The Chinese government keeps repressing. The people keep resisting.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/04/opinion/hong-kong-china-tiananmen.html 1559674453
Step out, step out everyone.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/19/style/easter-sunday-spring.html 1555730489
Benefits were held by Opening Ceremony, the Museum at F.I.T. and the National Cares Mentoring Movement.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2019/02/15/style/justin-theroux-tim-gunn-alicia-keys-parties.html 1553802187
Nothing ever completely stops the sprawling Persian New Year party in Mazar-i-Sharif. But fears of factional violence cast a chill on the revelry this year.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/world/asia/nowruz-afghanistan-atta-mohammed-noor.html 1553802185
Experts say the energies and directions of feng shui, the ancient Chinese practice for optimizing the home, change yearly.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/realestate/feng-shui-tips-harmonious-home.html 1553802184
Was John Mulaney’s neighbor arrested by the FBI for cannibalism? Did Pete Davidson go to Jamaica with Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels over New Year’s?
See if you can guess what’s real and made-up, as the two comedians joined Jimmy Fallon for a game of “True Confessions” on The Tonight Show Thursday night.
The game works by each person revealing a random story, to which the others must guess whether it’s true or fake. But first, they must interrogate each other, and with these three, of course it’s hilarious. Read more…
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FuckJerry continues to be FuckJerry.
The guys behind the viral Instagram leech that is @fuckjerry used celebrity photos and stolen memes to push their tequila brand. To promote Jaja Tequila, Spanish for “haha,” they posted edited images of Amy Poehler, Idris Elba, Will Smith, and other famous people to advertise their product, Vice reports.
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Here’s the kicker — none of these celebrities consented to shilling Jaja. Anderson Cooper, for example, infamously (and painfully) did tequila shots on live TV during CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage, but it wasn’t Jaja. That didn’t stop the company from editing the image to look like Cooper was breathing fire and writing “Jaja vs other tequilas” above it. Read more…More about Memes, Fuckjerry, Culture, and Web Culture
Vastly unalike, Tan Dun’s “Fire Ritual” and Brahms’s “A German Requiem” are both full of luminous color and reflect complex attitudes toward death.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/08/arts/music/new-york-philharmonic-tan-dun-brahms-review.html 1549676634
It’s a strange little world.
At 4 billion miles from Earth, MU69 (also nicknamed Ultima Thule) is the farthest-away object a human spacecraft has ever visited. For the past few years, scientists have labeled MU69 as an unknown, mysterious “puzzle.” After the 13-year-old New Horizons spacecraft eventually swooped by the frozen rock on New Years Day 2019, the object graduated to a snowman-shaped frozen rock.
Now, after receiving new images of MU69, planetary scientists suspect that both of its “lobes” are flattish, too.
“The larger lobe, nicknamed ‘Ultima,’ more closely resembles a giant pancake, and the smaller lobe, nicknamed ‘Thule,’ is shaped like a dented walnut,” the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (where the mission is headquartered) detailed online. Read more…More about Space, Science, New Horizons, Mu69, and Ultima Thule
The police said that a man arrested in the attack had confessed that he had been drinking and suspected his wife of having an affair.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/world/asia/china-knife-attack.html 1549501308