Y'all, Our Manifesting Skills Are On Point This Week.
Lovelies! It’s Thursday, it’s the second half of April, and the internet is still very much filled with stuff. So let’s get to it!
Please stop whatever you are doing and read this piece by David Mack, which he wrote after he got reader feedback on that original White House Easter Bunny piece I shared on Monday and mentioned in the subject line. And yes, this follow-up somewhat restores my faith in humanity: I Made A Joke About The White House Easter Bunnies, But Then I Learned The Moving Story Behind Them (BuzzFeed News)
My goodness, I’ve ghostwritten LinkedIn posts before but not for this kind of sweet, sweet cash… do I need to strike out on my own and just do that?!?! #synergy: The rise of LinkedIn ghostwriters, who can earn up to $700 an hour helping execs build personal brands and become influencers (Insider)
I do not understand what “special district status” in Florida actually means, but holy hell this state GOP is going out of its way to punish one of the state’s biggest employers for [checks notes] barely standing up for its LGBTQ+ employees? Oy. Dismantling Disney World’s special district status would be complicated and expensive (Miami Herald)
I think I saw someone make this joke on the Twitter dot com, but in a fight between Piers Morgan and the other guy, I’m rooting for literally anything else in the whole world (but despite how icky it feels to link to a Morgan column in the NYP, I’m also LIVING for the double schadenfreude / messy drama of it all, because they’re not awful): How all hell broke loose after my fiery showdown with Trump over his stolen election claims (NY Post)
And finally, semi-related to the above, two important pieces to read about that ridiculous Tucker Carlson ad: We Are Sorry to Say That You Should Take Tucker Carlson’s Testicle-Tanning Stuff Seriously (The New Republic) and The Fascist Cult of Masculinity (Dispatches from a Collapsing State).
By the way, thank you to the readers who wrote in to remind me to drink water after I didn’t include that suggestion in Monday’s Missive. So for all of us out there: drink some water, get outside for a bit, and be kind to yourself, won’t you?