ABOVE: If you like the above model, you may also like the virtual influencer he has inspired.
OMG.BLOG! (WORK UNFRIENDLY): A collection of cringeworthy family Christmas photos that will stuff your stocking with bewilderment.
MEL: A comprehensive oral history of the gay ('member Johnny Cakes?) storyline on The Sopranos 14 years ago, the one that ended with the murder of Vito Spatafore. Joseph R. Gannascoli, who played Vito, originally suggested the storyline — then was surprised when he found out it might be coming true:
So I asked my guy, “What’s going on in the next episode? Am I dying?” That was always everyone’s concern, getting knocked off. So I asked him, and he said, “No, no, you’re good. But let me tell you, you’re blowing somebody.” I said to him, “What are you, a fucking jerk-off?” and he said, “No, yeah, you’re gonna be blowing a guy.” I told him, “Get the fuck out of here!” and he said, “Okay, you’ll see.” After that, I got thinking, “Holy shit, they’re gonna do it!”
CBS NEWS: The obviously Russian hack of the U.S. government is possibly the biggest, most dangerous security breach in our history — and Russia owns our lame-duck, mentally ill president and his party. Quite a combo.
WAPO: Trump's Mar-a-Lago neighbors don't want him there, and are pointing to an agreement he apparently signed in the '90s that prohibits him from actually taking up residence at the club. You know, Mar-a-Lago — the place he has listed as his legal residence for voting purposes.
RANDY REPORT: So, it's now on the table that Trump may physically refuse to leave the White House when Biden is sworn in as our next president. So ....
Failed GOP candidate Laura Loomer wants Trump to ”physically refuse to leave” the White House. pic.twitter.com/2leK6z7yYW— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) December 16, 2020
QUEERTY: Avril, a 17-year-old trans girl, was humiliated by a school administrator for wearing a skirt. Now, she's dead by suicide. Why is the enforcement of gender norms (you will recall the American boy punished for daring to paint his nails) worth more than the happiness — and the lives — of schoolchildren?
Cette lycéenne trans s’est suicidée. elle avait à peine 17 ans.— JUSTINE (@JustineBmnn) December 17, 2020
Elle c’était faite viré à cause de sa tenue car elle portait une jupe.
C’est actes son inadmissible et ne peut pas rester dans le silence. (voici une vidéo qu’elle avait faite au bureau du CPE)#JusticePourFouad pic.twitter.com/0yzBCGgbbo
POLITICO: Biden is pissed about the unfair accusations against his son, but pledges to take the high road in attempting to work with even the people trying to smear Hunter.
I'm glad he has specifically called out Sen. Lindsey Graham as a former friend:
WPIX: I think it's important for public figures to get COVID-19 vaccinations publicly, and as the COVID-19 czar, it's good that Mike Pence did so — but it also rankles that my mom, who could really use one, won't get hers until many weeks after a man who is part of the Trump Administration, which has downplayed the seriousness of the virus, pooh-poohed the wearing of masks and ushered us into the hellish phase in which we all still find ourselves.
SIGHT: Christian singer Lauren Daigle participated in the COVID-defying Let Us Worship rally and concert hosted by Sean Feucht, a move that appears to have cost her a coveted slot on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
WKMG: Another example of religious grifters — a family was operating as a foreign ministry in Orlando and recieved over $8M in PPP relief aid before returning to Canada. From there, they were attempting to buy a $3M house near Walt Disney World. People just simply have no shame. Imagine all the people desperate for money, and they're hording it like the ticks they are.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Jimmy Fowlie is killing it as Carrie Bradshaw.
INSTAGRAM (FOLLOWS APPRECIATED): Yes, the audio sucks, but for a 50-year-old commercial — and for a 50-year-old Betty Grable (who would be 104 today) — not bad: