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Parents Unload on Texas School District That Banned Hoodies, Dresses and Denim
YouTube/WFAALivid parents and students in Texas have accused their school district of implementing an “asinine” dress code for the upcoming year that bans hoodies, skirts and dresses.Forney Independent School District held a special board meeting Monday at which members could discuss the new dress code adopted the previous week. The new code bars students above the fourth grade from wearing dresses, skirts, or skorts. All students, no matter their grade, are barred from wearing a long list of items including sleeveless shirts, T-shirts, anything with visible designs, spandex and nylon, anything made of denim, and any jackets or sweatshirts with hoods. “Extreme” hair designs are also off the table.According to San Antonio local radio station Q101.9, district officials said the change was needed to boost the confidence of students, especially those coming from more disadvantaged financial backgrounds.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Inside the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Feud With Shit-Stirring Artist
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Getty/Bored Ape Yacht ClubThe Bored Ape Yacht Club, a combination NFT/membership club for people with too much money and too little taste, is embroiled in a legal battle over allegations of secret alt-right imagery and a knock-off collection that is allegedly making millions of dollars.The Bored Apes are one of the most valuable NFTs in the world, selling for up to millions apiece at their height. (An NFT is like a digital deed to a piece of art.) Owning an “ape” gives members not only the rights to their unique ape image, but also access to parties, chat rooms, and bragging rights. Justin Bieber, Madonna, and Shaquille O’Neal are all members.But the project has recently come under attack by artist Ryder Ripps, himself a celebrity-backed but controversial figure, who claims the BAYC is actually an elaborate troll founded by alt-right forum-dwellers and studded with racist dog whistles. He started compiling data points in a Twitter thread in January, and eventually launched a website laying out his arguments point by point. A spokesperson for Yuga Labs, the company behind the Apes, responded by calling the allegations “deeply painful,” and “disturbing,” and the founders posted a Twitter thread debunking some of Ripps’ points.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Glowing, Hydrated Skin Starts With This Non-Toxic Cleanser From OSEA
Scouted/The Daily Beast/OSEA.Scouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.There may be people who can get away with using regular soap as a face wash, but I’m not one of them. In fact, my skin needs a different cleanser based on the season or how much makeup I wear on any given day (or if mercury was in retrograde?). Finally, I found a gentle cleanser that works year-round, neither dries my face nor causes a reaction, and is effective at removing makeup. All that, and it smells like heaven.Made by OSEA—a California-based company creating non-toxic skincare inspired by the ocean, enter the Ocean Cleanser. The pale green gel is infused with calming seaweed and botanicals selected for their unique benefits. It’s made with essential oils including lime and jasmine, which must be why it smells so dreamy. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Queen Elizabeth, It Appears, Is Back
Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/GettyRoyalist is The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday.After a lower-than expected profile at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Queen Elizabeth has been racing around the country on the royal train, taking part in ancient ceremonies in Edinburgh, inspecting the troops, quietly trying to stop the breakup of the United Kingdom—and even horse riding.It doesn’t take a conspiracy theorist to think that the palace is trying to tell us something.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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SUAVS’ Eddy Slide is The Most Comfortable Shoe You Will Ever Wear
