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#MorningMonarchy: May 8, 2020


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#MorningMonarchy: May 8, 2020Game changers, how to apply your mask and a grave disservice + this day in history w/the authorized biography of Reinhold Messner and our song of the day by Dream Fiend on your Morning Monarchy for May 8, 2020.

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Questioning #Covid – Clinicians, Researchers, & Health Experts from Around the World Interrogating the Mainstream Narrative Around the Pandemic https://questioningcovid.com
https://twitter.com/NOTDumPhuk/status/1258551007853735936

"You were prepared for that": WH Press Sec burns media (Audio)
https://twitter.com/BarrettWilson6/status/1258144821048418305

Sinclair agrees to pay record-setting $48 million FCC civil penalty
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1258208633223077888

Italian illustrator twins, Anna & Elena Balbusso's artwork in praise of all health workers and carers #covid19'
https://twitter.com/womensart1/status/1256218474826870784

Street artist Banksy has unveiled a new piece of artwork honoring health care workers that he's donated to a hospital. The artwork features a child playing with a nurse doll wearing a face mask and cape, while other superhero figures are in a wastebasket.
https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1258398708720336896

Attorney Lisa Bloom has caused a stir with a position that is at least honest, if chilling. Bloom stated she believes that Biden did rape a staff member but she is still going to endorse him for President. She tweeted “I believe you, Tara Reade...sorry.”
https://twitter.com/JonathanTurley/status/1258352042252394498

It's pretty clear my earlier estimate that WWE would record $121mm in operating income for 2020, with no live events Mar 13-Dec 31, was much too low.
https://twitter.com/Bo0zeLeprechaun/status/1257390578586787841

Now that Vince did all the dirty work Tony Khan, Fail!Son of Trump supporter and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, is having AEW go back to live shows starting tonight.
https://twitter.com/Bo0zeLeprechaun/status/1258127705268240387

NASCAR to resume season May 17 with seven races in 10 days
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1256415833502384128

The Korean Baseball League is coming to ESPN ⚾
https://twitter.com/espn/status/1257421644068458496

Hey guys. ESPN is going to have live baseball six days a week. Live. Baseball. Almost. Every. Day. First pitch of the Korean Baseball Organization season is at 1a ET, less than 14 hours from now, and we’ll be calling the game between the NC Dinos and Samsung Lions.
https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1257327278935154688

SI Daily Cover: Watching someone open packs of trading cards for hours may not seem like scintillating entertainment, but livestreams of "breakers" have saved the industry. Amid the pandemic, interest has never been higher.
https://twitter.com/SInow/status/1257293905382354945

60 Moments: No. 54, Topps creates the first modern baseball card set
https://twitter.com/BaseballNews24_/status/1257327815541825537

150,000 worthless baseball cards in the time of coronavirus
https://twitter.com/ESPNLosAngeles/status/1258365099758112768

AP sources: MLB replay could vanish, monastery setup viable
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1256414235099308037

For 60 years, the historic Troubadour has anchored the western edge of West Hollywood with live music. But the club’s general manager is now calling its survival "a big if"
https://twitter.com/latimes/status/1257701902625591296

Yes, He went there. ‘Open up a long overdue Florida Cold Case’: Trump sparks war of words with MSNBC host over intern’s death
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1257363054104317957

I present to you, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Getting into a twitter fight with Axl Rose during a global pandemic, because of course.
https://twitter.com/FinGregg/status/1258193517211508739

Gang of Four's Andy Gill, dead at 64
https://twitter.com/brooklynvegan/status/1223671584910729222

#MichaelHutchence with his dear friend and collaborator, the late #AndyGill.
https://twitter.com/Hutch_Legend/status/1257410337248337923

Oh no! The Stranglers’ Dave Greenfield Dead From Coronavirus
https://twitter.com/weimdog/status/1257450129176645633

R I P MILLIE SMALL. 'My Boy lollipop' 1964 lite the fuse for Jamaican SKA music, her track went Global making history & developed the foundational structures of Jamaican Reggae Music. SLEEP WITH ANGELS SISTER MILLIE X
https://twitter.com/VasBlackwood/status/1257928485290590208

Kraftwerk Co-Founder Florian Schneider-Esleben Dies at 73
https://twitter.com/AphixJS/status/1258156040203444227

RIP Tony Allen: One of the World's Great Drummers Is Gone
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1257016960958828550

