Wonders & Blunders: Celebs highs and lows

Wonder
Once again Trump is on the radar, but this time he’s on the receiving end of the sh*t- talking. John Oliver decided it was time someone opened up about just the kind of man Trump is … or rather, isn’t.

Oliver initiated the hashtag “Make Donald Drumpf again,” referencing Donald’s original last name before he changed it, ultimately creating a brand and developing a façade.

Trump’s name has this fantasy of success about it, a fantasy that even Trump believes. Yet he has failed in magazines, hotels, a university, airlines and even steaks. How does one possibly suck at selling a steak?

On top of being a failure, the man lies A LOT. Just scroll through his Twitter profile and watch the contradictions fly left and right.

Why does any of this matter? Because Trump is on the right track to become the Republican nominee for president, and like a back mole grown too large, we can’t ignore him anymore.

Oliver’s rant is a wake-up call. Before we even think of making Trump the Republican nominee let’s truly acknowledge what the man stands for and #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain.

Blunder
Let’s talk about Tidal, the Illuminati-backed savior of the music industry.

Tidal is a music subscription service that offers high fidelity (hi-fi) streamed music, a term used to refer to a high-quality reproduction of sound, and guarantees artist royalties. Sadly, their method of putting artists first does not benefit the consumer.

The service has no free option, forcing consumers to pay $10 or $20 a month for the hi-fi music they advertise. This same hi-fi music has huge file sizes, so say “hello” to huge data overages if you want to stream on your phone. Not to mention the average consumer can’t even hear the difference. I’m already “tuned” off, thank you.

The real kicker is the fact that the artist only gets the big royalties if you go for the $20 a month service. If you opt for the $10 service, then the artists are getting the same royalties as any other service. Might as well stick with Spotify.

So, let’s recap: I have to spend $20 a month out of my pocket for music that has seemingly no better quality so that the big name artist can get their royalties. I understand that someone has to make a stand against pirating music, but this service alienates the consumer so much that it does more harm than good. I think I’ll wait for the tides to change this one.