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In the midst of Hurricane Sandy, the sleazy producers at local news outlets up and down the East Coat did what any sleazy producer at a local news outlet would do, and sent their most ambitious (and most disposable) young reporters out into the storm.
So, this one's for you on the Sandy beat, who didn't get to spend the storm with a bottle of red wine and their Twitter feeds open like the rest of us, and instead were subject to 90 MPH winds, so that the rest of us would know what was going on (and would have something to watch when Twitter got boring.)
We may not know your names, but we appreciate all you do. Here's hoping spending a night in a hurricane is enough to launch your career in TV news.
If you live on the East Coast, or know someone who lives on the East Coast, or have a TV/Computer and a sick fascination with catastrophe (don't be ashamed, I literally just described everyone in the first world,) chances are you're probably following Hurricane Sandy (or is it Frankenstorm?) pretty closely. And while re-reading the same AP stories posted on multiple sources all over the Internet can kill a few hours, it doesn't give you the First Person On The Ground Real LIfe True Experience coverage that one Miss Lindsay Lohan provides.
Not only does she do an excellent job retweeting all of the Need To Know stories from such respected sources as the NY Daily News, she also adds in her own perspective.
And to think, I had been wasting all my energy preparing for a hurricane I thought was named Sandy by buying water and canned goods. If I had known that all I needed to do was "pray for peace," I could've saved myself that hour long wait to get fucking into the Trader Joe's.
To keep things light, Lindsay has embarked on a groundbreaking Twitter campaign, presumably to keep people from projecting all that negative energy that's fueling ol' Frankystorm, where she's encouraging us all to refer to the potentially historically catastrophic storm as...
Hurricane Sassy! Good one, LInds. Feel those negative vibes dissipating, this is just mother nature's version of Three-Snaps-in-a-Z-Formation.
While her primary goal here is to keep people seeing the bright side of a life-threatening menages-a-trois of storms, LiLo does have some practical advice for East Coasters:
On that note, stay safe out there folks, and by out there, of course I mean in your homes eating a sandwich and watching TV, just like Philosopher King Bloomberg ordered us all to do in this morning's press conference.
Woah, woah, woah, hold the phonnnnnne. When Nicki Minaj said she was going to vote for Mitt Romney that was some kind of joke? This Nicki Minaj, right??
I mean look at her, she has Republican written all over her. If ever I were to describe the archetype of a person would support a very Mormon and very white Republican running for President, that’s basically exactly what I would describe. Female? Check. Black? Check. Splits her time between LA and NYC? Check.
I mean, ESPECIALLY since his opponent is black. I’m always hearing about black on black crime, so black people clearly don’t like other black people, which is why it’s really confusing that Nicki Minaj is voting for Obama. Maybe it’s because he’s only half black?
Anyway, the whole conversation is moot because Nicki isn’t even registered to vote. And really, why should she be? Who has time to vote these days? Seriously, The Voice's season premiere was fucking three-nights. Three nights! How can I find time to do anything when I live in a world where it takes up 6 hours of my life to watch a season premiere of a television show. Remember Friends? That was like 22 minutes. In and out and on with your life. I could read books back then, sometimes even newspapers, I had friends and hobbies (remember those?,) I made it to the gym, and called my mom on Sundays, and I still had time to vote.
Not that it ever really mattered who Nicki Minaj was voting for (every vote counts my asssssssss,) but now we know for sure that it 100% does not matter who she imagines she would vote for. But, just to be clear, Nicki, *sending love and support* to the President on Twitter doesn’t count as voting for him. I know Democracy is complicated, so I just thought you might like to know.