NBD Trump Just Wants to Buy a Greenland
Donald Trump wants to buy … Greenland. From Denmark. For the United States. To own. Welcome to our timeline. (CNN)
We joke now, but in six months buying Greenland will be a litmus test on the right.— Brendan Buck (@BrendanBuck) August 15, 2019
Israel has banned Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. Sigh. (CNN)
“In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation”. (NYT)
Do you know what “wig snatched” or “JOMO” is? I sure don’t. Oprah and Gayle didn’t either so we’re in good company. (Celebitchy)
I don’t know how this popped up on my radar because it’s from last year, but may I interest you in a haunted house story? We’re all ready for the chillier temps of October anyway, yes? (The Cut)
Hacking phones in elevators is a thing now. What a world! (Wired)
St Elmo’s Fire is getting a remake if that’s your jam. (Lainey Gossip)
Jada Pinkett Smith is wearing a plaid gold lamé shirt and pants combo and it’s working. These are not words I thought would ever go together, but here we are. (GFY)
How the assault rifle has enabled racists. (The Atlantic)
“Is It Possible to Stop a Mass Shooting Before It Happens?” (Cosmopolitan)
Did you see this article about how black families are losing their land? It’s atrocious (the situation, not the article). (ProPublica)
Living through the end times, indeed. (The Outline)
Andy Dick was attacked in New Orleans and said he was “knocked out 100% for fifteen minutes”. Dang. (Dlisted)
A witch’s kit was found in the ashes of Pompeii and yes, it included crystals. (Smithsonian Mag)
Literally toxic masculinity. *insert Chris Traeger gif here* (Pacific Standard)
Did you know that we used to eat a different kind of banana but it was completely wiped out by a fungus? The banana species we eat now was a hail mary save which worked…until now. DUN DUN DUN. (Science Mag)
The #CannonBookClub discussion of Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet starts tomorrow. Cannonballers have been posting reviews of the book. As well known as Holmes and Watson are, most reviewers were more familiar with the adaptations and retellings than they were the source material. The best surprise for many was how readable the book was. The worst surprise was the extended flashback exploring the murderer’s motivations. Do you have thoughts on A Study in Scarlet? You don’t have to be registered with Cannonball Read to participate in the discussion. (Cannonball Read 11)
The city of Perth had its first-ever Pride parade, led by Sir Ian McKellen! As a Perthshire girl, this made me so happy.
Something to brighten your day: Sir Ian McKellen leads Perth's first ever Pride parade. And there was a proposal! 🌈 pic.twitter.com/7yFiz1Y82p— The Nine (@BBCScotNine) August 15, 2019
Kate McKinnon met Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, and reacted just like we would have.
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