Scouted/The Daily Beast/SUAVSScouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.I’ll let you in on a secret right now, unless shoes are 100% the socially appropriate thing to wear, I’m going to walk around in flip-flops or slides. Whether it's a trip to the beach in the sun or a trip to the grocery store in the snow, I am very likely wearing slides either way. The unfortunate issue behind this is that for most of my life I have had flip-flops and slides that simply are not as comfortable as I want them to be. Whether it's due to the materials or the shape of the sole, finding a pair of slides that actually fit my foot and feel great is harder to come by than you might think. That was certainly the case at least until I found SUAVS.The SUAVS Eddy Slide is without question the most comfortable pair of slides I have ever tried in my life. SUAVS is a footwear brand that has a number of popular shoes including the popular knit sneakers, The Zilkers. However, the hidden gem of the entire collection is the Eddy Slide which utilizes the best of the breathable fabrics that SUAVS is known for with a supportive yet comfortable construction.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Pair’s Sunglasses Allow You to Have Shades for Every Occasion
Scouted/The Daily Beast/Pair EyewearScouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.With summer in full swing, perhaps the most important accessory to have on hand whenever you go out is a quality pair of sunglasses. However, with so many different social situations and style choices, that usually means you’ll need at least a few pairs of sunglasses if you want them to match and accentuate what you are wearing. Investing in high-quality sunglasses can become an expensive bill very quickly. However, with Pair Eyewear, you can save money and have every type of sunglasses you will ever need in just one pair.Pair Eyewear offers a number of different sunglasses shapes and basic designs, so you can choose a pair that best suits your style and face shape. However, what makes them unique is their customizability. The first customizable option is the lenses. After choosing between a number of different base colors and patterns, you can choose between up to seven different lens colors. This covers everything from basic shades like black or green to more bold options like reflective blue or even reflective pink. This allows you to mix and match your frame shape, your base color and your lens color to fit your exact preferences.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Fox News Anchor Martha MacCallum Defends Trump Smashing Lunch Against the Wall: ‘Not Wholly Out of Character’
Immediately following the first hour of Tuesday’s last minute bombshell testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, to the January 6th Committee, Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier said in no uncertain the revelations about Donald Trump’s actions on that day in 2021 were both “stunning” and “compe“All of this is firsthand, so it’s from her listening to it,” Baier added. “That’s why it’s so compelling. And that’s perhaps why we had this hearing that popped out of nowhere.”But just moments later, his fellow anchor Martha MacCallum seemed to undercut that characterization by dismissing the details about Trump’s demonstrably outrageous behavior as “not wholly out of character.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Pedro Almódovar Ropes Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal Into His ‘Brokeback Mountain’-Esque Short
Arturto Holmes, Alberto E. Rodriguez/GettyThe Western is back in action, thanks to auteurs like Jane Campion and, now, Pedro Almódovar. While chatting with IndieWire about his career, the Parallel Mothers director revealed plans for his next film, a quick 30-minute jaunt with two all-star actors.Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke have been tapped to lead Strange Way of Life, a Western shot in the same Spanish town as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Though most of Almódovar’s films are in Spanish, this new short will be shot in English—similar to his recent foray The Human Voice, which starred Tilda Swinton.Though Almódovar didn’t reveal too much about Strange Way of Life, he did tease that Hawke and Pascal’s characters seem to be at odds; the former is a sheriff, and the latter is a gunslinger. After living on opposing sides of the desert for 25 years, one of them decides to hunt down the other in the vast sands of the Wild West.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Gentlemen, Have You Done Your Kegels Today?
