Hi! It’s Monday. Yep. Buuuuut, it’s mostly Tuesday now, so that’s a positive, right? Right.
So I see Will & Grace has been renewed for a second season before this first new season has even aired? Cool. Whatever. As soon as I learned that Rosario wouldn’t be returning but Grace will be, I lost most of my interest. - (Celebitchy)
We had a lengthy conversation on that Google anti-diversity memo this a.m. in the Pajiba Slack, but we had not yet covered the subject. Our take? That claiming women aren’t “biologically” suited to be engineers in the tech industry is not a “politically conservative opinion” that needs to be protected; it’s hateful, apolitical ignorance and Google should not put up with it. Google clearly must have been using its bots to read our Slack because Google has fired that engineer, which is sure to set off a hellstorm on conservative Twitter. But you know what? Fuck ‘em. (Bloomberg)
See what I mean about conservative Twitter? It’s already started:
Employee: Google stifles opposing view points— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 8, 2017
Google: No we don't. You're fired.
Thank goodness Google has demonstrated its commitment to workplace tolerance by firing anyone who questions its policies and outcomes.— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) August 8, 2017
There's no room for free speech at Google. pic.twitter.com/ERP60zPwe5— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) August 8, 2017
I’m sure the President will weigh in soon.
Operation was one of my favorite games when I was a kid. If someone would have made me this cake, I would have clung to them for the rest of my life like a baby howler monkey! This cake is amazing. - (Nerdist)
Issa Rae had a couple of different looks at the Black Girls Rock awards. I love everything about this look (except those pants look a smidge too long and I have tripping fears) and I really need to get caught up on this season of Insecure. - (GFY)
Sharknado is a Classic with a capital C, no one is arguing that. But Ian Ziering, of Sharknado 1, 2, 3, 4, and Beverly Hills 90210 is pulling in more for Sharknado 5 than Gal Gadot earned for Wonder Woman? Goddamn does he have a good agent or what? - (Uproxx)
Pauly Shore is officially more diplomatic than the White House. It’s truly the end times. - (Deadline)
I don’t know who any of these people are (except, evidently, one of them is the father of those Bella and GiGi people) and I DON’T WANT TO KNOW, SO DON’T TELL ME. However, this is my favorite part of the entire thing I just read: January 26, 2017 With court proceedings underway, a judge signs an order requiring Krupa to hand over gynecological records to prove or disprove Glanville’s odor comments. Wow. - (Jezebel)
I can definitely see the
nepotism family resemblance here. Taylor Swift’s brother Austin will be in an upcoming film by Pretty Little Liars’ writer. - (Dlisted)
Like a lot of people, Scootsa1000 learned more about being a teen from Judy Blume books and from health class in middle school. Recently, she went back and reread a couple of Blume classics, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret and Then Again, Maybe I Won’t. She realized they are basically the same story, but one with a female protagonist and one with a male protagonist. She was pleased to see that they have been updated, and that they hold up. Which Judy Blume books were important to you? (Cannonball Read 9)