Morning Buzz! The Trump Tower Climber Inspired EPIC Memes + More
From more memorable summer memes to yet another reason to love Simone Biles, check out six of today’s top news items below!
1. A man scaled the Trump Tower in NYC using giant suction cups yesterday. His name is Steve, he’s 20 years old, and apparently he’s “an independent researcher” who wanted a meeting with Trump “to discuss an important matter.” Steve managed to climb for about an hour before being apprehended by the NYPD. Almost as soon as Steve was stuck to the glass, the memes started, with people joking that it was a big week for suction cups, that he would be rewarded with quinoa and that he “watched the Olympics once.” What a time to be alive.
Try to find a picture of me at Malia Obama's age NOT high.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) August 10, 2016
2. A video has surfaced of Malia smoking what appears to be a joint at Lollapalooza, which, while unconfirmed, would be a totally normal teenage thing to do. And while a large portion of critics are shaming her (and naturally her father), a surprising amount of the Internet has her back, pointing out that it’s totally harmless and that she’s going to Harvard, for crap’s sake. Let Malia live!
3. In case you weren’t already obsessed enough with Simone Biles, please note that she is wearing sparkly red, white and blue eyeliner. Simone is operating on a WHOLE OTHER LEVEL, people.
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4. Katy Perry felt left out of all the Orlando Bloom shadow buzz, so she decided to flash a little cheek! As Katy and Orlando’s romantic European vacay continues, Katy shared a snap from France, where she’s got her dress hiked up to properly ride her bike. “I know it’s a little cheeky, butt…” she captioned the photo, continuing “Cycling in The ile de re, France.” We’re not even ON this vacay and we don’t want it to end!
5. “Hikea” is your favorite new Ikea hack. A new documentary webseries is showing what happens when people take drugs and try to build Ikea furniture. So far there are only two episodes, one featuring a couple who takes LSD and one featuring a man who takes shrooms. Who needs Netflix?! (h/t Fast Company)
— AFP Photo Department (@AFPphoto) August 10, 2016
6. Quote of the day: “Being able to share that one moment that I had with him, that was definitely something that was very special.” Michael Phelps gets emotional as he reflects on being able to share his gold medal win with his son Boomer.
Are you still watching lots of Olympics coverage, or mostly following along on Twitter? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via Drew Angerer/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!