CNET says that the look Lady Gaga chose to wear as she arrived ahead of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘ Presidential inauguration today has the internet drawing some comparisons. Not to Madonna, as is usually the case, but instead to the intergalactic fight between good and evil known as Star Wars. Gaga showed up looking like an all-white Sith Lord, and honestly, is all-white anything the vibe after that insurrection?
The worst part about ordering pizza is the shame. The person who delivers the pizza comes to your door, sees you in your PJs at 3 PM, notes that you’re the only human being in your studio apartment, sees the cat, smells the weed, and hands over your large pepperoni with a side of garlic bread and three dipping sauces with judgment in his eyes. So when I read that Pizza Hut was testing drone delivery in Israel, I excitedly Googled “how to move to Israel during a pandemic.”
Alas, I was misled. Yes, the delicious pizza will be delivered by drones, but only for part of the trip. The droned pies will be dropped into government-approved landing zones (like parking lots), then drivers will deliver them like usual for the final leg of the journey. Sigh.
There was a rumor that Chris Evans would be returning to the Marvel universe in some form and once again taking up the shield of Captain America. Anthony Mackie is rumored to becoming the next Captain America in a Disney+ series, and so there may be some competition coming. But not just over who gets to hold a super-powerful shield and throw it around with the strength and coordination of Xena Warrior Princess. Anthony seems to be ready to challenge Chris for one more title: America’s Ass.
Who’s going to tell an almost century-old icon to be sensible and go to bed while it’s still light out after an early-bird dinner with a free cup of jiggly custard for dessert? NO ONE, that’s who. Today we celebrate the 99th birthday of fabulousness incarnate, the inimitable Betty White. The pic above is from 2018 B.C. (Before COVID-19), but beautifully captures the joy of 90+ candles on a cake before the world went to hell in a masked and socially distanced handbasket, so here we are. And where is the birthday girl?
The Year That Shall Not Be Named will go down in history for a lot of grim happenings, so it’s easy to forget the culinary cruelties that took place in the greater pandemic shuffle. Taco Bell‘s well-paid management somehow kept their mouths shut and didn’t lead the public’s grief-stricken outcry at the punishing eviction of items featuring potatoes from their menu. It doesn’t make sense, because potatoes are the Kumbaya of the food world, and the one thing that joins both vegans and meat-eaters in joyful, carb-loaded, non-judgmental bliss. Potatoes are the peacekeepers we need in these dark days!
Chang Yu-Te is a Taiwanese bubble master. And, yeah, it’s as cool as it sounds. Chang is the world record holder for blowing the most soap bubbles inside of a much larger bubble. He hit 783! Which is good, I guess? I’m sorry, it’s just such a specific record. But still, far more impressive than my best of exactly zero. Continue reading