The Carolina Snowflakes are going WILD on a much needed spring break. Tune in to hear what we will (and will not) be doing during our down time! We'll be back to our regular Monday schedule very soon and as always, thanks for listening.
This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re checking in on the state of things in the world of NFTs.
It’s been about a year since we last spoke in depth about the ins and outs of non-fungible tokens and since then there have been a lot of developments. Some good, some bad and some just plain weird.
We begin this week with a rundown of some the latest stats and numbers surrounding the use of NFTs in purchasing digital content. You might be surprised to hear how many people (including big name celebrities) are purchasing NFTs and how they’re shaping the future of digital commerce. Sites like OpenSea.io are expanding accessibility to NFTs as well as growing a robust online marketplace.
That said, not all is perfect in the land of NFTs. In the last year there have been numerous “rug pull” scams, where sellers have suddenly backed out of deals after being paid – leaving purchasers holding the bag and also holding a worthless NFT. One of the more recent and particularly egregious “rug pull” scams happened a couple months ago when porn star Lana Rhoades ran off with $1.5 million from the sales of her own custom NFT collection. Her actions left numerous buyers holding worthless NFTs and unable to recoup their losses.
We wrap up this week’s episode with a look at a recent sale of NFTs from a collection called “Le Bel Anus”. This NFT collection of 2,000 digital images of porn star buttholes was sold online earlier this month and quite frankly, we can’t stop giggling about it. Tune in to hear our first impressions of the unusual collection as well as how the sales were pitched, who made the money and the “perks” buyers were promised.
Although NFTs have seemingly gotten weirder and wilder, we feel it’s safe to say they’re here to stay.
This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re doing a little bit of Q-Spotting. It’s been about 6 months since we last checked in on the cult known as Qanon and it’s safe to say they’re still around and still up to no good.
We begin our rounds with a story time chat involving a recent encounter with a member of the 3 Percenter Movement. We’ll give you the scoop on some of the symbols being used by this particular alt-right militia group as well as some of their extremist beliefs.
Next we visit The People’s Convoy, a group of truckers and other MAGA worshipping “Gravy Seals” currently harassing the people of Washington DC. Inspired by the trucker protests in Canada, The People’s Convoy crossed the country on a mission to do something similar. No one really knows what they planned to do, including their own members, but we guess they’re doing it? Who knows.
Lastly, we’re absolutely appalled by recent Qanon conspiracies finding their way into the main stream yet again. In fact, old Tucker Carlson at Fox News is on the forefront of spreading some of these conspiracies and it’s why Republicans are suddenly siding with Russia on Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. It’s insanity and it’s anything but actual journalism. And yes, we visited the disgusting cesspool of 4chan to confirm the origins of these ridiculous, hate-filled, racist and backwards theories. We went there so you don’t have to. Please send bleach.