My bar for Trump is that if we don't end up in a nuclear war, then we will have successfully survived the Trump years. So far (*knocks on wood*) that's held. But my god it's so embarrassing to be American. The older I get the less I feel like I understand my fellow Americans and how they could vote for a racist serial sexual assaulter-er who tears children away from their families. What the fucking fuck America?!?!
Maybe this is why I'm dating a British woman now? She's amazing, so kind, I love her so much, and I'm really happy to be with her.
She's actually English so the World Cup game yesterday was really heartbreaking. But they did a lot better than they were expected to do so that's good news at least. I've got a few other English friends here in Austin that I watched the game with and it was so sad.
Saw Hearts Beat Loud last night and really enjoyed it. It's not "The Most Amazing Movie Ever" but it was a nice distraction on a Wednesday night.
What is "The Most Amazing Stand-Up Ever" is Nanette which is on Netflix. It's mindblowingly good and I'd recommend it to everyone. I really kind of want to show my parents it, because they just don't understand how their bigoted views are so harmful.
It still amazes me that my parents are so shocked I'm so liberal when they raised me to be kind to people, to not be racist or sexist, to care about the poor and treat people equally. What the hell did they think would happen?!?!
So this is the first update in a year and a half. Will there be more soon? Who knows!
The Trumpocalypse happened, and the sexually assaulting narcissistic fool is going to be our next president. America is so f**ked.
This is why I couldn't sleep on election night. If you've ever wondered how someone could get into an abusive relationship, well America just elected to get ourselves into a 4 year long one because he just seems like a great guy even if what he's doing and said has red flags all over it.
However since the only consistent policy Trump has is whatever enriches Trump, the one saving grace will that he'll likely get impeached for gross corruption before the 4 years is done. We'll see what happens though. It astounds me that someone who's was fined for IRS fraud in order to get the Florida AG to not sue Trump University, using his "charity" foundation for personal gain, and is paying $25 million after admitting to creating a fake university to scam people (and with a VP who is refusing to turn over emails) was somehow seen as less corrupt than someone who's never been convicted or implicated in anything.
If you want some escapism, go see Arrival and Moonlight. They're both really good!
First update in months so let's get to the point:
Trump is a terrible fascist racist who openly admits to sexually assaulting women. His entire defense rests on that the women were too ugly to grope. And that 40% of America still supports him is so incredibly depressing.
Watch this instead
You can find an ACL 3-day pass for $75 on Friday if you refuse to pay more and are willing to walk away from the scalpers. This is why for the first time I went both weekends this year.
The Struts are the best live band touring today and my friend who had never even heard of them before was proclaiming within the first 30 seconds of seeing them at ACL that they were the best act of ACL.
Suburban moms get craaaaazy when out in downtown Austin.
The Austin Film Festival started yesterday and I get to finally see my most anticipated movie of all of 2016 tomorrow!
Hmmm, so binaryfusion.com is actually for sale for once. But for at least $199 (on whois it says they want $4k). Yeah.... I'm going to pass on that one.
I went to the most amazing "art" installation today. It's a luminarium built by Architects of Air and it was incredible! It's like entering another world of colors, and while the wait took forever (almost 2 hours, on a Tuesday afternoon...) it was definitely worth it. They also tour all across the world so check them out if they come near you.
The New York Times virtual reality app is really cool! It works in conjunction with Google Cardboard and I was using it to view some of the Paris memories, where it's like you're really standing right there in the middle of it all. It's a pretty amazing way to get news beyond just photos and video.