September 12, 2016

Ten Funny Tweets Derek Re-Tweeted Last Week

Hey, everybody!

Look, I know I've been going on a lot about Trump lately, and I've been wanting to branch out a bit and cover some other stuff. So, if you'll bear with me, I'm gonna give it a try. However, there are still some Trump-related things, because like anything you get used to doing, you can't just up and quit without a little transition.

To help me along in this transition, and in celebration of the release this week of Captain America: Civil War on home video, I'm going to employ some nifty Iron Man animations to show whose side I'm on. Now let's suit up and see what's going on out there!

That's better.
Last week, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head-to-head at the Commander-In-Chief Forum, which was essentially an interview with both of the candidates--separately--conducted by hard-hitting journalist Matt Lauer, who, as you may recall, is one of the hosts of that bastion of relentlessly dogged information gathering, The Today Show.

Naturally, Lauer got right down to business, first by spending almost half of the thirty minutes Hillary Clinton was getting to ask her about the e-mail non-scandal that has been dismissed by all but the most ridiculous followers of Trump and the GOP. When he went on to ask her actual questions about national security, and then interrupted her for every answer and told her to hurry up because they didn't have much time left.

When it came time to interview Trump, the interview took an turn, with Lauer asking a few questions and then letting Trump ramble on for what felt like hours without interrupting him.

It really wasn't pretty. But what was pretty was the smackdown Hillary offered up to GOP chairman Raunch Pabulum (I think that's how it's spelled), who tried to convince us all that Hillary should have been sporting a Joker-like grin while discussing Iraq and stuff like that.

That's gonna leave a mark.

Aaaaand boom goes the dynamite.
Of course, this is something that Hillary and her followers are getting used to, although more and more people are making noise about the fact that she is not really being treated equally in these situations. In fact, one newsperson (sorry, I can't remember who) straight-up admitted that Hillary is being held to a higher standard because Trump is a first-timer. What the actual hell?

Case in point: Last week Hillary gave a speech in which she referred to half of Trump's supporters as "a basket of deplorables". An interesting turn of phrase, to be sure, but hardly worse than Trump saying that Mexicans are drug dealers and rapists. Or that Muslims should be deported. Or that women are stupid. Or that African-Americans are lazy. Or...well, you get the idea.

Anyway, when Hillary made the "basket of deplorables" comment, the GOP and Trump's fans went apeshit, demanding an apology. These are the same people who chant "Shoot the bitch!" at Trump rallies. But, apparently, referring to them as racist, xenophobic, misogynists hurts their tiny little feelings. Personally, I think it was an error, too...

I'd guess it's closer to 80%, but that's just me.

Thank you! I'll be here all week!
When not freaking about Hillary spitefully pointing out truthful things, they insist she is on her last legs. And this weekend, she was apparently completely off them because she stumbled getting into her ride after attending a 9/11 memorial service and had to be helped inside.

Now, for a few weeks, the GOP has been nearly apoplectic because she had a cough. Clearly, this was some sort of symptom of the head injury she suffered years ago and was treated and cleared for back then, so it's obvious she's dying as we watch her and will waste away long before election day, right?

Or it could just be a touch of walking pneumonia. Either way, the GOP feel that she should totally just quit running right now. Trump, especially, is wanting this to happen because if she manages to survive (probably with the installation of an Iron Man-style arc reactor? See? I can tie all this into my animations...), he will have to face her, a talented speaker with a lot of political knowledge, in the three planned debates, although he is certain that the whole thing is rigged anyway.

A dramatization of a possible debate without moderators.
Now, on to other stuff.

The new iPhone 7 was unveiled last week, and it seems to me, an Android user with zero interest in Apple products, that they've run out of ideas for stuff to add, and have now decided to take things away. This model, in fact, no longer has a headphone jack, so you have to give them more money so you can own their wireless earbuds.

Suck it convenience!

Apple's new spokesperson explains their marketing strategy.
Now let's look at some tweets! These come from the fine folks over on Twitter, one of which is the hilarious @BourgeousAlien, who is consistently funny, Check her out, if you're heading that way.

So...Tweets...In no particular order.

And there you have it! Now go have an awesome week! And to start it off, here's a clip from the Avengers blooper reel.

Heroes and stuff!

Too late, dude. We're finished.
All the best,
Derek and Bosco