Santa Clarita Diet Season 1 Episode 8: How Much Vomit? Recap

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Sheila is obsessed with her little toe, and trying to reattach it. Unfortunately, she’s not very handy. The glue gun gets glue everywhere (who hasn’t had that happen?), she’s not much of a seamstress, and the toe splits like dry wood when she tries to nail it back on. We’ve all been there. A little part of something has broken off, and it seems like it should be simple to fix, but ends up a disaster. Usually the answer is duct tape.

She gives up and goes back to bed. Joel is awake and hopeful, but losing a toe is bit of a turn off for Sheila. Not that she tells Joel about her toe. She convinces him that they need to make brownies for Lisa instead.

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Latest Late Night Political Humor [VIDEO]

 

The man who lives in the White House just discovered that healthcare is a complicated subject, that our bridges, roads, and the rest of the infrastructure needs to be replaced, and he thinks that his relationship with the press is a business transaction that he can opt out of as easily as he can refuse to buy Girl Scout cookies. Sometimes all you can do is laugh. Then figure out how to protect your rights.

Here’s a little help with the laughter.

*Kudos to Buzzfeed, you’ve really arrived when you’re bannable.   *Jon, the spider’s name is Charlotte, of course.

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#Oscars So Sexist

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That’s the hashtag that’s everywhere today, right? No, I didn’t think so. I mean, Patricia Arquette didn’t say anything to offend people by suggesting that women’s rights are as important as other causes, and the wrong movie was originally given the big award, so, as far as I can tell, virtually no one noticed that approximately THREE women gave acceptance speeches last night, and not many more won awards, even as part of a group. It was wonderful to see the diversity in the audience, as far as race and country of origin were concerned. But the women in the audience were either actresses, or plus ones. Very few were nominees for anything other than an acting award, and even fewer won. Among those who won as part of a group, almost none gave the acceptance speech. The speeches were given by the men.

Under the cut, the actual statistics on the gender of the winners and nominees.

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The ACLU’s Next Endeavor: Organizing the People’s Power to Resist

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On March 11, the ACLU is holding a Resistance Training. This event will launch People Power, the ACLU’s new effort to engage grassroots volunteers across the country and take the fight against Donald Trump’s policies not just into the courts, but into the streets. We’re organizing grassroots events in communities across the country to watch the livestream together. Please join us!

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Under the cut, a message from ACLU National Political Director Faiz Shakir, explaining more about PeoplePower.org and the livestream Resistance Training on March 11, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET.

 

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Nashville Season 5 Music Videos: Episodes 1-8

Nashville has been releasing songs from each episode as music videos, but they usually put the videos up later than I post my recaps, so I haven’t been including them there. Unfortunately, these are just the parts of each song shown in the episode, not the full songs. Maybe if they get enough hits it will encourage CMT to make full videos the way Crazy Ex-Girlfriend does, and to put up all of the songs. (Hallie’s songs and the church choir’s music are missing, for example.) Ad revenue is ad revenue, after all. The network makes money when you watch any of Nashville’s videos on CMT’s YouTube channel.

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Stephen Colbert Takes on Donald Trump: Updated [Video]

Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS, and former host of The Colbert Report, has been on fire lately. He’s holding Donald Trump and his administration accountable for their illegal actions in a way that our current Republican Congress and Senate never will. As a founding member of the Colbert Nation, it’s my duty to share some of his latest monologues and cold openings with you. 😇  Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer press conferences from SNL and Seth Meyers’ A Closer Look are at the bottom of the page, just for a little extra fun, or whatever we’re calling it.

Check out The Late Show’s YouTube channel for more.

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Stephen Colbert Takes on Donald Trump [Video]

Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS, and former host of The Colbert Report, has been on fire lately. He’s holding Donald Trump and his administration accountable for their illegal actions in a way that our current Republican Congress and Senate never will. As a founding member of the Colbert Nation, it’s my duty to share some of his latest monologues and cold openings with you. 😇  Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer press conferences from SNL and Seth Meyers’ A Closer Look are at the bottom of the page, just for a little extra fun, or whatever we’re calling it.

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Meryl Streep Makes Impassioned Speech Calling for Empathy and Vigilance at Golden Globes Ceremony (VIDEO)

Tonight (Sunday, 1/8/17), Meryl Streep was presented with the Cecille B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards Ceremony for her decades of achievements as an actress. She chose to use the time set aside for her thank you speech to speak as a citizen of the United States and the world, imploring the artists in the room and the people watching to use the arts to fight repression of free speech and the press, and the humiliation and oppression of all types of people targeted by the alt right. She specifically brought up the 2015 incident when Donald Trump mocked chronically ill, physically disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski. Streep asked that we support the Committee to Protect Journalists,” an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. Every year, hundreds of journalists are attacked, imprisoned, or killed. For more than 30 years, CPJ has been there to defend them and fight for press freedom.” With far right conservative governments being elected in countries around the world, the repression of free speech and the free press are going to get worse before they get better.

A partial transcript of Meryl’s speech under the cut.

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Most Popular Netflix Shows by State: What’s Your State’s Favorite?

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The map above shows the most popular Netflix show in each of the 50 United States, according to research done by HighSpeedInternet.com. They describe their methodology this way:

Our team took the top 75 TV shows on Netflix, cross referenced the shows with Google Trends data, and determined which series was most likely to be streamed on devices near you.

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Bearly Dressed: Photo of Bear Embracing Woman Illustrates Misogyny in Photography

Today I came across this picture, by Olga Barantseva, as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed.

It’s a beautiful, captivating picture. For a moment, all I saw was how great it was to show a woman and a bear being friends, the bear protecting her rather than being shown as aggressive and dangerous. The bear is in the classic position that, in this type of photo, a man would usually be in. The bear is standing over and behind the woman, its arm around her protectively. The photo looks like the cover of a romance novel, the woman seductively in a state of semi-undress and the man holding her in his arms, except here the man is a bear. I love the idea of showing humans and animals interacting as equals.

Then I realized that the bear and the woman are not equals in this photo.

Yes, they are positioned exactly the way a man and woman would typically be position in a photo like this, but that doesn’t mean they are equals. Rather, it means that the woman is in some way submissive.

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