Boston Ain’t Putting Up With Any of That White Supremacy Nonsense Today

In one of the first protests/rallies since Charlottesville last week, the people of Boston showed up, and they showed up in massive numbers. The Nazis? Not so much. As frustrated and disgusted and disillusioned as we get with this country, images like these? They are really, really heartening.

Here’s a look at Boston today.


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Dear President Trump: These Are the Men with Permits You Are Defending Today

This day filled me with rage and sadness and despair and full-on shame that our president is an unrepentant Nazi sympathizer and White Supremacist. Then realizing that 30% or so of the country AGREES with or at least supports him… ohgod. My heart. For the last couple of hours, my husband has been making me watch old episodes of My Drunk Kitchen so I can avoid the internet and live in the past. I wish I could stay there. Here, in case you want to live in the past for a bit too, indulge in some funny women getting drunk and eating cake.

And if you’re wondering who Trump is sympathizing with today, watch this. It’s horrific. A single individual rammed his car through a crowd of protestors, but this happened in Charlottesville, too. And it wasn’t one white guy. It was a horde of them.

Speaking of things that drunk people might have whipped up in their kitchen, Taco Bell has released a new breakfast thing on the world. — (Dlisted)

HO.LEE.SHIT. You have to look at these pictures of body paint artist Inez Kuš, painting her face to look twisted and tied. She is phenomenally talented, but also? I need to know what mascara she uses, just as an aside. — (Bored Panda)

This is pretty great too. CELINE at her son’s hockey game. CELINEING! — (Lainey)

I have not hidden my love of fancy pajamas and if they are the new FASHION, I am 100% here for it. Fug Nation also loves pajamas, but I think these are more just regular pajamas, not fancy award show pajamas. — (GFY)

Stan Lee wrote a column about the evils of racism and bigotry nearly 50 years ago and today he retweeted it. How goddamn sad that the message is still as necessary and timely as it was in 1968. — (THR)

(Warning: Clicking this link will show you a picture of Pennywise the fucking clown, so, just, you know, don’t do it if you have coulrophobia. Or want to sleep anytime soon.) If you enjoy the whole VR experience, and you like shitting yourself from fear, you can now immerse yourself in the underground tunnels of Derry from the novel and upcoming movie IT. — (Nerdist)

Randall Park (who is so wonderful in Fresh off the Boat) and Ali Wong (whose stand up special Baby Cobra is gut-splittingly funny) have written and will star in a Netflix movie together. Fuck yeah! — (Deadline)

Pantone has created a color just for Prince. Obviously it’s a purple shade. His Purple Majesty would approve. — (Mental Floss)

Mindy Kaling has officially confirmed her pregnancy and talked about it with Willie Geist for The Today Show. My favorite part is how now she can judge other parents because she’ll finally be one. It feels very Mindy. — (Celebitchy)

Did you know that there was a Mrs. Lovecraft and that she wrote occult stories too? If you like stories of the occult, sabien30 recommends The Weiser Book of the Fantastic and Forgotten, an anthology edited by Judika Illes. The anthology collects forgotten stories by famous authors and stories by forgotten famous authors all from the 1800s. Writing styles have changed in the past 100 years, but modern writers could learn something about creating atmosphere. (Cannonball Read 9)

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This Is How Old Elvis Presley Would Be Today

It’s been almost 40 years since we lost Elvis Presley, and the upcoming anniversary of his death has sparked renewed interest in his life. One question that people always seem to ask is how old the rock and roll superstar would be now. Elvis was born on Jan. 8, 1935, in Tupelo, MS, to parents Gladys and Vernon Presley, and he was 42 years old when he tragically passed away from a heart attack on Aug. 16, 1977. This means Elvis would be 82 years old if he were alive.

Elvis usually celebrated his birthdays quietly with friends at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, TN, and since his passing, the Memphis and Shelby County Mayors have continued the tradition by holding an annual party called the Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony on Jan. 8.

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Today In The World Of «Please, May I Have Some More?»

