I am writing this barely an hour since the US Congress passed a bill aimed at profoundly altering our healthcare system, all in the name of selfishness and capitalism. If this bill ever became law, people like me, with a serious or chronic disease, no matter how far in the past, would be charged considerably more for health insurance than healthy people, with no cap. I am so disgusted I can only hope all those congressmen who voted “yes” will face the wrath of their constituents come election time. If you check out only one of the 5 things for this week, let it be the Jimmy Kimmel video (especially if you don’t live in the US). I will spend the weekend writing and getting rid of my rage. You? Do something fun.
One. Jimmy Kimmel is a comedian and host to a late night tv program on a major network. His new-born baby was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect last week and had to undergo the first of multiple surgeries. Jimmy opens up to his personal experience but, more importantly, he makes the case why healthcare is a basic human right. The f*****s in Congress still voted against it.
Two. Something to lighten the mood: Kirby Jenner proclaims to be Kendall’s fraternal twin. His Instagram feed is composed of photoshopped images of himself with Kendall. It’s beyond hilarious. Once I started looking, I just couldn’t stop.
Three. Baking bread is not what it used to be. More addictive images that won’t change your life but will make you smile (from My Modern Met).
Four. The discarded sofa on the side of the road is a quintessential LA image. No neighbourhood is immune to this blight but photographer Andrew Ward has elevated them to art, with his project “Sofas of LA”, born on Instagram and now becoming a book. You can see the theme here…