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We’re getting a Venture Bros movie!

🔗 Gizmodo: Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse, and The Venture Bros. Are All Getting New Movies

Some of your favorite weird, unforgettable animated shows are coming back in a major way. Adult Swim just announced it’s producing feature length films based on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse and The Venture Bros.

I’m so tickled to hear this. I was super bummed when it was canceled.

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Not enough workers?

PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES A LIVING WAGE AND GIVE THEM BENEFITS, THIS IS NOT DIFFICULT GUYS

If you can’t do that, your business model is crap and works only because you’ve been allowed to exploit workers.

🔗 Axios: America scrambles for restaurant workers

Vaccinations keep climbing, and restaurants are ready to roar back this summer. But eateries from Miami to Martha’s Vineyard to Los Angeles are facing the same problem: not enough workers.

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Filed under ‘Social Media Was A Mistake’

Apparently the post office is trolling social media for extremist’s posts?

🔗 Yahoo News: The Postal Service is running a ‘covert operations program’ that monitors Americans’ social media posts

The details of the surveillance effort, known as iCOP, or Internet Covert Operations Program, have not previously been made public. The work involves having analysts trawl through social media sites to look for what the document describes as “inflammatory” postings and then sharing that information across government agencies.

Which, like, yes, someone official should probably be keeping an eye out for extremism and sharing that information around, but the Post Office? They do have a pretty crackerjack investigations unit from what I understand, but… Do they have jurisdiction? This is weird and a little concerning.

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The jury came back with guilty verdicts for Derek Chauvin.

Excellent news.

🔗 NPR: Watch Live: Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of George Floyd’s Murder

The jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. The trial has been one of the most closely watched cases in recent memory, setting off a national reckoning on police violence and systemic racism even before the trial commenced.
Chauvin has been found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

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Re: Inflation

Basically, inflation numbers are going to look wildly out of whack because they’re being compared to numbers that were wildly out of whack, thanks to the pandemic, to begin with.

🔗 Slate: Inflation Is About to Look Freaky

As think tankers at the Roosevelt Institute recently warned: “Starting April 13, and continuing for the next several months, what is in effect an optical illusion is going to seriously distort inflation numbers as they are normally reported, and opponents of more public spending will be quick to pounce.”