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Bill Maher On Donald Trump: It's Like Watching A Toddler Playing With A Gun (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:38:47 -0500)


Bill Maher hasn’t been shy about his disgust with Donald Trump or, as the comedian calls them, his “whiny little bitch” supporters.


And on Saturday, nearly a month after the Republican won the election, the “Real Time” host grappled with the question of whether he’ll ever get used to the president-elect on Twitter. 


Maher didn’t mince words.


“Fuck no,” he wrote. “Its like watching a toddler playing with a gun - you’re always nervous.”






Whether Maher has actually had to watch such a terrifying situation unfold is anyone’s guess. If he has, we can only hope he did more than observe and that his emotions were something a little stronger than “nervous.”


It’s not the first time Maher has made a point using the concept of children getting their hands on weapons. On his show last year, the comedian bought up a story in the Washington Post about how a toddler shoots someone with a gun roughly once a week.


“You know what the National Rifle Association says about this. They say the only thing that will stop a bad toddler with a gun is a good toddler with a gun,” he joked. 


In the wake of Trump’s victory, the critic called for unity, saying “you can unfriend someone whose politics you don’t like, but you can’t unfriend 47 percent of America.” 


But if Saturday’s post is any indication, Maher hasn’t come to accept Trump’s victory ― and likely never will. 

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That Famous Rape Scene In 'Last Tango In Paris' Was In Fact Not Consensual, Director Says (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:35:35 -0500)


“Last Tango In Paris” is one of those movies your parents warned you about.


Praised by critics as high art and considered controversial by some because of its infamous X rating, the 1972 film, helmed by famed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, is best remembered for an explicit rape scene.


After starting an anonymous sexual relationship earlier in the film, Paul (Marlon Brando) sodomizes Jeanne (Maria Schneider) using a stick of butter. (The entire disturbing scene is available on YouTube, but we’re not going to link to it.)


Brando and Bertolucci both went on to receive nominations for the film, while Schneider, who was only 19 years old at the time she filmed the scene with a 48-year-old Brando, was traumatized by the experience.


In a recently surfaced video, Bertolucci indicates the film is even more disturbing than previously thought. The director admits that he and Brando planned to film the rape scene without telling Schneider the full details of it.


“The sequence of the butter is an idea that I had with Marlon in the morning before shooting it,” Bertolucci said during the 2013 interview at La Cinémathèque Française in Paris.


“I’d been, in a way, horrible to Maria, because I didn’t tell her what was going on,” he said, because he “I wanted her reaction as a girl, not as an actress.”


(Pause to vomit.)


“I wanted her to react humiliated,” Bertolucci said. “I think she hated me and also Marlon because we didn’t tell her.”


The director continued that he felt “very guilty” but ultimately did not regret his decision.


“To obtain something I think you have to be completely free,” he said. “I didn’t want Maria to act her humiliation, her rage, I wanted Maria to feel ... the rage and humiliation. Then she hated me for all [of her] life.”


Considering non-consensual sex is, in fact, the definition of rape, we would hate him too.


Before Schneider died in 2011, the French actress revealed that the scene made her feel “humiliated” and “a little raped.” It wasn’t in the script, she claimed, and neither Bertolucci nor Brando consoled her or apologized after filming.


“I was so young and relatively inexperienced and I didn’t understand all of the film’s sexual content,” she said in a 2007 Daily Mail interview. “I should have called my agent or had my lawyer come to the set because you can’t force someone to do something that isn’t in the script, but at the time, I didn’t know that.”


Watch a clip from Bertolucci’s interview below: 





Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotlineor visit the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline operated by RAINN. For more resources, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website.

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Viral Sensation Shirley Caesar Responds To Snoop’s Music Video For The #UNameItChallenge (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:25:09 -0500)




Chris Brown started it. Then a flood of dance-happy social media users got in on the craze. Then Snoop Dogg took the whole thing to the next level. Now, the original voice behind the viral #UNameItChallenge is responding to Snoop’s two-minute iteration of the remixed “beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes” holiday anthem ― and she loves it.


