It’s a big vacation week in America. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and with it, millions of Americans are on the road right now – myself included. With paltry holidays and leave, America doesn’t do vacationing great. That being said, I’d argue that we could use what we do have better. Both science and my personal opinion say that we should prioritize two types of trips.
The ceaseless march of time comes for us all, and it has come for these hallmarks of millennial culture. To varying degrees many of the things that were at one point nominally “cool” or at least somewhat popular are now, as the reigning tastemaking generation would call it, cheugy. Is there a way out of this coolness death spiral?
We often use the word “million” to mean something big – but in an era of inflationary everything, do we need to size up our language as well? What does a million dollars mean? A million views? A million users? While most of us would be pretty excited to achieve any of those tallies, today this milestone falls somewhere in the middle more often than not – and that might be causing some issues.
This week started off with a bang. In the span of just a few minutes, two of the biggest names in cable news were unexpectedly fired. Though they’re on opposite sides of the political spectrum, CNN’s Don Lemon and Fox News’s Tucker Carlson found themselves on the same side of unemployment – and some are calling it the biggest day in cable news history. Except, does any of this matter anymore?
It’s taken nearly half a year since Elon Musk took over Twitter, but it seems that the pot’s finally gotten warm enough where the frogs are jumping. It’s sad that essentially one man can ruin something used by hundreds of millions. Twitter wasn’t perfect, but it was something valuable. And now it’s gone.