The Wilde Ride for 12/22/2020

People don’t seem to care much about the warnings against travel during this pandemic. Look for another surge in cases at the beginning of the new year.

Have you ever wondered what makes a joke funny? Here’s a good explanation of the science behind which jokes make us laugh.

Apple is ramping up plans to build a self-driving car from scratch.

Harrison Ford is returning as Indiana Jones in a 5th movie which will start shooting in spring.

Peter Jackson is giving us a taste of the new documentary he’s been working on, The Beatles: Get Back.

And we’re finally getting our first look at Coming 2 America!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful rest of 2020. I’m taking some time off, so I’ll see you after the New Year. Love to you all! Jennifer

The Wilde Ride for 12/21/2020

There’s a new strain of coronavirus concerning officials in the UK. The good news is, the vaccines we’re getting should protect us from it.

Members of Space Force will be called “Guardians.”

LEGO has started a new holiday tradition called LEGO Build Day.

The fossilized remains of the oldest python discovered were found near an ancient lake in Germany.

The new Quip gum dispenser pops a piece into your mouth without it ever touching dirty hands or fingers. (Though everyone in the promotional clip touches theirs!)

The longest exposure photo in history was made inside a beer can.

Zoom wants to make sure you have plenty of time with family and friends during holiday chats so they’re removing time limits.

That’s it for today. I hope your week is going well. <3 Jennifer

The Wilde Ride for 12/18/2020

I will never again complain about winter. (OK… I probably will but I’ll think of Aomori, Japan and its average 26 feet of snowfall to feel better.)

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Facebook has launched its answer to Tik Tok. It’s called Collab.

A man who set off on a jet ski across The Irish Sea to see his girlfriend was thrown in jail for breaking COVID-19 laws.

Here’s what reviewers are saying about the new Wonder Woman film.

I hope you have a great weekend. Can you believe Christmas is next week? I have a lot to do! See you on Monday. <3 Jennifer

The Wilde Ride for 12/17/2020

This is fun. Google added “Blob Opera” to its Google Arts and Culture section. Try it out and make your own opera.

The livestreaming app Periscope is shutting down.

There is no new stimulus payment (at least yet) so don’t fall for texts that tell you differently. They’re scams trying to get your personal info.

There’s a worldwide Christmas tree shortage that is driving prices WAY up.

Next year there will be 6 free days at National Parks.

I love this Pizza Hut pan pizza weighted blanket! Unfortunately, it’s sold out. 🙁

Happy Thursday, friends! I hope you’re feeling as cozy as if you were under a weighted pizza blanket. <3 Jennifer

The Wilde Ride for 12/16/2020

Ugly Christmas sweater masks are the new thing this year. Here’s how to make your own.

An array of 6 gaudily decorated "Ugly Christmas Sweater" style face masks, on a white background.
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A 12-year-old boy and his 7-year-old cousin took his parents’ car on a 100 mile, multistate joyride. His cousin said it was fun but she wished she could have taken a turn driving.

Floyd Mayweather is coming out of retirement to fight a YouTuber.

An Italian man left the house to clear his mind… and made it 280 miles before police stopped him for COVID-19 curfew violations.

Ritz has created big crackers that could serve as a platter for your charcuterie board.

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And finally, a handy little trick for drawing freehand circles.

I hope your Wednesday is going well. See you tomorrow. <3 Jennifer