1. “Yes. I know harrassment exists. The casual cruelty of the world is amplified online. Never be afraid to be you. This is the good fight. There are more people who love you than who heckle. I am one of them.
Even the assholes have a voice. But they must. It is better to hear evil’s hateful blather than to let it plot in silence.
Social media is the closest we will come to being telepaths in a hive. We are Borg, or we will be. Only, hopefully, sexier.”
2. Multimedia smorgasbord
What if the world had a website, in which someone posted videos that showed the typewritten transcript and audio recording of a voicemail message about a book? WE HAVE THAT NOW. That site is Call Me Ishmael; here’s a good one about Cheryl Strayed’s book Tiny Beautiful Things.
Have you heard of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? It’s a Netflix-exclusive sitcom from Tina Fey that is 50% heart, 25% New York jokes, 15% rich people jokes and 10% references to the ’90s. And 100% fun to watch.
Bonus: If you’re already watching, here’s a podcast that breaks down what makes the show such a treat. Full disclosure: I worked with one of the hosts at a previous job and I’m friendly with the fine folks at the Addison Recorder.
- Women give more shit.
- Related: Why do you use so many four letter words?
- Can you tell the difference between a computer reporter and a human one? Take the quiz.
This Negroni float looks tasty. Can someone bring me pre-made rosemary simple syrup? Because I got the lazies, but I DO want a drink.