As legendary gospel singer Shirley Caesar tells WhereAreTheyNow.buzz, she’s thrilled that her rendition of the 1988 classic “Hold My Mule” is experiencing longevity thanks to DJ Suede’s remix. Caesar also says she’s grateful that celebrities like Snoop Dogg have helped to bring attention to the song, which recently reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart.


“May I thank Snoop Dogg for doing such a marvelous job?” Caesar says. “Even the church accepts this. So, thank you, Snoop!”





Caesar hopes that the phenomenon keeps going, and even has her eye on one particular artist she’d like to see participate.


“Now that we have Snoop Dogg, I’d like to see a female do it,” Caesar says. “I’d like to see Missy Elliott. I’d like to hear her do it!”


Meanwhile, Caesar also hopes that fans of the #UNameItChallenge will participate another way: To help feed families in need this holiday season, Caesar has launched a new website to sell #UNameItChallenge merchandise (bags, aprons, mugs, clothes) with the proceeds going to feed the less fortunate. Visit UNameItShirley.com for more info.


Another viral sensation:


The “man with the golden voice” shares what he’s been doing since going from homeless to Hollywood in 2011

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"Believe" Delivers Lessons In Faith, Hope and Charity (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:34:04 -0500)

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper
"Believe" (Freestyle Releasing)

During the holiday season you are going to be bombarded with one "amazing" film after another, or so the studios say. But amid all the hoopla and hollering about these "must see" movies you might overlook a small quiet film that is actually about the Christmas spirit. It is titled "Believe" and it is more uplifting than any of the blockbuster films I have seen in recent days. It doesn't have an all star cast and there are no superheroes involved. It is just a warmly enjoyable movie that makes you feel good about life.

The film centers on Matthew Peyton (Ryan O'Quinn), a man who has lived his life by the belief that hard work will solve all your problems. That is why it is hard for him to accept that his business is failing and his workers are on strike. He knows he has always done the right thing and has tried to generate income for himself and his community. Still it seems everywhere he turns he is meeting opposition and complete animosity from his friends, employees and neighbors.

The only person he feels he can count on is his childhood friend Dr. Nancy Wells Shawnee Smith), and she appears to be having some doubts. Then one night on his way home he has a flat tire and while he is trying to get it fixed he is jumped by a gang of thugs and beaten severely. His rescuer that night is a boy named Clarence (Isaac Ryan Brown) who gets him home to the apartment he shares with his mother Sharon (Danielle Nicolet).

As Matthew's story continues the elements of faith, hope and charity rise to the surface. They occur in the situations the movie presents. Some are handed out a bit heavy handedly while others just slide into the story without any grand announcement. Matthew learns that life is more than work and there is room for faith concerning even the most unrealistic hopes.

The breakout star of the movie is Brown. His charm, talent and enthusiasm light up the screen. Just as Clarence the angel lit up "It's A Wonderful Life", Clarence the kid lights up "Believe." O'Quinn, Smith and Nicolet are all believable in their roles but they don't stand a chance in their scenes with Brown. He is always going to grab the audience's attention.

The movie is rated PG for mild violence.

There are going to be a lot of movies from which to choose over the holiday season, some really good and some not so good. But if you want to get into the spirit of the season take the time to search out this little movie. It will entertain you and it will lift up your spirits. I'm all for that result.

I scored "Believe" a faithful 7 out of 10.

Jackie K Cooper
www.jackiekcooper.com

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Madonna's Anti-Trump Cover Of Britney Spears' 'Toxic' Is The Antidote We Need To 2016 (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:00:45 -0500)


Any time you think that pop music crown might be slipping off Madonna’s head, she readjusts, smirks and places it back to its rightful place.


The Material Girl revived her Tears of a Clown show on Friday night to support the charity Raising Malawi and we seriously don’t know where to begin.


Not only did she raise $7.5 million dollars to benefit the lives of Malawi orphans, according to The Associated Press, but she also twerked with Ariana Grande, got handcuffed by Sean Penn, made president-elect Donald Trump her own personal punching bag and delivered a cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” we’ll need years of therapy to fully process. 





