“More than a handful of current NBA mascots have trainers and dieticians working to keep them on the court and off the training table … while teams play only 41 regular-season home games per year, mascots log hundreds of additional events — community outreach opportunities, internal holiday parties, hospital visits, fundraisers, weddings and funerals … More than one said they had been asked to serve as a pallbearer.” For Aspiring Performers, The NBA Is The Best Place To Be A Mascot. (Bonus: The job comes with a friggin mask.)

+ “LA: “She emerged as an apparition from clouds of tear gas as federal agents fired pepper balls at angry protesters in the early Saturday darkness. A woman wearing nothing but a black face mask and a stocking cap strode toward a dozen heavily armed agents attired in camouflage fatigues, lined up across a downtown Portland street.” And then she struck a very unique version of the warrior pose.