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The College Admissions Scandal Proves the System Is Broken

The College Admissions Scandal Proves the System Is Broken
When I was touring colleges way back in 2007, a tour guide said something to my group that struck me as both totally right and totally wrong. “Getting into college is like picking out a puppy. It seems stressful at first, but at the end of the day, you get a puppy. You really can’t go wrong.”

At the time, I found this immensely reassuring, and to a large extent it turned out to be true, at least for me: I was lucky enough to get into my dream school
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Comedy Writers Rally In Support After ‘Late Show’ Scribe Apologizes For Kavanaugh Joke

  • Deadline
Comedy Writers Rally In Support After ‘Late Show’ Scribe Apologizes For Kavanaugh Joke
Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer Ariel Dumas apologized yesterday for tweeting about her happiness in helping to ruin Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s life. Considering Kavanaugh had just secured a lifelong gig on the Supreme Court, the “ruined life” tweet was, as Dumas later said, an attempt at sarcasm.

But did Dumas go too far – in apologizing? Many of her fellow comedy writers are coming to her defense. One even pledged “fire and fury” from Dumas’ fellow female comedy writers if the CBS Late Show writer is “financially” punished.

“Every comedy writer supports you,” tweeted Danny Zuker, executive producer of ABC’s Modern Family. “How great would it be if the people trolling you were this outraged over a woman being sexually assaulted?

Kathy Griffin tweeted Monday that Dumas is “a comedy writer, being held to a higher standard than the President of the United States. Love you @ArielDumas, f*ck the haters.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional Testimony Spawns Memes (and a Ton of ‘Star Trek’ Jokes)

  • The Wrap
On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally appeared before Congress to discuss the social media platform’s recent scandals. But while talk on Capitol Hill largely concerned the platform’s impact on recent elections, “fake news,” and the Cambridge Analytica data leak, online chit chat focused on more prosaic issues — like Zuckerberg’s anxious appearance, and general lack of tech knowledge by presiding legislators.

Also Read: 100 Mark Zuckerberg Cardboard Cutouts Go Up on Capitol Lawn Ahead of Facebook CEO's Testimony

The memes started from the get-go as Zuckerberg made his opening remarks, in which he apologized and said “It will take some time to work through all the changes but I’m committed to getting this right.” While s a few people commented on his remarks, it seems that far more noted that the CEO, 33, appeared much paler than usual, a condition attributed to everything from nervousness, to karma, to resemblance to a nerd culture icon.

Quite a few people agreed that Zuckerberg reminded them of Lt. Commander Data, science officer of the Enterprise on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

#Zuckerberg reportedly Told Congress the more of your Data I collect, the more I learn to be human ???? pic.twitter.com/l2TpjIqw0s

— ❤️ Jared T Swift ❤️ (@Jared_T_Swift) April 10, 2018

All this talk of "data" can't be a coincidence… pic.twitter.com/LU9p087k3E

— Guy Cimbalo (@gvcimbalo) April 10, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg’s manner has always reminded me of someone, but I could never quite grasp hold of it.

Just now it hit me, watching him testify about data. pic.twitter.com/4Zs2eGlsHD

Matthew Teague (@MatthewTeague) April 10, 2018

Mark #Zuckerberg == Data from #StarTrek pic.twitter.com/ONLKh5KKbH

Chuck Reynolds (@ChuckReynolds) April 10, 2018

Though it wouldn’t be a “Star Trek” party without an appearance from fans of “Deep Space Nine,” who countered that Zuckerberg looked more like the shape-shifting changelings from the “Next Generation” spinoff series.

pic.twitter.com/vci0nskBP5

— manu saadia ???? (@trekonomics) April 10, 2018

update (by popular demand): pic.twitter.com/l7xzuWkWfg

— manu saadia ???? (@trekonomics) April 10, 2018

This Zuckerberg hearing turned into a battle of Tng vs DS9. pic.twitter.com/lyro4V1Gel

April Wolfe (@AWolfeful) April 10, 2018

Meanwhile, here’s what non-nerds had to say:

Find someone who looks at you the way Zuck looks at the inside of his eyelids: alarmingly often. #ZuckerbergTestimony pic.twitter.com/eGgK33adXn

— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) April 10, 2018

adore my incredible dad who loves his family so much that he got eye enlargement surgery so he can look at us more pic.twitter.com/EAnILTmib2

— Patricia Lockwood (@TriciaLockwood) April 10, 2018

Also Read: Here's How to Check If Your Facebook Data Was Leaked

That face when you just wanted a faster way to rank girls by looks and ended up installing a fascist government in the most powerful country on earth pic.twitter.com/VEaQjz9Z6s

Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) April 10, 2018

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Laura Bradley (@lpbradley) April 10, 2018

"I've made a huge mistake." #Zuckerberg pic.twitter.com/UqXWAs8lnw

Christina Warren (@film_girl) April 10, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg is a cylon. There are many copies. And they have a plan.

Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 10, 2018

“You’re in a desert. Walking along in the sand”

“Is this the test now”

“Yes, you’re in a desert walking along the sand when all of a sudden you see a tortoise”

“What’s a tortoise?” pic.twitter.com/WBZaKt0MV4

— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) April 10, 2018

Of course, here’s context for Zuckerberg’s apparent nervousness.

