Spotify wrapped fanatics, goblin mode honors & Salesforce shakeup 👀🍿🧃
This week has me watching “The Tetris Murders” which seems to be a wild story.
“Couple Unknowingly Rent RV To “Qanon Queen Of Canada,” Get It Back Trashed”- Here’s a podcast episode detailing the insane roadtrip behavior by this woman, so the RV being trashed isn’t exactly shocking.
“A Cryptocurrency Named After The Fictional Money In Star Trek Is ‘Worthless’ And ‘A Scam,’ New Lawsuit Alleges”- Ah, seems like this crypto project wasn’t out of this world. Womp.
“Is Cartier's Love Ring REALLY worth £1,080? Expert unpicks TikTok claim that the cult piece only contains £115 worth of gold”- Once upon a time I did PR for an online pawn shop and realized how much of a premium is paid on a brand name engagement ring. Unless you’re excited about the brand and the iconic piece, the investment isn’t worth it from a raw materials’ cost.
“Sam Bankman-Fried’s first post-scandal public interview was a riveting train wreck”- Whyyy is he still talking?!?
“Beyond Meat Is Struggling, and the Plant-Based Meat Industry Worries”- While I’m rooting for Beyond, I admittedly haven’t been buying their products so I’m definitely part of the problem.
“Spotify Wrapped Is Out And Some Music Fans Have Spent All Year Long Ensuring They Appear As A Top Fan”- Mmm, and this seems like a great time to remind everyone that the popular Wrapped format was an intern’s idea who never got proper credit for the concept.
“An art expert has been fired after he valued a Chinese vase at $1,950 that sold at auction for nearly $8 million”- A good article about the speculative value of art… although the difference is wild.
“‘I’m gonna give you another reason to be extremely mad at HarperCollins’: Author says HarperCollins rebranded her lesbian Jewish romance novel as a Christmas story”- I guess them publishing a progressive book without any corporate shenanigans would have been too much to ask.
“Is ‘Cocaine Bear’ Really Based on a True Story?”- Click on this piece for “Pablo Escobear” and end up going down a “squirrels on crack” rabbit hole.
“Liver King, The TikTok Creator Who Eats Raw Bull T3sticle$ For Dinner, Is On Steroids”- Aww he’s disappointed the “Primals.”
“Oxford word of the year 2022 revealed as 'goblin mode'“- It’s our year!!
“‘Apple is a cult’: Former Apple employee claims software bug fills up iPhone storage, leading customers to purchase new phones”- This is 1000% believable, it’s also unlikely a coincidence that old models get buggy right around new phone releases.
“Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield is leaving Salesforce two years after deal was announced”- With so many prominent execs leaving, something feels amiss.
“Thinking he was outbidding the Qatar royal family, Saudi prince MBS unknowingly got into a bidding war with an ally and ended up paying an eye watering $450 million for Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi painting”- Imagine just casually just dropping almost half a billion dollars for a piece of art.
“Turns out a real estate guru peddling the ‘deal of a lifetime’ was really a fraud, prosecutors say”- Seems like this deal is missing the “real” element to the whole thing.
“He’s the Bad Boy of Chess. But Did He Cheat?”- The saga continues, now with an intersection of the FTX drama, of all things.
More Serious Stories
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“Eight of Bentley-driving Mormon prophet's 20 wives - some as young NINE - were rescued by the FBI earlier this month from an Airbnb in Washington state after fleeing protective custody with one of their adult sister-wives”
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