YOU MUST WATCH UNCLE TOM. MUST. And I am beyond excited to have Larry Elder join me today at 1 to talk about this film. It is the best 20 bucks I've spent in a long long time. Just excellent. Find it here.
CHARLES HARRINGTON ELSTER IS BACK FOR PLEASE TELL ME I'M RIGHT And he's on at 2 so get your word and grammar questions ready. Find out more about Charles and learn interesting things by clicking here!
WE'RE MAKING OUR PETS FAT TOO Quarantine is taking it's toll on all of us, including our pets. A full third of Americans say their pets have put on weight during quarantine. Not my pooch. She is definitely benefiting from my "let's go outside" feelings during all this.
A BEER IN A KKK ROBE SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA TO SOMEONE But alas, it is not. The beer is called "Yellow Belly" and it actually comes wrapped in KKK themed paper. The brewery says it's to celebrate all things progressive. Uh-huh. This is it.
And now, progressives are upset. This is what the UK brewery says on it's website:
Yellow Belly 2018 Final Batch
This beer is a collaborative effort together with our good friends—and world class brewers—at Buxton Brewery (UK).
Yellow Belly—a person who is without courage, fortitude, or nerve; a coward.
To us, one of the most cowardly deeds is to act anonymously, hiding behind a group. A signifying trait of institutionalized racism.
This beer is brewed to celebrate all things new, open minded and progressive. A peanut butter biscuit stout with no biscuits, butter or nuts. Taste, enjoy, and don’t be prejudiced.
Due to trademark issues, the 2018 batch is the last Yellow Belly to be produced.
They must have seen Uncle Tom.
REPLACE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WITH WHAT? I'm not opposed to replacing The Star Spangled Banner. It's really hard to sing. But an LATimes column is recommending we replace it with Lean on Me. What the hell? What does that have to do with celebrating the nation? I'm all for America the Beautiful.
HARD WORK, INTACT FAMILIES AND SELF RELIANCE ARE WHITE CHARACTERISTICS NOW? In what has to be the most insulting and racist thing I've seen in some time, this came from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture:
If you are a hard working black person who is married to your children's parent, attends a Christian church, and has retirement savings, how does this affect you? This is blatantly racist and assumes that black people are happier not working hard and living in broken homes. Whoever did this needs to watch the movie you will hear about endlessly today. I'd love to see their infographic on what makes blackness and black culture.
KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR CALLS OUT ANTI-SEMITISM By pop culture types and athletes alike. And he does so in a manner that points out that if we can casually discriminate against Jews, why can't we casually discriminate against Black people? Good column, read it here.
COULD WE REVERSE BRAIN AGING WITH...OXYGEN? One Israeli doctor says yes we can. Here are the details of what he did and how it worked and it's super cool and now I'm buying a hyberbaric chamber and an oxygen tank.
YES, SOME FISH HAVE HUMAN TEETH And though it's creepy and weird, it's normal for a fish that eats sea urchins and other hard stuff. But check the photos here.
HOW IS SAN FRAN'S HOTELS FOR THE HOMELESS PROGRAM GOING ANYWAY? About as well as can be expected. Overdoses, sex assaults, drug fueled parties, it's all happening in the hotel rooms being paid for by the city. Read the whole thing here.
FEED YOUR BABIES PEANUTS AND EGGS PLEASE This according to new advice from the USDA on feeding babies. The rise in peanut allergies has come as parents AVOIDED peanuts in a child's early years so the USDA would like parents to introduce them SOONER rather than LATER. Same for eggs. But no added sugar. Check out the new guidelines here.