SNL’s latest cold open imagined the virtual meeting White House officials held last week with about 30 TikTok “influencers.” Watching the parody, I wondered if millennials whose worldviews are shaped by TikTok influencers found it all that funny.
The SNL characters didn’t seem all that exaggerated.
Elon Musk this weekend said he declined to heed calls from several countries to block Russian news sites from his Starlink internet satellites amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Sorry to be a free speech absolutist,” Musk told his Twitter bros.
Consumers in China know first-hand that Musk only supports free speech when it suits him or his business interests. Speaking of hypocrisy, a shoutout for GM CEO Mary Barra.
I always perceived yoga instructors as the ultimate promoters of peace, nonviolence, and acceptance, particularly in the supposedly “progressive” San Francisco Bay area. Turns out that blind faith was mistaken.
Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital settling yet again a federal lawsuit alleging fraudulent billing practices makes clear that it’s time to replace with the Hippocratic Oath promising to do no harm with this promise upon medical school graduation: “If my healthcare employer’s business practices are endangering patients, I promise to keep my mouth shut.”