Really, that's all I have to say.
I had this whole bit prepared to post about what an idiot Donald Trump continues to be (and has done so even more in light of recent events), and that asshole from Stanford getting a slap on the wrist for raping a woman (not to mention his family's ridiculous comments about it), and also a few words about the loss of hockey great Gordie Howe, a hero of mine, at the age of 88.
And then Orlando happened. 49 people are dead, and 53 were wounded, when a homophobic nutball with some guns went into a popular gay club called Pulse and began shooting. The shooter himself was killed after a gunfight with police after they broke through the wall of the club to stop him.
Why did this happen? What made this guy kill and injure over 100 people who wanted nothing more than to have a good time at the club? There's a whole bunch of speculation going on right now, as is wont to happen when this sort of thing occurs, but the basic gist of it is that the guy hated homosexuals, possibly because of his religious upbringing, or possibly just because he was a terrible piece of shit. Either way, the result is the same: All of those innocent human beings died for a stupid fucking reason.
It's wrong, and it shouldn't have happened. The guy shouldn't have been taught or preached to believe that LGBT people are evil or that there's something wrong with them. The guy should not have been given access to guns, let alone a fucking AR-15 assault rifle, because he had been on the terrorism watch list and had been investigated because of it.
But those things happened, and now those people and their families are going to be forever affected by it.
We here at Here Be Spoilers send out our heartfelt condolences to all the people who had to go through this, whether they were there, or they are a family member of somebody who was there. And to them as well as our other friends in the LGBT community, please take care of each other. Let love win.
All right...I have nothing else to add, so I'm just going to post the tweets, if that's okay with you guys. If you dig them, head over to Twitter and join the conversation. In no particular order...
I asked my first grade students what they'll remember most about this year and some said, "When you ate glue." Making a difference!— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) June 6, 2016
DOCTOR: I'm so sorry but you...suck ass— Hippo (@InternetHippo) June 6, 2016
[my wife starts crying]
ME: In a way, I think I always knew
I once faked a sneeze to get out of an orgasm— AlexaMac Brandes (@TheWoodenslurpy) June 8, 2016
I have about 10,000 pictures of my first kid and probably 200 max of what's-his-name.— Svenn Amish (@amishschool) June 2, 2016
"Guys what financial quarter are we in? It's for a poop joke."— Katie Haller (@halleratyou) June 2, 2016
-A real thing I just said at work
there's no way Tom Hanks didn't fuck that volleyball— Clowndro (@Clowndro) June 1, 2016
My only dates that ended "well" in high school were with Heather Locklear.— Steve Olivas (@steveolivas) June 10, 2016
It'd be embarrassing if she ever found out.
Maybe you don't have swagger, maybe it's an inner ear infection.— Casey Duncan (@caseytduncan) June 10, 2016
does the carpet match the soul crushing realization that nothing matters 💃🏻— molls (@MollySneed) May 30, 2016
Never go to a family function during an election year or any other year.— SuperSardonicTart™ (@SardonicTart) June 5, 2016
And there you have it. I'm not going to post a video this week, either, because I didn't bother to look for one; I really have no urge to spend that much time looking at the internet right now. I hope you can understand. And so...
Time to fly pic.twitter.com/corgp0ytru— Just.Jon (@JonJusth) June 8, 2016
All the best,
Derek and Bosco