The Mournful Ballad of Lindsay Graham
|Amy Widdowson||Dec 22, 2015|
Pour one out for Lindsay Graham, who finally sent his campaign to the farm. I enjoyed him as a candidate, mostly for his ability to telegraph WTF via facial expressions while telling Donald Trump to go to hell. You shall be missed.
My buddy Ted Cruz finally did something that demonstrates he may have a sense of humor under his intensely unlikable hide; his campaign issued a parody Christmas ad that isn’t totally awful. Featuring him reading Christmas stories to his kids including titles like How Obamacare Stole Christmas and The Grinch Who Lost Her E-Mails. The kicker is a LOL-worthy "If you are not completely satisfied with this collection of Cruz classics, then you probably hate Christmas, and America.” Which I would have laughed harder, except now I’m worried that some of his supporters think it’s a documentary. SNL should sue for misappropriation of comedic trope.
Your must-listen podcast of the day: The Poetry of Propaganda episode of This American Life. Specifically pay attention to act two, who covers a public after school program in San Francisco that had their elementary-aged children perform a holiday musical centered on how Big Tech and a Corrupt City Hall is evicting artists.
The dude who bought a pharmaceutical company only to jack up the price of a life-saving drug by a bajillion percent and was arrested for a the ponzi scheme that was his company Says He Was Only Acting Like an Awful Person As Part of a ‘Social Experiment.’
I really wish Amazon had a crowdfunding feature for someone to buy me all of BuzzFeed’s top Nonfiction Books of 2015 on Kindle. Not in hardcover, because I do not read actual books anymore, just unhinge my jaw and devour nonfiction via e-reader like a literary snake,
Have a good one, y’all!