How’s everyone feeling tonight? Did you power through all the Halloween candy or are you rationing it to enjoy for the next couple of weeks? We have a big ol’ bag of chocolate at our house, but I don’t like milk chocolate (I will DEVOUR some dark chocolate, though!) so it’ll probably sit on the kitchen counter for the next week or two until my husband takes it to work and puts it in the break room.
Speaking of breaks at work, a Japanese company is going to give their non-smoking employees an extra SIX days off for vacation time to compensate for their smoke-break-taking co-workers - (The Independent)
It started on The Daily Caller and Infowars. They took something that Jake Tapper said on CNN completely out of context and turned it against Tapper. That we expect. I guess we can expect it from Fox News now, too.
The Fox News tweet is even worse, and takes it out of context to the point of falsehood. pic.twitter.com/H68bsOS25b— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) November 2, 2017
For the record, what Tapper actually said was: “The Arabic chant ‘Allahu Akbar,’ God is great, sometimes is said under the most beautiful of circumstances. And too often, we hear it being said in moments like this.”
The Fox News tweet, nevertheless, was retweeted numerous times by right wing nutjobs until a lot of journalists took Fox News to task.
Even right winger Joe Walsh called out Fox News for this:
Jason Chaffetz — now a Fox News contributor — even apologized.
In retrospect I don't think I gave @jaketapper a fair shake tonight. My bad.— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) November 1, 2017
But it didn’t stop Sean Hannity from doubling down anyway.
Hannity is continuing Fox's lies and smears by attacking @jaketapper for saying "Allahu Akbar" is a prayer sometimes said at "beautiful moments"— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) November 2, 2017
Hannity: "Maybe that's why you have low ratings" pic.twitter.com/JgsYIPU3R9
Teresa Giudice, who was on one of those Real Housewife shows and spent a season or more in prison, thinks Sofia Vergara is a bitch and should be nicer “because she’s an immigrant”. I’m sure Sofia is DEVASTATED by this news and is sobbing into her husband Joe Manganiello’s giant arms. - (Celebitchy)
Known rocket surgeon Tom Brady doesn’t believe in wearing sunscreen - don’t need it, brah; just drink tons of water and you won’t get sunburned and you won’t get skin cancer. DUH, that’s just science! Christgod. Getting hit in the head can only make this guy smarter. - (Dlisted)
Do you get satisfaction from watching the YouTube videos of Dr. Pimple Popper? Then this new trend (?) (If only one person is doing it, does it count as a trend?) in nails might be right up your disgusting alley. - (Buzzfeed)
Kate Hudson is wearing an outfit. It’s kind of an optical illusion, though, because, for real, the longer I looked at it, the more I liked it. BUT, as soon as I closed the tab, but then reopened it? Nope. Not loving it again. The more I think about it, the more it’s pissing me off, frankly. - (GFY)
Prince Harry and Michelle Obama are totally buds and I think they talk shit about what a moron Trump is and then they laugh and laugh and then Michelle says, “Oh my goodness, we really should be nice.” And then Harry says, “Oh, indeed. Certainly.” And then they laugh and laugh and laugh! *sigh* Good times, good times. *sigh* - (LG)
This one is for our Aussie readers: Yesterday, we reported that Josh Gad and Lupita Nyong’o are headlining a zombie comedy. Now, if you live out in Australia, you can win a casting role as an extra in a zombie horde. The film shoots in and around Sydney throughout November and December. You’ll even have your name in the credits! It’s a competition, and all you need to do is describe in 25 words or fewer why you’d make a great zombie. Do it! (Little Monsters Competition)
Comedian Maria Bamford gets serious about her mental illness and vulnerability. - (NYT)
BookNinja discovered the dangers of diving into an author’s back catalogue. The later works of romance writer Susan Elizabeth Phillips were recommended and enjoyed, so she failed to heed the words of caution and picked up an earlier work, Nobody’s Baby But Mine. So many uncomfortable plot points - a super smart, but lonely woman who seduces a man in order to get pregnant, a groupie trying to sleep with every team member, and a bizarre prank war. There’s also a sweet side plot romance, so it’s not all bad. Which authors do you like but warn people away from their earlier works? (Cannonball Read 9)
And I meant to include this last night, but I forgot. Pretend it’s still Halloween, ok? Thanks!