Happy Friday! Here’s a look at the never-ending douchery of Ryan Lochte. (Lainey)
Jenny Slate is selling out shows, and people seem to think it’s because audiences are hoping her new BF Chris Evans will show up. Either this is bullshit, because Jenny Slate is awesome and famous on her own, or it’s true, and people are just hoping to get a glimpse of Cap Ass, which is shitty, but at least they’re then getting tricked into a night of awesome comedy. (Celebitchy)
A warning for people on the internet who have opinions about strangers’ bodies: Don’t ask a question if you’re not prepared to receive a VERY honest, lengthy answer. (Medium)
Let’s cap off our Week of Winona with a bunch of times she just didn’t get kids today. (Revelist)
Target is investing $20 million in gender-neutral bathrooms. Way to be awesome, Target. (Mary Sue)
I don’t know if you all knew this, but nature is straight-up terrifying.
Here’s a look at why the floods in Louisiana may be getting so little attention from the media. It’s a really depressing thought that a strong sense of community and goodness may be to blame for the rest of us turning a blind eye. (HuffPo)
Thanks to Keh_Squared for adding to the Friday rage with this piece on MORE THINGS VAGINAS DON’T NEED. (Slate)
The go-to argument against the American puritanical view of nudity is and has basically always been “well, in France…” So now what do we say to the fact that French beaches can handle nudity but not burkas? (Bitch)
I want all of these Olympic women comics to be real. (Vox)
What are The Walking Dead’s casting calls leading up to? (Uproxx)
Tomorrow, August 20 is the 126th birthday of H.P.Lovecraft, so Cannonball Read brings you a review of The Shadow over Innsmouth. Ingres77 talks about Lovecraft’s racist views and how they colored his opinion "…it’s impossible for me to read it divorced from who Lovecraft was, and what he thought. Which, again, is why I have a complex relationship with him. I love this story, and I wish I was fourteen and naive so I could enjoy it fully. " (Cannonball Read 8)
Have a great weekend, everybody! You are all adorable, and you terrify me.