Charlie Brooker reports. It's remarkable how it differs in small but insignificant ways from the U.S.'s own 'model.' It also gave me weird flashbacks of 1980s' BBC news reports concerning South Africa, every single one of which concluded with stock footage of dancing Zulus, to illustrate whatever Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Inkatha Freedom Party thought about the matter at hand. Via John Biggs.
James Redford, a filmmaker, activist and son of actor Robert Redford, has died of liver cancer. James Redford was 58, and was first diagnosed with liver diseas 30 years ago, reports the Associated Press — excerpt: Robert Redford's publicist, Cindi Berger, said in a statement Monday that the 84-year-old father is mourning with his family… READ THE REST
Jeffrey Toobin, the famous author and journalist currently with The New Yorker, was suspended today after exposing his penis during a Zoom meeting with colleagues. The circumstances are unclear. Toobin told Motherboard that he thought he had muted the camera—"I believed I was not visible on Zoom"—but he also directed an apology to his wife… READ THE REST
A gentleman in India who worshipped Donald Trump like a god became so upset by the news that the impeached U.S. president contracted COVID-19, he went on an extended fast to pray for Trump's recovery. The man, Bussa Krishna, died of a cardiac arrest on Sunday. Bussa Krishna claimed to have become a religious devotee… READ THE REST
It's no newsflash to say the world is full of entertainment options. Heck, just restricting yourself to the digital universe, there are hundreds, even thousands of ways to learn new skills, improve your life, and yes, just relax and veg out on videos whenever you like. But with that many options for entertaining yourself, where… READ THE REST
If you're anything like millions of Americans, staying at home these past several months has been followed by a steadily increased diet of cooking shows. It's really not hard to understand why. If you can't go out to restaurants the same way right now, why not bring those delicious meals to you? The next logical… READ THE REST
Training packages are available everywhere. And since everyone wants to know how to code, there are literally hundreds of different courses, lectures, and training sessions that can help teach you the building blocks of this foundational ability. However, most of us aren't very patient. We want the facts we need to know, we want them… READ THE REST