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How is it possible that it’s already Monday again? 48 hours during the week drags endlessly, but 48 hours of weekend freedom flies by faster than a falcon. There’s got to be something the folks in Silicon Valley can do about that.
I head out on vacation next week, so the weekend was spent packing/cleaning/getting my shit together. Not that exciting but it’s worth it for the vacation-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel. But while I was cruising toward an actual cruise, some people aren’t as lucky.
Nguyen Quoc Trung
We are all pretty used to some pretty crazy shit going down on The Bachelor, but we haven’t seen anything quite like what happened on the Vietnamese version of the dating competition.
During the rose ceremony in the latest episode, contestant Minh Thu revealed to Nguyen Quoc Trung (this season’s bachelor) that while “I went into this competition to find love” and that “I’ve found that love for myself,” she continued on to say, “But it isn’t you. It’s someone else.” She then walked over to another contestant, Truc Nhu, to confess her feelings. I’ll let People explain it:
“Come home with me. Come home with me. Yeah?” Thu said to Nhu, who patted her head emotionally.
Then Nhu got her turn to speak. Approaching Trung, she said, “I’m sorry. I really want to get to know you because you’re someone who made me feel special and I haven’t felt that way in a long time.”
Trung did not want her to go. “I want to ask, if you decide this, would you feel regretful? This doesn’t change my decision,” he pleaded. “I’m not going to give this rose to anyone else. You only get one chance in this life, and you need to take it. Only you, not anyone else. I want to let you know that I think you’ll have regret if you continue with what you are about to say.”
Despite Trung’s impassioned speech, Nhu returned the rose, embraced Trung and told him, “I know you’ll find someone who really loves you, who understands you, who knows how to take care of you, who can look at you from afar and know how you’re feeling. I’m sorry.”
And the two ladies rode off into the sunset…until Nhu returned and said, “After talking to Trung, I’ve changed my mind to accept this rose and continue this journey.”
You can watch the entire shitshow here:
Sounds like she’s there for the right reasons. [via People]
Rep. Paul Gosar
You know how your Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Bob go at it about politics every year between the turkey and the pie at Thanksgiving? Well, that’s nothing compared to what I imagine holidays are like at the Gosars’.
Rep. Paul Gosar is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona and is in a nasty battle with his challenger, Dr. David Brill, in the upcoming midterm election. Brill took the unpleasantness of the election to a whole new level when he got not one, not two, but six of Gosar’s siblings to appear in campaign commercials for him. The Gosar siblings said such nice things about their brother as “I don’t see my brother as anything but a racist,” so I think it’s safe to say the Gosars won’t be breaking bread together any time soon, particularly give Rep. Gosar’s response on Twitter:
My siblings who chose to film ads against me are all liberal Democrats who hate President Trump. These disgruntled Hillary suppporters are related by blood to me but like leftists everywhere, they put political ideology before family. Stalin would be proud. #Az04 #MAGA2018
— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) September 22, 2018
[via Daily Mail]
The Oregon Ducks
As I’ve noted in the past, I’m not a huge college football fan, but if I do happen to partake, I root for the Ducks. So thankfully I wasn’t watching on Saturday.
The Ducks actually looked great against Stanford going into the third quarter, leading 24-7 before it all went to crap. Two fumbles near the goal line, including one returned for a touchdown, lead to an overtime. It was basically worst case scenario and one of the most gut-wrenching losses in the program’s history.
Quack, quack. [via USAToday]
Whoever’s Cocaine This Is
Whoops. [via CNN]
The San Francisco 49ers
I think this really says it all:
Kyle Shanahan said 49ers are thinking it's an ACL for Garoppolo
— Kyle Madson (@KyleAMadson) September 23, 2018
Happy Monday, everyone. .