The 20 :: Your Daily Cup of Culture (#191)

Ignoring all of the remedies, believing all of the rumors
With their endless database
I wanna sit with my enemies and say,
”we should have done this sooner”
While I look them in the face
Maybe that would crack the case
— Dawes, "Crack the Case"

Your Daily Cup of Culture...

Here's The 20 things I found on the internet worth sharing today. Your Daily Cup of Culture can be fun, serious, thoughtful or just some great new song or something to buy. If not, you can get your money back.


1. The Scariest Thing You Will See Today - Is Google Duplex the harbinger of death for executive assistants everywhere?

2. TV - Fox canceled both Brooklyn 99 and The Last Man On Earth, but Hulu may save them both. (Update: NBC has saved Brooklyn 99 with a 13-episode order)

3. App of the Day - One day in the very near future, someone will ask, "What happened to Ventipop?" And I will answer, "Brain It On! happened."

4. Divorced Together - Apparently, the cost-of-living is too expensive to live apart in the Bay Area.

5. Who knew? - The Mister Softee Jingle Has Lyrics:

The creamiest, dreamiest soft ice cream
You get from Mister Softee
For a refreshing delight supreme
Look for Mister Softee

My milkshakes and my sundaes and my cones are such a treat
Listen for my store on wheels ding-a-ling down the street

The creamiest, dreamiest soft ice cream
You get from Mister Softee
For a refreshing delight supreme
Look for Mister Softee

S-O-F-T Dubble-E
Mister Softee!

6. Design - Yanko Design is so great at finding the simplest, unique inventions. Like the Wonder Washer.

7. New Song of the Day - "Crack the Case" by Dawes

2018 New Songs You Should Hear Playlist on Spotify



8. Culture - "I think that we are seeing more people that are afraid to apply for food stamps or deciding not to re-certify, or ending their benefits even though they might be eligible." Unauthorized Immigrants Shy Away From Signing Kids Up For Food Aid

9. Cocaine for 'Roos - Apparently, Kangaroos get hopped up on carrots.

10. Science on TV - Deep Look on PBS:

Forget what I said about Google Duplex, THIS is the scariest thing you will see all day:

13. Movies - The team behind the award-winning stop-motion film's Coraline, ParaNorman, Kubo and the Two Strings is moving from Japan to Shangri-La. Laika has announced its next film is Missing Link.

14. Obligatory Coffee Link of the Day - “Italy needs Starbucks like a hole in the head" - Starbucks is heading to Milan; Italians are pissed.

15. Japanese Fun (aka Torture!) - 10 Weirdest Japanese Game Shows That Actually Exist

16. Japadog - Noriki Tamura grew up in Japan dreaming of one day starting his own business overseas. Then in 2005, he moved to Vancouver, Canada, and noticed hot dog carts on every corner. He knew he needed to spice up the market with some new flavors in order to stand out as top dog. Thus was born Japadog:

17. Outed - Does Alexa Know I'm Gay?

18. Parenting - Why Utah now has first 'free-range' parenting law

19. Books - Dear Book: I’m Having Trouble Getting Through

20. The Last Drop - "A decidely odd-looking race of aliens has descended upon Pittsburgh, and they’re out to snatch up our coffee, Wi-Fi, and everything else we hold dear. Thankfully, the baristas at Black Forge Coffeehouse are on the case, ready to kick ass, take names, and send the Smurglians back to their home planet empty-handed." That’s quite a plot, alright – and it makes for a delightfully vibrant setting for Megacat Studios’ new game, Coffee Crisis:


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