Kendrick Lamar, James Bond, and Gastrointestinal Passcode Pills: Links You Need to See


The more that Gwyneth Paltrow keeps insisting that she does not live on Cloud 9 or Mount Olympus, the less the world believes her. Yesterday, she explained on CNN Money, “I’m incredibly close to the common woman in that I’m a woman and I’m a mother and we all are in a physical body with beating hearts with compassion and love…,” yet one day, Gwen or her progeny will own one of these flying cars, and I’ll still be trying to get health insurance.

Speaking of the future, the idea-makers are thinking of creating a gadget that will turn your whole body into a passcode. All you’ll have to do is swallow a pill with a chip inside that will emit a ECG-like signal through your stomach, while also being powered by your stomach acid. Okay, now that I’ve seen the future, I can say that I surely prefer…the near-future: Sony unveiled the official teaser poster yesterday for the upcoming 24th James Bond film, Spectre (out November 6, 2015), and it featured a glorious Daniel Craig reprising his role as Agent 007. (The Verge also noted that he bears a startling resemblance to Archer here.)

But back in current news, Kendrick Lamar broke Spotify’s single-day streaming record after 9.6 million people tuned in to his “challenging” third album, To Pimp a Butterfly. Speaking of his many fans, Lamar told The New York Times on Monday that, “I’m the closest thing to a preacher that they have.” But, he quickly added: “My word will never be as strong as God’s word. All I am is just a vessel, doing his work.”

Elsewhere on earth, Kanye is facing adversity (and a petition) from Glastonbury Festival fans and general Kanye haters after he was announced as the festival headliner on Monday. As of this writing, 49,341 rockists (and seemingly some other “ists”) have put their names to the document, demanding that Kanye be replaced with a “rock” band.