Hello ‘Jibans! The internet is slowly waking back up again after holiday festivities, so let’s see what’s going on, shall we?
Jenny Slate spent Christmas with the Evans Family, so I’d say things are pretty serious for our favorite couple. (The Cut)
A really good dude compiled a list of all the positive stories from this year. Hero. (Bored Panda)
Let’s chat about Aaron Sorkin. He has a new movie titled Molly’s Game. I haven’t seen it yet, but I will because 1. I really like Jessica Chastain and 2. I also really like Aaron Sorkin. You know who I don’t care for? Sorkin fans. Especially those who think The West Wing (which is truly great) is some kind of ideal America should live up to, instead of what it is: a television show. Those fans are insufferable. ANYWAY, here is an interview with the two of them. (Vulture)
I have a vivid Christmas memory from the ’80s of my cousin swallowing a game piece (like K’Nex, but a generic Polish version, so probably made out of Chernobyl detritus). Reading through this list of various items stuck inside bodies is strangely nostalgic. (Adequate Man)
This lady should consider switching to LED tree lights after she received a $284 billion-with-a-B electricity bill. Holy moly! (It was a mistake, but still.) (Jezebel)
I don’t know much about Armie Hammer (he’s sort of like Sam Worthinzzzzzzz to me). He gave a pretty standard White Privileged Dude interview, including a comment about how he doesn’t even take vitamins because something-something living longer is an ego trip. Yiiiiiiikes. (Celebitchy)
Are you an aspiring fantasy writer? Do you have trouble generating names for your characters? Or maybe you just want a new reddit alias? This list has you covered. (Book Riot)
This link is about Trump’s Twitter hissyfit on Christmas Eve morning (which is ancient news by now) but I wanted to link to this so you could see a picture of his office at Mar-A-Lago. And listen, you do you, but if your decorating style can only be described as Husseinian, well, maybe it’s time to rethink your aesthetic. (The Atlantic)
If you’re a fan of Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive, and you’re finished with Oathbringer (I didn’t care for it all that much) then you might be interested in this speculative post about where the series is going. (Tor)
Do you use a fitness tracker? (there’s a Pajiba Fitbit group if you’re interested!) I’ve been addicted to mine ever since I got it a few years ago, but I’m seriously considering giving it up. Maybe it’s a good time for that too because they’re far less reliable than previously thought. (Wired)
The Fug Girls say that Issa Rae has the best smile on the red carpet, and no one disagrees about this, yes? Yes. (GFY)
Lindsay Lohan is in trouble over not paying her taxes. This seems very on brand for her, no? She said she’s going to investigate the situation. I’m guessing she turns this into a screenplay. (Dlisted)
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