In this episode:
- Americans are willing to pay more and more for Christmas trees,
- Viagra is now a little white pill and much cheaper,
- And Netflix original Atypical earns a second season for its fantastic writing and cast.
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Nothing says Christmas more than an expensive ass tree
According to survey data from the National Christmas Tree Association (which, by the way, exists), the price of the average Christmas tree has spiked 125% over the past 3 years. As recently as 2013, a tree would only set you back about $35; in 2016, they were up to $75 a pop. This season, it’s purported to be up to $80 — a record high. — The Hustle
On Monday, drugmaker Pfizer will launch a cheaper generic version of Viagra in the U.S. Although Viagra is blue and trades for $65-per-pill, the generic version will be white and will sell for half the price. — Fortune
What We’re Streaming
Solo stream: Atypical (Netflix)
Created by: Robia Rashid
Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it’s time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam’s mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. — IMDb
Created by: Joe Penhall
In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters. — IMDb
The Latest in Streaming
Disney keeps the punches coming (this one totals $52B)
The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday that it had reached a deal to buy most of the assets of 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch, in an all-stock transaction valued at roughly $52.4 billion. — NYT
Another good read here…
Redbox is yet another player trying to get a piece of the streaming pie
Redbox has launched a new on-demand streaming service, which will allow users to buy and rent digital movies and TV shows. — The Verge
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