Sad Meta interns, frozen pizza hustle & Billy McFarland's back 👀🍿🧃
While Steve Jobs' daughter throws shade and saves us money
Hi Wrecklings! We’re down a queen (a problematic one at that) this week. Also a little late to the party, but the legendary Dionne Warwick chimed in about Leonardo DiCaprio and it’s 🔥. Give her social media person a raise!
“NFT Psycho Advocates Turning Players From 'Developing' Nations Into NPCs”- Gross. This feels oddly like Westworld, but somehow even worse.
“EXCLUSIVE: Fake heiress Anna Sorokin calls out reporters who treat her like she's crazy during surprise lecture to Columbia journalism students - who say she doesn't sound anything like Netflix Anna”- What question would you ask Anna if you were given the opportunity?
“Steve Jobs Daughter's Jab At New iPhone 14...It's the Same As My 13!!!”- Well this helped me determine my next upgrade, since unsurprisingly around the iPhone 14 announcement my phone’s performance has been 📉
“Trump Tried to Pay His Lawyer With a Horse and I Have Some Questions”- Because of course he did.
“An influencer and OnlyFans star is facing backlash after saying 'nobody wants to work these days'“- Mind-boggling how such tone-deaf people manage to have 4.8 million followers.
“Most Hollywood assistants still make less than $50,000 a year, report finds”- While this is an already low salary, once you factor in the amount of completely insane things assistants are asked to do, it’s nowhere close to what they should be making.
“Google is reportedly cracking down on employee travel, telling managers to nix happy hours and other team meetups”- I don’t know that too many people are going to be mourning less team meetups, especially if it means avoiding rounds of future layoffs.
“Mom accused of throwing ‘Satanic’ birthday party for 1-year-old”- Of course of all the offensive theme parties being thrown, the NYPost is upset about this one.
“‘This man is living in the future’: Man buys frozen pizzas from Walmart and sells them on DoorDash. He gets 5-star reviews”- Spoof or not, this dude seems like he has a future in marketing.
“I Spent the Day in a Giant BrewDog and Saw the Depressing Future of Pubs”- Podcast studios? Zoom rooms? I can’t decide if I’d hate this or it’d become my go-to workplace.
“Billy McFarland Is Out of Jail and Ready for His Next Move”- I’m hoping Billy’s really turned over a new leaf but not holding my breath, either.
The Kardashians kontinue to kause konflict:
“Kourtney Kardashian Revealed She’s The New “Sustainability Ambassador” For Fast-Fashion Retailer Boohoo Weeks After She Was Exposed For Going Way Over The Water Limit Amid A Drought”
“Ray J Showed His Messages With Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, And Slams Kris Jenner In Two Scathing Videos On Instagram”
“Inside a highly lucrative, ethically questionable essay-writing service”- They couldn’t find a better situation to compare themselves to than gun manufacturers?
“Interns thought they could count on return offers. Then Meta dropped them.”- If Meta employees aren’t wearing hoodies to the office anymore… what are they wearing? What about the Patagonia vests?
“Instagram Stumbles in Push to Mimic TikTok, Internal Documents Show”- I feel like Instagram needs to just own the photo-posting amongst friends space vs. videos? I’m always watching TikTok videos but then hop over to Instagram to see what friends are up to— and I don’t necessarily want the two platforms to become the same.
“Runaway chimpanzee returned to Ukrainian zoo on a bike”- omg but she only agreed to return “after zookeepers offered her a raincoat, a hug and a bike ride” which honestly sounds like a delightful package.
🔏“The Knot is losing its shine as the best place for wedding vendors to advertise”- Behind a paywall but for those of you that can’t access, I particularly love the story behind disgruntled customers are getting out of their The Knot contracts, “Changing all the photos and information on their listings to negative reviews of The Knot violates the terms of their contracts, forcing the company to terminate their accounts.”
More Serious Stories
We realize some of these can be triggering for some readers, so feel free to skip!
“‘These Kids Are Dying’ — Inside the Overdose Crisis Sweeping Fort Bragg”
“A Slain Reporter, a City of Sin and a Politician Charged With Murder”
“The middle school boys thought their teacher was a ‘creep.’ So they tracked how he treated the girls.”
“Failure to launch: Launch House promised young tech founders community. A Vox investigation found what happens when clout and cash are paramount, and protecting members falls by the wayside.”
“Tucker Carlson gives me nightmares': New mom Jennifer Lawrence says Roe reversal has reignited feud with her MAGA-supporting family in Kentucky”
“Superintendent denies rumors of litter boxes in restrooms for students who ‘identify as cats’”
“In Hasidic Enclaves, Failing Private Schools Flush With Public Money”
“Her dad’s killing made headlines. Now she’s creating content about it.”
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