Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

There is, somewhere deep in a government bunker, a vast pulsing brain that exists only to generate concepts for the internet. A dog becoming friends with an elderly person. Danaerys Targaryen singing the theme song to The Fresh Prince. Joe Biden winking at various characters from the Star Wars prequels. A second dog barking the theme to The Fresh Prince.

Eventually, a synapse within this brain fires and forges a new pathway through its fell gray matter, linking Donald Trump with Netflix sensation Stranger Things. “Donald Trump ... saying ‘other things,” the brain would intone in its soundless way, a void-scream to which the assembled white-coated technicians duly nod, scribbling on their clipboards, before sending the command up to the boys on the base. Twenty or 30 minutes later, the video is produced and uploaded, delivered wordlessly to our emails. We are posting it. We are just doing what we’re told.


Donald Trump does say “other things” a weird amount, though.

Clayton Purdom is a writer and editor based in Columbus, Ohio.

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