Things We Saw Today: You Can Now Send Your Quarantine Scream to Iceland
This is the pitch for “Looks Like You Need to Let It Out,” from the good folks and the tourism board of Iceland, who want to entice you to consider a visit to their lovely country with the promise of … screaming? The site, where you can record your scream, has a pretty compelling pitch:
You’ve been through a lot this year and it looks like you need the perfect place to let your frustrations out. Somewhere big, vast and untouched. It looks like you need Iceland. Record your scream and we’ll release it in Iceland’s beautiful, wide-open spaces. And when you’re ready, come let it out for real. You’ll feel better, we promise.
That sounds pretty nice, honestly. Life is stressful right now and we all just want to, well, let it out. And the idea of our desperate, aching screams echoing over the beautiful landscapes of Iceland makes it a little less terrible. And when you think of it, we spend so much of our day metaphorically screaming into websites, there’s no harm in making it literal for once.
While you’re on the site you can listen to some other people’s screams (sounds like Twitter) or for something more pleasant you can learn about the beautiful climes of Iceland. And then think about the fact that, if you live in America, your country is too poorly run and consumed with COVID that you probably would never be allowed INTO Iceland at the moment and … well, that’s when you start screaming again.
Say it with me, friends: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
(via Fast Company, image: Netflix)
Here are some other things we saw today that make us want to scream in different ways.
- That “doctor” Trump now loves who says demon sperm is a serious health problem? Yeah, of COURSE Tucker Carlson is a fan. (Via Gizmodo).
- Once again, Batman fans will decide if Robin lives or dies. (via Nerdist)
- Call her Ratched. Nurse Ratched. (via Vanity Fair)
- Angels TV Misha Collins and Micahel Sheen have united for a charity campaign that’s “Super Good.”
My fellow lover of humanity @mishacollins and I have decided to join forces for #SuperGood. 100% of profits from our tees & necklace will go toward helping relieve homelessness here & in the US. (PS: you’re going to want to see the back). Get yours here: https://t.co/KGViY0njrE pic.twitter.com/69R95EHNSI
— michael sheen (@michaelsheen) July 28, 2020
- Face masks screw up facial recognition software? Interesting … (via The Verge)
- Riverdale‘s Bernadette Back opened up about the show and tokenism. (via Elle)
Congress is currently negotiating the next round of COVID-19 emergency funding, and it will beavery important to include funding for zoos and aquariums.
Please take a moment to urge your legislators to #HelpZoos and #HelpAquariums: https://t.co/X8cqAV9FTL pic.twitter.com/AB6S3IpgdC
— Oregon Zoo (@OregonZoo) July 29, 2020
- And finally … the tale of a Teddy Bear and Ryan Reynolds. (via Pajiba)
What did you see out there today?
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