"Nearly Coherent: We Finally Know Where Dave Keeps His Monocle"
Behold, a new episode of Nearly Coherent!
In this episode, we have an enlightened discussion on dick pics, Dave wraps up all the things eD! and Jeff missed on the Grammys, and a lively debate is had over celebrities wanting to be part of Saturday Night Live’s political sketches.
"Nearly Coherent: A Legitimate News Organization"
I kinda love this week’s episode of Nearly Coherent. You should give it a listen.
Jeff attempts to ignore the news, but eD! is an ass and pop’s Jeff’s media-blackout bubble! Everyone enjoys some high-quality signs from the Women’s March! A definitive ranking of hottest United States Presidents! And we reveal the shocking truth as to why Dave is still not engaged!
"The New Yorker: Trump’s Boswell Speaks"
The New Yorker has a piece on “The Art of The Deal” ghostwriter Tony Schwartz’s feelings on a Donald Trump presidency. It’s only slightly horrifying.
Starting in late 1985, Schwartz spent eighteen months with Trump—camping out in his office, joining him on his helicopter, tagging along at meetings, and spending weekends with him at his Manhattan apartment and his Florida estate. During that period, Schwartz felt, he had got to know him better than almost anyone else outside the Trump family. Until Schwartz posted the tweet, though, he had not spoken publicly about Trump for decades. It had never been his ambition to be a ghostwriter, and he had been glad to move on. But, as he watched a replay of the new candidate holding forth for forty-five minutes, he noticed something strange: over the decades, Trump appeared to have convinced himself that he had written the book. Schwartz recalls thinking, “If he could lie about that on Day One—when it was so easily refuted—he is likely to lie about anything.”
This is fine.
"Should All Locks Have Keys"
Given the hullaballoo over the idiotically-dangerous “Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016” that was released in draft form today, I thought it might be wise to remind people why strong encryption is a good and necessary thing. Fortunately, this video does all the legwork for me, which is really rather considerate of it.
"Last Week Tonight: Encryption"
As will likely become tradition around these parts, here’s last night’s “Last Week Tonight” main story, which focuses on encryption, Apple, and the FBI. I think I’ve made my stance on this whole thing clear but, if you’re still on the fence, hopefully this will make why this is such a hornet’s nest of bad hoodoo clearer.