Okay, so Aaron says that I'm underestimating Kim Kardashian by insisting that she still thinks Obama's on the ballot. That might be true.
Kim Kardashian is doing her civic duty and encouraging her Twitter and Instagram followers to vote today. She, herself, is apparently planning to vote for Barack Obama. Which will be difficult because Barack Obama himself is not on the ballot.
I suppose we could be generous and acknowledge that, perhaps, Kim is voting to preserve Barack Obama's agenda, which, perhaps unknown to Kim, includes punishing her and her husband Kanye West for their undeserved fame and conspicuous over-consumption, hers earned by starring in a sex tape, and his earned by being a rapper who was pretty good ten years ago but insists on continuing to make records. But that would imply we think Kim has thought long and hard about this and the evidence seems to show that Kim Kardashian has never thought long and hard about anything.
Lately, celebrities and celebrity politicians have been showing up in Elle Magazine UK and elsewhere sporting "This is What a Feminist Looks Like" scrawled across their chests and handbags to showcase their noble commitment to the cause of female equality worldwide. Everyone from noted spokesperson for all women Lena Dunham to my former imaginary boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch to UK Labour Party leader Ed Milliband has turned up with the branded products which support The Fawcett Society, an "equality campaigning group" that ostensibly supports the plight of women worldwide.
For a mere $75, anyone can assuage their first world guilt and pay lip service to the organization's stated political goals, without having to ever get hands on for the cause.
Michael Jordan has never played golf with Barack Obama, but when Ahmad Rashad asked him who his dream foursome would be, Jordan left out the President. His reason? Despite the cool 200 rounds of golf the President has played during his term in office, his game hasn't improved enough to pose a challenge.
Michael Jordan was not subtle on that point, at least.
Michael Jordan was interviewed by Ahmad Rashad recently. Rashad asked Jordan who his dream foursome would include, and Jordan said President Barack Obama isn't getting an invite.
"I've never played with Obama but I would," said Jordan. "But no, that's okay, I'd take him out. He's a hack, it would be all day playing with him.
"Do you really want to say that to the president of the United States?" asks Rashad.
"Don't worry about it," said Jordan. "I never said he wasn't a great politician, I'm just saying he's a sh---- golfer."
Cosmopolitan, clearly NOT content to keep their #CosmoVotes initiative squarely within the two-dimensional realm, has expanded their Get Out the Vote campaign to include a party bus full of shirtless male models who, because there is clearly nothing less insulting to the female intelligence, will escort North Carolina's women voters to the polls.
Women’s magazine Cosmopolitan is sending a “party bus” with models to North Carolina State University next week to take students to and from the polls on Election Day.
The bus is part of a contest won by the university, and the latest in Cosmo’s foray into political coverage. This year, the magazine endorsed candidates in 10 races — all Democrats — based on their views on abortion, contraception, and equal pay.
Kim Jong Un has returned from his short absence (intelligence authorities now believe he had a substitute dictator as he recovered from had ankle surgery), and those who flouted his authority while he was unable to properly discipline them are paying the price. Ten North Korean officials have reportedly been executed because they tuned in to some South Korean soap operas to pass the time.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seeking to erase the remaining influence of his dead uncle, executing about 10 senior Workers’ Party officials on charges from graft to watching South Korean soap operas, according to an aide to a South Korean lawmaker.
The deaths by shooting are part of Kim’s latest round of purges, said Lim Dae Sung, a secretary to ruling Saenuri Party lawmaker Lee Cheol Woo who attended a briefing at the National Intelligence Service yesterday in Seoul.
Back in August, Cosmopolitan, the magazine women can count on to deliver their monthly, non-ironic quota of self-esteem cracking diet tips alongside endless articles about how the culture pressures women to be skinny and perfect, decided that it was going to make a foray into politics. After all, if there was anything women needed to help them break into the Patriarchical political system, it was a tome partially devoted to instructing women on how to perform bizarre and humiliating sex acts (MAJOR content warning on that link, obviously). Of course, as Cosmo told Politico, their audience of low-information female voters have to get their political advice from somewhere, so it may as well be from the magazine they read in the hour or so it takes for their hair color to set.
This is probably the greatest day of my little nerdy life. As a Marvel fan since birth and a proud, card-carrying nerd, today's #MarvelEvent was nothing short of miraculous. According to Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige, who staged a super-secret press conference today to make the announcements, comic movie fans can look forward to Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel (all of which were hinted at in the last Captain America movie) as well as Captain America 3: Civil War (OMG), Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor 3: Ragnarok, and the two-instalmen Avengers: Infinity Wars. AND to top it all off, a 2019 Inhumans movie. And they even showed a clip of Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet. *swoon*
I'm already starting to work on my Carol Danvers costume.
Before we analyze the results of Toronto's elections last night, let's just briefly consider that, aside from their obvious political shortcomings, Canada has made notable contributions to global culture. They may have been responsible for Nickelback, Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber, but they also invented poutine, ice hockey, ears with flaps and Alan Thicke. And even though they've somehow managed to return Rob Ford to an elected office, as least they didn't elect his brother mayor.
Doug Ford, the almost equally colorful brother of blustery, crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, lost his bid to succeed his brother in the city's top job Monday night — but the scandal-ridden mayor was elected to the City Council.
...I feel kind of left out, in the sense that I've never been lucky enough to have an experience with kidney stones. It's a club that, from the looks of things, I hope to never join. I have also never birthed children. As such, my only contribution to this discussion is that one time I accidentally got into the middle of a barfight (at my husband's tenth high school reunion), and while I went one way, my 4-inch-heel-clad ankle went another. I'm just going to take that experience, extrapolate it by, like, 100, imagine it happening in my lower back and say I have an intense amount of respect for my fellow bloggers.