And the losses of both designer Kate Spade and chef/ TV host Anthony Bourdain were just part of a very busy week that included Samantha Bee defending for her Ivanka Trump affirmations, onetime Senate Intelligence Committee security director James Wolfe being charged with lying to investigators, and former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort being accused of witness manipulating in the special advise investigation. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian convinced President Trump to grant clemency to Alice Johnson, and now he’s talking about pardoning Muhammad Ali although there are Ali’s conviction was overturned in 1971. It certainly has been a week, beings. Speak on for more.
It’s Announced the G7, Not the Gr8, Amirite?
What Happened: The G7 Summit has arrived in Canada, imparting with it the whirling dervish that is international finesse in the age of Donald Trump. The outlook? Cloudy with a chance of What the hell is even happening?
What Really Happened: This weekend marks the beginning of the 44 th G7 Summit, a cros of the leaders of seven of the largest advanced economies in the world. It’s being held in Quebec, Canada, which can only planned one thing: Canadian respect!
Not to worry; the first night’s demonstrates were mostly peaceful, despite some reports to the contrary. But still! It’s the G7 Summit! This is a big deal, extremely considering the important subjects under discussion: a possible plastics contract and the looming swap combat between participates. Still: diplomacy! Who isn’t excited by finesse ?!
OK, but is there anyone not aroused about diplomacy aside from the President of the United States, who apparently doesn’t like to visit Canada? Maybe not, but earlier in the week the president did try to illustrate himself as less sulky about traveling northern and more ready for a fight.
Still, surely the remainder of the G7–that’s Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom, for someone who is curious–is going to bow to the United States’ quirks on this, as on all things. After all, the US is the dominant global economy, right?
OK, sure; the summit looked set to push the US to the side of international diplomacy before it had even started, with Trump even going so far as to announce he would leave early, because … parties weren’t being nice enough to him? This is all proceeding swimmingly.
Don’t worry; President Trump had thought about that, as it turned out.
The Takeaway: This is a joke, and more … maybe someone should actually make such an approach when briefing the president right now?
Fly Like an Eagle…
What Happened: After their Super Bowl victory, the Philadelphia Eagles got into a amaze clash with the president, who didn’t come out gaping better in the whole ordeal.
What Really Happened: It all started as proposes went underway for the Super Bowl-winning Eagles to tours the White House.
This was entirely true, as it turned out.
The visit was cancelled by the administration because only two musicians–and the coach-and-four–wanted to attend, and that realized it a “political stunt” as to report to, you are familiar, complain.( We’ll come back to this momentarily .) For some, this was simply fodder for comedy…
There was also the far less amusing substitution event–theoretically, a patriotic liturgy to listen to the National Anthem, of all things–to deal with.
But what a two minutes they turned out to be!
Oh, and the people in the crowd?
Well, maybe not all of them…
( Sours out, two parties were stooping during the anthem .)
The Takeaway: Now, ignoring for two seconds that no Eagles player actually knelt during the course of its National Anthem–I know, it’s appalling that fact wasn’t shared by the administration, but it’s so true-life that Fox News had to apologize for indicating otherwise–let’s reappearance, for a brief second, to the idea of stooping as complain and free speech, and what the US president thinks about free speech, shall we? Because if there’s one takeaway from this whole situation, it shouldn’t lies in the fact that the President of the United States doesn’t know the words to “God Save America, ” it should be this.
Meanwhile, in the World of Scott Pruitt…
What Happened: Time when you thought EPA administrator Scott Pruitt had done everything in his capability to draw its term of office examination pointless and pointless, he stepped events up several notches this week.
What Really Happened: Let’s get away from what the president has been doing for a while and think about his appointees. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos obliged word last week by announcing that a School Safety Commission won’t look into shoots. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seemingly at war with the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Oh, and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt–he of the soundproof booth, tax-payer funded first class trip and suspicious building situation–well, he had a hell of a week, and in the most unexpected mode. How unexpected? Well…
As if trying to buy a exploited mattress from a inn owned by the President of the United States didn’t definitely sounds like the most doubt concept in the world already–really, it sounds like the commencement of a joke–that turned out to be time the commencement of Pruitt’s genuinely, impressively surreal week. To wit 😛 TAGEND
Oh, yes. His security, amazingly, was that he and his wife “love Chick-fil-A as a right of sect and one of best available in the two countries, ” adding, “we need more of them in Tulsa, we need more of them across the country.” Sadly, it was not to be.
But it gets weirder…
And then there was this, which nearly seemed everyday in contrast.
I mean, sure. Protein bars, who cares about those when there are used mattresses and lotion in the assortment? Beings were at a loss when attempting to put all this together in their heads.
Of course, things are actually worse than they seem.
Yeah, that’s right; turns out that, while Pruitt is confusing everyone by being strange, he’s likewise letting his really important authority fall apart and potentially lethal “the worlds”. What did President Trump think of all this? When asked about Pruitt, Trump told reporters Friday that he was “doing a great job.”
The Takeaway: Perhaps folks are being too harsh on Scott Pruitt, though. Perhaps he’s trying his best and following the teachings of those important to him. That’s … that’s probable, right?
The Return of Melania Trump
What Happened: After more than three weeks in privacy, motivating all the types of relate, the First lady did her exultant return to the public eye last week.
What Really Happened: Hey, retain a while back where reference is mentioned parties were beginning to wonder where the First Lady had disappeared to? Grows out, that became a stuff last week–but we got an answer. Kind of. The refurbished focus on where Melania Trump was disguising started when, two days after she didn’t go to Camp David, her spokesperson revealed she also wouldn’t be accompanying the president on other trip-ups as well.
Sure, there was suspicion over the fact that her income would happen in a private happening closed to press, but a recall is a return, right? Extremely think that parties were genuinely begin to get a little worried about her health.
As it turned out, parties wondering if the whole thought was going to be a bait-and-switch had nothing to worry about; it really was Melania who emerged before the crowd, and not some lookalike to fool the rubes.
I mean, sure; she’s not writing these tweets herself, but at least someone’s recognise the best interests of the actually exercising her social media presence as proof of life. But was the internet so pleased to see you both this?
…Well, apparently not. Gape, she’s alive! Doesn’t that tally for something?( For what it’s value, the president said Friday that FLOTUS is staying on the down-low on doctor’s guilds, but, you know, consider the source .)
The Takeaway: Exactly because Melania Trump is back in the public eye doesn’t mean she’s not still the spouse of a many who doesn’t know how to spell her figure.
International House of … Breakfast? Bacon? Befuddlement?
What Happened: Really when you thought it was safe to go and have a breakfast meal at a diner bond, IHOP promised to change the game–well, OK, its name–last week, and everyone freaked out at the possibility.
What Really Happened: It’s been a long week. Let’s end with a little bit of a snack.
Yes, as of Monday, it’ll be IHOP no more as the company changes its name … or, at the least, taunts the change via Twitter.( After all, who’s to say this isn’t all one big-hearted practical joke ?) As might be expected, everyone on social media had ideas of just what that B in the new acronym could … well … be.
As might be expected, the guesses–even as laughable as they were–became a story on their own, meaning that the marketing hope was directing amazements. Genuinely, when was the last period anyone “was talkin about a” IHOP this much? Most people are expecting it’s going to be International House of Breakfast, but perhaps there’s still a chance for an surprising catch change.
The Takeaway: As a marketing proposal, education campaigns has worked impressively well. There’s merely one difficulty with the whole event in the long term, though.
… Yeah, OK, that’s fair.
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