November 2019

The real winner at the AMAs was Lizzo’s tiny purse

Famous performers from around the world gathered in Los Angeles on Sunday night for the 2019 American Music Awards, celebrating the best artists of the year by giving them a clear, pointy stake. As per custom, attendees also took the opportunity to show off their flair for fashion, draping themselves in designer labels that would cost most of us several months of pay. Performing at the AMAs for the first time was Her Royal Highness… Read More »The real winner at the AMAs was Lizzo’s tiny purse

How to avoid falling for online shopping scams during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

  There’s nothing quite like a major online sale to have us reaching for the credit cards in the hopes of nabbing a bargain (or ten), but with Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approaching, the need for increased diligence around our online safety is at an all-time high.  According to latest government figures, Australians are predicted to lose a record amount of money to scams in 2019, with the final figure set to exceed… Read More »How to avoid falling for online shopping scams during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Here is Bernie Sanders dancing to ‘Dancing Queen’

Bernie Sanders spent the weekend dancing.  The Democratic presidential candidate attended a “Labor Solidarity” dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire to promote his pro-union platform on Saturday. In remarks he made during the dinner, Sanders said he wanted to make it easier for Americans to unionize their workplaces and double union membership nationwide.  After pledging to take on Trump in the 2020 election, he took on the dance floor. Reporters on the campaign trail caught some… Read More »Here is Bernie Sanders dancing to ‘Dancing Queen’

Black Friday is happening now at Target: Vacuums and air fryers on sale

Black Friday hasn’t *officially* started, but if we’re being real, it totally has.  We’ve seen deals cropping up all month, and they’re only going to ramp up the closer we get to actual Black Friday. Target is getting in on the early Black Friday deals with Shark and Ninja products on sale. But you’ve got to act fast because this sale is for 24 hours only on Nov. 24 — both in stores and online.… Read More »Black Friday is happening now at Target: Vacuums and air fryers on sale

Climate change protesters halt football game with sit-in and ‘OK, boomer’ chant

It’s going to take a whole lot more than protests to reverse climate change, but a big stage and large crowd always help. That’s what happened during a Saturday match-up between the Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs. More than 100 climate change protesters took to the field during half-time, chanting (among other things) “OK, boomer,” the go-to shorthand for letting aging adults know that we see them destroying our world. The protest action extended well… Read More »Climate change protesters halt football game with sit-in and ‘OK, boomer’ chant

Amazon sues Pentagon over lost JEDI contract, blaming Trump bias

President Donald Trump and e-commerce site Amazon have a longstanding feud that usually amounts to a lot of bluster, but now Amazon thinks the president’s bias against the company is getting in the way of its business deals. Amazon filed a suit against the Pentagon on Friday after the U.S. Department of Defense awarded Microsoft a whopping $10 billion contract for a data management project called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI. The military… Read More »Amazon sues Pentagon over lost JEDI contract, blaming Trump bias