Your vote fucking matters. Make sure it fucking counts.

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know full well that today is Election Day and you know full well what the stakes are and YOU KNOW FULL WELL YOU NEED TO GO OUT AND VOTE. 

Here, let me help you:

If you need to know where your polling place is, click this clicky.

If you want to know what to expect on your ballot, click this clicky.

If you would like a personalized — and non-partisan — voter’s guide, click this clicky.

If you’re not sure what to bring with you to vote, click this clicky.

If you want to know your rights in the polling place, click this clicky.

And remember, stay in line and take your time. If you are in line by the time the polls close, you have to be allowed to vote. And once you are in the booth, don’t feel rushed. Read everything, including the directions on how to vote and be sure to review your ballot before you cast it. Here in Texas we’ve had some wonkiness with our old dumb machines that have been changing some straight ticket choices, so BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.

You can do this. We can do this.

The man who was elected President by a minority of voters held his last rally last night which isn’t remarkable in and of itself. What is remarkable is that Fox News personality Sean Hannity appeared on stage at the rally campaigning for Trump after Fox News and SEAN HANNITY said Sean Hannity would do no such thing. Not only that, but once on stage, Hannity pointed to the press pool and declared to the cheering crowd that they were fake news. Presumably, some of his Fox News colleagues were among them.

And Hannity wasn’t the only Fox News personality who appeared on stage: Jeanine Pirro also joined Trump on stage. And you know what? Good. Finally, the nonsense that Fox News is some sort of actual journalistic outfit, an impartial source of news is exposed for the obvious lie that it is. The only question I have is for the actual reporters and journalists who still work at Fox News, and whether or not they are willing to work for a blatant propaganda machine.

Oh, and speaking of Trump’s horrible rallies, YOU BEST STOP USING RHIANNA’S MUSIC, YOU IDIOT.

Also, too, Guns and Roses. Axl Rose thinks you’re “shitbags,” Trump & Friends:

Vote for Axl, y’all.

So here’s a fun story and by “fun” I mean horrifying and infuriating: A robocall went out across Georgia this week with a not good Oprah impersonator (it was a man, you guys) reading the following:

“This is the magical negro, Oprah Winfrey, asking you to make my fellow negress, Stacey Abrams, the governor of Georgia. Years ago, the Jews who own the American media saw something in me—the ability to trick dumb white women into thinking I was like them, and to do, read and think what I told them to. I see that same potential in Stacey Abrams. Where others see a poor man’s Aunt Jemima, I see someone white women can be tricked into voting for, especially the fat ones. And so I promise that every single person who votes for Stacey Abrams, you’re going to get a new car! So you get a car! And you get a car! And you get a car! And you get a car! Everybody gets a car! And, as far as the whites who are in the way, don’t worry about them. Like I said in that famous interview in 2013, white racists just have to die. This message paid for by The Road to Power.com.”

This is what we are dealing with, you guys. This is literally what we are up against.

Oprah responded, “I heard people making racist robocalls in my name against Stacey Abrams who I am 100% for in Georgia. I just want to say, ‘Jesus don’t like ugly. We know what to do about that. Vote.”

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Vote for Oprah, y’all.

Idris Elba was named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine and you can congratulate him by voting.

Vote for Idris, y’all.

The Broad City girls remember that it’s Election Day:

Vote for Abbi and Ilana, y’all.

Here are a bunch of HBO stars encouraging you to vote. Please do not stay home just to spite Lena Dunham. Instead, vote because maybe it will encourage George R.R. Martin to GET BACK TO WORK ON THE DAMN BOOKS. GEORGE.

Vote for George, y’all.

This child is all of us:

Vote for that kid, y’all.

Finally, a message from Texas’ own Lyndon B. Johnson:

“I can think of nothing more dangerous, more divisive, or more self-destructive than the effort to prey on what is called ‘white backlash.’ I thought it was a mistake to pump this issue up in the 1964 campaign, and I do not think it served the purpose of those who did. I think it is dangerous because it threatens to vest power in the hands of second-rate men whose only qualification is their ability to pander to other men’s fears. I think it divides this nation at a very critical time — and therefore it weakens us as a united country.

“I think that the so-called ‘white backlash’ is destructive, not only of the interests of Negro Americans, but of all those who stand to gain from humane and farsighted government. And those that stand to gain from humane and farsighted government is everybody. Nevertheless, there are those who try to stimulate suspicion into hatred, and to make fear and frustration their springboard into public office. Many of them do it openly. Some let their henchmen do it for them. Their responsibility is the same.

