The Biggest (And Weirdest) Searches of 2020, Reboot Mania, Marvel's TV Announcements

Dec 15, 2020, 06:37 PM
After six agonizing weeks, the election is finally over. We don't expect Orange Julius to admit it though, so let's gather 'round for some catharsis as we near the end of this dumpster fire of a year.

  • Taylor Swift 2020 album releases: 2 -- Government stimulus checks: 1(?) 😭
  • Andrew and Pat are baking cookies for Pam and Laura, but they'll need to play a little game when they eat them.
  • Last week's BAE guest Kailey raises an excellent point for allies to remember about protecting trans folks' privacy.
  • Google That Shit: End of Year Edition. (Everything is a TikTok trend.)
  • Following a week of rumors, Attorney General Bill Barr has announced he's leaving his Trump Administration post. Does he think if he leaves before the end he can get the stink off himself?
  • SCOTUS rejected Texas' attempt to subvert election results in swing states, and we welcome the new states of New California and New Nevada to the union. 🙃
  • Georgia voters: early voting for the Senate runoffs is open NOW! Find your early voting location or monitor your absentee ballot status here.
  • The FDA approved emergency authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccination!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • We all have major vaccine FOMO. Can we have the vaccine for Christmas, please?
  • Reboots and revivals: do we love them, or are we burned out on them?
  • What can we do to support original storytelling and get studios off the bandwagon of regurgitating the same ideas over and over?
  • Marc is back to school us on the Game Awards and Marvel's multiverse!
  • Indie game developers have had a good year, and are getting more recognition than ever. It comes down to accessibility and how addictive a game is.
  • We've got some recommendations to keep you busy over your holiday break: Hulu's "Happiest Season" (Andrew), HBO's "The Vow" (Laura), Netflix's "Dash & Lily" (Pam), and playing an indie game like Among Us, Hades, or Phasmophobia (Marc).
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And in this week's installment of After Dark, available at Patreon.com/Millennial:

  • I Have An Amazing Opportunity For You, But First You Need To Leave Your MLM Cult!
  • What to say to a friend to make them realize they're part of a pyramid scheme.
  • A Confessional writer is hoping their relationship ends, and we've got some advice.
  • The NYPost needs to be shot into the sun for doxxing a paramedic for her OnlyFans account.