This wonderful little video by Randy Olson lays out one argument for why as a public political speaker, Donald Trump is perceived to be such a crowd-pleaser, and Hillary Clinton gets weaker scores. It's all about narrative design. Read the rest
The new issue of American Bystander Comedy Quarterly is on Kickstarter. It features talent from SNL, Letterman, The Simpsons, The Onion & National Lampoon. Issue 3 has a cover by the great Drew Friedman! Read the rest
The Guardian's released the first of "The Vagina Dispatches," four short documentaries about women's genitals. This episode is about vulvas, labiaplasty, anatomy, and sex, and is a fascinating 15 minutes. NSFW, if you work somewhere where images of vulvas are frowned upon. (Thanks, Mae!) Read the rest
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson makes his case for why he should be included in the forthcoming debates with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican millionaire Donald Trump. Read the rest
Frontline's forthcoming documentary about millionaire Donald Trump's bid for the presidency airs next week; the trailer's embedded above. Here's a completely normal, not at all crazy line from Trump supporter Omarosa:
“Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”
The Presidency Part 45: The Ultimate Revenge. Read the rest
This is very sad and infuriating. A 15-year-old girl from Hagerstown, Maryland was riding her bike and collided with a car. When police arrived they told her an ambulance was going to take her to the hospital. She didn't want to go. She got back on her bike, but before she could get away, an officer grabbed her from behind. The next thing you know, she was roughed up, cuffed, put in the back of a patrol car, and then pepper sprayed. Instead of taking her to the hospital, the officers took her to the police station for interrogation.
Galifianakis: Do you wonder what your opponent might be wearing (at the presidential debate)
Clinton: I assume that he'll wear that red power tie.
Galifianakis: Or maybe like a white power tie.
Clinton: That's even more appropriate. Read the rest
This truck is loading some large pipes onto a barge. The barge slowly slides away, and the truck and its load slowly sink into the water, as a man on shore slowly captures the accident on his phone. Read the rest
Reddit and social media have proven that some people will do anything for points, likes, follows and so on, including work for free, so YouTube announced Heroes, a new platform for people who will moderate their site in exchange for points. Ironically/unsurprisingly, the announcement video hasn't gotten many likes. Read the rest