Possibly Controversial Opinion: Attractive Cheerleaders > Unattractive Cheerleaders

Father of the greatest living president surrounded by deeply problematic women (AP)

Your outrage du jour is that the University of Washington had the temerity to suggest that cheerleaders should be attractive. The horror!

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Four Political Comedy Pitches to Help Hollywood Prove Conservatives Wrong

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I’m not a huge fan of anti-Hollywood culture war stuff, insofar as I find it rather boring and only kinda-sorta warranted. But sometimes The Biz goes out of its way to prove that they are, in fact, ridiculously biased caricatures. Two small items. Item the first: That’s right: Variety is reporting that noted comedic actor Will Ferrell is going to play …

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BREAKING: The Republican Governors Association Just Followed Kasich on Instagram

John Kasich / Instagram

The Republican Governors Association is now following the Republican governor of Ohio on Instagram, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. Previously the Free Beacon reported that the Washington-based 527 organization, which Gov. John Kasich of Ohio follows along with 21 other accounts on the photo-sharing site, was not reciprocating the social media outreach efforts of the former chairman of the House …

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Jeff Jarvis, Meet Barbra Streisand and Her Magical Effect

Jeff Jarvis (via flickr user Eirik Solheim)

There is a journalism professor by the name of Jeff Jarvis who is prone to using buzzy words and talking about life in the netizen age. You can get a sense for his work in this rather scathing review of one of his books by Evgeny Morozov.

There is a Twitter account by the name of @ProfJeffJarvis that parodies not only the real Jarvis’ mode of thinking but the mode of thinking adopted by his fellow thinkfluencers.

The real Jeff Jarvis is very angry that the fake Jeff Jarvis exists, for reasons that are relatively obvious.

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John Kasich Can’t Get People to Follow Him Back on Instagram

John Kasich / Instagram

John Kasich is following 22 accounts on Instagram, only seven of which are definitely following him back, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found. Kasich is currently followed by Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, Gov. Bryan Sandoval of Nevada, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Pat Tiberi …

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‘Alien Day’ Is the Most Egregiously Dumb Way to Move Merchandise EVER DEVISED

On this 'Alien Day' just remember that you are John Hurt.

So, a few weeks, maybe a month or two ago, I started seeing film sites talking about “Alien Day.” The Alamo Drafthouse, for instance, would be showing Alien and Aliens in a double feature today, April 26. Bottleneck Gallery and Mondo—two print shops I admire greatly and whose art adorns my office and home walls alike—were both offering Alien Day prints. Indeed, Mondo was offering a whole line of Alien Day clothes, including this keen facehugger knit ski mask:

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Why Is Bernie Sanders Even Legal?

From my cold, dead hands…

Yesterday, at an hour when many of us were either fulfilling Sunday obligations to our Lord or sleeping, Bernie Sanders was appearing on Chuck Todd’s television program. I haven’t watched his entire appearance because I have strong moral and aesthetic objections to the Sunday morning show format. What I did see, though, was the junior senator from Vermont questioning the legality of cigarettes.

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Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Is …

Queen Bey kicks all other music off the planet as it is unfit to exist on the same celestial body as her. / AP

Beyonce’s Lemonade is stunning and brave.

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Ten Women President Trump Might Put on U.S. Currency

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It was announced this week that the United States would be putting a woman on its currency—an idea the Washington Free Beacon put forth long ago.

Unfortunately, the public failed to get behind putting America’s sweetheart Kate Upton on the $10 bill and we lacked the power to strong-arm the Treasury into making the change. That power could soon be in the hands of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, and it looks like he will have only the likely prison-bound Hillary Clinton in his way.

Trump of course would only change the $100 bill because Trump, as a result of his many very successful companies, is very, very rich, and smaller denominations of money likely won’t be needed once America is great again.

Here are ten women Trump might choose as a replacement for Benjamin Franklin:

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Bigoted, Garbage Teacher Is Bigoted Garbage

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill / AP

If you want to understand what bias in academia looks like, you should read this essay by “Myrtle Lynn Payne” (a pseudonym). In it, she reveals that she is hesitant to write a recommendation for one of her students because that student has different beliefs than her on an important issue of the day.

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Is Ringo Starr Offended by the Lyrics to ‘Get Back’?

I wear earrings because I am a dork (AP)

It occurred to me the other day after I read that Ringo Starr is refusing to play a show in North Carolina because he wants to make himself relevant is feeling put out by the so-called bathroom bill banning men from women’s rooms: he must really regret having played drums on “Get Back.”

I was surprised this morning to see that no has pointed this out yet.

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AMC Plans to Allow Texting in Theaters; I Have a Better Plan

Nuke the entire site from orbit / AP

Because apparently the terrorists have won:

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Ted Cruz Is Right: The Godfather Part III Is Good

Godfather Part III

Last night during a CNN Town Hall, Ted Cruz was asked by Anderson Cooper about his favorite movies. He loves The Princess Bride, of course, but what else? The Godfather—”actually, all three of the Godfathers“—prompting a surprised reaction from Anderson Cooper, who claimed that he’s “never met anyone who liked the third Godfather.”*

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2016: A Most Dangerous Summer

In this image released by the U.S. Navy, a Russian SU-24 jet makes a close-range and low altitude pass near the USS Donald Cook on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in the Baltic Sea. / U.S. Navy via AP

In late June, citizens of the UK will vote on whether to leave the European Union, and may well make the historic decision to do so. During the second half of July, the two major U.S. political parties will have conventions at which they nominate their presidential candidates. At the first one of these, the current frontrunner has all but threatened mob violence if he is denied his party’s nod, and events in Cleveland are very likely to occupy the nation’s attention. Meanwhile, as the weather improves throughout the spring in the eastern Mediterranean, and considering that there is no end in sight to the violence in Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan, the flow of refugees from the Middle East and Central Asia into Europe will pick up again, further destabilizing the member nations of the NATO alliance.

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Bernie’s New Jewish Outreach Director: ‘F–k you, Bibi’

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The Sanders campaign’s newly hired Jewish outreach director wrote an expletive-laden Facebook post last year that condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a mass-murderer.

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