Is This the Best Political Joke of the Trump Era? (Yes, Yes It Is)
Decider has named this John Mulaney bit from his recently released Netflix special as the best political joke of the Trump era, and considering my doubled-over position and lack of breath after watching it, I am in no position to say otherwise. (Decider)
Mulaney's (@mulaney) "horse in the hospital" riff was dubbed the best political joke of the Trump era for calling out the "constant panicked drivel of the 24-hour-news cycle" https://t.co/KFANYrn6yV— Adam Khan (@Khanoisseur) May 5, 2018
(His Radio City Music Hall performance (on Netflix) is a comedic tour de force) pic.twitter.com/IU3tVD9WDN
Adele’s getting some stick for this, of the ‘doesn’t she realize loads of people died’ variety. But she always commits to her costume parties and this one looks kinda fun! (Lainey)
And if you thought Adele holding a Titanic party was in bad taste, well, WTF?
Meanwhile, if you thought Natural Born Killers was insane, check out this piece on the real-life couple who inspired the movie. Wow! (Ranker)
It’s no “Be Best,” but Michelle Obama — as always — speaks the truth.
MICHELLE OBAMA: I wish that girls could fail as bad as men do, and be okay, because let me tell you, watching men fail up—it is frustrating. It's frustrating to see a lot of men blow it and win. And we hold ourselves to these crazy, crazy standards.— Ethan Grey (@_EthanGrey) May 6, 2018
Speaking of First Ladies, Melania seems “disgusted” with her husband. (Celebitchy)
New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman, an “outspoken champion of women’s rights” and a “leader in the #MeToo movement,” has his own #MeToo allegations to deal with now, and this motherfucker is a monster. I don’t care what party he belongs to: Boot that asshole to the curb. (New Yorker) (Update: He’s already resigned).
In related news, Jeffrey Tambor gave his first big interview since the sexual misconduct allegations were leveled against him, and I actually started to write it up this morning, but about halfway through, I decided against it. The TL;DR from my perspective: “Look, I was a verbally abusive, moody asshole who often reduced crew members to tears, but that’s OK because I never touched them.” Fuck you. Believe women. (Dlisted)
PopSci explores what would happen to the Earth if the moon suddenly disappeared, and as TK notes, “Roland Emmerich just became more aroused than he’s ever been.” (PopSci)
Emily Andras is the best showrunner on television and this tweet is sufficient evidence:
The Mountain is the world’s strongest man. (Uproxx)
Meanwhile, watch Neil Gaiman drag a “well, actually” reader through 2,000 years’ worth of corn fields. (Tumblr)
I liked The Hitman’s Bodyguard — it’s kind of the perfect, escapist dumb-but-not-too-dumb action flick that found just the right amount of modest success to be considered a sleeper but not so much that there was an arrogance about it. I thought, “Hey! One and done, reruns on TBS for a decade.” Well, a sequel is being developed. (FSR)
Infinity War had some unusual inspiration: Frasier. Tossed salad and scrambled eggs! (/Film)
You know what? Maybe drones aren’t so bad, after all? Also, awwww. (The Mary Sue)
As part of celebrating Cannonball Read’s 10th year, one of the best-reviewed books in CBR history was chosen for the next #CannonBookClub: Octavia Butler’s Kindred, a cornerstone of black American literature. Please join the discussion on June 8 & 9. You don’t have to be a Cannonballer to participate. Have you read Kindred? (Cannonball Read 10)
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