Gen X

It’s not that we didn’t get bullied, it’s that no one remembers now because y’all have been dunking on “millennials” for like 20 years.

I mean, everyone shit on us. We were useless slackers who didn’t know how to work, didn’t care about anything, wouldn’t grow up, get married, and have kids. We were sarcastic and disrespectful, losers, directionless and ambitionless…

#TheMoment

New Year’s Eve, 2019.

I read an article about a SARS-like illness in Wuhan – it wasn’t the first article I’d read about it, but it was the first one that really stuck. I thought about who was president and said to myself, “This shit’s gonna get here and it’s gonna get real bad.”

Reed Richards in a Marvel Fantastic Four

Who should play him?

People are talking about who should play Reed Richards for Marvel and there are a lot of great suggestions being floated, including John Krasinski, William Jackson Harper, and Rahul Kohli, but I think the best one I’ve seen so far is Danny Pudi.

See, the thing about Reed Richards is that he always comes off as a good dude until he’s busy and forgets to put his happy face on, and then you realize he’s an arrogant dick and possibly also a monster, so whoever you get to play him has to be able to flex that muscle.

I think Krasinski could do that. I think Kohli could, too? I’m not as familiar with Harper’s work, only saw him on The Good Place, and Chidi never really had to have that vibe. I know for sure Danny Pudi could do it, though. Really well.

We took the Senate back.

There may be a light at the end of this tunnel yet.

They haven’t officially called it yet, but it appears that Jon Ossoff has won his election in Georgia. It was a pretty tight win, but a Georgia election official this morning was saying that he thinks Ossoff’s win squeaked out of the margin that demands a recount, too. Meanwhile, Reverend Raphael Warnock has also won his race. These two wins give the Democrats control of the Senate, which means we have a blue House, a blue Senate, and a blue White House.

Thank whatever, y’all. There may be a light at the end of this tunnel yet.

That doesn’t mean it’s clear sailing from here on out, though. The Senate is a 50/50 split, with VP Kamala Harris voting to break ties. Which means either we’re working to flip votes on the Republican side, or we’re getting every single Democrat to vote yes on a thing, when we’re trying to get something done. And that’s fine because at least we have opportunities now, which is more than we’ve had for six years since McConnell took over. We might actually be able to govern.