I know what is happening and what I’m afraid of and I refuse to address it here. Got it?

Now, let’s get into the good things happening around the interwebs.

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Porgs are adorable, furry, and living with Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


Liam Gallagher Hates All of the Things

I am a connoisseur of anger and absurdity. I also really love the fuck word. Put those together and these nutty quotes from Liam Gallagher have made my day!

I heard [Harry Styles’s solo single «Sign of the Times»] and thought, «Bit fuckin’ dramatic for a young man.» I know he’s been in this big band and all that but that’s still a fuckin’ bubble you’re in. He’s not had much of a fuckin’ life, has he? I thought, «Chill out, you cunt.»

I can’t swim, man. I had an accident when I was a young kid in some mad thing round our way. I can swim in a pool a bit but when it gets to that deep bit I gotta come back. And fuck the sea. I ain’t going in that. Fuck that, mate. That ain’t meant for us. That’s meant for the sharks, and the jellyfish, tadpoles and stuff. But a hot tub? I’m alright in a hot tub. Can hang about in there for a bit.

Hannibal Season 4 Is Maybe Still Going To Be A Thing

Batman vs. Two-Face Is Adam West’s Last Batman Role

Obviously I’m not stoked that Adam West has passed away. At least he got to play the Caped Crusader one last time, even if it is only his voice with the Warner Bros/DC animation.

Adam Ellis Sees A Ghost Kid

Adam Ellis is a comic artist and he has a book coming out soon. Here is one of his comics:

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He took to Twitter 2 days ago to tell the story of Dear David, a dead kid stalking him in his home. I like No Sleep, so this is right up my alley.

Your turn!

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Angelina Boyko Bursts Onto The Scene, Kobe’s Dad Bod & MTV Started Today In 1981

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You’ll get the semis of The Basketball Tournament tonight on ESPN. First game tips at 7. Other than that, it’s baseball. Enjoy this quiet time now. By the end of the month, your life will be consumed by pigskin. You’ll be hunkered down. Your weekends will be scheduled out. Your off days will become Tuesday & Wednesday. Your weekends will revolve around where to watch games and how you can go pick pumpkins with your girlfriend before the 3:30 kickoffs. Thankfully ESPN and the other networks have eliminated noon Saturday kickoffs that mean anything.

Angelina Boyko! No clue who she is, but the IG is decent

Kobe Bryant working on his dad bod

Jared Lorenzen has hit 500 lbs

GIF: Watch the Mercedes Benz dome roof close

I like this: Soccer players escorted by dogs up for adoption instead of kids

Louisiana teen gets hammer stuck in her mouth

Lexington TV station really effed up this Trump-Putin shot

Here’s Ellie from Florida State

Throwback Tuesday MTV Video of the Year

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Today In «Yes, Please! More of That!» News

We mustn’t dwell… no, not today. We CAN’T. Not on Fun Internet News day.

That’s right, boners! Instead of rounding up more things to make you curl into yourself like a dying star, I’ve decided to regale you with the good things out there. So let us begin.

I don’t think this needs explaining.

Living the dream, dreaming of living. #thorragnarok #sdcc2017

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Next up, ThinkGeek has unveiled a Star Wars clothing collection for women. There aren’t many pieces, but they teamed up with Ashley Eckstein of Her Universe.

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Channing Tatum (aka Charming Potato) has teamed up with Grand Teton Distillery to make Born and Bred, an 80-proof potato vodka. Irony?

At any rate, Tatum has also been delivering the vodka to lucky people in LA who use alcohol delivery service Saucey.

Wonder Woman 2: Drink Those Man Tears Up has a release date of December 13th, 2019. That’s, like, really far away. However, it is something to look forward to and we all need more things like that. I mean, it will be set in the 1980s during the Cold War! I’m already excited thinking about just the hair!

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80% of Thor: Ragnarok was improvised and the «friend from work» line was thought up by a Make A Wish child on set. It’s not surprising since director Taika Waititi’s films What We Do In the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople are improvisational as well. But this is Marvel! This is amazing that they would be cool with Waititi’s method and not attempt to crush him in some Blockbuster Superhero Director mold.

