Plus: It seems fireworks have been thrown into the self-driving automotive that caught fireplace in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood on Saturday.
Nearly precisely 24 hours in the past, your complete nation was fixated on the occasions taking place at Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium — the domed, multi-purpose coliseum that hosted this 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. The hype and yet-fulfilled lore (on the time) was among the many highest and most mythological in latest reminiscence; Taylor Swift and her carbon footprint supplied some comedic fodder and improbable memes.
The sport, which went into extra time, was actually history-making. It was solely the second Tremendous Bowl to enter into extra time; the longest area aim in Tremendous Bowl historical past was damaged not as soon as, however twice — first by 49ers JakeMoody, who set the brand new report on the 55-yard line, after which later by Chiefs Harrison Butker with 57-yard area aim; solely eight groups have efficiently defended their consecutive Tremendous Bowl win titles, with Kansas’s Metropolis Chiefs now representing the newest addition.
The Sports activities Ball Sport was improbable — made even higher by a career-spanning, nostalgia-rich halftime efficiency from Usher. However the actual winner of the 2024 Tremendous Bowl was Beyoncé Giselle Knowles: a girl whose pulse on the cultural zeitgeist and fastidious work ethic stay unmatched.
After Verizon played a layered advertisement starring Queen Bee (a 90-second business the star was reportedly paid $30M to film), probably the most Grammy Award-winning artist in historical past dropped the primary singles off her long-awaited second act of the Renaissance trilogy of LPs. The pair of singles, “16 Carriages” and “Texas Maintain ‘Em,” immediately broke the web, which included all streaming companies, lots of which reported person lag from increased than regular visitors.
Knowles confirmed that anticipated visuals for the primary act of the tribology exist in a cinematic universe of types by means of a caption-less Instagram post; eagle-eyed viewers may need seen there’s one more billboard that includes Beyoncé within the teaser; Knowles can also be seen sporting an outfit donned throughout teaser visuals for act i. Each the satan and Kris Jenner work arduous, however the Beyhive works more durable.
The pair of singles have obtained common approval for the musical manufacturing, lyricism, and the way Knowles’s angelic voice seamlessly weaves into the nation music tropes; they’ve damaged a number of information, together with cementing her as the primary Black girl to occupy the primary and second locations on the U.S. Itunes retailer.
Thoughts you: She did this with no advertising and marketing income spent — in actual fact, she was *paid* (once more, ~thousands and thousands~) to advertise her new music. Just three posts to her official Instagram account have been all it took to ship thousands and thousands right into a jovial tizzy…and sure a superb quantity of right-wing conservatives into an uproar.
The place was Beyoncé Giselle Knowles throughout all of this? Bopping and vibing and, fairly actually, drinking her water and minding her business sat in a box on the Tremendous Bowl. Now that’s profitable, child.
What else transpired over the weekend? Let’s have a look.
- ICYMI: A Waymo-operated automotive was set on fireplace. The act of vandalism occurred in San Francisoc’s Chinatown round 8 p.m. Saturday, leaving a self-driving automotive operated by Waymo burnt to a crisp; SFPD is alleged to be making headway into figuring out attainable suspects, who allegedly threw fireworks into the automotive, which induced it to quickly billow with black smoke. More info.
- One other day, one other Walgreens is closing in San Francisco. The situation at 275 Sacramento Road is predicted to shut on February twenty seventh; a consultant at Walgreens wasn’t too clear as to why the shop was closing — learn: don’t let anybody let you know that it was because of giant quantities of shoplifting, as a result of it merely isn’t true — however cited that “a number of components” are weighed when the $19B firm chooses to shutter a retailer, which together with wanting over its “present footprint of shops, dynamics of the native market, and adjustments within the shopping for habits of [Walgreens] sufferers and clients, amongst different causes.” More info.
- This Mission District pizzaiolo looks like a reasonably cool dude. Max Blachman-Gentile, the multi-hyphenate expertise, and pizzaiolo — outlined as a pizza maker, or chef who focuses on Italian-style pizzas — behind Jules Pizza, which is at present a pop-up at Buddy, the wine bar at 3115 twenty second Road; he believed the inspiration of an ideal pizza exists within the dough, which should be “gentle, crispy, with a mix of cheeses atop that create a symphony of flavors.” More info.