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— Jackie Fox (@jackiefox_) November 7, 2020
Vice President Auntie ❤️ pic.twitter.com/TWgUjyaltk
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) November 8, 2020
— Brad Gullickson (@MouthDork) November 7, 2020
— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) November 7, 2020
Philly city hall all beeps and cheers after the Biden/Harris win, one girl was standing up in the sunroof cheering pic.twitter.com/rteMTT0zKQ
— Amber Jamieson (@ambiej) November 7, 2020
— Liam Stack (@liamstack) November 7, 2020
How it started How it's going pic.twitter.com/KS5F29hMKO
— Lady Blerd (@crystallinesd) November 7, 2020
People congregating at BLM plaza have broken out in song to the “YMCA,” a song that was added to Trump’s rally playlist and has recently captured the attention of the Internet with videos of the President dancing to the song pic.twitter.com/6yNreNxPcG
— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) November 7, 2020
this was the first time i heard this song in 2020 and it was absolutely the best possible occasion 🎁 pic.twitter.com/Fb5fd2cDCH
— adri ♛ (@adriofwands) November 8, 2020
They are not blocking streets. They are not carrying weapons. They are standing on the sidewalk & every time the four-way Red Light begins, they are running in the street to dance together. 100% wearing masks. #Pittsburgh https://t.co/NhwHJvprOK
— bill peduto (@billpeduto) November 8, 2020
A Native American dances in the street along with other individuals in Albuquerque NM pic.twitter.com/LeN7m9Ig89
— Sharon Chischilly (@Schischillyy) November 8, 2020
Okay this one got me 😭 pic.twitter.com/C0Cghj984f
— 🦛 Peter Koltak 🦛 (@PeterKoltak) November 7, 2020
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 7, 2020
— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) November 8, 2020
To America. Thanks, guys. pic.twitter.com/FwC5OoCKxx
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) November 7, 2020
— 👻DEAD ANIME MOM👻 (@RiotRogers) November 7, 2020
As I wrote on Wednesday, I went to bed Tuesday night early, and strangely calm. Zen-like, almost — and no, it wasn’t the bourbon, though that didn’t hurt. I woke up the next day and the next day and the next after that calm and confident that the numbers were in
sanity’s Biden’s favor. Then, as my husband and I were walking to breakfast Saturday morning, the call was finally made. And I was … calm.
But an hour and a half later, I was sobbing — crying big, hot, salty tears. And that’s when I realized I hadn’t actually been calm, I’d been holding back. I’d been pinning up all that hope and desperation for change and terror of having (at least) another four years of this insufferable man in our White House, destroying our norms, unraveling our democracy. I was locking up all of those feelings behind a thick emotional wall, and I wasn’t allowing myself to actually feel anything — good or bad — until the race was actually called. November 9, 2016 was one of the most shocking and painful days of my adult life, and without realizing it, I had been protecting myself from experiencing that again. It feels really good to know I can let go of that now.
But, look. President Sore Loser isn’t going to disappear, “like a miracle.” He’s refusing to concede, filling our courts with nonsensical legal challenges to the vote counts in several states, and refusing to allow the process of the transition to begin. That’s just who he is: he’d rather inflame his followers and try to burn the whole thing down on his way out the door than leave with grace and dignity and the country in one piece like every other president before him.
And I have a thousand more things to say about the damage he might be able to do on his way out the door, and the hilariously quixotic battles he’s fighting (Four Seasons Total Landscaping is why Veep chose to end when it did: because even the Veep writers knew they would never be able to out-ridiculous this administration) — but maybe tomorrow.
Today, I just want to continue celebrating that the shitshow is coming to an end and to enjoy being able to feel and breathe again.
The great news is that Pfizer announced their COVID vaccine offers 90% protection which is fucking huge.
“Their vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries and no safety concerns have been raised.
The companies plan to apply for emergency approval to use the vaccine by the end of the month.”
And note: it will be months before this vaccine can be mass distributed, but thank God that will happen under President Biden and not President Get Everyone in My Cabinet Sick.
That said, Disney has pushed two more movies back into 2021.
Hey, remember that Los Angeles Dodger who was pulled out of the World Series mid-game when he tested positive and then went out to celebrate when they won? Yeah, he’s not going to face any sort of disciplinary action. Meanwhile: 9 Dodgers have tested positive.
Rachel Maddow is quarantining after a close contact tested positive for COVID-19, and had to miss the end of the election coverage.
Meanwhile, the White House is literally lousy with COVID: Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is positive, as are seven other staffers, and HUD Secretary Ben Carson just tested positive.
Mark Meadows, diagnosed Wednesday, was in White House on Tuesday, up in residence with Jared Kushner, Ivanka, Don Jr, Eric, Lara, Tiffany, others (some who‘ve had coronavirus: @POTUS, Bill Stepien, Hope Hicks, Kimberly Guilfoyle) as well as in East Room for Trump's 2:30a remarks. pic.twitter.com/XS0t0wt6ia
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 7, 2020
If you’ve managed to not catch Covid this month you’re officially smarter than a brain surgeon https://t.co/Oz0NOQsjhM
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) November 9, 2020
There were jokes long before the pandemic about how the incoming president after President Scumbag would need to disinfect the White House, but IT IS LITERALLY TRUE, Y’ALL. We’re going to have to throw a fog tent over the damn thing.
His advisors will do anything to get out of telling Trump he lost. https://t.co/AmzlZDnaBq
— tina pittaway (@tinapittaway) November 7, 2020
Biden Administration: Getting coronavirus briefings.
Trump Administration: Getting coronavirus. https://t.co/IElAAs4Dic
— Dan Fagin (@danfagin) November 7, 2020
The Witcher had to suspend production after our people on production tested positive.