DBCLS via Wikimedia CommonsKegels and pelvic floor exercises are usually associated with “women’s business”—think pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. But men have pelvic floors too.Just like women, at various times in their lives men can benefit from training their pelvic floors to address a variety of health concerns. About 30 percent of men visiting the doctor have urinary incontinence, or bladder leakage, but a large majority don’t bring it up. Around 15 percent of men also experience fecal incontinence, or bowel leakage, and take longer to seek help for it compared to women.The pelvic floor muscles are also involved in sexual function. Erectile dysfunction affects around 10 percent of healthy men, and up to almost 40 percent of men with chronic health conditions, and can be associated with pelvic floor issues.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Murdaugh Saga Gets Even Weirder With New Drug Trafficking Charges
Joshua Boucher/The State/Tribune News Service via Getty ImagesAlex Murdaugh, the suspended South Carolina lawyer accused of an astonishing array of criminal activity, is facing yet more charges, including drug trafficking.The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that Murdaugh and Curtis Smith, 62, had been indicted on two counts of criminal conspiracy including a narcotics count related to oxycodone. Smith, a distant cousin and alleged co-conspirator in Murdaugh’s infamously botched assisted-suicide plot last September, is also facing money laundering, forgery, and additional drug trafficking charges.The indictment alleges that Murdaugh and Smith used hundreds of illegal transactions “to facilitate the acquisition and distribution of illegally obtained narcotics” in several counties in South Carolina. It took place between Oct. 7, 2013, and Sept. 7, 2021, when the pair and “other persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury,” allegedly conspired to purchase and distribute oxycodone, the indictment says.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years For Sex Trafficking Girls to Jeffrey Epstein
Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty ImagesTo family and friends in her glittering circle, Ghislaine Maxwell is an accomplished entrepreneur, generous philanthropist, and activist fighting to save the oceans.But to the young women she delivered to multimillionaire predator Jeffrey Epstein, she was the monster orchestrating their sexual abuse.Now those survivors are finding some semblance of justice, decades after Maxwell recruited them for Epstein and allegedly molested them herself.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Putin’s Crew Is Already Scheming to Exploit America’s Abortion Chaos
GettyMost Americans disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, according to a recent poll that was conducted shortly after the ruling. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mouthpieces on state TV have been utterly giddy about this development—but not because they oppose abortion.The Soviet Union became the first state in the world to legalize abortion in 1920, and the practice has remained popular in post-Soviet Russia. Putin has resisted proposals from other government officials seeking to outlaw the procedure.What thrilled Kremlin propagandists is that the ruling sharply divided American society—a bonus for Russia at a time when any distraction from its brutal invasion of Ukraine is relished.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Woody Allen Says His Next Movie Could Be His Last Because He’s Not Having ‘Fun’ Anymore
Ander Gillenea/Getty ImagesWoody Allen says the “thrill” of making movies is gone because the way people consume them has vastly changed. Nonetheless, the controversial director promised to shoot his 50th film in Paris this year before he considers retiring.“I’ll probably make at least one more movie,” Allen said Tuesday during an otherwise dull Instagram Live interview with Alec Baldwin.“A lot of the thrill is gone because it doesn’t have the whole cinema effect,” he continued, bemoaning people’s preference for their “television sets” as well as today’s abbreviated theatrical runs. “I don’t get the same fun of doing a movie, putting it in a movie house. It was a nice feeling to know that 500 people were seeing it at once or whatever.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Can Jodie Foster Save the Pretentious Bro-Fest That is ‘True Detective?’
TONI ANNE BARSONIf anyone can save Season 4 of True Detective from being yet another sleepy, neo-noir bro-fest, it’s Jodie Foster. Last month, it was reported that the Academy-Award-winning actor and director would be starring in the newest installment of HBO’s anthology crime series. Now, the upcoming season has officially been greenlit with Foster in the leading role and actor-slash-boxer Kali Reis starring opposite her.Created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, each season of True Detective is a self-contained mystery. The first season premiered on HBO in 2014, receiving critical acclaim for its moody southern Gothic vibe and the performances of stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. It was a serial killer drama before serial killer dramas became romanticized and overdone.As fun as it is to watch Matthew McCounaughey chain smoke and spout nonsensical stoner philosophy, however, the second season starring Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams was met with lukewarm reviews. Season 3 was anchored by a strong performance from Mahershala Ali, but by 2019, True Detective’s convoluted plots and characters with fake-sounding men’s deodorant ad names like “Rust Cohle” were no longer refreshing.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Days Before Jan. 6, Meadows Warned Aide It Could Get ‘Real Bad’
