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Relax, Everybody: Marianne Williamson Will Replace Biden!

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | July 3, 2024 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | July 3, 2024 |


Why not belly flop on top of a landmine? That’s my motto! For real though, I just want to state for the record that I am not on board with the current freakout over Joe Biden’s debate performance. Don’t get me wrong, the whole thing was a bad scene. I’m fully in the bag for the guy, and even I thought we were about to see his brain permanently shut off on live TV. It was not good! That said, Biden got better as the night went on, and the video footage of him after the debate should shut down any and all notions that the man is “sundowning.” I had gut-wrenching front row seats for my grandmother’s dementia in her later years, and what she did not do is improve in the hours before bed. She definitely wouldn’t be mixing it up at Waffle House at damn near midnight. Anyway, Dustin has graciously offered me a chance to defend keeping Biden on the ticket, and I have not moved on that (and may never) for two main reasons:

1. A lot of you are doing a bang-up job in the comments. I am reading as many as I can, and sincerely, you are fighting the good fight.

2. I’m doing this thing called chilling the f*ck out. Smarter voices than me have suggested waiting seven to 10 days to see what the hell is going to happen because America has an attention span that’s measured in nano-seconds. Remember the college protests and how that was supposedly a dire bellwether for Biden? That story falling off the map is exactly my point.

In the meantime, I think we all can agree that the solution isn’t batsh*t crystal lady unless those batsh*t crystals have the power to unsmooth the mind of Republican voters. Maybe some sort of rolling pin action? I’m open to suggestion as long as it involves Marianne firing off mindbeams in a remote desert somewhere. We’ll clack two topaz together if we need ya. (Daily Beast)

Netflix’s America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders calls attention to the exploitation of passion and poor compensation within the organization. (Lainey Gossip)

Gwyneth Paltrow is having a “midlife crisis” as Goop sales stagnate. (Celebitchy)

Neil Gaiman has been accused of sexual assault. (A.V. Club)

From Kayleigh: Ed Zitron on why the AI bubble is bursting. (YouTube)

Warner Bros. continues to take the “HBO” out of Max. (IndieWire)

The Acolyte is doing a different kind of fan service, and it rocks. (Kotaku)

Horizon star Michael Rooker thinks TikTok is ruining cinema. (Deadline)

Joseph Quinn recalls his embarrassing first encounter with Taylor Swift. (THR)

George R.R. Martin is teasing an Elden Ring movie or show. (The Wrap)

Netflix is starting to phase out its cheapest ad-free plan. (The Verge)

Finnyfinfinn was all in for A Tempest of Tea, a YA fantasy take on the King Arthur legend with vampires and a heist, by Hafsah Faizal, especially since it didn’t shy away from hard topics. “The fun crime bits are super fun though, it reminded me of Six of Crows but more vampires and how can you argue with that?” What book comparisons will get you excited? (Cannonball Read 16)

How many Manny Jacinto thirst tweets am I sitting on after this week’s The Acolyte? All of them. Call the police.