Adam posted a piece about the TRX training system right around the start of lockdown. I immediately bought one, because he seems to know what he’s talking about, and I wanted to exercise more effectively at home. I’ve had it for ~6 weeks now and it’s remarkably good for something so simple. But, I think Adam is probably a hell of a lot more fit than me, so I wanted to recommend a couple of much easier videos. This intro video, and this beginner/intermediate core video both need a hell of a lot less skill than what Adam posted (though, in fairness, he did say that a lot of those moves were really hard).
Now, to more important business, the Karen cocktail. As some of you may recall, I started with a White Lady (2 parts gin, 1 part orange liqueur, 1 part lemon juice, shaken and served up). My first proposal was 3/4 part lemon juice and 1/4 part Campari. That was one way to have a bitter White Lady, i.e., a Karen. But others recommended Cynar. Well, I tried the Cynar version and it adds a little bitterness, but also some complexity. Worth a shot, I’d say:
Also, apparently NextDoor has a Karen problem. I thought it only had a NIMBY problem. The learning never ends:
I’ll note, too, that the slate of police reforms that Rochester’s mayor supports has an anti-Karen law (specifically, an anti-Central Park Karen law) that would make it a hate crime to falsely call 911 to report a crime in “racially charged circumstances”, whatever that means.
Finally, this takedown of Pinch Sulzberger’s weak-ass justification for the Tom Cotton op-ed is pretty good, but Sulzberger’s response itself is just more evidence that the Times feeds on this kind of controversy and thinks it justifies their actions. It doesn’t matter that what their readers say, what some black reporters who work there say, and it doesn’t matter what smart critics say.