More good news for the flick is Waititi’s current runtime for the film.

Star Trek: Discovery will feature a gay couple. Maybe that’s not enough to get you happy. The couple will be played by gay actors. That is some good news, people.

Anthony Rapp (Rent, Dazed and Confused) will portray Lieutenant Stamets and Wilson Cruz (My So-Called Life) will play Dr. Hugh Culber. Staments is said to be one of the characters the series will focus upon and Culber is his partner.

Charlize Theron’s ass-kicking Atomic Blonde opens July 28th. While you wait, why not create an Atomic Blonde gif? For every gif created, the It Gets Better Project receives a $ 1 donation. Let’s flood them with dollar bills like we’re Pacman Jones.

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So, what good news do you have to share with the class?

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Here’s What’s Happening with the Obamacare Repeal Vote Today

We’re not talking about the healthcare vote today as much as we should be because, to be honest, I don’t fully understand what’s happening. No one, it seems, really does, and that includes most of the Republican Senators.

This is the best guidance anyone seems to have, so far, on the vote this afternoon:

What does that mean?

Basically this: They’re going to vote on several motions to proceed in the hopes that one of those bills gets through to the debate stage, at which point, Mitch McConnell apparently believes that he can cobble together a healthcare plan piled with amendments within the 20 hours of debate required.

First, they’re going to vote on that same symbolic Obamacare repeal the Senate and House voted on numerous times under Obama, knowing every time that Obama would veto it. (Trump would not veto it). That’s not expected to get pass the motion to proceed.

Next, they’re going to vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act. This is basically the Trumpcare Bill we’re all familiar with. Last week, four Senators came out against it. It’s not expected to pass, either. They’re going to try a couple of versions of that, however. One will include the Portman Amendment (basically, it adds $ 100 million to Medicaid spending, which is not even close to nearly enough to close the gap) and the Cruz Amendment, which essentially isolates those with preexisting conditions and puts them in a separate pool, which will eventually crumble leaving all of those millions of people without healthcare.

Those aren’t expected to pass, either.

Eventually, they’ll end up with the «skinny repeal,» which is basically just a bill that will eliminate the Obamacare individual and employer mandates, meaning that employers will not be required to provide health insurance and individuals will no longer be required to be covered. (They’ll also eliminate the medical device tax, which is necessary to help pay for healthcare coverage under Obamacare.)

We have no idea if that will pass, but McConnell is gambling that it will. He’s basically telling his people that if they don’t vote for the skinny repeal, then they support Obamacare. That’s not going to work against Susan Collins, who is a hard no on every vote. We don’t really know where the other moderates sit on the skinny repeal vote. Those moderates may vote on the motion to proceed just to see where the debate takes the bill.

If the skinny repeal passes, it will probably get loaded down with amendments, and there will be massive confusion and chaos, and McConnell’s hope is that he can slip something through in the midst of that confusion.

If the employer and public mandates are somehow repealed, it will basically be a slow form of murdering Obamacare. Without those mandates, Obamacare falls apart; the insurance industry collapses, and eventually, it will be tantamount to a repeal without a replacement.

What does that mean? That 32 million people will eventually lose their insurance (including many on employer-based plans), premiums will skyrocket, and the insurance industry will be shaken to its core.

So, that’s what’s happening today.

Call your Senators, and ask them to vote NO on whatever they’re asked to vote on, I guess?

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Why Did Sean Spicer Resign Today?

Sean Spicer is out as Press Secretary.

Melissa McCarthy is gonna be so bummed.

So what was it? The constant humiliation? Having Donald Trump repeatedly throw him under the bus? Being forced to lie and cover for the White House over and over? Is it because Sarah Huckabee Sanders has essentially taken over his role?

Nope. What Sean Spicer just couldn’t bear was having Anthony Scaramucci as not only Communications Director, but a Communications Director who wouldn’t have to report directly to him.