Packed with celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, James Corden and Paris Hilton amid Miami’s Art Basel festival, the fundraiser spotlighted Madonna’s ability to do just about anything for a good cause. 


(See: Madonna offering oral sex to anyone who promised to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.)


Grande took the stage to auction off one of the looks from Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour. The two apparently wowed the crowd with a song and dance number, as well as sharing a brief kiss, AP reports.



#ArianaGrande and #Madonna break it down on stage out in #Miami at #ArtBasel! @BallerAlert @ArianaGrande @Madonna #WSHH

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At one point in the evening, ex-husband Penn somehow wound up in the spotlight ― the former couple’s 1985 wedding photo was up for auction ― to encourage everyone to open their pocketbooks.


Penn crawled through her legs to get up on stage and then handcuffed her in front of the crowd. Madonna then offered to marry the actor a second time if he bid $150,000. 


“For once, he’s not the one being arrested,” she said. 


Thankfully, Bethenny Frankel, who was also in attendance, (random, but helpful) captured the moment in all its glory on Snapchat.  



“ "Does this remind you of anything?.....And I'm still in love with you..." - #Madonna last night @ArtBasel Miami with Sean Penn (Dec-2-2016) #madonna #seanpenn #artbaselmiami #FaenaForum #madonnafans #madonnafamily #marriage #auction #americanicon #tearsofaclown #Repost from @madonnabible

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But Madge truly outdid herself with her anti-Trump pièce de résistance, a performance of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” while distorted images of Trump flashed on a screen behind her.


Seated on a chair for most of the performance, Madonna cooed lyrics like “You know that you’re toxic,” while backdropped by a photo of Trump with a “Pinocchio” nose and quotes from the president-elect about building a wall


“I’m not being too opinionated?” she asked the audience after the performance. “Too extreme? I’m not insulting anymore? I must not be doing something right.”


And then she auctioned off the actual chair she was sitting on. 


She did it. She really did it. Madonna actually saved the world in four minutes





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Alarming Numbers Of People Are Trying To Rip Apples Open With Their Bare Hands (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:27:57 -0500)

Hey, it’s the weekend. Have you got absolutely nothing to do? Why not destroy an apple using only your brute strength? (Just make sure to eat it afterward — food waste is bad, people!)


We bring this up because the young and hip on Twitter are apparently all about the #SuperSageAppleChallenge. The “challenge” is whether or not you can use your bare hands to squeeze or twist an apple in two. Chances are, you can’t.


The task got its start — and its name — from Sage Northcutt, a UFC fighter whose muscled hands make apples quake. He tweeted a video of himself inflicting fruity carnage on Tuesday and encouraged his followers to do the same.






He also tweeted an apple-breaking clip at Chrissy Teigen for her birthday, which seemed to really impress her.






Here are some other people who may or may not also impress Teigen.














If you embark on this challenge and live to tell the tale, let us know. Just be careful.



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THE EVER-ZANY GOTHAM AWARDS (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:00:28 -0500)

The Oscar folks ought to take their cue from the Gotham Independent Awards, which kicked off awards season November 28. Whoever's in charge, and that's got to include Frank PR, the Gothams are a helluva show. This 26th year there was a zaniness careening around the cavernous Cipriani on Wall Street, the event's usual site. Up on the balcony the braying melded in a great blast of bellini-infused egos. James Schamus, fresh off Indignation, seemed drunk on talk.

In keeping with the indie vibe, Anya Taylor-Joy, winner of Breakthrough Actor for The Witch, rocked a crinoline bordered in what looked like gosling peacock feathers. Cate Blanchett, who honored Amy Adams and professed an actor-crush on her, wore yuuge pastel frames and said "fuck" a couple of times. In a class by himself was Damien Lewis; he needed only to angle through the crowd in impeccable tailoring to be Fabulous.

A shared love of story telling was in the air, along with a mutual admiration of craft and solidarity among all the players in movie world. Well, the appearance of solidarity: it can't have been fun to lose; Lily Gladstone should have snagged Breakthrough Actor, dammit, for her turn as the farmhand smitten with Kristen Stewart in Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women.

