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Olympics 2020, Black Panther 2, Eunuchs, and Other Rabbit Holes

There is a eunuch-interest website if you’re interested in being castrated (heads up, not legal). (Vice)

At least the Olympics haven’t gone as far as castrating anyone… yet.

For a palate cleanser, check out this blackberry and dried apricot slab pie recipe. (Bon Appetit)

M. Night Shyamalan’s movie Old is straight out of my nightmare of aging and is actually based on a book by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. (Geeks of Color)

Using drones to deliver things to us should be celebrated, not punished. (Jezebel)

No way in hell I’m the only one finding out about Brie Larson’s short life as a pop star. (Nerdist)

I said it once, I’ll say it again, men ruin things. Including the environment. (NPR)

This alpaca is gorgeous and he knows it.

Can we see if we survive this year’s Olympics first before we assign 2032 to Brisbane? (AP)

Bob Dylan being described as “funny” is news to me. (Vulture)

By the way, that story aired on the WTF with Marc Maron Podcast, which is available here on Plex.

For the next couple of weeks you too can show off your athletic skills playing the largest ever Google doodle Olympic edition. I can’t figure out how to get the cat on the boat (which does not bode well for my future in the Olympics). (Nerdist)

I have several words for you: out of control brioche-style monkey bread with garlic and herbs. (Instagram)

Jack Thomas wrote this beautiful, moving piece about having only months to live. “As death draws near, I feel the same uncomfortable transition I experienced when I was a teenager at Brantwood Camp in Peterborough, New Hampshire, packing up to go home after a grand summer.” (The Boston Globe)

I’ll not rest until I have some of Bisa Butler’s quilt art in my home. Unless it’s very expensive, in which case I will definitely rest and just admire it from afar. (Artnet)

Kevin Hart is the host of a sports interview show called Cold as Balls. He does too much if you ask me, but I’m in. (Plex)

This massive horse named Phantom has inspired a lot of questions about… you know. I don’t have the answer. Just enjoy how beautiful he is, pervs. (TikTok)

Seth Meyers and Lorde went day drinking and I’m living vicariously through them. (Pajiba)

On that note, check out Lorde’s beautiful single “Stoned at the Nail Salon.” (She needs a major detox.) (Plex)

It was only natural for Japan to pay homage to video games in the Olympics opening ceremony. (Kotaku)

Michaela Coel is joining Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Marvel has promised they are “not going to have a CG Chadwick and we’re not recasting T’Challa.” (Time Out)

You will actually be helping the environment by staying at this Italian vineyard. Definitely worth going bankrupt over. (Inhabitat)

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