When you woke up this morning and put on your bland suit in preparation for your hearing, I bet you looked yourself in the mirror and thought: Today’s the day. Katie Porter’s not going to get me.
Well, I’m Representative Katie Porter’s whiteboard, and I’ve got a message scrawled upon my glistening façade: We’re about to kick your ass.
The exchange between Rep. Katie Porter of California and an official from the CDC during a hearing yesterday was awesome. This monologue from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency is an equally-awesome companion piece.
If you haven’t seen Rep. Porter mopping the floor with the officials from the CDC yet, you should 100% watch the video below before you read the piece on McSweeney’s. It’s worth your time, I promise.
After spending two years engaged in a legal battle with a coal executive who was less-than-enthused with a giant squirrel telling him to “eat shit”, John Oliver finally shares the details of what happened, explains SLAPP lawsuits, and ends the segment in a way that ensured that I’d have to post it.
I had no choice, people.
The bit in the beginning where they consider Bill Gates less of a person and more of an idea is kinda weird, but the part where they make fun of Windows Phone really makes up for it.
This is some top-notch “I do not want to do this content but I will do this content because it is my job” content.
Also I learned more about Pop Rocks than I ever thought possible, so that’s a pretty solid bonus.
Honestly the only reason I’m not demanding it be December right now is because that would mean I’m skipping Avengers: Endgame, but that’s it.
I just remembered that this exists, and I wanted you to know about it, too.
In 11th grade, we had to make a video based on a poem for my A.P. English class. At the request of my teacher, I did two — the one she wanted was a overly-serious (and totally misunderstanding of the point of the poem) video for Robert Frost’s “The Road Less Traveled”, and the one I wanted to do was a reading of the Shaft theme.
This is all to say that I can’t wait for this movie, and I will 100% be there several times opening weekend.
I love this trailer, but I hate the title, which is Marvel’s own damn fault — don’t keep the name of the movie a secret and overhype it if you’re just going to go with what everyone’s first guess was, you ninnies.
In fact, here’s a few titles I would have liked them to go with instead:
- Avengers: Assemble
- Avengers: Captain Marvel’s Gonna Be Pissed
- Avengers: Good of You to Finally Show Up,
- Avengers: Probably the Last One Before the X-Men Start Ruining Things, Ugh
- Avengers v Thanos: Dawn of Justice