This week we're sifting through defiant Twitter feeds, anticipating an Alec Baldwin Emmy & watching commercial parodies.
Every week I'll be here to reveal and review some of my favorite moments from the internet. Whether it be binge-ing television shows, streaming sports or simply getting lost in a YouTube rabbit hole, I'm here to give you my top picks every Friday, as well as the perfect pairing to get into an optimal headspace for them.
This week, we're taking a look at the political climate through the lens of our presidents favorite medium for communicating, then trying to unwind a bit with some SNL news and some random commercial parodies.
Parks and Rekt!
Recommended Pairing: A jug of moonshine and a bag of trail mix.
Leslie Knope and her ragtag gang of government employees have been off the air for a few years now, though recent events in the Twitter-sphere might very well inspire an incredible new season — Netflix I hope you are paying attention.
Last week, the current President of the United States started cracking down on climate change. I don't mean like, he made strides for our country to rebuild its infrastructure to maintain the standards of a future economy with renewable energy sources like solar or wind. I mean he cracked down on the people who don't think climate change is a Chinese hoax. He moved to silence the community of scientists and researchers dedicating their lives to obtaining and analyzing data and coming up with ways to heal the planet.
These actions have had several interesting consequences and repercussions.
First, the aforementioned community of scientists have begun a movement to start moving away from the laboratories and into congress and other seats in government.
A second response to trying to strong arm compliance has been the instances of very snarky tweets about climate change facts sent directly from the official Twitter accounts of our parks. Here's a few good ones from Badlands National Park, the first of a growing list of agencies refusing to comply with draconian rules regarding scientific evidence and information
The administration had to actually demand the accounts be suspended to shut them up. Which totally worked, you know, except for the fact that it's pretty easy to open up a new account with a new handle and get your old followers to find you again.
So what are you doing now Parks service alt-accounts?