The first parody of Barack Obama's Between Two Ferns video is here, and it's a naked stab at virality from Dinesh D'Souza. He's coming out with a sequel to his film 2016: Obama's America, a film simply titled America, in which the premature multiverse death of George Washington prevents this country from ever being founded. That concept didn't burn up the Internet, so we have this.
I'll admit laughing at the pardon request.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.