Apparently, hiring Scaramucci — a longtime supporter and an investment banker with no actual experience as a communications person in a White House that’s never needed an experienced communications person more — is also a signal to Reince Priebus to get the hell out, too.

I hope tarnishing your credibility and your career was worth the six-month gig, Sean. I look forward to six months of Scaramucci’s lying gibberish before he resigns, too.

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Screamin A Wasn’t Feelin It Today

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I don’t know this ‘sircharlesbbbanks’ guy on IG, but I sure like his interviewing style. And I especially like his interviewing style when he ran into Screamin’ A today on an elevator.

Love the caption on this one:

Me: “Is Roberto Beef Jerky really the real deal?”

Stephen A: “Just take the picture brotha” 💀

More:

he knew it was a setup when I held the elevator. Fed up 😂

It’s Oberto Beef Jerky, but you get the idea. It’s July and we have like 10 days until legitimate football to talk about. Hang in there.


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Breastfeeding, Stealthing And Acid: How’s Your Feminist Rage Today?

How’s your feminist rage today? If you had to give it a level, would you be at Fem Con 4: Mildly Narked, or Fem Con 1: Phoenix, or somewhere in between? Once you’ve established your baseline level, read on and see where it goes…

The Daily Mail published some Very Important News today: a collection of ‘confessions’ from Whisper that promise to reveal what men really think about breastfeeding. To paraphrase, the responses range from ‘I’ll have a go at anyone who gives a breastfeeding mum a hard time because I’m a big tough man,’ to ‘Women’s bodies should be covered at all times in case I get an embarrassing boner,’ to ‘I just don’t understand why they don’t wait until they get home.’ Nowhere is there the actual, correct answer: ‘it’s none of my business. I’m neither a hungry baby nor a woman whose breasts will start spurting milk all over the place if she doesn’t feed her child.’ I would have settled for ‘At least it stops babies crying in public; you can avert your eyes but not your ears.’

If that hasn’t set you off yet, how about this new trend in sex crimes: stealthing. Yes, that’s right, it’s got its own name, and authorities are still trying to figure out how much of a crime it is. Stealthing refers to a man stealthily removing a condom during sex, and then carrying on. As this could obviously result in conception, stealthers tend to only do this with casual partners who probably don’t have their contact details. While it is universally agreed that this is selfish and irresponsible, and a grotesque violation of trust, opinion is divided on whether this constitutes rape or not. Seems fairly simple to me: although a partner has consented to protected sex, they haven’t consented to unprotected sex, and nonconsensual sex is rape. It seems to be in the broader category of sexual assault at the moment, though no-one has yet been convicted for stealthing in the UK. You can read one victim’s story here.

And last but not least, the rise in acid attacks in the UK is, quite frankly, terrifying. Sulphuric acid is the weapon of choice, and there are plans to restrict access to this to prevent future attacks. The horrific injuries sustained by the men and women who are victims of this, are devastating and life-changing. Amidst the horror of the coverage of July 13th’s series of attacks, one story stood out. This piece in the Metro quotes a young man who features in an interview for VICE’s upcoming documentary on the issue:

One of the more shocking revelations by the interviewee, whose voice has been altered and identity not revealed, is the link between acid attacks and women.

The man has been involved in acid attacks before but has not thrown a toxic substance before, but revealed he would.

Shockingly, he also claimed he would use it almost exclusively against women due to the aesthetic and psychological damage of being disfigured that he believes affects women more than men.

He said: ‘If I can get it, then I’ll use it.

‘On a guy I probably wouldn’t, I’d probably do something physical, but on a girl, they love their beauty.



‘On a guy, if you get scarred, it’s a scar and you show it to your guys, ‘yeah this happened to me, innit. Yeah it’s nothing, it’s nothing’.

‘But when it’s a girl, ‘look at my face’, you know what I’m saying?

‘If I was to use it, nine times out of ten I’ll use it on a girl, honestly.’

Metro, Monday 17th July

How are those rage levels now?

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