The only downside remained, as in previous years, the ambient sound from the audience during the actual awards. You'd think the entire room had just been released from a vow of silence. One presenter marveled, "If you start cursing and yelling they stop the chit chat." My table in Siberia included a couple who deserved an award for nonstop yakking. That's when they weren't canoodling, preferable, because it shut them up. Conceivably, they'd wandered in off the street, sneaking past the bouncers, in search of a warm, dimly-lit place.

The evening's big winner was Moonlight, a coming-of-ager about a boy growing up gay and poor in Miami, which collected 4 awards: for Best Screenplay, Best Ensemble, and the Audience Award. Repeatedly called back to the stage to be honored, director Barry Jenkins - surrounded by his cast -- seemed alternately dazed and amazed; he kept marveling, "but I haven't made a film in 8 years!" I have yet to see Moonlight but Jenkins already has me with the still of a man in the sea smiling radiantly as he holds a skinny kid in his arms.

The other big winners were Casey Affleck, sporting a weird pony tail and facial hair, for his turn as a janitor frozen by unspeakable loss in Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea. It's a performance for the ages. His reedy voice, with its overtones of Appalachia, rings as indelibly as Michael Douglas's. On the podium Affleck looked more bewildered than honored. He seemed bemused that a role which allowed him to strut his outsize talent had not come along sooner.

This year, of course, politics were front and center. Emcee Keegan-Michael Key lead off by pretending he'd missed the election, and had to scotch a pre-written speech about Hillary Clinton as the next president. Unfortunately, I missed some of the jokes on account of the late-life lovers at my table. I wondered where Cate and Casey and Isabelle were seated. Damien Lewis - for him the crowd fell silent -- took a wicked swipe at America's electoral college. Oliver Stone, director of Snowden, and honored for making over fifty films, lent the evening gravitas, exhorting filmmakers to "stay independent. You can be critical of your government. The next president ... will have the authority to really close down the system in a way that is much more oppressive than it's ever been. The surveillance state, 1984, cyber warfare, drone warfare is with us."

This speech I mostly heard; the greying Casanova was deep in a kiss, two fingers to his date's carotid artery. "Why don't they get a room," a neighbor muttered. By now my table was deserted, a mini Chernobyl, with only a strapping, impassive guy remaining, maybe a bodyguard.

The crowd gave it up for Ethan Hawke, honored for being ... Ethan Hawke. He joked that he'd been declared "washed up" at fourteen. Regarding the movie biz: "The only thing I know for certain: I'll be washed up again very very soon."

Loony Award for the evening went to Winona Ryder and her tribute to Hawke, a long, weepy aria that sounded more like a psychiatric breakthrough than a tribute. The charm of the Gothams: they allowed her to let it rip.

Justice was served with Best Actor awarded to Isabelle Huppert for Elle, a twisted tale of vengeance from Paul Verhoeven about a woman's unorthodox response to getting raped. To crown a French actor was a true departure for the Gothams. Coming off the red carpet, Huppert, age-proof and make-up free, had sounded fatalistic; surely the prize would go to an American. How gratifying, then, that the jury chose to salute Huppert not only for the provocation of Elle, but as a cinematic presence non-pareil. Through her body of work Isabelle Huppert has created a new kind of female persona not seen before in film.

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Water Is Wet And Trolls Are Already Body-Shaming Amy Schumer Over 'Barbie' Movie (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:25:20 -0500)


Seasons may change and Instagram might let celebrities disable comments now, but Twitter trolls will never stop coming for Amy Schumer. Apparently a steady diet of misogyny and self-hatred does do a body good! 


The “Trainwreck” star is currently in talks to star in Sony’s live-action “Barbie” movie as the titular Mattel doll who feels like she doesn’t fit in the perfect world of plastic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


After being expelled from Barbieland, she’s dropped into the real world à la “Splash” or, for those seeking a more current reference, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” Barbie’s time away from the dream house leads her on a path of self-discovery and to the conclusion that perfection comes from the inside. 


Predictable? Maybe. A positive step in the right direction for a company that traffics in unhealthy body standards? Absolutely. 


