Pluses & Minuses

It's been a little while, but we return with lots of pluses.

+ Blizzard released a new Overwatch update with a pink skin for the healer Mercy, as a way to raise money for breast cancer research. The skin costs $15, and all proceeds go toward the cause. 

+ It’s teacher appreciation week, which means free breakfast pretty much all week as well as a free lunch on Friday for me. Best of all, I get to go on a field trip to the new and improved Turtleback Zoo. Zoos are cool.

+ Playboi Carti released his debut album Die Lit.

+ Our Swamp Dragon shirts sold out and the new batch FINALLY came in . Get yours here before they go; we might not make more! New shirts and hats coming soon as well.

+ Rick and Morty has been renewed for 70 new episodes. Although I never thought the show would get canceled, as the ball was always in Dan Harmon’s court. It’s nice to see that the contract issues have been resolved, and that the creators will be working on new episodes. 

+ Frank Ocean took his mom to Venice for Mother's Day. See you in four years Frank.

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+ Car Seat Headrest performed Body’s from their new album Twin Fantasy on Jimmy Fallon. As a song that’s already humorous, in the way it calls attention to its own slow but rewarding  structure, Will Toledo expands on this joke even further in the live performance. First, he directly talks to the keyboard player, saying how they are skipping a verse to fit in the show’s time constraints, then he breaks the fourth wall and says “Normally we do a bit of a breakdown here, but we only have 50 seconds, so we’re just gonna go right to the final chorus.” This self-aware humor is very characteristic of Toledo, and a big reason why I enjoy Car Seat Headrest so much.