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‘These new vaccine mutants are extremely disappointing,’ by Magneto

From Alexandra Petri at the Washington Post:

Sherri Tenpenny, an osteopath, testified in Ohio that, “I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures all over the Internet of people who have had these shots and now they’re magnetized. They can put a key on their forehead. It sticks. They can put spoons and forks all over them and they can stick.” When I heard this, I was more excited than I have been in years. People who could control metal! Magnetic people! I felt full of hope for mutantkind. These new mutants were appearing in state legislature after state legislature, testifying to the development of these new powers, and I said to myself, “Finally everything is coming up Magneto!” I was so excited. […]

[L]et me tell you, I was pretty let down.

I spent more time cackling while reading this than I care to admit.

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Nearly Coherent: A Moment of Silence for eD!’s Apple Card

There’s a new episode of Nearly Coherent (or at least it was new last week when I posted it originally, whoops)!

eD! and Jeff talk about all the going’s on at Apple’s Spring Loaded event, and gadzooks they’re gonna spend so much money.

They also talk about Jeff’s 3-year-old’s first outing with her kickball league and Jeff’s 3rd grader playing lacrosse, but let’s be honest, you’re really here for the Apple stuff, but whatever we have lives outside of shiny new crap, too!

(Well, Jeff does. eD!, not so much.)

In case you were wondering what I thought of the Apple announcement, the fact that I just spent all the money on all the iPads Pro should answer that.


New “Fast & Furious 9” Trailer: Just Take My Money Already

Come for the ridiculous magnet stunts, stay for Helen Mirren in a car chase.

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Nearly Coherent: The Rom-Com Appreciation Society

There’s a new episode of Nearly Coherent!

eD!, Jeff, and Dave discuss their shared love of the rom-coms on Netflix and The Hallmark Channel, Dave shares a Tale of The In-Laws, eD! and Jeff listen to a Dave’s News Corner about illegal lunch meat, and all agree that olive loaf is weird!

Also, eD! finally watched “Ted Lasso” and makes Jeff wait until the end of the episode to talk about it because, let’s be honest, occasionally eD! is a complete dick.

I’d be wildly offended by that description of me except that, y’know, it’s true.

And I wrote it.

But mainly the first thing.


More Like “Excellently Drawn Pet” TBH

The fine folks at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa recently did a Poorly Drawn Pet fundraiser — if you donated to them, and sent them a picture of your pet, one of their volunteers would draw your pet for you, which is a brilliant idea tbh.

I donated about 30 seconds after I heard about this, and let me tell you, the results were everything I could have possibly hoped for:

A drawing of my golden retriever, Sunshine, with the caption "A Happy Dog", which is so spot-on that it melts my face.
“A Happy Dog” is right, good work anonymous artist!

While the Poorly Drawn Pets fundraiser is over, you can still donate to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa here. You know you want to, just do it.

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T-Mobile is going to start sharing some customer information with third-party advertisers unless their customers opt-out, which is so cool and not absolutely jackasstastic at all:

T-Mobile will soon put a new privacy policy into effect that will allow it to share certain kinds of customer information with third-party advertisers. Starting on April 26th, 2021, all customers will be automatically opted in to the new program, as spotted by The Wall Street Journal. Customers who don’t want to participate will need to manually opt out using their accounts’ privacy tools.

For a carrier that built up their business shouting about how they weren’t like those other cellular providers, this is a pretty standard-issue-carrier-horseshit move.

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Nearly Coherent: The Upside-Down

There’s a new episode of Nearly Coherent!

eD! and Jeff are joined by the newly-married Dave and Lisa to discuss their wedding, their honeymoon, Dave’s incredible dance moves, manicures and pedicures, and other horrors that the mind can barely comprehend!

Honestly this episode goes places I never thought we’d go, and I’m still scarred from it to this day.

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Nearly Coherent: Mawwage!

There’s a new episode of Nearly Coherent!

You were here for the proposal. You’ve heard about the planning. Now it’s time to enjoy tales from the social event of the season: Dave and Lisa’s wedding!

I also get to talk about the M1 MacBook Pro I’ve been using, and, lemme tell you, it’s pretty damn good.


iOS and iPadOS 14: The MacStories Review

Federico Vittici’s annual small-book-length iOS and iPadOS review is now out — I haven’t read it yet, but it’s so good each year that I’m just going to link you to it anyway.

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Nearly Coherent: Blue It

There’s a new episode of Nearly Coherent!

eD! and Jeff talk about all the happenings at the “Time Flies” Apple Event, and discuss the Microsoft Surface Duo!

This was a real rollercoaster of emotion.