And @Bandcamp will do it all over again in June and July
https://twitter.com/NME/status/1257546831585828870

The Freds: Just taking a moment to appreciate all the DIY bands and creatives out there right now! (Audio)
https://twitter.com/TheFreds/status/1257290552476930048

Quincy Jones’ $9.4 Million Victory Against Michael Jackson Estate Reversed
https://twitter.com/CourageSower/status/1257861256792248325

omfg i can’t BELIEVE this is an article on THE TELEGRAPH!?! you all bullied Adele when she was overweight and now you ‘body positives’ are shaming her for reaching her body goals!? give it a fucking rest. she looks healthy, happy and fucking fantastic.
https://twitter.com/caitjoannee/status/1258441250623180801

A Chinese propaganda video mocks America’s response to the coronavirus crisis
https://twitter.com/AphixJS/status/1256636284203868160

Born via surrogate, reminds me of Rosemary's Baby - Born May 1rst // CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is a father; gives infant son a special name ("Wyatt Morgan")
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1256305525785952259

#ElonMusk and singer #Grimes announce birth of baby son, named X Æ A-12
https://twitter.com/ABC7/status/1257883935607894017

Actor Tom Cruise is in talks with both NASA and Elon Musk to make the first feature-length action film shot in outer space.
https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1257855429662646272

What Happened to Val Kilmer? He’s Just Starting to Figure It Out.
https://twitter.com/JackFrost_71/status/1258260248403390464

Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that a ‘DEMOLITION MAN’ sequel is in development at Warner Bros.
https://twitter.com/neurovagrant/status/1257478481220255745

Poppy: How to Apply Your Mask (Mar. 2017) (audio)
https://twitter.com/DeadChickxx/status/843728647827742720

Perfect timing! "The Ultimate Guide to 'The Hunger Games'
https://twitter.com/PortlandOrLiam/status/1257744311317389312

Disney⁩ faces an unknown future as #coronavirus hobbles its media empire
https://twitter.com/NOTDumPhuk/status/1257354354039939072

Trump's 'juggernaut' re-election bid like the Death Star, campaign boss boasts
https://twitter.com/GuardianUS/status/1258458226099658759

Philippines largest TV network ABS-CBN ordered shut
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1258094706883362816

YouTube Announces Its Own Digital Film Festival: Tribeca, Cannes, Sundance, and Toronto, are among the festivals collaborating on the upcoming We Are One: A Global Film Festival.
https://twitter.com/cassiecohn/status/1257748580510597120

Something old is new again: Drive-in movie theaters were once decried by Iran's revolutionaries for allowing young couples too much privacy. But now, amid the pandemic, one such theater operates in Tehran, showing a film in line with hard-liners' views.
https://twitter.com/APMiddleEast/status/1257552423196987394

#DeepFocus: "Grave Disservice" - Damn Dirty Left Eats Left Over 'Planet Of Humans' // 2019 American environmental documentary film by Jeff Gibbs, backed and promoted by its executive producer, Michael Moore.
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1258652880879316994

#ThisDayInHistory: #May8 w/The first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler in 1978. (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1258817490768982016

+ #MilitiaAct, 1st #Westminster Dog Show, @ParamountPics est., #VEDay/#VEDay75, #HalifaxRiots, #DrNo, #LetItBe, #WoundedKnee standoff ends, #DenisLortie shooter, #1AESS outage, @TomWaits beats @FritoLay
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1258817492899643392

Flashback: The Birth Control Pill Turns 50Yrs Old (May 8, 2010)
https://mediamonarchy.com/birth-control-pill-turns-50yrs-old/

+ #HarryTruman, #Hayek, #SaulBass, #DonRickles, #JeanGiraud, #RickyNelson, #JamesTraficant, #GaryGlitter, #KeithJarrett, #ChrisFrantz, #AlexVanHalen, #BillDeBlasio, #MichelGondry, #NaomiKlein birthdays
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1258817494967414784

#NewMusicFriday: Did @WhiteDenimMusic make the 1st great indie rock quarantine LP? Could Seattle's @Polyrhythmics have come 'From The Future'? Will @YelyahWilliams "Simmer Down"? These & other questions answered w/new music releases!
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1258593878694748160

#PumpUpThaVolume: Dream Fiend (@FunkyDreamFiend) - "Lightyears" (w/September 87) (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1258611249098588161

#MorningMonarchy: May 8, 2020