Of course, internet trolls sprung into action on the heels of Schumer’s news without reading anything about the movie and started body-shaming the actress for not fitting the Barbie mold.














Tweeters who’ve ventured outside their parents’ basement, however, were quick to commend Sony on the choice, calling Schumer an empowering choice for women everywhere. 














The film reportedly won’t hit theaters until the spring or summer of 2018, so until then:




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Kanye West's 'Erratic' Medication Dosage Reportedly Led To Hospitalization (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:31:14 -0500)


Kanye West’s recent hospitalization was reportedly triggered by the rapper inconsistently taking medication that was prescribed for “psychological issues,” TMZ reported. 


The media outlet writes that an “erratic pattern of taking his meds” contributed to West’s hospitalization on Nov. 21, when, after an incident at his personal trainer’s home, he was taken to the UCLA Medical Center for evaluation. 


West was released from the hospital more than a week later, but the details surrounding the events leading up to his hospitalization remained unclear. A representative for the rapper told The New York Times at the time that West sought medical attention for exhaustion.


TMZ reports, however, that taking the wrong medication dosage was a major factor in West’s public breakdown in recent weeks.  


The Paris robbery of his wife, Kim Kardashian, in October was apparently what led West to deviate from the prescribed dosage, according to TMZ. Kardashian has yet to make a public appearance since the incident, which reportedly took a serious toll on West’s mental health. 


“He’s been shaken up ever since the robbery in Paris. It did a number on him as much as Kim,” a source told Us Weekly. “The mere thought that anything could happen to her sent him in a tailspin.”



West has often mentioned experiences with depression and anxiety in his music, giving his fans a window into some of the demons he’s been battling for years. 


On the track “FML” off his most recent album, “The Life of Pablo,” he raps: “One last thing I need to let you know / You ain’t never seen nothing crazier than this nigga when he off his Lexapro / Remember that last time in Mexico? Remember that last time, the episode?”


According to People magazine, West and Kardashian are living apart during this recovery period. The rapper is reportedly receiving outpatient care with a medical team at an undisclosed location, while the reality star and their two children, North, 3, and Saint, 11 months, remain in the family’s Calabasas, California, home. 


“There are frustrations and problems, like any relationship,” a source told People, “but they love each other deeply.” 


The Huffington Post has reached out to West’s representatives and will update this post accordingly. 

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These 15 Street Art Murals Will Make You Want To Visit Upfest 2017 (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:57:01 -0500)

A new book documents the colorful history of Europe’s largest live street art festival.


Upfest II chronicles the last four years of the “Upfest” event, which started as a small gathering in the Bedminster neighborhood of Bristol in southwest England in 2008.


It’s since mushroomed into a focal point for graffiti artists around the world, with this year’s edition over three days in July attracting 300 painters from 40+ countries who each painted on shutters, boards and buildings across the area.



Festival organizers estimate that 1,600 artists have taken part since the event’s inception in Banksy’s home city. Upfest will return again in 2017 from July 29 to 31.  


The book (cover above) showcases 200 of those works of art, with the majority of the photographs taken by visitors and selected via a competition. A selection of them are below:



Upfest II is available to buy via the Upfest website here.


And see how 2016’s event went down here:





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Soundcast Review: Terms (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:12:16 -0500)

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Episodes 1-3: Election Night/The Cage/Opening Gambit

The story goes that Terms creator Lindsay Graham has had the plot for his new Spoke Media soundcast bubbling in his brain dating back to the Clinton administration: An unexpected and controversial candidate defies the odds in a run for the US presidency and wins, threatening to upset the legacy left by the outgoing two-term Commander-in-Chief. If that's the case, then life is in the midst of imitating art, at least in the setup for this new, intriguing and well-produced narrative.

The characters are fictional and the elements of the plot are too, but they bump up damned close to the familiar. Republican candidate Charles Dunwalke has upset the natural order by winning the seat of president (per the electoral college (he loses to his Democratic opponent in the popular vote...) The incumbent and now lame duck POTUS, Oliver Pierce, can't believe that everything he worked eight years to build is likely to be dismantled by the maverick Dunwalke.

