nice to see a woman over 50 on the cover of a fashion magazine http://t.co/7CNRnbz01S
— emily elsie keegin (@proper_nouns) June 1, 2015
The Kardashians (Kris, Kim, Kourtney, Kylie, Khloé, Kendall, Karlheinz, Kaneda, Kinja™, and Rob) welcome the newest Kardashian woman Caitlyn Jenner, who gets the full Annie Leibovitz glamor treatment on the cover of June’s Vanity Fair. The profile, by celebrity pants addict Buzz Bissinger, comes out June 9th.
How Did We Tab It? Politico went for the Twitter followers angle, just ahead of NYMag’s The Cut. The Daily Mail dot com covered the corset. Tech dot Mic found an awful pedant-bot attempting to correct people misgendering Caitlyn. Even when it’s well-meant, a bot that replies to people who don’t follow it is a terrible thing to create; never do this. Jamie Kennedy (somehow??) made it about dot me. Buzzfeed reminded us that Mike Huckabee is a horrible excuse for a human being. Mashable described the security involved in getting the issue’s cover photo printed. Reached for comment in Russia, Edward Snowden was like “oh dang that’s tight, son.” The Guardian recently reported on the long waits and poor support for gender services in the NHS, which sounds pretty bad until you remember that Americans have no right to healthcare at all. And finally, Pizza Hut’s Ol’ Knifey Twitter subsidiary made it about dot pizza:
“How can I, a pizza brand, make this transgender woman’s coming out all about buying pizza” pic.twitter.com/yFvhXeBdGg
— Zach Schonfeld (@zzzzaaaacccchhh) June 1, 2015
Remember all the vague talk about what Medium is? As anyone could have guessed, this was the prelude to editorial cuts, particularly at The Nib, but apparently Medium employees are not allowed to talk about what’s going on. Meanwhile News Corp chief executive villain Robert Thompson denounced the “trash traffic” on “so-called contemporary content sites” like Buzzfeed. News Corp has taken a brave stand in declining to attract any of that trash traffic, or any traffic at all to speak of, to its own Buzzfeed clone, Internet Action Force.
s’mores are so named because the original medieval term was “God’s Mores”
— Dave Lartigue (@daveexmachina) June 1, 2015
Cancel the Vince Vaughnaissance. Register as Republican and vote for the crazy one in the primary, it’ll be great. Pew! Pew! Pew! It must be fun to be Taylor Swift. Gabe Roth on bad children’s books is a little too real. Don’t sign your emails it’s the worst, love Rusty. Too-cool game reviewer called out. I’m no Alfred Einstein but this is nonsense, right? Free Capybara.
For no obvious reason, I woke up at 3am last night and didn’t really go back to sleep. I had a lot of quiet time to just think about things, and I came to some conclusions about what really matters in this harum-scarum, mixed up world of ours, which I will share right after:
“Pay through the nose or bleed through our clothes!” Romy, remind me to hire you to write my speeches when I run for office.
Anyway, I was just kidding about late night mentations on Life, The Universe, and Everything. I spent four hours in the middle of the night thinking about what I would do if I had 500 million dollars (spoiler: nothing responsible) and today I feel like broke, sleepy garbage.
~How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable, seem to me all the tabs of this world!~