Publisher’s Note: Yes, I switched out the headline and image. After today, I couldn’t go to bed tonight without having something hopeful at the top of the page. — DR
This day filled me with rage and sadness and despair and full-on shame that our president is an unrepentant Nazi sympathizer and White Supremacist. Then realizing that 30% or so of the country AGREES with or at least supports him… ohgod. My heart. For the last couple of hours, my husband has been making me watch old episodes of My Drunk Kitchen so I can avoid the internet and live in the past. I wish I could stay there. Here, in case you want to live in the past for a bit too, indulge in some funny women getting drunk and eating cake.
And if you’re wondering who Trump is sympathizing with today, watch this. It’s horrific. A single individual rammed his car through a crowd of protestors, but this happened in Charlottesville, too. And it wasn’t one white guy. It was a horde of them.
WARNING.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) August 15, 2017
The vicious criminal assault of Deandre Harris by white supremacists. The clearest video.
ARREST THESE MEN. pic.twitter.com/oV13SGv1Uw
Speaking of things that drunk people might have whipped up in their kitchen, Taco Bell has released a new breakfast thing on the world. - (Dlisted)
HO.LEE.SHIT. You have to look at these pictures of body paint artist Inez Kuš, painting her face to look twisted and tied. She is phenomenally talented, but also? I need to know what mascara she uses, just as an aside. - (Bored Panda)
This is pretty great too. CELINE at her son’s hockey game. CELINEING! - (Lainey)
I have not hidden my love of fancy pajamas and if they are the new FASHION, I am 100% here for it. Fug Nation also loves pajamas, but I think these are more just regular pajamas, not fancy award show pajamas. - (GFY)
Stan Lee wrote a column about the evils of racism and bigotry nearly 50 years ago and today he retweeted it. How goddamn sad that the message is still as necessary and timely as it was in 1968. - (THR)
(Warning: Clicking this link will show you a picture of Pennywise the fucking clown, so, just, you know, don’t do it if you have coulrophobia. Or want to sleep anytime soon.) If you enjoy the whole VR experience, and you like shitting yourself from fear, you can now immerse yourself in the underground tunnels of Derry from the novel and upcoming movie IT. - (Nerdist)
Randall Park (who is so wonderful in Fresh off the Boat) and Ali Wong (whose stand up special Baby Cobra is gut-splittingly funny) have written and will star in a Netflix movie together. Fuck yeah! - (Deadline)
Pantone has created a color just for Prince. Obviously it’s a purple shade. His Purple Majesty would approve. - (Mental Floss)
Mindy Kaling has officially confirmed her pregnancy and talked about it with Willie Geist for The Today Show. My favorite part is how now she can judge other parents because she’ll finally be one. It feels very Mindy. - (Celebitchy)
Did you know that there was a Mrs. Lovecraft and that she wrote occult stories too? If you like stories of the occult, sabien30 recommends The Weiser Book of the Fantastic and Forgotten, an anthology edited by Judika Illes. The anthology collects forgotten stories by famous authors and stories by forgotten famous authors all from the 1800s. Writing styles have changed in the past 100 years, but modern writers could learn something about creating atmosphere. (Cannonball Read 9)