So he decides to do something about it.

The show started dropping episodes with a teaser on November 11th, just three days after the real-life US presidential election, and the policies espoused by the Dunwalke character eerily echo those of Donald Trump. So as listeners are swept along by the emerging plans of President Pierce, one can only wonder if they, too, echo any kind of backroom machinations in the real world.

By Episode three, "Opening Gambit", Pierce has begun to draw several associates -- both friends and enemies -- into his confidence by meeting with them in a secret room beneath the White House that's equipped with several measures, including a Faraday Cage, designed to keep prying and spying ears and eyes away. His closest friend - wife and First Lady Gwen Pierce, is not included in his budding alliance in order to keep her safe, but she knows that something is afoot.

The episodes are short - none longer that 19 minutes thus far - making it easy to binge one's way into the story - and the voice acting and other production elements are top-notch. Terms is a soundcast entry which closes out a year that has seen the rise of the narrative story in the personal audio medium like never before.

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Other soundcasts I'm listening to this week: Test Pilots -- Epi1: Nobody Said with Alison Severs; and Knight & Day -- Epi3

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In addition to his weekly contributions to This Week In Comedy Podcasts for Splitsider.com, Marc Hershon is the host and executive producer of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, featuring clips from comedy soundcasts (née podcasts) from across the Internet as well as interviews with podcasters, soundcasters, comedians, and assorted show biz folk.

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John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Are The Charades Dream Team (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:47:33 -0500)




Not even a low-flying pants zipper could stop celebrity couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen from crushing TV hosts Jimmy Fallon and Chelsea Handler at charades. Kind of.


The two teams’ members did their best to correctly guess the titles of various songs and books that their partners were acting out during Friday’s broadcast of “The Tonight Show.”


But it was the husband-wife team that (only slightly) emerged victorious, despite practically forfeiting one round after Teigen spotted that Legend’s zipper was undone.





Watch how the game hilariously played out in the clip above.


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People Are Imagining What It Would Take For 2016 To Redeem Itself (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:33:00 -0500)

For many, 2016 has been a shockingly bad year.


The deaths of music and acting legends including David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Alan Rickman and Gene Wilder was devastating enough. They’ve been further compounded by the civil war in Syria, global terrorism, the rise of the far-right and hate crimes, Britain’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election victory.


With those events in mind, Twitter users have been suggesting #howcan2016redeemitself in its four remaining weeks.


Some take a wildly optimist approach, while others appear happy for it all to end with a gigantic meteor strike. Here are some of the best posts below:














































































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Matthew Broderick Has His Donald Trump Impression Locked Down (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:48:46 -0500)




Matthew Broderick’s impersonation of Donald Trump is just yuuuuge.


The actor poked fun at the president-elect on Friday after “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert asked whether he’d ever met his fellow native New Yorker.


“I’ve walked by the building plenty,” Broderick said. “[But] I don’t think I’ve ever met him, I don’t think he’s ever come to a show that I was in, at all. Usually if somebody likes that comes, you kinda know it, he comes back stage.”


The “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” star then launched into an impromptu impression of how he’d imagine Trump thanking him after the show.





Broderick later claimed it was the first time he’d attempted to send up the incoming president.


Check out the full interview above, and further footage from the show below:





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Lego Donald Trump Makes Christmas Anything But Great Again (Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:07:04 -0500)




This Lego Donald Trump will permanently be on the naughty list.


The plastic version of the president-elect seizes control of the North Pole just two days after his inauguration, in Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles’ latest stop-motion animated video.


And as Santa Claus, he immediately sets to work in reshaping the holidays to be exactly how he wants them ― after a little help from Russian President Vladimir Putin.





What follows is a perfect parody referencing some of Trump’s most controversial moments of the past year.


There are references to Trump’s spat with the cast of the “Hamilton” musical and his ejection of a baby from a campaign rally.


The clever clip also mentions Trump’s disgusting comments about women.


“When you’re Santa, you can do whatever. Grab ’em by the antlers,” says “Santa” Trump.


He even calls “for a total ban on Gingerbread men,” in reference to his campaign vow to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.


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