Claws also suspended production for two weeks after someone tested positive.
I hope all these shows built COVID shutdown time into their calendars the way my kids’ school district builds in hurricane days.
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And because we can’t have more than one goddamn day of happiness in 2020, Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy, and legend, passed away from pancreatic cancer yesterday. His last episode of Jeopardy! will air on December 25.
Thinking today about his family and his Jeopardy! family—which, in a way, included millions of us.
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) November 8, 2020
Alex was so much more than a host. He was an impartial arbiter of truth and facts in a world that needs exactly that. He was someone you could count on to entertain you every weekday, even when his health barely allowed it. And he was an underrated rapper: pic.twitter.com/ybvp7RlvjH
— James Holzhauer (@James_Holzhauer) November 8, 2020
Just gutted. There will never be another. RIP, Alex, and thank you so much for everything. https://t.co/4FMlgaFYvI
— Brad Rutter (@bradrutter) November 8, 2020
Alex Trebek reading rap lyrics will make your day pic.twitter.com/LffCq0mJbt
— Drewberz (@buddy_ferrara) November 8, 2020
if we’re sharing favorite trebek moments, here’s mine pic.twitter.com/nYsjSeJ5mV
— cool zone hall monitor (@doinkpatrol) November 8, 2020
In honor of Alex Trebek here is him roasting panelists for knowing nothing about sports pic.twitter.com/0Uut225D0p
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) March 6, 2019
I would normally post this in the R.I.P. section below, but this one is personal: Our own Whitney competed on Jeopardy! during Ken Jenning’s legendary run in 2004. And I made Alex Trebek laugh once. I tried out for Teen Jeopardy! here in Houston when I was 13, but I was not as smart as Whitney and did not make the cut. They gave us a test, and the GODDAMNED SPORTSBALL questions are what did me in. As they were grading our tests, Trebek came out to talk to us and field any questions, so I asked in complete seriousness, WHY WERE THERE SO MANY SPORTS QUESTIONS ON THE TEST? Mr. Trebek could only laugh and shrug. 13-year-old me was unsatisfied with this answer. Still, it was a delight to meet the man and the legend.
Anyway, I think it’s kismet in the fact that Alex Trebek and Sean Connery died within a week of each other. Maybe God does have a sense of humor.
Netflix is testing a channel of scheduled programming. Peacock already has this with multiple channels: a Saturday Night Live channel, an Unsolved Mysteries channel among many others, for instance, and I kinda love them? It’s nice to put one on while doing something else, and just let it wash over you.
This is a big statement, Donald. I trust you, but this is a big statement.
while im here: 'atlanta' s3+s4 are going to be some of the best television ever made. sopranos only ones who can touch us.
— donald (@donaldglover) November 6, 2020
This is a terrific piece comparing The Vow and Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult, and why the latter is so much better at exposing the evils of the cult.
ALERT, CHILDREN OF THE 80S: FAMILY TIES IS GOING TO HAVE A REUNION. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
The head writer of The Tonight Show is leaving because she CANNOT WRITE ONE MORE DONALD TRUMP JOKE. Girl, you only had to wait a couple more months!
I’M SERIOUS, YOU BETTER GET BETTER SOON, AL ROKER.
- Young Wallander has been renewed for a second season at Netflix.
- The Line, a series based on the college basketball gambling scandal, is being produced by Charles Barkley of all people. Huh.
- Our House, a real-estate thriller, is being developed at ITV.
- Holly Robinson Peete is joining the cast of American Housewife on ABC.
- Anthony Ramos is joining In Treatment on HBO.
- Jim Gaffigan is joining The CW’s Stargirl as the voice of Thunderbolt.
- Virginia Williams, Jessica Phillips, and Eileen Galindo are joining Why Women Kill on CBS All Access.
- Chris Labadie is joining Walker on The CW.
- Mike Merrill has been added to the cast of All American on The CW.
- Aidan Gillen and Charlie Cox will star in Kin on RTÉ.
- Howard Charles will star in Whitsable Pearl on Acorn TV.
Mark Your Calendar
- Walker will premiere on The CW early next year.
- The Chicago series return on NBC on Wednesday.
- Trolls: TrollsTopia will debut on Hulu on November 19.
- Mosul will premiere on Netflix on November 26.
- Kevin Hart: Zero F**ks Given will premiere on Netflix on November 17.
- Alex Trebek, Remembered: A 20/20 Special will air on ABC this Sunday. See below.
- Between the World and Me will air on HBO on November 21.
- Cold Call will debut on Sundance Now on November 19.
- SEAL Team‘s premiere has been pushed back to December 2 on CBS.
- The Outpost will move to Sundays on November 22 on The CW.
Bert Belasco, Star of BET’s Let’s Stay Together
Geoffrey Palmer, British actor in countless TV shows and movies, including As Time Goes By
Norm Crosby, British comedian
Kenneth Jones, Character actor
Gigi Proietti, Italian comedic actor
King Von, Rapper
Len Barry, Lead singer of The Dovells
Ken Hensley, Keyboardist in the band Uriah Heep
Industry: In this new series, five young recent graduates vie for a limited number of spots at a preeminent London bank. Series premiere. 9 p.m., HBO
Miss USA 2020: Like the Miss America pageant but without all the feminism. 7 p.m., FYI
The Voice: We’re already at the battles stage, apparently. 7 p.m., NBC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kaley Cuoco, Megan Rapinoe, 21 Savage x Metro Boomin
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: John Legend, Sarah Cooper, Carter McLean
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Stacey Abrams, Thomas Middleditch
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: David Oyelowo, Sam Smith
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Taraji P. Henson, Luke Combs, Nathaniel Rateliff
- The Daily Show: TBA
- Conan: John C. Reilly
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