What it’s actually like to be on Facebook: pic.twitter.com/bAPPNoHwQ1

Kashana (@kashanacauley) April 10, 2018

Meanwhile, some users couldn’t help but think of Facebook’s vanquished competition:

“Who is your biggest competitor?”

“It’s hard to say who our-”

“Who is your biggest competitor?”

*distant look*

“The sound of birds in the Spring. Hints perfume of a loved one in a crowd, although you know she is gone. The rose that is the blossom of unexpected love. Also Twitter pic.twitter.com/A7nJXRdfVO

Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) April 10, 2018

“Well you can always use myspace” is what Mark Zuckerberg should say and walk out #Zuckerberg

— doug (@Porkchopismydog) April 10, 2018

tfw you aren't being grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee pic.twitter.com/0gbOmDtJq8

Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) April 10, 2018

Not that the Senate was off the hook, nor its members’ apparent lack of tech savviness:

Mark Zuckerberg prepared for this hearing by meeting with a team of experts (including a former special assistant to a U.S. president), and it is not clear to me from this hearing that many of these lawmakers also prepared to the same extent.

— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) April 10, 2018

“Mr. Zuckerberg, a magazine i recently opened came with a floppy disk offering me 30 free hours of something called America On-Line. Is that the same as Facebook?” pic.twitter.com/U7pqpUhEhQ

— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 10, 2018

There should have been a pretest for senators to get into this hearing https://t.co/Cg4JWtHkGS

— Nik DeCosta-Klipa (@NikDeCostaKlipa) April 10, 2018

Also Read: 'Senator, We Run Ads': Hatch Mocked for Basic Facebook Question to Zuckerberg

Sen. Hatch: "If [a version of Facebook will always be free], how do you sustain a business model in which users don't pay for your service?"

Mark Zuckerberg: "Senator, we run ads." https://t.co/CbFO899XlU pic.twitter.com/bGKWks7zIk

— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 10, 2018

Read original story Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional Testimony Spawns Memes (and a Ton of ‘Star Trek’ Jokes) At TheWrap
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WGA Winners: Tina Fey, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Flint,” and More

Fey in “Great News”: NBC

Offred’s story is still striking a chord. The 70th annual Writers Guild of America Awards took place over the weekend, and Emmy, Golden Globe, and DGA winner “The Handmaid’s Tale” took home two trophies: Drama Series and Best New Series. Women penned five of 10 episodes in the dystopian series’ debut season.

Tracy Poust and Jon Kinnally received the award for Episodic Comedy thanks to “Will & Grace” episode “Rosario’s Quinceanera,” and Kate Purdy’s writing for “BoJack Horseman” ep “Time’s Arrow” was honored in the Animation category.

Other women-penned winners include May Chan’s “An American Girl Story — Ivy and Julie 1976: A Happy Balance” (Children’s Episodic and Specials), about a Chinese-American girl negotiating her cultural identities, and Barbara Sepansky’s Flint water crisis drama, “Flint” (Long Form Original).

Tina Fey and her “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” co-creator and frequent
See full article at Women and Hollywood »

Donald Trump Jr. and Chelsea Clinton Share a Rare Warm Moment on Twitter

Donald Trump Jr. and Chelsea Clinton Share a Rare Warm Moment on Twitter
Chelsea Clinton and Donald Trump Jr. may not agree on much, but they did manage to find some common ground on Twitter this week.

Trump’s oldest son expressed his gratitude to Clinton on Thursday, one day after she defended Donald and Melania Trump’s 11-year-old son, Barron, from a Twitter troll.

After comedian Zack Bornstein joked in a since-deleted tweet that the first lady’s special guest at the State of the Union, 12-year-old Preston Sharp, had been “recast as Barron,” Clinton fired back: “Whatever our politics, I hope we can agree to both leave 11-year old private citizen
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Chelsea Clinton Springs to Defend Barron Trump Against State of the Union Troll

Chelsea Clinton Springs to Defend Barron Trump Against State of the Union Troll
Chelsea Clinton defended President Trump’s 11-year-old son once again on Tuesday after comedian Zack Bornstein joked in a since-deleted tweet that Melania Trump’s special guest, 12-year-old Preston Sharp, had been “recast as Barron.”

“Whatever our politics, I hope we can agree to both leave 11-year old private citizen Barron Trump alone and celebrate 12-year old Preston Sharp for his work to honor the graves of every military veteran,” Clinton tweeted.

She also linked to a GoFundMe page highlighting Sharp’s work honoring veterans at military cemeteries, which earned him an invite to Trump’s first State of the
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Sliff Day Six – Shorts, Struck By Lightning, Alter Egos, Joplin, and More

Day six of the 21st Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival is upon us!

Sliff’s main venues are the the Hi-Pointe Theatre, Tivoli Theatre, Plaza Frontenac Cinema, Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium, Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium and the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, Il

The entire schedule for the 21st Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival be found Here.

http://cinemastlouis.org/sliff-2012

Here is what will be screening at The 21st Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival today, Tuesday, November 13th

Band Of Sisters

Band Of Sisters plays at 5:00pm at the Tivoli Theatre

nspired by Vatican II (a 1962-65 council of Catholic bishops) and the great social movements of the 1960s and .70s, U.S. nuns left their convents, found their mission with the poor, and grew in their spirituality . often to the chagrin of the Vatican hierarchy. Against this backdrop, .Band
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