By Darby VanHoutan
I won’t deny how spooky this weekend was. Am I referring to arguably the world’s best holiday (Halloween) or my grades? The world may never know. However, the world will know WTF happened this week!
New Month – New Netflix
November 1 marked many things. It’s the end of the most beloved spooky season, the first appropriate day to blast “All I Want For Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey and, most importantly, a new season for Netflix!
The company stayed true to CFO David Wells’ promise and has 50 percent original content. One of these Netflix-produced series is a truly badass one called The Crown that serves as a biography following Queen Elizabeth II (The current Queen of England who is a true goddess divine). It consists of 10 episodes each an hour long and will hopefully have many more seasons following this one released today.
Along with the long awaited The Crown are comedy sketches from Dana Carvey, Colin Quinn and more. There are also movies such as Cujo, Just Friends, Boyhood and others. Oh! Let’s not forget the holy grail: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Can you even? I can’t. Of course there are movies leaving Netflix as well. Movies like Almost Famous, E.T and others will be exiting our (or the ones we stole from our friends) Netflix cues this November.
Clinton’s Genius Ad
62 years ago a woman named Monique Corzilius Luiz, who was three years old at the time, stared in the most controversial political ad of her time. It was during the 1964 presidential election that Democratic candidate Lyndon Johnson premiered the TV ad dubbed “The Daisy Ad”. The ad showed a young girl, played by Luiz, picking petals off a flower before a countdown in the background leads to the explosion of an atomic bomb. It ended with the announcer saying “Vote for President Johnson. The stakes are too high for you to stay home”. The advertisement was tactical and effective before being pulled from television.
Current Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton brought not only the ad but the now 65-year-old star of the spot, Monique Corzilius Luiz.
WTF Your Favorite Celebs Were For Halloween
I wish the entire human race dressed as they did for Halloween much, much, much more often. I especially admire the famous goons on goblins that come out around October 31. I could get lost in pictures of celebrity costumes throughout the years that just whole heartedly ~slay~ me. Here’s a few of my favorites from 2016, with pictures all courtesy of Instagram:
1. Beyonce & Jay-Z & Blue Ivy as “Black Barbie” and “Black Ken”
2. Kourtney Kardashian and Family as Power Rangers
3. Ariana Grande & Mac Miller as both an adorable and psycho Eevee and Pikachu
4. Lena Dunham as a “Grabbed Pussy”
5. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s daughter as a hot dog