— Laura Seay (@texasinafrica) July 29, 2022
One study, on fruit flies, so don’t give up your screen time — but maybe consider amber glasses / blue-blocking filters?
Harm from blue light exposure increases with age, research suggests. Daily exposure to light from this part of the spectrum emanating from phones, computers & household fixtures worsen w/ age, damaging mitochodria—energy producers—in cells of the eyes https://t.co/76JX3aHG6S
— delthia ricks ?? (@DelthiaRicks) July 27, 2022
huh, i wonder why Dems keep trying to tie Republicans to Trump early https://t.co/1dpEJ4WC2K
— post malone ergo propter malone (@PropterMalone) July 28, 2022
Our Failed Mainstream Media…
Wait What? NY Post Reporter Stuns WH Spox By Asking If Biden's Covid Was a Saudi Biological Attack https://t.co/dlHT4Fl2VE via @mediaite pic.twitter.com/59TQjMWrxP
— Tommy moderna-vaX-Topher (@tommyxtopher) July 28, 2022
It was the New York Post so the follow-up question was whether Biden got it from a homeless person on bail https://t.co/43Q9qLE5NG
— YesterdayIsAHardWordForHat (@Popehat) July 28, 2022
Lemonade from, err, lemons:
Statues of mythical methamphetamine cookers Walter White and Jesse Pinkman were installed at a convention center in Albuquerque to celebrate the "Breaking Bad" TV series and its entertainment legacy. https://t.co/qliq7A1ZNZ
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 30, 2022
Can’t argue with the reasoning, since Salem, Massachusetts has pretty much turned itself into a witchcraft theme park… and the single most photographed tourist icon is a statue of Elizabeth Montgomery.
… Local politicians including Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller mixed with “Breaking Bad” stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and director Vince Gilligan to help unveil the artwork, donated by Gilligan and Sony Pictures.
The 2008-2013 show and its ongoing prequel “Better Call Saul” helped fuel a renaissance in filmmaking across New Mexico, while also cutting close to Albuquerque’s real-life struggles with drug addiction and crime.
Gilligan said he recognized that the statues of “two fictional, infamous meth dealers” won’t be universally cherished in New Mexico.
“In all seriousness, no doubt some folks are going to say, ‘Wow, just what our city needed.’ And I get that,” Gillian said. “I see two of the finest actors America has ever produced. I see them, in character, as two larger-than-life tragic figures, cautionary tales.”…
The show and its iconic lead characters already are lionized on T-shirts and airport merchandise, while tour guides in Albuquerque shepherd fans to former film locations in a replica of the RV from the show that doubled as a meth lab.
New Mexico has long struggled against the toll of addiction, with more than 43,000 deaths linked to alcohol and drug overdoses in the last three decades. Albuquerque also currently contends with a record-setting spate of homicides.
Surging overdose deaths from meth and fentanyl surpassed heroin and prescription opioids as the leading causes of drug overdose deaths across the state in 2020.
Keller heralded the positive economic impact of “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” on Albuquerque, acknowledging the dollars and delight it brings to a city he jokingly called “Tamale-wood.”…
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