Technically Incorrect provides a barely twisted tackle the tech that is taken over our lives.
Apple’s new emojis linked to Harvey Weinstein.
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As movie producer Harvey Weinstein grew to become society’s newest scourge, Apple reportedly canceled two sequence produced by the corporate that used to make use of him.
But on “Saturday Night time Reside,” Cupertino could not fairly get away from Weinstein, disgraced and kicked out of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences on Saturday after a sequence of sexual harassment allegations.
On the Weekend Replace phase of the present, Colin Jost started: “Apple has introduced that it’s including a whole bunch of latest emojis to its iOS system, together with an individual at a spa, a vomiting face and a shushing finger — lastly giving emoji followers the power to explain what it was prefer to work with Harvey Weinstein.”
The present was hosted by Kumail Nanjiani, generally referred to as diffident coder Dinesh from the HBO sequence “Silicon Valley.”
His monologue provided an immigrant’s perspective of dwelling and succeeding within the US, one thing that many residents of the non-fictional Silicon Valley have skilled.
Nanjiani made a profitable — and actually fairly humorous — film referred to as “The Huge Sick” about his courtship of his eventual spouse, Emily, a white girl.
He admitted that he is learn each single remark made on-line in regards to the movie.
“I simply don’t love race-mixing,” one commenter mentioned.
“No one good makes use of the phrase ‘race-mixing,” replied Najiani.
He added: “Why did you watch the entire film? Did you suppose there’d be a twist on the finish? Did you suppose I might rip off my masks and aha, it is me, Chris Pine. I am a white individual.”
The entire concern of immigration has vexed Silicon Valley corporations, ever since President Donald Trump issued a ban on immigrants from a number of majority-Muslim nations.
Right here, Nanjiani provided his personal Pakistani-immigrant view of, for instance, his Twitter mentions.
“Return to India!” one Twitterer advised. Nanjiani has by no means been there. He continued to supply his personal cheerily caustic view of Islamophobia and racism. (Pattern: “An knowledgeable racist is a greater racist.”)
Some may really feel, although, that essentially the most chopping giggle of the evening got here from one other technology-based joke.
“Army officers have introduced that they may enhance missions to coach, advise and help troops within the African nation of Niger,” mentioned Jost. “The concentrate on Niger is seen as a direct problem to President Trump’s autocorrect.”