These 9 cities could be underwater by 2030
Here are the best things I found on the internet this week!
What is up my internet brothas and sistas!
I’ve already been in like four conversations this week about Christmas shopping and supply chains, so cue the Mariah Carey, I guess the Christmas season is upon us.
For several years I’ve been teasing creating my own version of the 100 movie bucket list calendar that you find on all those “Christas gift idea” lists, except mine would be curated by me and, I believe, would include a way better selection of “100 movies you need to see before you die.” Would you all be interested in that?
For now, it’s another packed list of the most interesting, hilarious and mind-blowing content I found on the internet this past week. Enjoy!
What’s the coolest story or thing you found on the internet this week? Reply to this email and shoot me a link. Would love to hear from you.
Red Bull put out what might honestly be the most insane extreme sports video of all time. This ski run includes falling off cliffs, skidding across glaciers, weaving through a forest, squeezing through a cave tunnel, grinding on the edge of houses, and flipping off the back of cars, all at blazing speeds. If this was done with CGI in a movie, we’d all be calling BS. Simply mind-blowing.
I need to hurry up and book my trip to visit New Orleans, and Venice, Italy, because they are two of the nine cities across the world that could be under water by 2030.
If you were at all confused by Facebook’s name change this week, and the corresponding announcement that they were now concentrating on becoming a “metaverse company,” then you’re not alone. This episode of the Recode Media podcast explains Facebook’s transition to Meta in wonderfully clear detail. It’s a little media nerdy but in this case it affects everyone who uses the internet (so everyone).
The tweet that cost $21 Billion. Elon Musk left it up to a Twitter poll to decide whether he should unload a whopping 10 percent of his Tesla stock, which would result in the single largest one-time tax bill in United States history — over $6 Billion. Twitter users voted yes, and Musk tweeted he would abide the results (he’s been not so secretly saying he’s wanted to unload stock for quite some time, so the move is slightly less spontaneous than it sounds).
Emily Ratajkowski has been on a crusade to tell us about the burden of being perfect looking, including in a new book of essays. The New Yorker does the best job of anyone I’ve seen of accepting some of her arguments while also bring a healthy skepticism to the contradiction here, because the very things she’s protesting against are the source of her fame.
This weekend we said goodbye to daylight savings time and returned to standard time. Other than the bellyaching about it getting dark at 4 p.m., I have found myself feeling much better in the mornings and throughout the day (and more tired at night, making it easier to fall asleep). So personally, I’m on Team Get Rid of Daylight Savings. Maybe you will be too after you read about the hidden health affects of daylight savings time.
Four episodes into this third season of “Succession,” and the show has taken a turn into some really tricky emotional territory. It’s an incredible show, but this YouTube mashup re-edits a trailer for the show as if it’s a romantic comedy between Tom and Cousin Greg. And to be honest, I’d watch the heck out of that show.
The Atlantic explores the theory that “nonviolent movements require the active participation of at least 3.5 percent of a population in order to achieve serious political change.” Could 3.5 percent be enough to save the planet from climate change peril?
Thanks for reading and sharing! I’ll be back Friday to talk Spencer and Netflix’s The Harder They Fall!