Once every two years the rural town of Middlemarch comprises a singles ball attracting hundreds of young people from across the country looking for love
As the develop chugs across the Taieri Plains, female hips garb in sequins press against male thighs in polyester suits. The carriages sway unpredictably, flinging young revellers randomly together in the narrow aisles.
The humen are drunk, but not yet in full Casanova mode, and the women- giggly, peacocky, beautiful- scamper out of their reach, smiles stirring faintly with attraction.
It is Saturday night on a long weekend and out the windows the custardy sundown is dropping fast, muddy paddocks of unshorn sheep with a romantic golden hue.
Welcome aboard New Zealand’s Love Train- eight carriages full of single millennials on the lookout for love, travelling from all over the country to a tiny rural town in the hope of meet a teammate.
Guess what, guys? For the first time in 2017, we’re here to report GOOD news about something POLITICAL. Unheard of, right? Well buckle up, because 2018 is coming and it might not be the apocalyptic wasteland we were all fearing.
Last night, in a move that many hoped for but few belief possible, Alabama elected a democratic senator for the first time in twenty-five years. Doug Jones will be filling the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions instead of Roy Moore, a boy who( allegedly) dates fourteen-year-old girls and still procured the endorsement of the RNC and President of the United States.
Alabama. A democrat. Can you believe it? Sure, all it took was for the Republican option to be an openly anti-Semitic, racist, child-predator, but let’s just take a win where we can get one, okay? I think we all have to become Alabama football fans now, but frankly that’s a trade I’m willing to induce to keep child molesters out of the Senate. Roll Tide.
Who Do We Have To Thank For Roy Moore Taking An L?
Black people, who showed up to the polls and saved America’s ass yet again, despite strives by Republicans to deter them. Black women in particular deserve your thanks today, as 97% of them voting in favour Jones, as reject the 63% of white women who voted for Moore. @white dames, let’s do better, yeah?
This is an specially large-scale jolt for Trump and his greasy puppeteer Steve Bannon, who were counting on Moore’s vote in the Senate to pass atrocious parliament like the GOP tax reform. But now with the GOP majority down to just one vote, some are viewing this as a turning point, a beacon of what’s to come in the mid-term elections next year. If Alabama can elect a Democrat, literally anything can happen.
What is this unfamiliar impression in my chest? Is it…hope? Will it last? Will I drown it in wine the next time the President tweets? Merely time will tell.
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( CNN) It’s one of the most important events on the Australian athletic calendar.
Amateur crews in small-scale yachts race alongside big-name professional sailors in multimillion dollar rocketships, all intent on arriving in Hobart in one piece with narrations to tell and boozes to be sunk.