No, not that breadface. / Janey King
The Baffler,  January 8, 2016

Daily Bafflements

No, not that breadface. / Janey King
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• Today in techies: Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to avenge its earlier, more flaccid rocket by landing one on a drone ship, and Martin Shkreli spoils a blind date’s appetite when he orders a $120 cup of tea.

• A private art museum in San Francisco is being investigated as a possible tax shelter for its plutocrat founder, not far off from the venture philanthropy artscapades Rhonda Liebermann chronicled in Baffler no. 24.

• And today in dead horses: how do you know you’ve peaked as a trend? Obviously, it’s when the likes of the New York Times and the Guardian send grown folks out to smush their faces into bread in order to really understand your Instagram account. Don’t take it from us, though—The Baffler has a habit of poking holes in the Times‘s favorite trendy hoaxes.

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