Hot For Fall: Nazi Spies and an Obama/Biden Buddy Cop Cartoon

Love to nerd out on a Tuesday with cocktail in hand? Join us a week today for Odd Salon: EPIDEMIC at Public Works in San Francisco. I'll be speaking on the panic sparked by the War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast and how it relates to Fake News. Tickets available here, including assigned seats.

Darlings, as catastrophic floods ravage the fourth-most populous city in the US, there are local organizations helping their fellow Houstonians, not-for-profits with the local connections needed to make sure resources get where they need to. If you’re able, donating funds to organizations like the United Way of Houston is one way to give more than hopes and prayers to those in need. Houston is tough as nails: their mayor said that if any undocumented individual is threatened with deportation because they need help, he’ll represent them himself, but they’ll need all the help we can give.

I’d rather not think about Trump’s access to the nuclear arsenal more than necessary, but when I wake up to a Washington Post push notification letting me know that he’s said “all options are on the table” re: North Korea, it’s hard to ignore. Especially since Trump now prominently displays the battle flags of the five branches of the armed services in his office.

But as of writing this morning, the world still turns, and there’s still stuff to read.

I’m not a kickstarter junkie, but I promise I will watch the HELL out of an Obama and Biden buddy cop animated series if it gets funded / somehow thread through the insane legal approval cluster I’m sure it will need to contend with.

Racked reminds us that Coco Chanel was a Nazi spy, so the current ad campaigns featuring her life are sorta awkward this year. Racked also let me know that concealed weapon accessories are a big business now and the NRA had a fashion show, so yea, our capitalist dystopia is humming along splendidly.

If you’re feeling feelings about a particular pairing from the last episode of Game of Thrones, Vox has a handy family tree for you to peruse (WARNING: THAR BE SO MANY SPOILERS.)

And finally, the story of Megan Phelps-Roper left the Westboro Baptist Church after debating with her opponents on Twitter, as told by Phelps-Roper’s memoirs and the amazing profile by Adrian Chen in the New Yorker, has been optioned into a movie, with a script written by Nick Hornby. Go read Chen’s profile now, if you haven’t.

Kisses and hugs, sweethearts.