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America Proves Again to Be Simultaneously Amazing and Horrifying

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | June 28, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | June 28, 2018 |


You see this, Congress? You see this, Congressional Democrats? This is how you inspire. This is how you fight. Take fucking notes.

At least some amazing Senators have gotten the message.

Meanwhile, according to recent polls, Trump is a drag on the GOP. (Also, the country) (Slate)

In horrifying news, there’s been another shooting, this one at the Capital Gazette newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland. There are multiple fatalities. It would be irresponsible to ascribe a motive, but it is worth noting that the President obviously has consistently referred to the press as an enemy of America, and that Milo Yiannopoulos said earlier this week, “I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight.” Our thoughts, prayers, and vigorous support for gun reforms go out to the victims.

There’s a shortlist now for Goose’s son in Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel. One is perfect. One is acceptable. One is punchable. (Lainey)

Wait, what? “Electric Boogie” was about a vibrator? Then what was Electric Boogaloo about? (The Root)

Angelina Jolie is either trying to mimic the dress of the Royal Family, or this is a wax statue. (Dlisted)

Hillary Duff PLUS a gender-reveal party is about the whitest thing I’ve ever seen. (Celebitchy)

Stephen King’s The Boogeyman is coming to the big screen, and they’ve nabbed some fine writers for it. (FSR)

Meanwhile, they’ve done just the opposite in finding a writer for Indy 5. (/Film)

Looks like Scott Pruitt is “ratfucking” his former aides, and guess who cares? Nobody. (The Daily Beast)

Twenty-one years after the idea was introduced on Seinfeld, McDonald’s rolled out muffin tops nationwide today. (Uproxx)

Mrs Smith reviewed two speculative fiction books together because they are both set in Canada, both award winners, and the authors "have appeared together on panels to discuss their work, where they are often likely to discuss human/robot sex." Madeline Ashby’s Company Town (Sunburst Award) and Annalee Newitz’ Autonomous (Lambda Literary Award) take on futures where humans are augmented mechanically or pharmaceutically. Do you see a future with augmented humans? (Cannonball Read 10)

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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