Funbag Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? [Email the Funbag](mailto:[email protected]). Today we’re talking about groomzillas, NFL bye weeks, Olive Garden, shitty teams, and more. Happy 2019, kiddos. Drew is doing well and appreciates everyone’s love. While he’s recuperating, I’m next on the rotation of guest Funbaggers. Keep sending us all your most deranged questions. James: Christmas vs. Halloween vs. Easter candy - who ya got?! Let’s start by ruling out Easter, which really only offers marshmallow Peeps (garbage), Cadbury creme eggs (worse than garbage), and plain milk chocolate in various shapes (fine in a pinch, I guess?). Jelly beans aren’t that good and aren’t even really an Easter candy; they’re just a regular candy that’s been co-opted by Big Bunny. Ham is mostly terrible too, which makes Easter easily the worst food holiday. Christmas vs. Halloween is trickier. … [Read more...] about Christmas Candy Vs. Halloween Candy: Who Ya Got?!
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CES 2019 will be my 16th consecutive jaunt to Las Vegas to see the latest and greatest that the consumer electronics industry has to offer. So I'm extremely confident in predicting that we'll see plenty of the following: Faster, better, bigger and smaller versions of all of last year's productsAI and "machine learning" integrated into more servicesRobots everywhereEverything will be cloud-connectedEverything will be "smart" enabledThose, of course, are the table stakes -- the same trends that have been on display for the past three, five or even 10 years of the world's biggest electronics show. To that end, these are the biggest questions we have going into the show -- the answers to which will set the tone for the rest of 2019. 1. How will 5G change the tech landscape? There is little doubt that 5G -- the next-generation wireless standard that promises hyperfast speeds with almost no latency -- is the key game-changing technology for 2019. But just how many 5G-compatible … [Read more...] about 14 questions CES 2019 needs to answer
Women’s March Co-President Tamika Mallory’s public image has been taking a drumming all week since news broke of her attendance at the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviour’s Day, during which Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a speech with anti-Semitic commentary. The speech was delivered at the end of February, but Twitter went ablaze last weekend after CNN’s Jake Tapper posted footage on Twitter with time stamps indicating where Farrakhan made the incendiary remarks. An Instagram post Mallory shared from the event was amplified on social media, further drawing sharp reactions from progressives and others. Public statements from the Women’s March and from Mallory, released on NewsOne Wednesday explaining how the NOI was with her when the father of her son was killed some 17 years ago, haven’t abated media scrutiny. On Thursday, CBS ran with the headline, “Women’s March Leader Tamika Mallory Defends Relationship With Farrakhan.” … [Read more...] about A Word About Louis Farrakhan and Tamika Mallory
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important? Mary Barra goes to Congress, Tesla’s China factory plans start to firm up, and a theory on Carlos Ghosn. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. 1st Gear: GM Tries to Explain Itself General Motors has been taking the heat for several days now after delivering bad news that it might close four U.S. factories next year—a move that might have violated its union contract. The grand plan, in sum, also calls for slashing 15,000 workers, at a time the automaker’s doing pretty damn well. Expectedly, of course, this pissed off a number of politicians, who demanded CEO Mary Barra come to Congress and explain why it’s happening. Barra, on Wednesday, tried. Per Reuters, emphasis mine: General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra on Wednesday vowed to keep an “open mind” about the future of an Ohio plant that will lose … [Read more...] about Mary Barra Faces Heat From Congress on the GM Plant Closings but Isn’t Backing Down
AVQ&A Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences. As we wind down 2018, our best-of coverage continues with the following question: What was the best live show you saw this year? Erik Adams When David Byrne billed the American Utopia tour as “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense,” it came off a little hyperbolic. Six months after catching the tour’s Chicago stop, I think he might’ve been underselling it. Barefoot and clad in matching gray suits, Byrne and band worked through a set that ran from Talking Heads’ Fear Of Music all the way up to his 2018 solo release, a sometimes turgid recording whose songs found new degrees of energy and movement when played by a band whose members were all strapped to their … [Read more...] about What’s the best live show you saw in 2018?