Link Tank: Fun Facts About FX’s What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows fun facts, Adobe Photoshop Camera, LGBTQ+ characters and happy endings, and more in today's Link Tank.

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With FX’s What We Do in the Shadows having wrapped a second season, check out twelve fun facts about this vampiric mockumentary.

“If you’re looking for laughs in your next binge-watch, you’d be hard-pressed to find something better than FX’s What We Do in the Shadows, a mockumentary horror-comedy TV series about four vampires living a mostly mundane life in Staten Island. The series, which was born from the brains of Flight of the Conchords‘s Jemaine Clement and recent Oscar winner Taika Waititi, delivers an absurdist version of the worries vampires might face in their day-to-day (non)lives in 2020.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

We can prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections if we keep wearing face masks, say experts.

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“As communities ease restrictions in an effort to reboot some semblance of normal life, over a dozen states have reported record highs of Covid-19 cases this week. This resurgence in infections could contribute to the second wave of coronavirus, experts warn. Luckily, this boomerang effect isn’t totally inevitable or out of our control. Public health experts stress there is a cheap but powerful tool in our arsenal to prevent a second wave: face masks.”

Read more at Inverse.

Adobe Photoshop Camera is the app to check out if you’re looking for better filters, amongst other photo-editing capabilities.

“Now that posting photos of yourself to social media has become a career for many, Adobe has put some of the powerful photo-editing capabilities of its Photoshop software into a new camera app that uses AI to do all the hard work for you. But the app doesn’t just apply filters you can preview before you snap a pic—Photoshop Camera can even replace unwanted parts of a shot while you’re still framing it.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

After being on air for 32 seasons, reality show Cops is officially cancelled. Here’s why.

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“After 32 seasons and more than 1,000 episodes, Cops is ending. Earlier this month, the ViacomCBS-owned Paramount Network, which became the home for new Cops episodes after it changed its name from SpikeTV in 2018, pulled reruns of the controversial show from its schedule amid mass protests following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th and other incidents of police brutality.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Tech giants have long gone unhindered by regulations, but the tides are finally against them.

“Cambridge Analytica. Russian hackers and election meddling. The Equifax data breach. Fake news. Twitter and Instagram harassment. Facebook mining our personal data and—best-case scenario—unabashedly using it to sell us stuff.”

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It speaks to how far LGBTQ+ rights have to go that fictional happy endings of LGBTQ+ characters are still considered subversive, but here we are.

“In a world that is drowning in tragedies, we need stories with something resembling a happy ending more than ever—those stories where, despite struggle and heartache, everyone ends up alive and better than they were before. For the LGBTQ+ community, those stories in media have been few and far between for many years.”