Not everyone is happy with the election results from last night — in fact, a solid half of the country really doesn't like it very much at all. But two states are already forming a plan. Californians and New Yorkers on Twitter are calling for a California Exit (Calexit) and a New York Exit (NYexit), respectively, which would see them both seceding from these United States.
Does that mean they're taking Disneyland with them? The Statue of Liberty? Yes. Yes, it does.
Sometime between smoking in the boys room and slapping a “kick me sign” on his little bro’s back, Eric Trump found the time to vote this morning and did so Trump style. Not one to be held down by the constraints of the law, Trump took it upon himself to allegedly break one while in the voting booth.
Snapping a picture of what could be the only time that his dad will be on the ballot, Eric, who probably likes to go by the nickname “Bones” or “Daywalker,” Tweeted his excitement to his followers without regard for the rules, man. Well, it just so happens that that was illegal — not that he cares.
Well, he sort of cares because he deleted the tweet, which Yahoo thankfully posted.
That might not matter, though, because the NY Daily News spoke to a lawyer about this:
“I’m glad to see Eric Trump engaged in our valued tradition of civil disobedience by showing his ballot on the internet. However, according to the federal court what he did was illegal and he could face up to one year in jail,” said lawyer Leo Glickman, who represented voters who’d challenged the law in a federal suit. “He should have conferred with me before posting his ballot.”
No word yet if the renegade tweeter will be apprehended for the offense, but it’s good to know that there’s still someone out there breaking the rules for the rest of us.
So it’s come to this: Ken Bone is now an emoji.
I suppose we have no one to blame but ourselves. After all, as soon as he popped his mustachioed face onto our TV screens during the second presidential debate, we were hooked. We wanted to be Ken Bone. We wanted to idolize Ken Bone. We wanted to turn Ken Bone into a sexy Halloween costume. We wanted to search out Ken Bone’s sketchy history on Reddit. We got our wish.
All of that was leading to this moment. Izod, the official sponsor of Ken Bone, has made the infamous undecided voter a Twitter emoji. With his squared off glasses, brisling facial hair, and signature, red Izod sweater, Ken Bone was born to be an emoji, and now he is one. Forever etched into the history books, the name "Ken Bone" has a symbol that future generations will ponder over, study, and perhaps worship just as we have. Simply use the hashtag #MyVote2016 on Twitter, and he'll appear, watching, protecting, tagging.
In the end, maybe this is where things were always heading. Andy Warhol famously said that in the future everyone would have their 15 minutes of fame, but maybe what he really meant was everyone would have their own emoji. Just look at him, staring back at you, asking a seemingly innocent question about clean energy. What does he look like? Does he resemble all of us, perhaps?
If you stare long enough at the Ken Bone emoji, the Ken Bone emoji stares back.
Frankly, I’m just a little dizzy from the whole thing. Reach out if you even know what’s going on anymore.Need more Ken Bone, and I know you do, check out his interview on Know Your Meme.
It’s the last Friday before the election, and things are getting crazy. Could they get crazier? Sure. We’d all love that.
Well, Julian Assange of Wikileaks is here to stir the cauldron if you will with a little “Spirit Cooking.” What is “Spirit Cooking,” you ask? CNET has a really handy explainer:
“The top trend on Twitter on Friday morning comes from an alleged WikiLeaks email of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta discussing spirit cooking. WikiLeaks tweeted that it involves "blood, sperm and breastmilk." Spirit cooking refers to performance artist Marina Abramovic's "cookbook" of recipes to cook up thoughts -- not meals. However, some on Twitter are taking it to the extreme and accusing the former secretary of state of devil worship. "This is not the first or last time that WikiLeaks has tweeted propaganda while doing Putin's bidding," a Clinton campaign representative wrote in an email. CNET cannot independently verify the information in the alleged email, and it is be entirely possible that someone altered the email before it was publicly released.”
Here's the tweet:
Here's the gif:
Ok. So, I guess, Hillary Clinton and her team are a bunch of witches now. If she is a witch, please, Hillary, make me a potion that will make me sleep for 1,000 years or, at least, the next week.
Hey, did you hear the sound of millions cheering last night? That's because the Chicago Cubs ended their 100-year losing streak and became World Series Champions.
You know who loved that? The Internet.
Here are some of the best reactions to the Cubs win:
Apple's new Macbook doesn't just give feels, it requires them.
Announcing a new line of Macbooks today, Apple introduced the world to the Touch Bar, a digital interface that lives at the top of the keyboard, replacing the function keys. The Touch Bar gives users a whole new range of control on things like video editing, audio recording, and sending emojis.