The monkeys attacked a lab assistant before escaping with COVID-19 blood samples in Dehli, India, as reported by the Times of India. One monkey was spotted sitting in a tree chewing on the sample collection kit, as locals now fear the further spread of infection. … [Read more...] about ’28 Days Later’ Just Became Real After Monkeys Escape From Lab With COVID-19 Blood Samples
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Oak Apple Day, a celebration of the restoration of the British Monarchy in 1660 — and possibly an ancient pre-Christian Spring tradition long before that — is a beautiful slice of all but forgotten British history and culture. By ancient tradition, sprigs of oak are worn or hung outside houses and other celebrations including processions, meals, and dances take place. … [Read more...] about LANE: Remember Oak Apple Day, England’s Non-Socialist May Day
Stan wars raged out of control in May. Taylor Swift fans tried to cancel Burger King for a tweet poking fun at her songs about ex-boyfriends. Barbz called for Usher’s head when he downplayed the prospect of a Verzuz battle between Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim, calling the Young Money chart-topper a “product” of the Bad Boy pioneer. Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande fans united against Tekashi 6ix9ine for the suggestion that their collaborative No. 1 single “Stuck with U” cheated its way past his comeback track “Gooba,” which landed at No. 3. Doja Cat caught smoke from every direction throughout the long Memorial Day weekend for dalliances in nebulous internet chat spaces and cavalier use of slurs popularized by racists on forums. Lana Del Rey got lit up by a coalition of Nicki, Beyoncé, and Cardi B fans last week for an Instagram post expressing frustration about the feeling that she isn’t allowed the same leeway for self-expression … [Read more...] about Stan Culture Is Due a Reckoning. So Are the Celebrities They Worship.
Here’s a pretty ordinary Disney response to Fox’s sharper Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: bright yet sensitive pre-teen (Ed Oxenbould, not quite winning enough) feels dreadful for commuting – via an errant birthday wish – 24 hours of bad luck onto his nearest and dearest; 75 minutes of sketches involving car crashes, vomit and escaped kangaroos ensue, followed by a five-minute affirmation of the family that “steers its ship with positivity”. The grownups grab a few legitimately funny bits, but it makes for strangely agitating, passive-aggressive matinee fare: perhaps you just have to enjoy watching rows breaking out more than this viewer does. … [Read more...] about Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day review – agitating matinee fare
“A fella in the back of the room said, ‘Namath, do you know we’re going to kick your butt?’,” Namath recalled in a television interview years later. “And I said, ‘Wait a minute, I got news for you, buddy - we’re going to win the game, I guarantee it.’” … [Read more...] about Sport-On this day: Born May 31, 1943: Joe Namath, NFL quarterback