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Sean Leather
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Trump's source of alternative facts and “the teeth of the Trump organization on the ground — the information-warfare, organic internal resistance.”

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Visited here yesterday.

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Nice one.

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Nijntje is no more!

P.S. If you're ever in Utrecht, go to the museum.

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I have an idea for a comedy sketch.

It's a gray, overcast day; a lens filter bleeds out the color from the scene. A thirtysomething couple is seen moping around their apartment. They look depressed and bored. Then, the man is seen perusing the Web on his phone when suddenly his face lights up. "Honey, the President is holding a press conference!" he says excitedly.

The woman's face fills with glee. "I'll get the popcorn!" she says.

"And I'll get the whiskey!" says the man.

Cut to them both sitting on the couch in front of the TV, where Trump is holding forth about fake news or Hillary. The table in front of them is filled with booze and snacks. They're laughing uproariously. The monochrome lens filter is gone, and the scene is shot in a warm light.

We see a montage of the couple playing drinking games and laughing, intercut with outrageous statements by Trump.

"Oh, honey, that was a whopper! You better drink the whole glass!" On the table we see a scorecard titled "Lies", which is filled with those matchstick counts ||||. Another scorecard has categories for "Hillary", "Fake News", "Voter Fraud", "Dishonest Media", etc. The couple are having a ball.

Finally, they're coming down from their high, and sitting drowsily in each others' arms, still half-giggling, while Trump is still droning on in the background. We see a shot of their heads in profile, almost in silhouette, with the TV image of Trump just between them in the background. "I love you," says one. "I love you," says the other. The focus travels from the couple to the image of Trump. He's saying, "You know, you're dishonest people. But -- but I'm not ranting and raving. I love this. I'm having a good time doing it."

One of the couple softly and earnestly says, "Thank you, Mr President." We see him/her raise the remote, the TV switches off, and the couple kiss tenderly and fall asleep in each others' arms.

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Who would have thought that a reality TV show personality playing the president would bring the news media out of their digital decline?

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+Michael Snoyman wants better exception context in Haskell libraries. So do I! See for a meager recent attempt of mine.

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It was a good run.
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