My assessment of last night’s first presidential debate.

For those who didn't watch it, here's Seth Meyers to keep you up to date:I could go through and fact-check everything, but it's easy to sum up: Trump lied non-fucking-stop, Clinton tried to stay on policy, Trump unraveled in the second half after keep his shit together the first half.But over time my rage has moved away from Trump and, well, toward everybody else. Most Americans seem to lack basic threat assessment and the ability to detect easily-disproven lies. Take this tweet from … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: I noticed you weren’t paying attention to me…

Who else has a debate hangover? Today, we support each other. Notice Me … [Read More...]

John Oliver does an in-depth look into each candidates raisins…er, scandals.

God damn, I love this show. … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: One takes between voice students, Green Day edition.

Recorded these on Sunday. As always, the rules are I record in one take and don't listen to it until it's posted on my facebook. Enjoy!And here's a bonus: one I totally failed on. But, as the rules stipulate, I have to post it anyway: … [Read More...]

The Crusade Against Women

Greetings WWJTD readers! Your friendly reproductive biology grad student here to fill you in on some science about abortion!The New York Times recently published an article about all of the annoyances of state legislators getting in the way of doctors prescribing the abortion pill in the safest … [Read More...]

Former NBA big man Shaq is investing in professional gaming.

In an interesting development, ex-NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is now investing in esports -- specifically CS:GO and League of Legends. He'll be buying into the NRG brand. He joins other NBA players Rick Fox (owner of the team Echo Fox), Jeremy Lin, and Jonas Jerebko: While there is a number of … [Read More...]

Obama taking measures to make sure Planned Parenthood cannot be de-funded for political reasons.

I absolutely love Obama in the last year of his presidency: The Obama administration has proposed a new rule that would prevent states from defunding Planned Parenthood or any other family planning provider for political reasons.The new rule, which the Department of Health and Human Services … [Read More...]

538 – Biggest election predictors: less religious/more educated favor Clinton, more religious/less educated favor Trump.

I feel like I need to introduce a new feature column on the blog: Shit You Could've Guessed.In our hypothetical new column, our first post would be that the crew at 538 have determined that more education and less religion generally lands someone in the Clinton camp. The corollary tends to … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: I do this to my wife while she’s working.

I probably should be a little more courteous, considering she'll one day use her shiny med degree to be the breadwinner for our home......but in this house, we show love by trolling: Mlem Mlem Mleeeeeeeeeeem! … [Read More...]

Ask JT: Religiosity at a loved one’s funeral.

I got the following message from John: My grandmother died last night. I have to go to a funeral, full of family who are believers. I will have to hear so many things like "God called her home" and "She's with your Grandpa now". I know they mean well, but I'd like to be able to tell them how … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Baby otter sleeping on mom.

Good morning, everybody! I'm off to voice lessons soon, but we'll see if anything strikes my fancy before then. Baby otter sleeping on mom  … [Read More...]

It’s looking like George H.W. Bush will be voting for Clinton.

The NY Times reports:Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the eldest child of Robert F. Kennedy, said in a Facebook post on Monday that the elder President George Bush told her that he planned to vote for Hillary Clinton. The former president, however, is not talking. Ms. Townsend, 65, a former … [Read More...]

Catholic Church’s top exorcist passes away before ridding the world of Harry Potter.

The Catholic Church has lost its most proficient soldier in the war against demons: Father Gabriele Amorth, the Catholic Church's top exorcist who claimed to have sent 160,000 demons back to hell, has died in a Rome hospital at the age of 91. 160,000?  That’s quite a lot.  Especially when you con … [Read More...]

Washington Post proves Donald Trump has been using Trump Foundation money to settle lawsuits.

Well, here's a big story:NO! God dammit, not that. Although that's all I freaking see on Twitter. AS;LJAS;LDKFJAS;LDJFA;SLDKJF;ASDJKFUCKFUCKFUCKAnyway, this is the real story. The Washington Post has confirmed that Donald Trump has been using funds from his charity (read: other people's … [Read More...]