No Filter: Maybe Rachel Maddow Will Go Fishing With Melissa Etheridge!

This week in News, all your favorite stars went and canoodled at Coachella, except for the ones who did whatever the opposite of that is. Also, someone made this Very Important thread of Tessa Thompson as Pringles:

Then, we were blessed with this moment:

I wish I could get as excited about literally anything in my entire life as Samira Wiley is about Red Lobster.

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I’ve become a problem

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I was going to caption this “Brittani Nichols is a menace to society” before I even saw her caption, so you know, great minds and all of that.

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A moment of appreciation for our friend Gaby Dunn, Very Famous Millennial, whose hair is becoming ever more powerful with each passing week.

Just me and my pal Laura hangin’ out, being casual. As Shirley Manson of all people deftly pointed out in the comments, Laura looks exactly like her daughter in this photo.

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Savy made this corset I’m so proud of her

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On her way to steal your girl.

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Ripping. And. Running.

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Lena Waithe is on her way to Burger King for the Impossible Whopper or whatever and she looks as ambivalent about it as I feel.

The weird thing is she’s actually standing in an empty room with white walls, this is just what happens everywhere she goes.

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howdy ! 🥀

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Westworld, Sunday nights on HBO.

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  1. “The weird thing is she’s actually standing in an empty room with white walls, this just what happens everywhere she goes.” = LOL + new life goal.

  2. I’m at work reading autostraddle in secret and I read fishing as fisting and legit fell out of my desk chair and now I’m bruised and embarrassed my coworkers heard me squeal and fall.

    Worth it.

  3. I just can’t get over how excited Samira Wiley is. 😍 Also, I’m thinking crab, despite her being at Red Lobster.

  4. My girlfriend had never been to Red Lobster, but always wanted to growing up because of the “lobster gets dunked in butter, causing a slow motion butter splash!” that happens in every commercial. So, one year, for her birthday, we went. Sadly, it did not live up to the hype (except, of course, for those bomb-ass cheesy biscuits).

    • Those biscuits are super-easy to make at home too! Basically you need to mix up some bisquick and milk-of-your-choice and shredded cheddar, (and DIY bisquick is super easy too, and what I usually do). Anyway just knead the dough and cheddar together and once it’s baked baste on some melted butter and garlic and old bay. Voila! My family regularly requests these and even eat vegetables if an extra biscuit is the reward.

    • I mean, would you rather be called Dunkin or Dinkin? Maybe it was more of a suggestion than a typo. 🤨

      • I honestly just wanted an excuse to say Dunkin, Dinkin, and donks (would make a great law firm name, btw) in quick succession.

  5. Guess we know what happened before Lauren Morelli took Samira Wiley’s ass to Red Lobster

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