It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these roundups, but there was just too much shittery in the world this week. Here’s the worst of the worst.
—Let’s start off with the obvious: fuck Donald Trump. This afternoon, I mentioned his impossibly horrific Eric Garner, um, “joke”? Now he’s calling for the return of Joe Paterno. You remember Joe, the Penn State head coach who covered up Jerry Sandusky’s long-time abuse of players. Who’s also dead.
—Fuck this men’s-only club Harvard, whose members justify excluding women because if they were allowed into the group, these guys just definitely wouldn’t be able to keep themselves from raping them. No, seriously.
—Robert De Niro went on the Today show to talk about the anti-vaxxing documentary he agreed to pull from the Tribeca Film Festival. Turns out, he wished he hadn’t caved to our “kneejerk” unreasonable demands to not promote bullshit, totally unscientific fear mongering. Because now we’ll never know “the truth” or some such nonsense.
—Fuck Match.com for their new ginger-negging campaign.
—Fuck everyone involved in the still-ongoing targeted harassment of Alison Rapp, the Nintendo employee who was fired after Gamergate inundated the company with “opposition reporting” attacks. The latest worst of these is writer Cynthia Than, who took Rapp’s refusal to comment as an admission of guilt in all accusations, and published an article with a URL calling her a pedophile and prostitute. (Oh, and to add insult to heinous injury, she used a header picture of a PlayStation controller in an article about Nintendo. Fake geek harassers, amiright?)
—If you’re still watching Girls, even more than maybe ever before, you’ll join me in saying “Fuck Hannah.” I actually LIKE Girls and she was an exceptional shit this week.
—FUCK THIS WEREWOLF THING, EVEN IF IT IS JUST A PANTHER. FUCK THAT PANTHER MAN.
—A Fuck That Guy PSA: Please, PLEASE (everyone, but women especially) check the license plates of any Uber or Lyft you’ve called before you get into the car. Make the driver call you by name first. Please. Because people are the fucking worst.
—Fuck that last scene of this week’s Better Call Saul. No spoilers, but lots of feelings.