Let it all out.
Apropos of very little other than our shared and constant need for catharsis, here's Kim Gordon screaming impressively for thirty seconds straight at a Yoko Ono tribute show in Washington, DC.
The hollering is her performance of Yoko Ono's Voice Piece for Soprano, an "instruction painting" that requires the performer to "Scream. 1. against the wind 2. against the wall 3. against the sky." (This recording covers only the last two, but it's enough to tell, relative to other performances, that Gordon's got pipes.)
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Football v. Trump v. America in five stories.
In response to Trump's calling football players SOBs who aren't hurting each other hard enough anymore:
1. "Here's How NFL Teams Demonstrated During The National Anthem Today," Lauren Theisen, Deadspin.
2. "Debate over Trump's NFL attacks extends into parking lot of StubHub Center," Hailey Branson-Potts, The Los Angeles Times.
"People interpret things in their own way. It's not about the flag. You think any of these players hate the country they live in?"
3. "The NFL responds to Trump by embracing its diversity," Jerry Brewer, The Washington Post.
To twist the sports cliche du jour, perhaps Trump should stick to trying to run a country that barely resembles itself right now. The sports world will continue what it does best: embrace differences and manage conflict on a field of play.
4. Washington cornerback Josh Norman:
An emotional Josh Norman reacts to Trumps latest comments. "Am I American?" Watch the whole thing. pic.twitter.com/7XBnRGIXSV— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayCSN) September 25, 2017
And from the other side: "NFL players taking a knee, Commissioner Roger Goodell, shame on all of you," Jeanine Pirro, FOX News.
Unrelated/related: Actual football results and commentary from Sunday's games. And meanwhile large swaths of Puerto Rico are destroyed and badly need help.
5. "John Oliver Calls Out Trump for Rubbing the American Flag Against His ‘Old Boner,’" Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast.
The sophistication of the Russian tactics caught Facebook off-guard. Its highly regarded security team had erected formidable defenses against traditional cyber attacks but failed to anticipate that Facebook users—deploying easily available automated tools such as ad micro-targeting—pumped skillfully crafted propaganda through the social network without setting off any alarm bells.↩︎ The Washington Post