It seems there is never a dull moment in the life and times of Draymond Green. One minute he’s kicking people in the junk on the basketball court and the next he is taking pictures of his junk and sending them out for all the world to see. Some people follow celebrities on social media for inspirational quotes of maybe just their outfit of the day, but when you follow Draymond Green you get so much more than that. His loyal Snapchat followers were greeted with an early morning d-pic yesterday which was quickly followed up by Draymond tweeting out that he had been hacked (which is the go-to excuse these day.) Eventually he went to the next go-to, which is just to apologize and say it will never happen again. He took the picture and meant to send it to one person in particular, but instead he added it to his Snapchat story. But isn’t this what Snapchat used to be all about?? It used to be d-pic central!! And aren’t we all just a click away from accidentally seeing a D pic? I think we are.
Here’s a new item we can all buy to get us through the next Netflix power outage. It’s something that will give you even more happy nostalgia than Stranger Things. The Oregon Trail card game. When the story broke, one headline read “you must have died of dysentery and gone to heaven, because the Oregon Trail is back. And it’s been back for a while now. Everyone freaked out when the game was made freely available online, then companies tried to capitalize on it by making themed games like the Crystal Pepsi Trail, which didn’t seem to work. And now we’re taking the old and making it even older in the form of a board game that was released on Target’s website just yesterday. Use a scorecard to put all your friends and family into your wagon and draw cards and watch them all die of broken legs and scarlet fever. I’ve already tried to purchase this game, but it sold out online in a matter of hours. Target is apparently releasing it in stores soon, so let the stampede begin.
There’s nothing like a good Netflix outage to show people’s true colors in this world, and that’s exactly what happened this weekend. Millions of people were in their routines, getting ready for their Saturday night by getting a tub of ice cream and plopping down on the couch in front of their TV’s and computers, when they were horrified by what will now be known as the Netflix Outage of 2016. The site was down in over a dozen countries. People went to their browsers only to receive technical error messages, which resulted in anger, dismay, and more Michael Jordan crying memes. The problem persisted for nearly who whole hours, interrupting people who were trying to watch the new show Stranger Things. For others it just interrupted their watching of Scooby Doo, The Carrie Diaries and White Chicks. The owners of Apple TV seemed to be the Noah’s Ark in the whole situation, as they were spared from any interruptions. But it’s never a good weekend when you are forced to actually go outside and interact with people. I’m glad we all got through it.
The Bay Area is a land of opportunity. You can do anything in San Francisco. Anything except own a home. Because most people don’t have $200,000 lying around, and as a result everyone rents, then rent goes up, then we get priced out and move to Portland. But the city is going to change all that. They’re going to make home-ownership a lot easier. For tech workers. Because after all, they’re the ones that are really hurting, right? We are now learning that while many of us are sitting around depressed that we’ll never own anything in our lives, new hires at Google and other Bay Area tech companies are being often offered home loans with no money down and a host of other financial planning services. And sure, they’re already getting free food at work, free acupuncture, gym services, and weekly beer bashes. But they’re hurting just like the rest of us, so these loans are allowing them to finance homes at 100 percent with no money down. Through the San Francisco Federal Credit Union, homes valued up to $2 million are eligible.
The Miss Teen USA pageant took place this weekend, and many of the contestants shared their passions, talents, and even their political views which included “voting is important” and “social media has totally changed the elections.” But after all that knowledge was exchanged, and many dressed were worn, only one teen took the crown. She is Karlie Hay of Texas and she’s already being accused of racism. As soon as she was crowned, people looked her up for more information only to discover her Twitter history was littered with racial slurs. Eventually she issued a long apology saying “Several years ago, I had many personal struggles and found myself in a place that is not representative of who I am as a person. I admit that I have used language publicly in the past which I am not proud of and that there is no excuse for,” she wrote on Instagram. “Through hard work, education and thanks in large part to the sisterhood that I have come to know through pageants, I am proud to say that I am today a better person.”