She decided to teach postcolonial theory instead of seventeenth-century poetry.
Because, well, you know, easier Said than Donne.
— William Germano (@WmGermano) June 22, 2015
As the sun peeks over the horizon after a whole year on fleek, the content farm is awoken by today’s Tidal CEO crowing “I QUIIIIIIIITTTTTT” from the roof of the barn. The camels sleepily stretch their toes, the lonely giraffe limbers his neck and warms up his soul groove. The fox stumbles out of his den and hurls an axe at a drummer. Just another normal day. But in a dark corner of the barn, a troubling cloud of flies masses around ailing news app Cir.ca. Its money trough has been empty for months, and now it’s just been lying there silently all week. The content farm is tense but helpless, waiting to see if it will live.
Throw on some Old Navy Blogger Looks and check out this question on Ask Metafilter: “Did my boyfriend just get married?” I read this and thought “no of course not that’s wildly paranoid!” BUT I WAS WRONG. I mean I just spoiled it, but now you have motivation to read the thing because seriously WHAT.
Brian Feldman has many questions about minions. (The More You Know: Ten minions are necessary for certain animated religious ceremonies.) Alex Abad-Santos’s Trap Queen explainer is not bad despite being burdened with the explainer format. What if we explained things by… just writing articles? Pando boldly decides to try the same funding model that killed NSFW Corp. I’m sure it’ll work on this garbage site. Stewart Butterfield officially has “fuck you” money. Taffy Brodesser-Akner, whose name I always copy and paste, wrote with her customary wit and insight about Taylor Swift’s vengeful lyrics. Darius Kazemi on programmatically detecting transphobic bot jokes.
Feels good to know that I will never write a tweet worse than this one.
— Kevin Nguyen (@knguyen) June 22, 2015
UPDATE: Just looked in on Cir.ca and it’s dead. I guess it’s all part of… the Cir.ca of life.
Now here’s Romy with today’s Canadian news!
One thing about Romy that drew me to her as a Tabs Intern is the way that, just as you start to feel like you have a handle on who she is as a person, she causally drops a line like “From the ages of 10 to 18, I lived in the South Pacific.” The other, more obvious thing, was that she can really write.
Do you miss Matt Lubchansky? He’s doing some cartoons for The Daily Dot! I put that way down here because all of you would have just stopped reading the Tabs and gone there immediately.
~Tryin’ to hold back these tabs for so long~
Today in Tabs is glad Reagan’s dead too. My opinion may or may not be that of Fast Company, to the extent a media property can even be said to have an opinion. And my opinion may be subscribed to by email, which many have done, apparently on purpose.