PrEP on Demand and ‘Star Wars’ As Aphrodisiac: Links You Need to See


For all of the things 2015 was, it was probably mostly the continuation of society’s reliance on home delivery. That trend looks to continue holding strong in 2016, as it’s likely that Truvada — better known as PrEP — will be made available via an app called Nurx, which is kind of like “nurse” meets “gherkin.”

Technology, in this case, can be a real aid. It can also be a terrible crutch, as is witnessed in my 4-day-a-week Seamless habit. But that’s relatively harmless, sodium consumption aside. What’s really harmful is when it becomes an obsession, such as in this brilliant short story over at Motherboard. I won’t spoil it, but in “One Star,” the person is as much to blame as technology. Which is really true of most cases of dependence, really. Just as codependence in a relationship is the fault of both parties.

Not to say that Kanye and Kim are codependent — I mean, I’ve never seen him on more than a few episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, so I doubt they’re really too reliant on one another — but they established their lust through Star Wars. Turns out, they both appeared on the pilot for some show called Alligator Boots? In 2008? Anyway.

I won’t make any apologies for the rough transition, because neither would Tina Fey. She made statements against the typical celebrity apology, saying

my new goal is not to explain jokes. I feel like we put so much effort into writing and crafting everything, they need to speak for themselves. There’s a real culture of demanding apologies, and I’m opting out of that.

Truvada that, Tina. Will the creators of Absolutely Fabulous side with Tina for this one, given that Margaret Cho recently called them out for the apparent yellowface that is set to appear in their upcoming film? Probably, but not out of any staunch belief system, and more because it doesn’t really do any good to apologize for art that hasn’t entered the public sphere — especially if that art is still going to be released into the public sphere. It’s not cool for AbFab to employ yellowface, but it’s also of no use to demand an apology. It doesn’t change the intent of the artists.

And now, on a lighter note, a BuzzFeed writer’s experience after having adopted a snail. It’s a cute tale, and not as gag-worthy as you might be expecting. Give it a read, and then consider bringing a snail into a good home this holiday season.