“Racism — whether it comes packaged in the Nazi’s brown shirt or a three-button suit — destroys the moral fiber of a nation. It poisons public life. So I would urge every American to ask himself before he goes to the polls on Tuesday: Do I want to cast my vote on the basis of fear? Do I want to follow the merchants of bigotry?”

In Actual TV News

Paul Tracy, an IndyCar analyst for NBC, is under investigation for posting offensive remarks about immigrants, including that they are rapists. He seems nice.

Entertainment Weekly had a bunch of never-before-seen Game of Thrones behind the scenes pictures. The one of Tommen falling out the window makes me nervous because that mattress seems waaaaaay too small.

If you wanted more San Junipero and White Bear, you’re out of luck.

Another classic Doctor Who episode will be receiving the animated treatment.

So how are the reboots and revivals doing?

Mayans M.C.‘s first season finale is tonight, and Kurt Sutter is promising a big Sons of Anarchy connection.

There is casting news about the Deadwood movie below, but here is some more information including what the movie is going to be about.

Vulture unearths from the vault Robert Smigel’s first TV Funhouse episode, including a cut sketch that features Stephen Colbert as the voice of a talking outhouse.

Apparently, Leah Remini and Jada Pinkett Smith talked over their Scientology differences and everything is ok now. I mean, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are still secret Scientologists, but whatever.

This argues that Vanderpump Rules is actually It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and I have to say, it makes some excellent points.

Time’s Up

Bob Kushell, the showrunner for the upcoming CBS comedy Fam, has been fired for using “inappropriate language in the workplace.” According to Deadline, it wasn’t of a sexual harassment nature, but it made people uncomfortable enough he was let go.

Harvey Weinstein is seeking to get his trial thrown out claiming police misconduct.

Pamela Anderson has internalized some really toxic misogyny and is desperate for attention and I probably shouldn’t be giving her what she wants by linking to this story, but then again, did you know she is maybe sex buddies with Julian Assange?  See, I’m keeping you informed.

Roseanne Cash has no time for the patriarchy, is super amazing.

This is not about sexual harassment or assault, but it feels like it belongs here. According to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, protagonists in superhero movies commit more acts of violence than villains, and perhaps less surprisingly, male characters were five times more likely to be violent than female characters. Look, I’m not advocating that we do away with superhero movies, but it is important to recognize what messages we are sending our children, and specifically boys. Toxic masculinity comes from somewhere, after all, and the message that good guys use violence to resolve conflicts is one of its roots.

Renewals

  • Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy are sticking around through 2023, which is hardly a surprise since all the principals just resigned their contracts the other day.
  • A Discovery of Witches has also been renewed at Shudder for seasons 2 and 3. It had already been renewed at Sky, so this, too, is not much of a surprise.

Cancellations

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • You’re the Worsts final season premieres on January 9 on FXX and, you guys, I don’t know if they are going to get their happily ever after.

  • Deadly Class will premiere on Syfy on January 16 and it looks fun.

  • Vanderpump Rules returns on Bravo on December 3. This preview includes the sentence, “It’s like you dick punched my heart,” which is amazing.

R.I.P.

Kitty O’Neil, Stuntwoman and pioneer, best known for her work as Linda Carter’s double on Wonder Woman — but she also had an amazing life outside of that role. You should click that link, this woman was a genuine badass.

WATCH THIS

Midterm Election coverage: If you are looking for something other than midterm coverage, both Fox and The CW will continue with their regular programming. There’s also the option of turning off your television and silently staring into space. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, BBC

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Live for the midterms. Guests include: John Heilemann, Alex Wagner, Hasan Minhaj 10:30 p.m., CBS

The Daily Show: Live for the midterms. Guest: Jamil Smith 10:00 p.m., Comedy Central

Jimmy Kimmel Live!: After the Midterms. 10:30 p.m., ABC

Late Night with Seth Meyers: Live for the midterms. Guests include: Billy Eichner, Chris Hayes, Franklin Vanderbilt 11:30 p.m., NBC

Mayans M.C.: Season finale. 9 p.m., FX

The Purge: Season finale. 9 p.m., USA

Late Night: Late Night with Seth Meyers: Billy Eichner, Chris Hayes, Franklin Vanderbilt The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: John Heilemann, Alex Wagner, Hasan Minhaj Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Midterms The Daily Show: Jamil Smith

 

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