Month: June 2019

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    An outfit called BASE Hologram has put together a tour featuring Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison holograms touring with a live backup band. A bit more DIY, a zoo in Japan held a drill for a polar bear escape and dressed a zoo employee in a bear suit the make the exercise more realistic. He […]

  • Mueller Report : A 10-act play

    Mueller Report : A 10-act play

    An all-star cast of actors gathered together in New York to perform a dramatic reading of the Mueller Report.

  • The week that was (longest day edition)

    The week that was (longest day edition)

    Fiction became fact when the Facebook livestream of a Pakistani politician’s face was adorned with kitten ears when someone inadvertently flipped on a video filter. This was the topic of a Saturday Night Live skit just a few months earlier. Finnish national broadcaster YLE discontinued its weekly Nuntii Latini, newscast spoken entirely in Latin. Not […]

  • SNL skit becomes reality

    In May, there was a Saturday Night Live skit about what might happen if TV reporters started using Snapchat to stream live video. In today’s BBC, there was this story.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    An oak sapling, planted jointly by Trump and Macron as a symbol of their countries’ friendship, has died. In an awkward bit of symbolism, the tree died in quarantine. In order to speed up turnaround times for its airplanes at the gate, United is sending its ground crew to NASCAR pit crew training camps. The […]

  • It can happen again

    It can happen again

    Don Tamaki and the flawed but still dormant law used to justify throwing 120,000 Japanese-American into concentration camps.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    It was only the 2nd time ever that there were two English soccer teams playing each other in the European Champion’s League final. Thousands of fans flew from England to Madrid, Spain to cheer on their favorite team. 63,272 managed to squeeze in to see the match. Meanwhile, two US MLS Soccer teams played in […]