Afternoon Snack

This week we're all about new Pokémon, old grudges against statistics, and going on boats with friends.

March 4, 2019 at 9:00 am

Some really fun stuff happened this week, as it turns out! Let’s talk about it!

The new Pokémon games, Sword and Shield, have been announced for the Nintendo Switch, and holy Grookey, they look so cute!!!!

Have you ever wondered whether cats are actually real-life
Pokémon? This video really makes you think…

The conventional wisdom on cruises says that they range anywhere from “meh” to “floating dreadnoughts of excess consumption” BUT said conventional wisdom also pre-dates the recently announced, extremely How-Did-No-One-Think-Of-This-Before Golden Girls cruise.

May Spike Trotman be eternally blessed by the Big Crone in the Sky for tipping us all off to the worst capitalist buffooneries before they even get off the ground.

Speaking of our favorite political-economic system, this essay on the modern trap of turning hobbies into hustles is a Very Big Mood:

When I was a kid, I often heard the phrase, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Like many millennials — who are now of course accused of wanting too much in terms of job satisfaction and security — I was encouraged to view any of my interests or talents as a possible career. This framework has carried through to adulthood, but now, instead of conjuring a Richard Scarry-esque image of happily occupying my time doing things I love, it reinforces the idea that my attention belongs more rightfully on profit than on pleasure.

Amanda Hess lauds the rise of the lustful middle-school girl over at the New York Times, and we are, predictably, extremely here for that.

Our sincerest extension of gratitude this week goes to Brandon, for seeing our truth and boldly logging on to share it with the world.

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