From The Bear To A New Top Chef Anchor—Here’s WTF is Happening in July.
It’s hot. Damned hot. It’s as hot as the core of the Advanced Small Modular Reactor the Barbie Movie marketing team installed in the Malibu Barbie DreamHouse Airbnb. If you ask me, these crossover marketing campaigns are getting ridiculous. But as we navigate Barbenheimer Summer, keep in mind that the heat will pass, and life has a way of continuing on, like the sequels of extended universe movies no one asked for.
Let’s beat the heat and take a quick respite in current events. Think of it as going from putting a wet towel on the back of your neck to screaming into a pillow. Without further ado, here’s WTF happened this July!
The Pill is about to be available over the counter. The FDA approved a daily contraceptive pill for purchase without a doctor’s note. Meanwhile, the nation’s County Health Inspectors announced they’d continue using their personalities for contraception.
Anchor Steam Beer is closing its doors. Open since 1896, Anchor Stream is very likely America’s oldest craft brewery. However, Anchor Steam has struggled, and its parent company, Sapporo, made the hard decision to shutter the brewery. Pour one out for an OG.
Threads is the new Twitter. Interested in some rando’s questionable opinions on The Bear? You have a new option to keep up with other people’s inane thoughts with Threads. It’s the hottest thing in social media…. Oh, this just in… it’s already over.
Wait, The Bear is a comedy? The Emmys think so. Turns out people were Hulu-and-just-kinda-awkwardly-hanging out to The Bear and… laughing? I guess I should chat with my AI therapist about any unresolved issues I have from working in restaurants.
Inflation is finally easing. Kinda. Disinflation isn’t just something that happens when I think about my ex, but it’s the current state of the US Economy. It means that prices are rising… slower. The upshot is that even after failing to crush the job market, the Fed might still get prices under control.
And finally, Kristen Kish is the new host of Top Chef. Padma Lakshmi officially passed the Searzall to the Season 10 winner and guest host. Congratulations, Kristen! Now if we can get something done about the whole Ink Master hosting situation.