Hello Bay Area! Happy Friday!

Before you get started with your weekend, take a minute to peruse some of the week’s biggest stories.

Snapchat Introduced A Terrifying New Feature That You’re Going To Be Obsessed With

Snapchat’s newest set of filters, called “Lenses,” are fascinating, scary, and completely addicting. Featuring a range of animations for your face, the new Lenses offer you the opportunity to make yourself look like a monocle-sporting senior, a rainbow-barfing anime character, a glossy-eyed crier, and more. It is already your new favorite toy.

A ‘Jeopardy’ Contestant Managed To Get Alex Trebek To┬áBecome A Living SNL Sketch

A woman on “Jeopardy” this week just could not figure out the Final question, so she did what any brave American would do: scribble in the one single phrase Trebek surely despises more than anything else. Luckily for all of us watching, Trebek took the bait.

Ariana Grande Is Really Good At Impressions

Who knew a budding singer had such a knack for imitating some of music’s finest vocalists? Jimmy Fallon brought her on his late night show to play a sort of roulette karaoke duel with him, and Grande just completely slaughtered him.

Here, Let Us Help You Name Your Hipster Baby

Naming a baby is hard work, so the hero that created this hipster name generator is truly a big help. From farm-derived names like “Fig” and “Leif” to old-school cool monikers like “Esther” and “Hubert,” the generator is set on making your name selection process as simple as paleo, vegan, fair-trade apple pie.

Facebook Is Finally Adding The Feature We’ve All Been Waiting For

After months (years, probably) of social network users calling for a more appropriate response to sad news than a “Like” button, Facebook is finally about to roll out a “Dislike” button. Just in time for election season, as luck would have it.


alyssa The Buzz: Lenses, Hipster Babies, And Turd Ferguson

Alyssa Pereira is a music writer, web producer, and pop culture blogger for CBS stations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Find her on Twitter at Alyssa Pereira



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