Here’s what’s going on in the outside world!

The latest random product that’s having a Covid popularity boost is:  CROCS.  Sales of Crocs went up 12% last year, which was more than double the growth they’d been predicting before the pandemic.  And they’re expecting sales to go up 20% this year. A spokesperson for Crocs says, quote, “We definitely benefited from consumer casualization” . . . which is corporate speak for “no one wears nice shoes anymore so they’re going with our ugly, easy, comfortable alternative.”

A Russian gymnast named Daria Shkurikhina lost her home when she lit a candle . . . her cat knocked it over . . . and she couldn’t smell the smoke because she had been positive for Covid.  Fortunately, she was able to escape. We just have to be a little extra careful now.