Old Man Summer

Vol. 1, No. 13

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I just made my way back from two weeks on the road doing lazy river research. Seeing as it has obviously been a slow couple of weeks news-wise (🤣😭🤯), I have another easy-breezy Summer Edition for you today.

I’ll be back with a full spread (and some surprises) next week.

Hot AI Jesus hath risen. The son of God, as rendered by modern artificial intelligence, is chiseled and has startlingly good hair. (He is not to be confused with Shrimp Jesus, another AI-generated variant.)

Caroline Mimbs Nyce

The new entity, Saks Global, will also receive backing from Salesforce as it forms a $10 billion/year retail business with an imperative to modernize and restore the luster of multiple luxury brands in various states of decay.

Prada, Balmain, Versace are just a few of the brands lining up to outfit women’s basketball’s emerging superstars.

Three generations worth of gaming culture are converging on the art world in a flood of pixels.

AI sure feels like a nail in the coffin of user-generated review sites like Yelp.

In honor of the two hot dogs you’re still digesting from the 4th of July, I give you this glizzy guidebook–which I am 97% sure a human actually wrote–containing approximately 37 kilos of sodium.

(Shout-out to Austin’s local pop-up hot beef injector, Zee’s Wiener System.)

Everything’s bigger down here, including the creative range displayed in our cities’ and counties’ branding.

The data from 788 professional footy players down under looks a lot like what I saw in two weeks of travel around North America: Gen Z is partying in the back with reckless abandon.

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It’s a wild time. And given that it’s only July, the second half of 2024 is clearly going to go harder than original formula Four Loko.

A friendly reminder, should you find yourself feeling down:

We have always been a little bit off. It’s kind of the American way.

We are the nation that unleashed KONY 2012 on the world:

But also one made up of inventive lunatics who DIY their own flying cars:

The instrumentation may change, but the song remains the same.

🇺🇸 God Bless America 🇺🇸

That’s it for this edition of Sunday Bunch. Thank you for reading.

I hope you have a great rest of the weekend and if you’re still traveling, I hope you rawdog your flight home safely.

Cheers,
BUNCH

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