Although we live in those frankly earlier times, we fully exist in the future. And a futuristic lifestyle calls for a modern take on our tradition.”Follow Friday” column. At Vulture, we’ve ditched our Luddite ways, opting for a more interactive digital angle on what was once just plain text on a webpage. We want you to get to know our favorite comics, writers, and funny social media presences face-to-face (or at least screen-to-screen). So we hope you enjoy our new and improved version of “Follow Friday”, based on Instagram Live.
This week, I sat down for a long-awaited chat with the amazing Honey Pluto (TikTok, Honeydew, immediately registering me as a Gemini after less than a minute of conversation) about bartenders, dodo birds, and the fact that smoking cigarettes is basically cool. They explained the benefits of PMA while working essential jobs during a pre-vaccine pandemic, noted the desire for entertainment work that accompanied their return to Saturn, and joined me in a rousing game of ” Fuck, Marry, Kill” with France, Spain and the UK (we’re both going to fuck France.) They also had a visceral reaction to another kind of C-word, brought on by their years of work in the service industry: “‘Client’ is literally an insult. You said ‘client’, and I was so enraged that I got a scab on my knee. I’m not going to show the scab because it’s a little R-rated, but I’m looking at a loose crust now.