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Smash Mouth Got Dragged Through The Swamp Over Taylor Swift Shade

Ain't the sharpest tool in the shed.

Taylor Swift’s folklore came to us as a surprise release over the weekend, and became the perfect immersive soundtrack escape from dreary days, all around the world. Unfortunately, Smash Mouth didn’t get the memo that Taylor Swift has been through enough ridicule and it’s time she got a proper apology.

folklore is Taylor Swift’s 8th studio album, and is an amalgamation of stories that she made up in her mind. The album was made completely in isolation, and feels like she’s had the chance to find her way back to herself since the starkness of her previous albums Reputation and Lover. It’s a masterpiece.

Taylor was greeted on Twitter by a basic, low-effort tweet from Smash Mouth, of Shrek fame. He simply tweeted, “borelore”.

Smash Mouth haven’t been spoken about since the announcement that they were headlining what Vice calls, the most ‘depressing concert lineup‘ so maybe in addition to an apology, they can flick Taylor Swift a ‘thank you’ card for keeping them relevant.

Taylor Swift fans were quick to call out Smash Mouth and delivered some absolutely cutting blows to the one-hit-wonders.

Some fans felt it was their civil duty to remind Smash Mouth that their rent was due, even though they dissed folklore, which is nice of them.

Even though Smash Mouth clearly aren’t digging on Taylor Swift’s new vibe, it seems that the rest of the world is absolutely lapping it up. It’s doing absolute numbers on streaming platforms.

folklore was streamed 80.6 million times on Spotify in its first day, the highest first-day streams for a female artist on the platform. Taylor’s album also received over 35 million streams on Apple Music, and was the most-streamed pop album on that platform on the day it released. Far out.

Long live Taylor Swift, a musical chameleon and a legend of our time.

Netflix Is Fixing A Major Fault With A Simple ‘Shuffle’ Feature

iPod Shuffle is quaking.

How have you been working through the Netflix catalogue during iso? Alphabetically? Categorically – Coming Of Age Films With A Strong Female Lead first and then followed up with Films Directed By Women? Or if you’re like me, the Watch Again category is getting a workout. However you’ve been traipsing through the titles, you never have to do it again – thanks to a new Netflix feature.

Netflix’s ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ is coming soon, hear all about it:

A new feature was spotted by a random Android user when using the Netflix app on their phone. The Netflix feature appeared under a new category on the home screen with a ‘shuffle’ icon in the top right corner.

The user then tipped off Android Police (lol ok) about the new feature, who did some investigating to make sure this hasn’t been around for ages and we’re just finding out now.

Hear all about Netflix’s other secret features here:

Turns out, Netflix is trialling a ‘shuffle’ feature on popular TV shows so you can just pick up at any random place.

A spokesperson for Netflix said, ““We are testing the ability for members to play a random episode from different TV series on the Android mobile app. These tests typically vary in length of time and by region, and may not become permanent.”

This has been something that people have really been after for a while, and would be welcomed in addition to the Netflix Party feature where you can watch with friends on different screens.

If you want to keep going back to something you’ve seen a million times, but not start the whole damn thing again, this feature is genius. If you’ve got an Android, keep an eye out for the new Netflix feature trial.

The Humble Kitchen Mistakes That Made Masterchef 2020 So Relatable

We are all Master Chefs now.

Masterchef 2020 has been a whole new experience – new judges, old contestants and enforced social distancing for over half of the season. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us inside and allowed us to build our new routines from the ground-up and for a vast majority of the Australian population, that included sitting down for Masterchef at 7:30pm – bringing appointment viewing back from the brink.

In addition to our open-arms welcome of legit sitting down and watching telly (because, what else is there to do?) we’ve also had time to dabble in the kitchen ourselves. I think this might’ve been a contributing factor to the relatability of this season of Masterchef, in particular.

We saw some pretty relatable eff-ups this season, akin to our very own kitchen blunders – so seeing as Masterchef 2020 has sent their last dish off the pass and given the winner her trophy, it seemed only fitting to take a trip down memory lane at some of the most humble kitchen mistakes.

Grabbing a hot pan.

My hand is twitching as I write this, thinking about Laura grabbing a hot pan in the Masterchef Grand Finale and getting the most intense injury of the entire season. Hindsight is 20/20 but in the Masterchef kitchen (and your own) it’s an easy mistake to make when you’re thinking about a million things at once.

Poor time management.

Everyone, say it with me – 3… 2… 1… Poh. The perpetuator of my anxiety. Masterchef fans online gave Poh absolute shit for being bad at time management when in reality, we’re all as bad as each other. Yes, at least 90% of Poh’s screen time was her watching a clock, or an oven, or a freezer but I know I’ve been in her same position after putting a box of Maxibons in the freezer after they’ve gone a bit melty in the car – you just want things to hurry up and I feel that.

Forgetting the salt.

A simple mistake, made so many times in the Masterchef kitchen – but mostly by our mate Hayden. It’s super easy to over-season or under-season if you’re not tasting your food as you go, so if anything has burned itself into my brain this Masterchef season, it’s Jock Zonfrillo saying “TASTE YER FOOOD” in his gorgeous, thick, dreamy accent. (So sorry.)

Burning stuff.

Masterchef 2020 will go down in history as the season where three professional chefs burnt crumpets. I personally reckon it’s because they tried to make their own instead of just whipping out the packet ones – there’s zero chance of burning those because they always just seem a liiiittleee raw. But burning stuff? Yeah, we’re right there with ya.

Leaving the fridge open.

So sorry to Laura, I’m not picking on you babes, you just had a bit of a rough trot at the end of the Grand Finale and I just know people felt your pain on this one. Poor Laura quite literally just left the fridge open, so her gelato melted and re-froze – and unfortunately that was one of the reasons that she didn’t ultimately win Masterchef 2020.

These mistakes are so tiny to us but in the heat of the Masterchef kitchen, it can totally cost you.

I have adored this season of Masterchef so, so much – I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve fallen in love with each of the individual judges and now I have crushes on them all that I don’t know how to shake – but I reckon it was just what Australia needed in a time where we needed some real comfort.

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