Thank God for people with a sense of gallows humor.
As we make our desperate way through the land of make believe, where facts aren’t factual, it helps to have people who can make us laugh.
It’s especially useful if the constant fire hose of breaking news and potential scandal is overwhelming you. Some days it’s hard to even comprehend the lies and breaches of ethics that come rolling out at us. Some days things happen that make you wonder if you’re awake or if this some kind of creepy nightmare.
Some days I just need someone to pull it all together for me, so I can toss out the stuff that makes me crazy but doesn’t matter (ie: Kellyanne’s clothes) and focus on the stuff that counts (ie: the President pissing off half of our allies).
If you agree, then I have a website for you.
The site is called “What the f*ck just happened today?“ It says that it is “logging the daily shock and awe.”
The site’s creator, Matt Kiser, lives in Seattle. He has a background in journalism and editing, and is determined to help the rest of us figure out, you know… what the f*ck just happened.
Starting a new project to track what the fuck just happened today. https://t.co/p64yr6BKJ3
— Matt Kiser (@Matt_Kiser) January 29, 2017
The site is really fun, in a sort of masochistic, sicko way. Every day brings a new “WTF?” moment, and this site has them all archived. You can click on every single one of the 22 days of Trump’s Presidency so far.
If you go to day one, you can enjoy the pleasure of reading Trump’s predictions about his inaugural crowd and the truth about how many people actually turned up. Kiser is very careful and very accurate about what he reports.
If you’re just feeling crazy, maybe hanging out with two good friends a growler of “Lefty’s Ale,” you can just choose a random day in the first few weeks of this chaotic administration.
For example, if you go to day 13, you can read all about Trump’s choice of Neil Gorsuch, a Scalia clone, to fill the Supreme Court opening.
0/ What The Fuck Just Happened, Today? Day 13: Supreme.https://t.co/CTTgHtYqQp
— WTF Just Happened (@WTFJHT) February 1, 2017
Or day 20. This is one of my favorites.
0/ What the fuck just happened today?
Day 20: Nevertheless, she persisted.https://t.co/Mz1L8EAQzJ
— WTF Just Happened (@WTFJHT) February 8, 2017
Nevertheless, she persisted.
Unlike the White House and its staff, Kiser is dedicated to facts and to accuracy. Every entry on the site includes a link to the news source that first reported it.
You can even sign up to get his daily updates in your email inbox.
Think of it as a sweet, left leaning news aggregator.
And laugh at the name.
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