Furloughs & death clocks; we’re all on the S.S. Minnow; traffic silver linings; Instacart tipping procedures; Facebook misinformation flaws; social media COVID policies failing; America’s funniest Zoom videos; Elmo’s virtual happy hour; the new woke Dune; yet another HBO streaming service; failure is an option; every COVID commercial is exactly the same; masked morons; feedback loop: UVAs, burnt pork & reverse empathy.

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Show Notes

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IN THE NEWS

California COVID-19 Traffic Report Finds Silver Lining

Many Instacart shoppers still don’t have their COVID-19 safety gear

Australia will make Facebook and Google pay for news content

There’s a Problem With Facebook’s Coronavirus Misinformation Features

Trump’s hype for state lockdown protests puts Twitter and Facebook’s new COVID-19 policies to the test

America’s Funniest Work Videos

MEDIA CANDY

Caring for Each Other

Jim Gaffigan, Ryan’s World and YouTubers Gently Explain Coronavirus To Kids

Our Latest Look at Dune Reveals Some Timely Changes From the Novel

HBO Max will launch on May 27th

The Cranberries ‘Zombie’ Anti-Violence Protest Anthem Tops 1 Billion Views on YouTube

AT THE LIBRARY

Failure Is an Option: An Attempted Memoir by H. Jon Benjamin

MORON OF THE WEEK

Every Covid-19 Commercial is Exactly the Same

The Tragicomic Mask of Ron DeSantis

FEEDBACK LOOP

How you can help during the coronavirus outbreak

Fascinating I think you’ll like this

Disney Uses Atrocious CGI to Cover Up Daryl Hannah’s Butt in ‘Splash’

Invite a llama or goat to your next corporate Zoom meeting or video call for under $100

Sleep2Little

Mash and Coronavirus.

A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

COVID-19 Antibody Seroprevalence in Santa Clara County, California

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Media Consumption, by Generation

Our Pandemic Summer

Why People Who Are Always Right Have Got It All Wrong

REME HALO® Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier

Awesome flesh-burning death lamp. (Germicidal UV)

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