POOLIt was billed as a surprise hearing with a surprise witness to hear surprising testimony, and within the first few minutes of the Jan. 6 Committee’s hearing Tuesday, it had already lived up to the expectations.Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified about a number of previously undisclosed items, including plans to have President Donald Trump march up to the Capitol on Jan. 6 and concerns at the highest levels of the White House that the day could turn violent.According to Hutchinson, on Jan. 2, 2021, she escorted Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani out of the White House, when he told Hutchinson that Trump would be participating in a march to Congress.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Liberals Need to Ditch the ‘Popularity’ Argument on Abortion Rights
Mario Tama/Getty ImagesI don’t “get” liberalism. For the last 40 years, I thought I had a pretty good handle on the concept—in my high school yearbook, there’s even a photo of me holding up one end of a red-white-and-blue “Mondale-Ferraro” yard sign.Not anymore.Things got muddled when liberals—and others who support women’s reproductive rights—pushed back against the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the overturning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey not just with indignation and anger but also with public opinion polls.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Even Newsmax Isn’t Buying Rudy Giuliani's ‘Assault’ Story: ‘It Doesn’t Look That Bad’
NewsmaxRudy Giuliani can’t even get the MAGA sycophants at Newsmax to fully buy the overblown story that he was savagely assaulted at a Staten Island supermarket.The former New York City mayor has recently tripled down on his initial claim that he was on death’s door when 38-year-old ShopRite employee Daniel Gill tapped him on the back at a campaign event this past weekend. Insisting that it felt like “a boulder hit me,” Giuliani has said he felt “tremendous pain” while comparing the back pat to a gunshot.After security video footage showed that Giuliani barely moved after Gill touched him, the initial felony charge of second-degree assault involving a person over 65 was downgraded to misdemeanor assault. Giuliani, however, was upset that Gill was released without bail, expressing concern that the supermarket worker could go on an elderly assault spree. “I worry about this little punk for you, because if he can come and hit me, a 78-year-old man, the next thing he’s going to do is hit you,” he said on a Monday livestream.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Become the Ultimate Excel Expert for 99% Off With This New Microsoft Bundle
Scouted/The Daily Beast/iStockScouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.When it comes to running a business or working in an office environment, there are very few programs that are as valuable as Microsoft Excel. With the ability to run finances, organize long-term goals and make future projections, Microsoft Excel is a vital tool to have, and more importantly, to know how to use. However, Excel also happens to be one of the most difficult office programs to truly master. With so many different options and features, almost no one uses Excel to its full potential. Right now, you can buy The 2022 Complete Microsoft Excel Expert Bundle and learn everything you will ever need to know about the program for an astounding 99% off. The bundle comes with over 70 hours of training content to teach you everything from basic Excel tips to advanced macros and VBAs. Furthermore, the bundle comes with courses specifically designed for business analysts, beginners or even Mac users, so you’ll be able to learn no matter who you are. The bundle does not come with Microsoft Excel, however, you can get the entire Microsoft Office Suite for just $50.Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find deals from Sephora, CVS, and more.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Brings Some Iconic Witchiness to Gen Z
DisneySarah Jessica Parker wasn’t through with reboots after starring in And Just Like That last year. Now, the actress has rounded up two more of her iconic co-stars to release a wicked follow-up to the beloved Disney Halloween flick Hocus Pocus. That’s right—Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson make a reappearance in the first trailer for Hocus Pocus 2.Along with Parker, who appropriately plays Sarah, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy will return as Winifred and Mary, respectively. They’re summoned by a couple of young witches in a dark forest in the trailer, but only rear their heads near the end of the clip. If you want to see them spring back to life, you’re going to have to stick it out until the bitter end!Shrouded by smoke and clouds of pulsating thunder, you’ll also have to squint to see the Sanderson sisters in their full bewitching glory. “Lock up your children,” Winnie cackles. “Yes, Salem, we’re back!”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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How Llama Blood—Yes, Llama Blood—Can Protect You From COVID
