Hagan Blount

PlaceInvaders TableTalk Newsletter // February 23, 2018

Hagan Blount
PlaceInvaders TableTalk Newsletter // February 23, 2018

Happy belated birthday, half of PlaceInvaders! We’re heading back to LA this weekend (wait, weren’t we just there?) to celebrate with some friends, and the other half of PlaceInvaders is just going to have to deal if The Bachelor is one of the actual TableTalks we find ourselves engaged in. We’ll spare you all, though, it’s Katie’s birthday gift to you, below are some (very slightly) more sophisticated topics for your own weekend chatter.


Here's your 2018 Olympics meme roundup

Yes, it’s a week old, but all very relevant. Could have some more hockey memes, but we’ll take what we can get. Half of the PlaceInvaders team didn't know Stanley Tucci's character in the Hunger Games was modeled after every male skating commentator NBC ever hired. That same half has never seen the Hunger Games; go figure.

Why “slightly better” is going to kill us all someday

We went over to a friend’s house for New Year’s and they had this wall in the house that completely separated the living space from the kitchen. Absolutely needed to be taken down for the space to flow better. We were in a house in LA recently where the kitchen just felt frustrating - you might get anxiety just walking in. It needed to be fixed. We look at the place we live and love it, but don’t we just have the best ideas about making it better, but do we really need to? No. Might we someday? Umm…

Who Do You Want on Your Apocalypse Island?

A bunch of Silicon Valley billionaires is probably not our answer. These days, the folks we chat up seem to fall firmly into one of two camps: those who entertain the idea that a major societal and/or financial collapse may be imminent, and those who say no way. What does it say that Peter Thiel is the mayor of camp one? I suppose we could all just keep an eye on what the tech bros get up to in their end of days planning, and bring some of their ideas to our own prepper island. Who wants in? Kiwis welcome.

In One Tweet, Kylie Jenner Wiped Out $1.3 Billion of Snap’s Market Value

“Influencer marketing” a new and huge form of promotion, so why would it surprise anyone that if arguably one of the biggest influencers on the internet says something is lame, it would have a huge negative impact on that thing? We’re thinking about starting a new firm to do “Unfluencer Marketing.” You hire us to find high profile people online to say your competitors suck. You know you want some.

OMG that salmon jacket is so you

All you hypebeasts out there get your chopsticks out. And of course Supreme chopsticks are a thing, you trendy know-nothing bitch. An artist is using tuna as their textile, salmon as their suede, unagi as their unitard. Yes, that last one was a stretch (ha!), but maybe... we didn’t scroll down that far.