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Just stumbled upon the trailer for Netflix’s documentary on P0rnhub, so that’s on the radar for next week. In the meantime, I’m trying to wrap my head around Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland’s new venture which sounds… uh, definitely, totally legit, yeah.
''New Fame, Age-Old Exploitation''- Just like this talent agency, it’s gross how some companies just scam until their bad behavior gets national coverage (and even then, some keep going).
“Chuck E. Cheese Still Uses Floppy Disks To Make Its Rodent Mascot Dance — For Now”- Curious that its PR team was weirdly cagey about this.
''Scott Rogowsky Tells All About HQ Trivia’s Rise and Fall''- Opening up a vintage store called Quiz Daddy’s Closet sounds like a not-real-thing.
“'Kim Kardashian was grilled by FBI over 1MDB fugitive Jho Low where she described partying with him in Las Vegas - and then flying home to LA on Southwest flight with a TRASH BAG filled with $250,000 of winnings he'd gifted her''- Considering they’re also tight friends with deeply-problematic Girls’ Gone Wild's Joe Francis (← content warning), this isn’t surprising.
''The vertical farming bubble is finally popping''- Lettuce hope the space recovers.
''McDonald's franchise owners claim Cardi B and Offset's meal broke 'Golden Arch Code'''- Sounds like those franchise owners also don’t like ensuring their brand remains relevant across a changing cultural landscape.
“Over $30 Million Worth Of Funkos Are Headed To The Landfill”- I guess destroying supply is one way of realigning demand…
''The Battle for the Soul of Buy Nothing''- I <3 Buy Nothing groups. I posted the below in ours offering free dirt from a pit I was digging and the comments did not disappoint.
''Company Lays Off 8000 While Paying Matthew McConaughey $10 Million A Year''- Not alright, alright, alright.
''This Travel Agent Only Works For People Worth $400M''- Making sure a mermaid doesn’t get shot isn’t what I’d ever expect on a travel agent’s list of responsibilities.
''California honeymooners allege Maui tour company abandoned them in open ocean, sue for $5M''- It seems like having a good system to make sure everyone is back in the boat would be a no-brainer…
''Over a century since launching its famed boots, L.L. Bean sued over a ‘waterproof’ claim''- Wet socks are obviously super annoying but I have mixed feelings about this lawsuit.
''Wall Street sugar daddy who fell for Manhattan stripper sues to get his Gucci scarf back and $125,000 he loaned her when COVID shut her club''- That must have been one of his favorite scarves.
''Help, My Therapist Is Also an Influencer!''- New fear unlocked: Finding out my therapist is sub-TikTok’ing me.
''The Trial Over Fitness-Turned-Christianity Influencer Brittany Dawn’s Alleged Deceptive Business Practices Is Finally Starting. Here’s Everything You Need To Know.''- This trial will be an interesting one to follow.
''Airbnb Is Banning People Who Are ‘Closely Associated’ With Already-Banned Users''- With an average cleaning fee of $143 for stays, Airbnb might not have to worry about folks trying to book through their platform anymore.
''The QAnon Queen Is Printing Her Own Currency Now''- …WHAT?? It’s basically Monopoly money with “interdimensional security devices.”
''$677 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized in Australia’s Biggest Ever Drug Bust''- The drug smuggling boat being called Cool Runnings basically was a giant red flag.
''Hackers Can Turn Bing's AI Chatbot Into a Convincing Scammer, Researchers Say''- Because of course they can!
As always, there’s chaos afoot in Web3:
''Behind the 2017 Astros cheating scandal — the biggest mess in sports''- Yikes, so much for sportsmanship.
''After months of scandal, House panel is investigating Rep. George Santos''- Well, that took long enough…
“Lawyer's con artist daughter, 33, who flaunted her wealth on TikTok and Instagram admits she stole nearly $1.5million in COVID-relief loans to bankroll her lavish lifestyle”- Her posing while parked in a handicap spot also doesn’t make her look good.
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