Don MasonAside from the vaccine, one of the biggest reasons we’ve seen a drop in COVID deaths since the start of the pandemic is because of the development of effective treatments. Doctors and nurses are better equipped to help patients who come in with a serious case of the virus, shortening hospital stays and alleviating pressure on a strained medical system. And, as time passes, better and more effective treatments are being discovered—and sometimes in very surprising places.That’s the case with some new research led by a team at Mount Sinai Hospital who discovered a strong “super-immunity” particle in llamas’ blood. Yes, you read that correctly: llamas’ blood. The same creatures known for chewing cud, spitting at tourists, and being voiced by David Spade.In a study published today in the journal Cell Reports, the researchers found evidence that tiny immune molecules in llamas known as nanobodies could help develop an inhalable antiviral drug for COVID patients to serve as a fast-acting treatment to the pandemic. Moreover, the research suggests that it protects against every COVID variant—meaning we may have a future-proof treatment that will remain effective as the virus evolves.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Michigan’s Top Court Spikes Charges Against Ex-Guv, 8 Others in Flint Water Scandal
Saul Loeb/GettyCharges against former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and seven others in the Flint water contamination scandal have been dropped by the state’s Supreme Court, according to reports.State laws merely “authorize a judge to investigate, subpoena witnesses, and issue arrest warrants,” but “do not authorize the judge to issue indictments,” the court’s 6-0 opinion read.This breaking news story will be updated…Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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‘Huge Tragedy’: 50 Dead in Abandoned San Antonio Truck, Says Mexican Official
ReutersFifty people have been confirmed dead after a tractor-trailer was found abandoned on the outskirts of San Antonio on Monday with “stacks of bodies” inside, the Mexican government said Tuesday. The victims, found after temperatures in the area hit 103 degrees Fahrenheit, included 22 Mexican nationals, seven Guatemalans, and two Hondurans, according to Mexico’s foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard, who cited information provided to him by American authorities.“The others are yet to be identified,” Ebrard added in a statement shared on Twitter. “We are in mourning. Huge tragedy. Mexico joins investigations in the U.S., coordinated with DHS.” Read more at The Daily Beast.
Russia Brags About Airstrike That Killed 20 at Ukrainian Shopping Mall
via Telegram / Dmytro Lunin As the death toll in Russia’s airstrike on a Ukrainian shopping center full of civilians climbed to 20 on Tuesday, Russian defense officials took full responsibility for the attack—and then bragged about it as a successful military operation.Igor Konashenkov, a spokesperson for Russia’s defense ministry, described the attack on the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchug in a Tuesday briefing, framing it as one of the Russian military’s successful strikes against Ukrainian “military facilities.”He said the “high-accuracy strike” was conducted not on a shopping mall, but on an arms depot, and that it had successfully destroyed “Western-made weapons and ammunition” intended for Ukrainian troops in the Donbas. Bizarrely, he blamed a fire at the arms depot for the damage at the Amstor shopping mall, which he claimed was “non-functional.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
We Need to Talk About the Wildest Scene in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’
Warner Bros.Elvis isn’t a particularly funny movie. But it did make me laugh out loud exactly one time, which is the best thing I can say about Baz Lurhmann’s exhaustingly loud, terribly boring new film.Early in the movie, Colonel Tom Parker (a grotesque Tom Hanks) is working with country singer Hank Snow, booking him for traveling music revues. We know he’s a money-hungry hustler—he’s narrating the movie from the perspective of many years later, after he’s gambled all of now-dead Elvis Presley’s money away. But right now, he’s happy working with the popular Hank.But then he hears someone on the radio that everyone’s freaking out about. Who is this guy, playing and belting this wild rock and roll, uh, music? Colonel Tom can already tell just from listening to this one song that this guy is definitely going to be the star of the show, even if he’s only on the bottom of the lineup.Read more at The Daily Beast.
