ABOVE: An influencer who can get you going without showing the body. (He does that, too.)
INSTAGRAM: I ... am not impressed with Hollywood. Can't get through it, let alone into it. And I don't think Jake Picking conjured Rock Hudson at all. But. He's cute, and good on 'im.
CNN: One of Trump's personal valets (are we in 18th-century France???) tested positive for COVID-19. Don't get too excited — he probably got it from Trump. Trump has been out and about far more than some valet has. I'm sure if Trump gets or has gotten COVID-19, with our luck he'd be an asymptomatic super spreader.
TWITTER: Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, has called Trump's re-election campaign the Death Star. You know, that big, evil thing the good guys blew up in the end?
JOE.MY.GOD.: That Texas Karen who refused to close down her hair salon amid the pandemic and was jailed is going to get sprung — the state's right-wing governor has issued an executive order banning imprisonment for defying lockdown orders. So ... what good are any governmental orders during the pandemic, then?
NYDN: California urgent-care physicians who urged immediate re-opening have been widely discredited. Stop sharing that nonsense.
Also, I am not a fan of using memes to speak for you, but for anyone who is taken by the nutty Mikovits Plandemic scam, here are some facts to digest:
THR: Was the Sundance Film Festival an early U.S. petri dish for COVID-19? It sounds very likely.
VARIETY: Obamas will headline virtual graduation ceremony! (Also, watching Becoming on Netflix — it was like attending a funeral for decency.)
NBC NEWS: The Human Rights Campaign has backed Joe Biden for president, and did so on the eighth (!) anniversary of his becoming the highest-ranking elected official in U.S. history to come out in favor of gay marriage. He held the distinction briefly, until his boss chimed in.
FACEBOOK: Join me on Facebook, where we shared random autographs. Some of my friends have amazing ones! (But don't friend me if you're a right-winger or a conspiracy theorist. The only real conspiracy theory is about Sarah Palin's pregnancy.)
WAPO: Boo. The entire SCOTUS cleared the convictions of the Bridgegate baddies.
KENNETH IN THE (212): In honor of Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider, who (it was just reported) died last month right after his birthday, a reminiscence from Kenneth.
TWITTER: If we want to terminate healthcare is a winning message in 2020, you guys are on your own.
looking forward to watching more Republican senators try to lie about their voting records again this cycle, while Trump just keeps repeating out loud: "We want to terminate health care" pic.twitter.com/gORQn55LXu— Stewart Boss (@stew_boss) May 6, 2020