One more day. One more day and the race for the next President of the United States will thankfully (and unfortunately hopefully) be over. I don’t know about you, but I reached my breaking point sometime late last week. Since then, I’ve become numb to the whole thing. I can’t really talk about it, I can’t even think that much about it. I’m just done.
But sadly the election isn’t. Not yet at least. That means you can either spend your Monday mindlessly staring into the abyss of the election, following along with the lines and sadistic twists and turns as the day trudges along or you can instead focus on something, anything else. It’s with these two choices in my I decided to put together my third installment of the You Know What’s Awesome series. Here’s Part One and Part Two if you’re really down in a hole and need some help.
Okay, let’s do this.
A Leave-less Yard
It really is a beautiful – a yard that is free of fallen leaves. The grass looks so happy. Of course less than a hour after you finish raking the lawn is covered again but damn it, let’s stay positive! Raking is just fantastic exercise.
Maeve on Westworld
I don’t know what her endgame is, but Maeve going rogue on Westworld is becoming one of the best parts of the show. And no, it’s not because Maeve is disrupting the unnatural, natural order of things in the nude. Come on. We’re all adults here.
It’s funny because it’s true.
Mainly because it was literally the only truly funny sketch on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.
A Tribe Called Quest’s New Album
Q-Tip surprised everyone with the news that the group would be releasing a new album later this week. Fired up by a performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the group quietly entered a studio and began laying down tracks. They then continued to do so after the death of Phife Dawg in March and now the album, We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service drops on November 11th. ATCQ is then slated to perform on Saturday Night Live next weekend, an episode hosted by Dave Chappelle. See, there is hope out there.
Netflix’s latest offering is about the early days of Queen Elizabeth and I’m going to be completely honest with you – it’s really good. The first two episodes are also an effective anti-smoking campaign. The show isn’t Downton Abbey and that’s kind of a good thing. It’s a little Downton Abbey, which is also kind of a good thing.
Leftover Halloween Candy
No explanation needed.
I never got into Vine. I’m okay with that, though.
Finally Watching Classic Movies
All the President’s Men had been on my list of classic movies to watch for a while, actually probably since I saw Spotlight. But the other day it miraculously showed up on HBO. It’s like HBO knows what I’m thinking (except when it’s comes to Bill Simmons’ show, because I definitely was not thinking it should be cancelled.) If you haven’t seen All the President’s Men, I strongly recommend it. The names can be hard to keep track of, but halfway through it’s not really a problem. It’s one of those movies where even if the specifics are lost on you, the gist is enough to get you through. Dustin Hoffman’s hair is the stuff dreams are made of.
According to My Darling Wife, Robert Redford might also be the stuff dreams are made of. Different dreams, though.
But hey, dreams. At least we have them. Given the nightmare that the 2016 Presidential election has been, the existence of dreams should be reassuring even if they are about Dustin Hoffman’s hair or Robert Redford’s Robert Redfordness.
On that note, play us out Beck.