Co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland announced that they had joined forces with Adult Swim in November, for a 70 episode deal. Now, without having to wait for what can seem like a decade, a new teaser trailer for Rick and Morty was released. The first look was released during a Comic-Con panel, and afterwards released by Adult Swim. The shows creators are busy working on the animated hit series’ latest season. Season 4 was really fun with great one off episodes and story continuity. All signs are pointing to an awesome season 5.
Super exciting news for Witcher fans. The Witcher: Blood Origin prequel was announced by Netflix, and will take place 1200 years before the storied adventures of Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri and Roach. This live action limited series will feature the original Witcher. The series will also illuminate the events surrounding the “Conjunction of the Spheres,” where the worlds monsters, elves, and men merged into one. The prequel will be a six part series with Declan de Barra acting as showrunner and executive producer.
Brie Larson recently stated that she wants to play Samus Aran in the film adaptaion of the cherished video game, Metroid. Larson is mostly know for her portrayal of Captain Marvel. Samus Aran is a famous intergalactic bounty hunter. After losing both her parents, the mysterious Chozo adopted Samus and infused with their alien DNA.
Kanye West, is an incredible billionaire artist, who also simultaneously, needs help. In a recent campaign rally in South Carolina, Kanye West had the audacity to criticize Harriet Tubman. Even if he used the statement to symbolize mental slavery (as many of his online supporters would claim), it still was incredibly disrespectful and trivialized her incredible achievements. Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was viciously beaten, and lived with the hypersomnia due to the injuries she had sustained while enslaved. She managed to escape her horrid circumstance and fled to Philadelphia. It was there where she decided to devote her life to help other slaves. She returned to Marylandand rescued her family, and eventually brought dozens of other slaves to freedom. Her work did not end there as she also was a cook, nurse, armed scout and even a spy for the Union Army. She was the first woman to ever lead an armed expedition in the American Civil War, and through her efforts liberated more than 700 slaves. Kanye stated that Harriet Tubman “never actually freed the slaves.” Which is objectively untrue. Belittling slavery and those who fought for freedom, in an attempt to express a poorly worded metaphor about systemic racism, is beneath the racial equity movement. She is already an iconic symbol of strength and freedom. Attempting to misrepresent her efforts in an attempt to pontificate about our modern struggles against inequity, is problematic at best, and depressingly ignorant at worse.
Drake and DJ Khaled – Popstar
DJ Khaled described these songs as anthems, so greatness was expected for this particular collaboration. Side note before we begin, songs do not need both ‘We the best music’ and ‘Another one,’ one drop is more than sufficient. Popstar is a good track and the beat drop is hard. The production is really good and produces energy throughout the track. Drake has switched up his style again to bring us a clean but somewhat straightforward summer vibe. At first, it does not even sound like Drake. His vocals give off more of a Baby Keem vibe. The song, though not at the pinnacle of his lyrical prowess, still slaps. The hook is strong and the second verse of the song is really Drake really gets into his comfort zone, and is the strongest part of the song. As a pop-rap track it his comes across as a stronger song structurally than some of his more recent work. The first song dropped on Thursday, July 16th and is already #1 trending on YouTube.
Drake and DJ Khaled – Greece
Definitely gave us a The Weeknd vibe on this track. The beat is phenomenal, with outstanding production. The beat waxes and wanes throughout the track and honestly should have been saved for a more complete project. The echoed, high pitch and repetitive flow is something that is very reminiscent of Abel’s iconic vocals. If the hook had been graced by The Weeknd, this song would have been an absolute banger.
For the first time ever, Amazon’s stock price crossed $3,000 per share. The e-commerce conglomerate has benefited greatly from the coronavirus induced global lock down. With the world’s populace confined to their homes (minus Florida), online purchases on the platform have seen a significant increase. This has resulted in stock increase of over 50% this year.
Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5th, 1994. The company has acquired a plethora of subsidiaries including Goodreads, Whole Foods Markets and Twitch. By revenue, Amazon is the largest Internet company in the world.
With earnings still to come, it will be interesting to see how much further the stock has to run. With coronavirus cases still spiking in Brazil, India and the United States, the online giant may blow past this historic milestone.
Lululemon Athletica Inc announced on Monday that it intends to acquire tech startup Mirror for $500 Million. Mirror, is a fitness tech start up founded by Harvard grad Brynn Putnam in 2016. Investors of the startup included Karlie Kloss, Point 72’s Steven Cohen, Spark Capital, and others. Mirror is an interactive home gym withc features workout classes and even games. The product is sleek and resembles a large rectangular mirror, hence the name.
Amazon will acquire Zoox for over $1.2 billion. Zoox is a self-driving start-up, and this acquisition signals Amazon’s expansion into the autonomous vehicle space.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk trolled Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on twitter by calling him a “Copy cat” after the deal was announced. An interesting twist to this particular situation is that Zoox had settled a lawsuit with Telsa in April. The lawsuit stated that the employees Zoox had hired from Tesla had proprietary documents when the joined the startup. Now that same company has been acquired by the giant tech conglomerate Amazon. This was not the first time Musk had disparaging words for Bezos. Earlier this month he tweeted that it was “Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!”
The effects of the Covid-19 induced shutdown has not yet been realized. In the United States, record unemployment numbers continue to rise due to the global pandemic. Do not let the stock market highs fool you.
Oil and Gas will be integral to the global economy for decades to come. However, the need for alternative energy sources will also become a necessity as our global energy consumption will continue to increase. Diversified energy sources is not a necessity of tomorrow, but a reality of today. Renewable energy is produced from sources that do not deplete or can be replenished within a life time. Solar, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric power are the most common examples. This is in contrast to non-renewable sources such as fossil fuels.