Is Anything Fun On the Internet Right Now?
This is normally where we roundup all the fun and rage and conversation starters on the internet. It’s a hard day for that, if not impossible. Here’s what’s going on today. There’s some politics (but no Him), some puppies, and some tweets. Oh, and some Lin-Manuel Miranda, of course. Stay strong, everybody.
You weren’t the only one looking into moving to Canada last night. The country’s immigration site couldn’t handle our desperation and crashed. (Celebitchy)
Idris Elba is in a coat and Gemma Arterton is in practically nothing, which means one of them is not dressed weather-appropriate and I am fully not complaining on either end. (Go Fug Yourself)
If you have any tears left in you, this will take care of that. Here are a whole bunch of people getting surprised with puppies for Christmas. (Digg)
Need some more distraction. I might just work my way backwards through Dustin’s updated Netflix recommendations. (Uproxx)
Did Toblerone think no one would notice that half our chocolate was gone? (NBC)
Okay, here’s a bit of tangential Him: this is a cool and really informative behind-the-scenes video of how the SNL hair and makeup artists transformed Alec Baldwin into a saggy orange monster. (Vanity Fair)
People is gearing up for their Sexiest Man Alive. Obviously we’re onboard with the idea of a Lin-Manuel Miranda pick. And if you think that’s totally implausible, well… elections don’t have to make a lot of sense now, do they? (Lainey)
This woman voted while in labor. No matter what happened in this election, that’s an awesome story. What tremendous dedication to a process so may are feeling failed us. (DListed)
And no, the process didn’t fail us because the guy we hate got elected. It failed us because of things like this: “Suppression of the Black Vote Is No Relic.” (New Yorker)
Here’s a list of “Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry” organizations that need you right now. (Jezebel)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time proves a book with a disabled protagonist does not have to be about the disability. The Chancellor credits Mark Haddon’s experience with autistic youth for enabling him to write a protagonist whose autism is a facet, but not the whole story. "What stands out is the people who adjust their behavior, not their expectations, in order to relate to him." Have you read this award-winning novel or seen the play? (Cannonball Read 8)
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