Yesterday Great Britain voted to leave the EU.
America is mired in one of the ugliest, most mediocre, presidential campaigns in the country's history.
Politics are weird.
Politicians are elected by the people to, allegedly, do their will. The ugly truth of the matter is they get themselves elected to pad their own nest eggs and "the people" don't pay as well as big interests, be they oil, guns, pharma or some other monied concern.
I largely try to avoid discussing politics here. You really don't want to know what I think.
In fact, the only reason I bring it up today is to set up one of my patented ham-handed segues.
You see, as bad as things are in the real world, the pop culture landscape stepped up their presidential game this week.
First, there was word that the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter
, had signed on to play the President on Supergirl
Then, Independence Day: Resurgence
gives us another excellent President.
Please say hello to this week's cheesecake-in-chief, Sela Ward.
Ms. Ward plays President Lanford in the newly released sequel That's a significant visual upgrade from Bill Pullman.
Ms. Ward is famous for a bunch of things I've never watched. In fact, perusing her IMDB bio, the only things I could swear I've seen her in are The Fugitive, Gone Girl
and a one off episode of Frasier
Still, she's perfectly positioned for today's honors so I won't let my viewing habits prove detrimental.
Let's hit the links.
Unreleased Nirvana songs leaked
Every Noise at Once (every music genre in the world at your fingertips)
New Star Trek guidelines essentially kill fan productions
Matthew McConaughey wants to bring back Rust Cohle
The differences between the Internet, World Wide Web, Deep Web and Dark Web
The Clintons have a for-profit college problem of their own
Burger King creates the "ultimate" foodstuff - Mac n' Cheetos
Game of Thrones is getting its own convention
And finally, Independence Day: Resurgence and when remakes are disguised as sequels