Prince died. Iconic rock (?), er, Pop icon Prince died suddenly at 57 on Thursday. Why it matters: A lot of people really, really like this guys. I for one never listened to his music (knowingly) but did thoroughly enjoy the Chappelle Show skit which brought him to meteoric fame among the millennial crowd. Not so hot take: In tough times like this, there are so many questions: Are you a bad person if you don’t put #RIPPrince on Twitter and Facebook? If you don’t put it on Twitter, did the famous person you never met really die? There should be rules implemented to determine who can post about said death. Something that can separate real fans and those who are just pandering for likes or the new empathy emotion on Facebook: I’m thinking naming 10 songs for an artist, knowing 5 movies for an actor and remembering 4 relevant stats/memories for an athlete.
Chyna died. Sad news for any Attitude Era wrestling fans, as Chyna died Thursday. This flew a bit under the radar with the Prince news, but sad nonetheless. She’s struggled with addiction and TMZ is hinting at an OD. Why it matters: Chyna was HUGE for the sport and without her setting the precedent, none of these Divas would have their own reality show. And not to mention, she was in DX. Not so hot take: Was Chyna the best birth control of all time?
Harriet Tubman on the $20. Why it matters: Oh I don’t know, maybe because an escaped, female slave is replacing one of the Presidents on our currency. We’re not like Canada or one of those European countries who commissions new currency every 6 months. When we do this it’s for a damn good reason … which is likely that Andrew Jackson was a slave owner, and slavery was bad. Not so hot take: How about the fact that the Treasury Secretary has absolute say about what money looks like? No president, no congress, no supreme court. Almost makes me wish I studied harder, went to Harvard and was shaping US fiscal policy.