Well, it’s the final Monday of the Obama administration, POMEs. Let’s take this opportunity to look back on this moment in history and treasure the links and articles sustaining us through this turbulent and stressful time.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a piece on honoring MLK’s full legacy and rejecting white supremacist reinterpretations of it:
Martin Luther King Jr. was many things — a radical, a moderate, a peacekeeper, a hellraiser, a father, a husband, a crusader against the evils of capitalism, a proponent of love and also revolution. He was a man known to be deeply sensitive, sometimes misogynist, often depressed, blisteringly funny. He was all of these things and more. And like so many brothers and sisters before and since, his beautiful and rich mahogany tones have been flattened to the matte black of the history books that paint him as the friend of well-meaning whites and the moral opposition of angry blacks. And like King, we as black people are so much more than white supremacy would have us believe.
From The Exploitation Of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy By White Supremacy – via The Establishment
If you’ve been having comforting, reassuring dreams about President Obama, you’re not alone.
He has offered advice to their Republican spouses. He has gently deflected their sexual advances. He has picked their outfits for important job interviews, then fixed them eggs and coffee for the road. For some dreamers, these have been regular appearances, occurring once or twice a year throughout his presidency; for others, there was a single, unforgettable encounter. In 25 years of studying dreams about politicians, Bulkeley has never seen another figure who more clearly supports his hypothesis that a person’s “frequency of appearance in people’s dreams is an index of their charisma.”
We will miss our literally dreamy president.
In slightly happier news, y’all have probably also been crying through the beautiful Barrack/Joe bromance moments of early 2017, because we certainly were.
— the witch rachel (@rachelvice) January 12, 2017
But in case you want to experience the magic all over again, here is Obama presenting Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom all over again:
And Biden tearing up talking about how Obama talked him out of selling his house to pay for his son’s cancer treatment.
Biden: "I don't like Obama. I love him." https://t.co/f7G6TjSp73
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 12, 2017
Beyonce interviewed Solange for Interview Magazine!!! [Infinite heart-eye emojis]
Slightly old news, but omg you guys, that Final Fantasy VII oral history longread everyone is talking about really delivers the dirt we all wanted to know.
Last week was “Lil Wayne Week” at Fader and it was really good.
We haven’t played the relaxing, critically acclaimed mobile game Cribbage with Grandpas, but we hear good things. I mean, here’s the game’s description:
Cribbage With Grandpas is a relaxing and delightful game you’ll love curling up with. It features a grandpa creator which you use to create a grandpa and select what personality they should have (grumpy, silly, sweet, etc.). You can create multiple grandpas with different difficulty and conversational settings for every mood.
Cribbage is a pre-existing card game that was created in the 1600’s known for it’s unique wooden board and scoring system. It’s a remarkable game that combines chance and skill that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Don’t worry if you don’t know the rules – the grandpas will teach you!
Cribbage with Grandpas is available for iOS for $2.99 and it seems like money well-spent.
Finally, the hard-hitting news we know you come here for: “An inside look at the new Golden Girls-themed cafe opening soon in NYC.”
What are you reading to distract yourself from the mind-numbing horror that is every day of 2017? Drop some reading recs for us in the comments!