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- Axios has a reminder that the point of Cinco de Mayo is not to drink margaritas but to remember the 1862 Battle of Puebla, wherein the Mexican army defeated French forces who were seen as sympathetic to the Confederacy.
- The U.S. earthquake early warning system is now prepared to message any cell phone on the West Coast when a nearby tremor is detected.
- Liberals in certain Boston neighborhoods who prided themselves on being good citizens who "follow the science" are getting increasing pushback from local doctors for clinging to unnecessarily strict pandemic behavior guidelines.
- The CEO of Zoom, among others, is feeling Zoom fatigue.
- Amazon could be breaking a law by "requiring" delivery van drivers — who are contractors, not Amazon employees — to uphold grooming standards such as clean teeth, hair, and fingernails, and minimal body odor or bad breath.
- French President Emmanuel Macron is planting another stake in the culture wars by laying a wreath at the tomb of Napoleon, who — according to some French people — should be canceled.
- Some enterprising sneaker resellers are avoiding the rare shoe game and instead building their businesses by "flipping bricks," or driving around to outlet malls and buying tons of normal sneakers at discounted prices, then reselling them online at slightly below their retail value.
- At last night's Yankee game against the Houston Astros, the limited in-person crowd at Yankee Stadium spent the evening chanting "Fuck Altuve" at Astros star and known cheater Jose Altuve, and what do you know, he went 0-4 and the Bombers won.
- And finally, meet a donkey with a lowbrow sense of humor:
Early Addition: You Know New York Is Back When Yankees Fans Chant Obscenities All Night Long
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