The Elite Fighter Battling Putin’s Army With No Legs
Yaroslav HalasKUSHNYTSYA, Ukraine—Like thousands of Ukrainian men, Vasil Shtefko volunteered to fight after Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to invade his country in February. The fact that Shtefko is 55 years old and lost both of his legs nearly 20 years ago did not stop him.“I was making pelmeni, traditional dumplings, when he called saying he had enlisted and is heading to the east,” his wife, Oksana, told The Daily Beast from the kitchen of their home in the village of Kushnytsya in central Transcarpathia, Ukraine’s westernmost region.“I didn’t believe he would do it. I cried a little,” she admitted. But then she regained her self-control. “And I went back to my pelmeni.”From Kushnytsya alone since the start of the war, six freedom-fighters-to-be, including Shtefko, have joined the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade, an elite military unit of some 6,000 soldiers with headquarters in Mukachevo, Transcarpathia’s second biggest city.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Dems’ Hail Mary: Candidates Who Won’t Enforce Abortion Laws
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyIn Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last Friday to end the right to an abortion had an immediate effect: within 24 hours, Planned Parenthood had suspended all abortion procedures in its clinics around the state.That’s because Arizona is one of five states with a law banning abortion before Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. In March of 2022, Arizona Republicans passed a new law banning abortion after 15 weeks—with no exceptions for rape or incest—that is scheduled to go into effect by September.There is considerable confusion in Arizona as to what the exact legal restrictions on abortion will be going forward. But the state’s 7 million residents are on track to be subjected to some of the strictest abortion laws in a post-Roe America—unless something changes.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Sarah Cooper on Trump ‘Fatigue’ and ‘Waking Up’ to Politics Again
Corinne LouieSarah Cooper became famous using only her face to lip-sync Donald Trump. Now, in her new audiobook, all she has to work with is her voice.In her return to The Last Laugh podcast, Cooper reflects on the “craziest” few years of her life, from having “no idea” what she was doing on her own Netflix special, to guest-hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live! before ever performing stand-up on TV, to landing a role in her comedy hero Jerry Seinfeld’s upcoming Pop-Tart movie. Cooper also dishes on the right-wing politician she recently tried lip-syncing and reveals why she will “never” again imitate Donald Trump.When I bring up the irony of her putting out an audiobook, Cooper acknowledges with a laugh, “Yeah, no one knows what I sound like.” Read more at The Daily Beast.
Why There’s a Chance We Heard From Aliens Back in 1977
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty/NAAPOOn Aug. 15, 1977, an astronomer at Ohio State University, listening to the galaxy with the university’s powerful Big Ear radio telescope, overheard alien chatter echoing somewhere out there in the direction of the Sagittarius constellation.Well, maybe. When Jerry Ehman noticed the highly structured, seemingly deliberate signal in a computer printout of radio data, he jotted down a note: “Wow!” His exclamation gave the discovery its name.The Wow! signal seemed like it might have originated from an extraterrestrial civilization. After all, the two-and-a-half-minute signal was loud—a full 30 times louder than the background noise of space.Read more at The Daily Beast.
She Never Considered Abortion. Then the Supreme Court Forced Her Hand.
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Andrea Barnes/GettyAndrea Barnes has always dreamed of being a mother of three.This long-held goal has helped the 30-year-old Michigan native through two complicated pregnancies, multiple miscarriages, and parenting her two young daughters. Barnes told The Daily Beast on Monday that it was that same maternal desire that has pushed her to make a painful choice after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday: get an abortion before she might lose her right to choose in Michigan.“I want to keep the baby, I want to believe that everything will be OK,” Barnes said through tears. “But I have to be smarter than that and more logical, because the chances of something going wrong in my case are high.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
Will Raging Liberals Cause an Anti-Democrat Backlash?
Anna Moneymaker/GettyDemocrats are betting that anger over the reversal of Roe v. Wade will take down Republicans in the 2022 midterms. This is a plausible, if desperate, hope.The theory is that the “winning” side of such a long struggle will now be pacified, while the “losing” side is energized and outraged. And abortion rights—with some limits—remain broadly popular on a national scale.The political calculus over the right’s biggest victory in a half-century is so scrambled that even former President Donald Trump is reportedly worried about this.Read more at The Daily Beast.