Fan Art Fridays: Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer

Melissa McCarthy rode a podium through Midtown Manhattan as Sean Spicer this morning, and I’m kind of upset because I was in the area yet I missed it!

SNL basically secured their TV ratings this for this weekend. With all the craziness that went down in the Washington, DC this week, we’re all going to need some comedic relief.

Over on Instagram, I found this delightful Spicey Mcc cookie made by @thecookiearchitect.

Might I say that Sean Spicer/Melissa McCarthy’s eyebrows and eyelashes look phenomenal on this cookie. I wonder if these cookies are being sold. Even if they were I wouldn’t want to eat it.

Would it go bad if I left it on display in a mason jar?

See the original cookie art here.

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Gallery Mondays: The White House

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I had the honor of visiting Washington, D.C. during the 4th of July weekend in 2016—a time when President Obama still had months left of his second term, and everyone was still grappling with the fact that Donald Trump would be on the ballot come November.

Now that we’re days away from the inauguration, Obama and his family are probably packing up boxes of stuff and getting ready to head out of the White House this week.

I’m really going to miss him. Obama was a unique president in every way. However, I’ve come to realize that it’s time to start coming to terms with the fact that Donald Trump is getting sworn into office on Friday.

Thankfully, I’ll be at work during the ceremony, so I won’t have to watch it. I know many are planning to boycott channels showing live coverage the ceremony as well.

The next four years are going to be a wild ride. We have to remember that whatever happens, Trump cannot define us as Americans. He may be the face of our nation for the next four years, but he doesn’t have any power over our individual reputations.

Stay strong. Fight for what you believe in. Politics are always going to be a dirty game, but when we come together, there’s nothing we can’t do to bring about change.

Enjoy this model of the White House I saw last year at the White House Visitor Center.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and God bless America.

 

New ‘Hunger Games’ Course Available at American University

Now we know where all the Hunger Games fans in the class of 2019 will want to go to college!

Professor Stef Woods at American University in Washington D.C. is set to teach a new course titled The Hunger Games: Class, Politics and Marketing.

The course description reads:

The Hunger Games trilogy is a publishing phenomenon that has dramatically impacted American popular culture. Using the series as a case study, this course examines the interplay of class, politics, ethics, and marketing. Topics covered include oppression, feminism, food deserts, rebellion, the publishing industry, and social media marketing. The course also relies on academic texts, online resources, videos, and guest speakers.

The course materials? All three books of the Hunger Games trilogy!

Students will be able to analyze the character Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, and her role as a symbol of feminism in the trilogy.

“Is Katniss just someone who happens to be a female who led when she needed to, or is she a true feminist, and if so, how does she fit within history?” Professor Woods asked in an interview with Teen Vogue. “I’ll pick a few key female leaders and we’ll look at how she fares.”

I can’t say I wouldn’t sign up for this course.

Professor Woods also taught a course back in 2013 titled Contemporary American Culture: The 50 Shades Trilogy.

This woman is amazing.

For those of you at American University who would like to take the Hunger Games course, the code is AMST-320, and the class will be offered for the Fall 2014 semester.