Okay, we all agree 2016 has sucked in a lot of ways. But in a year when “Loving” is a likely “Best Picture” nominee, nice to know the US has made some progress. Congrats to Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian.
Robert Hulseman, 84, has died. He invented the Red Solo Cup. Not sure what they will be serving at his funeral, but we sure know in what they will be serving it. #cheers
Lin-Manuel Miranda, asked by a British interviewer about bringing Hamilton to London in 2018: “It’s a rap musical about the Founding Fathers of America -are you worried that the British won’t know much about the subject? “Can I tell you a dirty secret? Most Americans don’t know either.”
Carrie Fisher, who never got an Oscar nomination, “I’ve waited my entire life to get an award for something, anything. I now get awards all the time for being mentally ill. It”s better than being bad at being insane, right? How tragic would it be to be runner-up for Bipolar Woman of the Year?”. #oneofakind
Explanation for the younger generation about Debbie Reynolds: Once upon a time she was America’s Sweetheart, blonde, pretty and supposedly in a perfect marriage with another celebrity, Eddie Fisher. Except that he left her for a beautiful thrice-married exotic woman, a woman who would later leave him.
Yep, in short, Jennifer Aniston and Brangelina in the late 1950s. (Although Debbie and Eddie had two children, one of them Carrie Fisher.)
Apparently @realDonaldTrump is writing his own inaugural speech. Presumably 140 characters at a time?
Trump on Russian hacking -“”I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly “The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on. And we have speed — we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind of security we need.”
Okay, fine, take out the word “computers” and substitute “guns.”