Our Junk Drawer
They're too short for 3,000-word stories, but too interesting to not write about at all. Meet Tedium’s shorties—the latest quick hits of news and weirdness from Tedium.
Exploding Whale, in 4K
One of the earliest viral videos I remember, involving a somewhat successful attempt to get rid of a beached whale by blowing it up, has been remastered in 4K for its 50th anniversary, and honestly, thank God for that.
Don’t Miss the Bathtub
“And then there’s the bathtub.”
The world is kind of a messed-up place right now, and issues of systemic oppression are at the forefront right now. As with everything Tedium writes about, it helps to have a pop-culture lens nearby to understand this bigger issue. A surprisingly effective one? Tay Zonday’s “Chocolate Rain.” Here’s why.
SimCity gets biz-friendly. Over at The Obscuritory, Phil Salvador takes a deep dive into Maxis Business Simulations, which turned SimCity’s core product into something actual companies would use to make real decisions. A great story worth your time.
Announcement: Schedule Change
In a little bit of a gut check, we’re going to be publishing our second issue of the week on Friday afternoons rather than overnight between Thursday and Friday as a test of readership, starting Friday, May 1. Please don’t get mad if you don’t get an email from us Friday morning.
The amount the lowest-grossing #1 movie of all time made as it topped the charts, per The Numbers. Blame COVID-19, obviously.
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