Bravo to Cher for refusing an invitation to perform at the 2014 Sochi Olympics because of Russia’s anti-gay laws. The singer has long been an LGBTQ advocate.
Boo to the Arizona Diamondbacks and their fans for whining about the Dodgers’ poolside celebration after they clinched the National League West division title (the first team to clinch post-season after coming from last place). The Diamondbacks should really be upset about blowing a 9.5 game lead in the division and a three-run lead against the Dodgers and failing to qualify for the wild card playoff spot.
Bravo to the arrival of fall, which began on Sunday, Sept. 22. While special drinks at Starbucks and potential sweater weather are exciting, it’s also notable that fall’s arrival means we’re about one-fourth done with the semester. Here come midterms.
Boo to the masked gunmen who killed at least 39 and wounded 150 more in an attack at a Nairobi shopping center this weekend. Members of the Islamist militant group al-Shabab took responsibility for the shooting, claiming it was a response to Kenyan military operations in Somalia.
Bravo to AMC for announcing that the last two episodes of the critically-acclaimed show “Breaking Bad” will be 75 minutes each.
Boo to Bryan Cranston for losing out on an acting Emmy for his work in “Breaking Bad.” The show went on to win for best drama, while perennial Emmy favorite “Modern Family” took home the trophy for best comedy. However, the fact that Tatiana Maslany, who played seven different characters on “Orphan Black,” was snubbed for an Emmy nod should indicate just how seriously we shouldn’t take the Emmys. As “Suits” actor Patrick J. Adams tweeted when the nominations were announced, “Tatiana Maslany not getting nominated for an Emmy is like breathing not getting nominated for important thing to do.”
Bravo to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for announcing last week that he plans to open up a new dialogue with the U.S. to end contention and rivalry between the two nations.
Boo to the death of Thomas Williams, the father of Arizona Cardinals nose tackle Dan Williams, who was killed in a car accident Sept. 22. He was driving from Memphis, Tenn., to New Orleans to see the Cardinals play the Saints.
Bravo to Cassidy Lynn Campbell, who was named the first transgender homecoming queen at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. Although she has faced a backlash on social media from those who objected to her nomination to the homecoming court, Campbell has received even more support from her fellow students and the LGBTQ community.
Boo to the California man who hired homeless people to stay in line overnight to get vouchers for the new golden iPhones. The man promised them $40, pizza and cigarettes, but according to one of the homeless men, most of them received nothing.
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