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Hot Mics, And Missiles, And Right-Wing Outrage, Oh My!

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | September 14, 2017 |

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | September 14, 2017 |

Paul Ryan threw cold water on the DACA deal Trump made with the Democrats, saying that any agreement would have to pass the House first. Meanwhile Schumer was caught on a hot mic talking about Trump, saying “he likes us,” so I’m going to go ahead and make both of them a cootie catcher. But since things happen in threes: North Korea fired another missile today. What a day. (WaPo)

Of course, during one of his rare human moments, Trump tweeted something sane, only to face backlash from his base. These people, they are vile.

Palate cleanser time!

Do you have access to Shake Shack? (If you answered in the negative, sorry but you have to move, and also I am crying on your behalf.) September 18th through October 1st they will be selling Will & Grace-themed shakes. One of them is made with prosecco! I’ll give you one guess who it’s named after. (Shake Shack)

Now that you’re thinking of artery-clogging shakes, how about a really good post about Bernie’s single payer health system? (The Week)

Harrison Ford’s Cranky Old Man shtick is getting stale. I mean, I know he doesn’t owe us any information, and interviewers should stop asking him personal information, but he’s had a lifetime to learn how to give diplomatic answers yet he continues to be abrasive, rude, and generally discourteous. Yawn. (Celebitchy)

I thought Anthony Scaramucci was a goofy doofus, but now that he’s questioning the paternity of his newborn, my perception of him is quickly being downgraded. (The Cut)

Darren Aronofsky’s mother! premiere had a “funeral attire” dress code and I have to say, Zosia Mamet aced it. (GFY)

Jessica Biel is being sued for withholding tips at her restaurant Au Fudge. The dollar amounts are, uhm, quite large. How do you spend $60,325 (and $13,271.50 in tip) on chicken nuggets? This world, I don’t understand it. (Dlisted)

One thing I do understand is that I am here for everything Amber Tamblyn is preaching. Her further take down of James Woods is outstanding. But it’s sad that her experience is so easy to identify with. Sigh. (Lainey Gossip)

I am very naive and this is pointed out to me all the time. Here is yet another example of that: I thought Steven Mnuchin married a horrible person in Louise Linton and felt slightly bad for him (why tho?), but it turns out he’s just as bad as she is. Apparently, he requested the use of an Air Force Jet during his honeymoon. Guess what the hourly rate is for one of those. (GQ)

“It’s an alpha male thing: what dominant chimpanzees and Donald Trump have in common” Yes, the headline is rather cheeky, but it’s a good read. (The Guardian)

What are you guys doing about the Equifax data breach? I’ve been using Credit Karma for a couple of years, but I don’t think that’s enough. Did you know that it took Equifax SIX GODDAMN WEEKS to report the hack? And that the executives sold off their stocks before it was made public? That at least has to be criminal, right? It’s like no one over there is watching Billions. (Wired)

Pottery Barn Teen released a Harry Potter-themed bedroom collection and I have two points: 1. After all this time? 2. Always. (Bustle)

Did you go see IT last weekend? If you’re looking for something else that’s scary, have I got something for you! Not only are the rising carbon dioxide levels drastically changing our atmosphere, they’re also deteriorating the quality of our food. (Politico)

In reviewing Rachel Bach’s The Paradox Trilogy, alwaysanswerb isn’t going to pretend to be objective. The series hit all the right notes: the protagonist, Devi, is good at what she does; she loves her armor and weaponry more than she loves her family; the hot love interest doesn’t fulfill Devi more than her job; and the world building and adventure kept the story moving. What do you look for in a space opera adventure? (Cannonball Read 9)

Ursula lives in Chicago and likes potatoes very much. You can follow her here.

Ursula is a Staff Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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