“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

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Donald Trump, by Gage Skidmore.

On Trump, email servers, Russian spies and other dubious election shenanigans.

So the story goes that Russia compromised Donald Trump with a fugly sex tape, and have been aiding him in his presidential run in an attempt to delegitimize US politics and elections. As partial proof, there’s this Trump Organization email server that’s been talking exclusively and secretively with a Russian bank with ties to Putin. Does that sound a bit conspiracy theory-ish to you? That’s because it’s kind of a conspiracy theory.

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Westworld - Poster

Happy Halloween, everyone! Let’s talk about Westworld.

I’m beginning to have grave concerns that Westworld is gonna go all Lost on us, folks. Don’t get me wrong – I’m enjoying every second of the show, but holy crap they are taking their sweet time in paying off some of this mystery. Especially for a 10-episode season. COUGH UP THE GOODS, WESTWORLD, I’M NOT PLAYING THIS GAME WITH YOU.

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Vine Logo

So, Vine’s shutting down.

News broke today that Vine, the social video platform for 6-second videos, is shutting down. Which is not hugely surprising. It got its fifteen minutes a few years ago and has been steadily declining since then. Judging by the outcry on Twitter (where “Vine” has been trending all day), though, it was still pretty popular.

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John Green: Will the U.S. Presidential Election Be Rigged?

I appear to have survived the Great Halloween Plague of 2016.

There’s a few things tearing up the news today, including word of Sherlock‘s season four debut and a new study proving the the AIDS “Patient Zero” guy is not actually at fault for bringing AIDS to America. I’m pretty sure science already knew that, but just in case, now they extra know it.