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Every once in a while there’s a week of news that is just 👩🏼🍳💋. This is absolutely one of them.
''US attorney’s office files legal motion to block a Titanic expedition planned for 2024''- So strange that our government is concerned about respecting people who died in 1912 but so many of its *very alive* citizens are struggling.
“What is 'rat girl summer?' The latest TikTok micro-trend empowers young women to 'scurry' about and party day and night.”- This perfectly describes my summers in college.
''Blenheim Palace gold toilet theft: CPS considering police evidence''- …I have SO MANY QUESTIONS.
''Woman says she started to wear ‘terrible wigs’ after her job banned her pink hair''- I once got HR to pay for me to take a taxidermy class to prove a similar point.
''X wants permission to start collecting your biometric data and employment history''- Because OF COURSE IT DOES.
This year the Playa was more water, less sand…
''Hundreds of Tough Mudder racers infected by rugged, nasty bacterium''- And a reminder why all that mud can’t be good…
Music festival chaos:
''Ron DeSantis Is Afraid of Questions From a 15-Year-Old''- This is a terrifying read.
''They tried to stop New York City rats from having babies. They failed.''- This is shocking to literally no one.
''Woman who spent £130,000 to have legs extended left with huge regrets''- Yeah, probably because SHE DID IT FOR A MAN.
''Bumble BANS ghosting: Dating app will allow users to report missed meetings or ending contact without warning''- This… feels like it’s gonna be chaos.
''Disney Lists $330,000 Crisis PR Job After CEO Insults Striking Actors And Writers''- All you have to do is risk your personal reputation to save an already garbage one!
''Gwyneth Paltrow's bizarre video about a probiotic went viral because people thought it was a terrible ad. The brand says everyone's got it wrong.''- $5 it was an ad she was asked to fill, somehow it got leaked, and this is reputation management. I’ve seen the “effort” put into some of these and it’s shocking.
''Chess World's 'An@1 Bead' Cheating Saga Quietly Comes To An End''- For those of you still following along on this saga.
''We’re In the Midst of an Epidemic of Fake Karens''- This is the worst timeline.
''Call of Duty enlists AI to eavesdrop on voice chat and help ban toxic players starting today''- Curious to see if this will work…
''Embracer Shuts Down Saints Row Studio Volition After 30 Years''- Ironic, given that their survival plan relied on blood money.
''The fall of Babylon: Failed telehealth startup once valued at $2B goes bankrupt, sold for parts''- I’ll never understand how these seemingly-successful companies crash and burn so hard.
“We Used A.I. to Write Essays for Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Here’s How It Went.”- I always wish ChatGPT could write hard texts for me but the day it can is when I’m going to be legitimately terrified of AI.
🔏“BeReal is set to make its first marketing hire — but experts say it could be too late for the app to recapture its early buzz”- It’s so strange to me that they were apparently convinced they’d remain popular without new features and marketing.
🔏''Where ambition goes to die': These tech workers flocked to Austin during the pandemic. Now they're desperate to get out.''- I love/hate Austin— it’s too hot and it feels uncomfortably like a Millennial Disney (because of the weirdly perfect breweries, restaurants, etc).
🔏''Retailers Bet Wrong on America’s Feelings About Stores''- If you put some alligators into a Walmart, I’d want to go see them there too.
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''Buster Murdaugh brands father Alex a PSYCHOPATH due to his 'manipulation and lies' despite insisting he's NOT a killer - as he moans about mom Maggie getting dirty looks after brother Paul 'killed teenage friend in a boat crash'''
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