75 really good links
I did it! I broke down Garbage Day to its bare essentials!
Hi there! Next week, Garbage Day is going on a little vacation. I’ll be back the week of September 20th! When I get back, the plan is to start talking to folks about commissioning some guest posts and I’m planning on doing more video stuff! Both of which I’ve very excited about!
Also, let me just say, the fact that I’m even able to go on vacation is such a testament to how amazing the last year has been for Garbage Day. Without you, my readers and subscribers, this wouldn’t even be possible. Also, if that last sentence has suddenly inspired you to subscribe lol, think about it! It’s $5 a month or $45 year and you’ll get lots of fun stuff, like bonus issues, live event discounts, and Discord access.
If you’re interested supporting Garbage Day another way, you can grab a T-shirt from the merch store or buy an NFT, which basically gives you all the Garbage Day benefits at once, plus you get a cool piece of digital swag if that’s a thing you’re into. And if you’re looking for more Garbage Day-related content while I’m offline next week, check out The Content Mines podcast. This week’s episode is pretty good!
Right, ok, so here’s the deal.
I have a big Google Doc that I collect links with. Every time I see something interesting in my travels around the web, I put it in there. And then when it comes time to write the newsletter, I clear out the most recent links and put my little email together. But there’s always too much stuff to cover. Substack has a size limit and if you go over it, your email clips. And links really add up! Which means I’ve ended up with pages of links going all the way back to March.
So, today, to make sure you all have enough content to tide you over until I get back from vacation, I decided I’d just cut to the chase and give you every single still-active (and relevant) link I had in my Google Doc. Hopefully, this will be enough content for you animals.
Here Are 75 Good Links
A round up of very good Letterboxd reviews of the new Cinderella movie
A little whoopsie from the XVIII Airborne Corps’s Twitter account
A tweet about the Taliban and Instagram crystals that was dropped into the Garbage Day Discord by hypirlink
“They Seemed Like Democratic Activists. They Were Secretly Conservative Spies.”
“An Australian court ruling makes publishers legally responsible for every idiot Facebook user who leaves a comment”
Which sucks more? Disco or the fact the invasion of Iraq was predicated on the lie of the existence of weapons of mass destruction?
In case you missed it, there was a gross toothpaste trend on TikTok in July
A Tumblr discussion about image retouching and body dysmorphia
This Scottish dub of Avatar: The Last Airbender, which was dropped into the Garbage Day Discord by Lakshata
Who should be doing the labor of cleaning up online communities?
The national anthem, which was sent to me by Garbage Day reader Nick
A Yelp review from a man who wasn’t allowed into a Paris nightclub
A wedding photo that has haunted me for weeks (scroll through the whole thread for more cursed content)
Suspiciously vocal anti-vax protesters with IMDB profiles, a thread
A YouTube investigation into Lily’s Garden which was sent to me by ppyajunebug
“Twitch Sues Users Over Alleged ‘Hate Raids’ Against Streamers”
A wildly upsetting video about Ivermectin that was dropped into the Garbage Day Discord by grant
Promoted Twitter content that just so happens to support the Chinese government, a thread
“How A Gamestonk YouTuber Is Shaking Up The California Recall”
A good Tumblr post about monetization that was sent to me by Gwen
The troubling implications of the Harkness rule of monster fucking and Scooby Doo
OK, I’m going offline now. Goodbye!
There’s no P.S. this week. Didn’t you get enough content up there??? OK, fine, here’s one more good piece of content for you.
***Any typos in this email are on purpose actually***