Critics don’t hate ‘Star Trek Discovery,’ thank goodness


The reviews are in: Did Star Trek Discovery boldly go where no Star Trek film or series has gone before? In many ways, yes (women of color!), but as with all infant TV shows, it has the potential to grow as well as to fall. 

Critics took kindly to the first three episodes of Discovery, two of which aired Sunday on CBS, but it remains to be seen if this is the Star Trek savior we’ve been waiting for.

For more on what critics thought of Discovery, read on. (And here’s Mashable‘s Chris Taylor with his take on the premiere.)

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J.K. Rowling has flooded Twitter with otters for all the right reasons


Good old J.K. has never shied away from political comment on Twitter, but this morning she seemed ready to pack it all in.

Luckily, the internet was on hand to help heal her world-weariness.

Incompetent clowns in power and the opposition turning into a solipsistic personality cult. I’m so ****ing depressed. Send otter pictures.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 25, 2017

Preparing for Ottersplosion in 3… 2 … 1…

As my lady commands

— Betsey Schuyler (@BetseySHamilton) September 25, 2017

Praying the clowns leave the gov

— Camille 🍅🐱💅 (@JustFansHP) September 25, 2017 Read more…

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Pumpkin Spice Latte? Whatever happened to simple drinks, like my triple foam half-caf chocolateccino


Fall is here, and you know what that means: it’s finally time for the re-emergence of the dumb Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. 

I, for one, cannot stand the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I don’t need all that fancy shit, for crying out loud! I’m a regular guy, and I’ll just take a regular, plain old triple half-caf chocolateccino with extra whip cream, like a normal person.

Seriously, you’re not impressing me, just because you drink a pretentious “fancy drink” while all of us regular schmoes make due with our boring old caramel two-pump vanilla macchiatos and double mocha frappes with a side cup of pure cane sugar to chase like when you take a shot of tequila with salt. Read more…

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