardiiiiiiice, ARE YOU SERIOUS?
And speaking of parody-defying acts of lunacy, Carly Fiorina mixed it up at last night’s JV debate. Unprompted, she came out swinging at Hillary Clinton in a hypothetically-veiled comment, stating ‘unlike another woman in this race, I actually love spending time with my husband.’
So if you’re looking for something to cleanse your sense of irony and snark, feast upon the sheer tonnage of schadenfreude hot takes clinging to the latest in the New Republic Saga. Some headline example, in no particular order:
New York Times: When Restless Billionaires Trip on Their Toys
The Washington Post: What Chris Hughes never understood about the Ideas Industry
VanityFair.com: Ex-New Republic Staffers Knew Chris Hughes Was Fed Up
Today’s #FollowFriday is Dad Joke Han Solo.
Alright kids, have a good weekend and we’ll see you bright and early on Tuesday morning :)