The Rundown

By Alex Bradley

Posted October 3, 2013 in News


We’ve started our weekend early . . . with candy cigarettes and Bagel Bites. Healthy style.


The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council have agreed on the specific language for a resolution that would eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons. The deal breaks a lengthy diplomatic stalemate and potentially averts a U.S. military strike backed by President Obama. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said it establishes a “new international norm.”

“This resolution will require the destruction of a category of weapons that the Syrian government has used ruthlessly and repeatedly against its own people,” Power said. “And this resolution will make clear there are going to be consequences for non-compliance. This is very significant. This is the first time since the Syrian conflict began two-and-a-half years ago that the Security Council has imposed binding obligations on Syria—binding obligations of any kind.”

According to The Washington Post, a confidential assessment by U.S. and Russian officials has found Syria’s entire arsenal could be destroyed in roughly nine months, with most of its stores consisting of “un-weaponized” precursors.


Saturday is normally Caturday over here, but Santa Monica has Glow tonight! Glow is the all night art festival on the Santa Monica beach. In its third occurrence, Glow has mindblowingly good art installations and participatory art pieces all across the beach. The only downside? It kind of feels like a rave and not an art show; plus, have you been to Santa Monica? Parking is ridiculous on a normal day—try bumper to bumper aggravation-fueled traffic and a really long walk to the water from inland . . . what we do for the love of art.


The second part of the season five finale of Breaking Bad has arrived . . . Did you hear me?! Breaking Bad has ended. ENDED! How in the world will I feel like a badass drug dealer who also kind of is a nice guy, without Walt and Jesse??? My life might as well be over.

But there is ONE thing that has cheered me up a tiny bit—okay, a lot . . . Tina Fey’s Girls skit spoof on SNL last night. So amazing and hilarious. Even the ever-talented Lena Dunham sat and thoroughly enjoyed Fey’s spoof on the cult-loved HBO show. Blerta keeps those bitches in check.


Miley Cyrus is everywhere now. I’m still mourning the loss of my drug-dealing-life’s end—or vicariously lived drug-dealing-life, via Breaking Bad—but the world keeps moving, and Miley keeps showing up!

It’s as if her tongue is one of those paintings that watches you as you move past it; her tongue is watching us everywhere we go. But apparently I’m not the only one who thinks that, MTV has recently released their documentary on Miss Miley. You know you’re going to watch it. It’s like a car crash with screaming babies and hurt puppies. You have to watch it.


Government shutdown, eh? Well alrighty.


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