Twitter users jumped into action after Donald Trump promoted a sharpied forecast map of Hurricane Dorian.
Imagine if you had a massive following on Twitter (maybe because, hypothetically, you were the president of the United States or something), and you tweeted something scientifically inaccurate that had the potential to negatively affect thousands of people's lives.
Let's say, for example, that you thought a hurricane was going to hit a state that it was not in danger of hitting, despite there being no evidence to back you up.
In addition to Florida - South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harde… https://t.co/G9N3uqS9Pd— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567349506.0
Again, purely hypothetically, what if that state's National Weather Service (for argument's sake, we'll pretend it's Alabama) responded like, "Nah dawg."
Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Ala… https://t.co/tI2SqytJga— NWS Birmingham (@NWS Birmingham)1567350706.0
If it were you, a sane, rational person who does not have a personality disorder, you would most likely say, "Whoops, my bad, I stand corrected. Here is the accurate information." Too bad you're not the president. Because if you were Donald Trump, you would double down. Hard.
See, Donald Trump couldn't accept the fact that he was wrong about the chance of Hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama. So he broke out an outdated National Hurricane Center forecast from nearly a week prior (that still did not show the storm hitting Alabama) and altered it with a sharpie. See that extended black circle around Alabama? Yeah. That's literally sharpie.
While some have noted that it may be illegal to alter official weather maps, mainly this is just proof that we are currently living in the stupidest version of reality.
Now, #TrumpSharpie and #Sharpiegate are trending on Twitter, and people are imagining all the other things Donald Trump could prove with a sharpie. It's magical.
For instance, here's Trump's proof that the US army really did take over British airports during the Revolutionary War in the late 1700s.
Here is a copy of Trump’s old US History notes. #TrumpSharpie https://t.co/hR8rpmX3gH— brecia (@brecia)1567675118.0
Here's Trump's proof that he really does have bigly hands.
@realDonaldTrump The biggest hands. #TrumpSharpie #TrumpDerangementSyndrome https://t.co/aFHnDwD9S9— CU-1 Gallery (@CU-1 Gallery)1567684608.0
Here's Trump's most recent hole-in-one from his daily tax payer-funded presidential golf outing.
And here's a candid shot of Trump on the course looking like an absolute unit, as usual.
I’m the fittest POTUS to ever serve.. #TrumpSharpie #MorningJoe https://t.co/NFEZg86TJe— LeoKapakos (@LeoKapakos)1567677837.0
Here's some solid evidence that Trump actually destroyed Hillary in the popular vote.
BREAKING: White House releases revised 2016 Election Results #TrumpSharpie https://t.co/0LqTiObeRY— Craig Sherman (@Craig Sherman)1567686183.0
And here's how Trump is polling incredibly well against every possible Democrat nominee for 2020.
Trump released a poll this morning showing him winning by wide margins against any Democratic opponent.… https://t.co/ZGDxxnQtFC— melinda 🌳🌳 (@melinda 🌳🌳)1567685088.0
Turns out Trump wasn't lying about his crowd sizes, either!
Its not the first time #Trump has been accused of editing images with marker pens. #TrumpSharpie https://t.co/6EQkgfdv5h— Lost Droids (@Lost Droids)1567686535.0
Trump also officially completed the border wall. This is a fact, with photo receipts.
Border wall. #TrumpSharpie #Sharpiegate #PresidentialSharpies https://t.co/xEE0hO7uyS— DBraden (@DBraden)1567633118.0
Trump never knew dead pedo-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, either. He never even met the guy once.
These are killing me. #TrumpSharpie https://t.co/JBFw8jTC5d— Zoe 🍑🆘 (@Zoe 🍑🆘)1567648644.0
Lesson learned. If you want to be president, just lie about stuff and then draw sharpie pictures as evidence. Too easy!
Oh, and someone did this. It's not like the rest, because Donald Trump would never actually sharpie it. But oh man, it's just so good.
@realDonaldTrump So, let me get this straight: You have a Category 3 hurricane headed for the US, A… https://t.co/sB2LaLHhqL— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1567692414.0
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If you're mad because "Batwoman was never black," there's something you need to know...
TV's newest incarnation of Batwoman, Ryan Wilder, is Black.
The CW's Batwoman has always had a progressive streak. In the first season, Orange Is the New Black alum Ruby Rose plays Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne's cousin who dons the Batwoman cowl to protect Gotham City. Just like every other superhero show, Kate's romantic life factors into the plot. Unlike the rest, however, Kate is an out lesbian, making her the first leading lesbian superhero in television history.
But after the first season, Ruby Rose announced that she was leaving Batwoman for unspecified reasons, allegedly related to burnout from the ridiculously long work hours required from a superhero series lead. This meant that in order for Batwoman to continue, the CW would need a new star.
Enter Javicia Leslie, former co-star of CBS comedy-drama God Unfriended Me. Prior to Leslie's casting, fans of the show wondered how Batwoman might handle the transition of actresses. Would Kate Kane just look completely different in season 2 with no canonical explanation?
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The rocker celebrates his 45th birthday today
Jack White almost became a priest.
But then again, did he? The iconic rocker has regularly beguiled the press. "I'd got accepted to a seminary in Wisconsin," he told 60 Minutes Mike Wallace back in 2005 in what seemed like a moment of genuine candor. "At the last second, I thought, 'I'll just go to public school."
Whether you believe that story or not, the blues-rock polymath, who turns 45 today, has led an undeniably punk life and crafted some of the most sacred rock music in history. Two decades after The White Stripes' self-titled debut, Jack White has remained purposefully slippery with the public. He told publications that he and Meg White, his then-wife and White Stripes-cohort, were the youngest of ten siblings and claimed that his label, Third Man Records, used to be a candy company, among other outlandish claims.