Friday, March 27, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Do you know what today is? Today is the anniversary of the birth of our Elusive Butterfly Chanteuse! She’s 50!  I think…?  It’s not really clear. Mimi, as we know, doesn’t celebrate birthdays, only anniversaries.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 27, 2020 20:07:24 March 27, 2020 20:07:24

Britney Spears can run fast, but not that fast, and I don’t know why anyone was taking her seriously. Still, she had to clarify. Are there hidden Marxist messages in her post about what she’s been doing in isolation though? She mentioned an ORANGE dress, and not a red dress… what does that mean? Would red have been too obvious? Is orange the new shade of the proletariat revolution? (Dlisted)  “Then bury all your money in the backyard like a beagle. Full Story


Duana Posted by Duana at March 27, 2020 19:54:48 March 27, 2020 19:54:48
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Hi Duana,   I just want to say first that I LOVE your column and have been reading since way before getting pregnant.   You recently mentioned the name Nova in one of your columns and that you were surprised it wasn’t used more. I thought it was a bit unusual at first but the more I think about it the more excited I get about the name! However, I was looking into our BC name stats for babies and it seems like Nova IS getting more and more popular which I am nervous about. Full Story

Crossover Madness

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 27, 2020 18:21:40 March 27, 2020 18:21:40

Two things have happened this month: the NCAA cancelled the March Madness basketball tournament, and Westworld featured a surprise Game of Thrones cameo this week. Having HBO’s biggest show cross over with its try-hardiest show in the same month that there is no March Madness is surely a sign that the universe wants us to figure out the best possible combination of TV show crossovers by doing loosely organized, nonsensical brackets of potential crossovers and pitting them against each other. Full Story

Quibi: Still A Thing That Is Happening Sometime in the Near Future

Maria Posted by Maria at March 27, 2020 15:37:12 March 27, 2020 15:37:12
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In a time of Extreme Streaming™, watching TV is not a passive thing; it’s an outlet for energy and it’s also a talking point, particularly for those who feel squirrely right now.  With that, streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu are capitalizing on the eyeballs, dropping a steady stream of new series (like Tiger King and Little Fires Everywhere). Full Story

Joshua gives Jodie a pre-baby gift

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 27, 2020 14:32:46 March 27, 2020 14:32:46
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The original title of this post was “Jodie Gets a Push Present”. And then I wondered… is the term “push present” offensive? So then I googled “is push present offensive” and I didn’t even have to complete the search term, it just came up automatically, because I guess at least one other person has wondered the same thing. Full Story

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House Cambridge Claps for NHS

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 27, 2020 13:48:20 March 27, 2020 13:48:20
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Not sure if you were on Twitter last night but in the UK, there was an online movement to honour the efforts of healthcare workers and the National Health Service during the COVID-19 crisis. Thousands of people cheered from isolation, clapping and banging from inside their homes out the window or on the balcony or from the front door their support for those on the frontlines. Full Story