The worst things on the internet in 2017

There were many things on the internet in 2017, some of which were very good! Dril is here, for example. Tom Hanks still signs all of his tweets “Hanx.” The internet turned the Babadook into a gay icon, and there was that time Kurt Eichenwald tweeted out some tentacle porn. These were all good things, worth…

Patton Oswalt goes slumming with some of Mike Huckabee’s terrible jokes again

Even if Patton Oswalt hadn’t just released a superb and wrenching stand-up special—which was preceded by the hilarious Talking For Clapping, and yes, a whole career in comedy and TV—he’d still be miles above Mike Huckabee’s “jokes,” i.e., tweeted musings that really only amuse the former governor.

Mike Huckabee doesn’t need to know how the government works to fire off Twitter zingers

We can thank Twitter for mobilizing dissent, humanizing celebrities, and @dril. We can also thank it for its endless flood of clueless dolts, sometimes in high places. The beloved Zen master of basketball Phil Jackson has done irreparable harm to his image via a Twitter persona of clueless incompetence, for example,…

Mike Huckabee calls SNL’s impression of his daughter “sexist,” and he would know

Mike Huckabee spends his days insulting marginalized groups while simultaneously ignoring the fact that his son once killed a dog, so it’s kind of hard to tell just what will set off his decency sensors. But it seems fair to assume that slights against his daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, wouldn’t sit well with the…