Hello internet friends,
I just deleted about two paragraphs about how nothing really matters anymore on this planet and how I’m about to walk around town with only a loincloth and a “The End is Nigh” sign, but I decided that you probably don’t need that image in your head right now, so let’s get to our regular (hah!) newslettering business, okay?
Here, now this is a nice safe topic, right? Emoji! Perfecting the language of emojis
The Greek salad emoji includes a hard boiled egg. I’d like to suggest that this should be replaced with a cucumber slice, or other items.
I do sometimes link to Vice and its sub-sites, being especially fond of Motherboard. (In fact, there’s going to be a link to an article on Vice in the next section.) And yet, this is pretty amazing: A Company Built on a Bluff – which is not a nice way to talk about a “360°, Multi-Platform, Vertically Integrated, Global Media Brand”
So here we go. An article that is very good and very sad in a not really sad if compared to what else goes on in the world but you know, sad-kind of way: I Went to the Happiness Museum and Now I’m Sad
“Would you like to jump into a giant pile of happiness?” an employee asked me. “Oh, Christ, I don’t think I’m emotionally capable of that,” I replied.
And now let’s learn something! Did you know that All Spicy Food Is From Latin America? (And bell peppers are called bell peppers because people are dumb. “This new thing is spicy. Like pepper, which we already know. But it looks like a bell. So let’s call it bell pepper.”) The more you know!
You know what’s still kinda nice? Podcasts! And you know what I really hope stays kinda nice? Podcasts! (I mean, there are people trying to futz with it and I sure hope they get itchy spots in hard to reach places.) And well, I’m not the only one who sees it that way: (which is always a nice feeling, isn’t it?) The podcast business is still teeny tiny. Which is great news for podcasts.
Oh, by the way, this feels a bit icky, but: maybe you know someone whose weird taste might enjoy an email like this? Why not let them know? I admit, it is really only for my ego. Ugh. Sorry.