Today, the character of Wonder Woman – she of the super strength, lasso, and controversial but iconic red bustier – is being initiated as a United Nations Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women And Girls. When announced earlier this month, the honor drew ire from some, especially as it followed close on the failure of a campaign for the U.N. to select its first woman secretary-general as Ban Ki-moon’s replacement.
If you’ve found yourself constantly Googling election news, having anxious “what if?” conversations with friends and watching the debates in a miserable ball from your couch — rest assured, you’re not alone.
Our Favorite GIF’s From the New National Archives Collection — Featuring Bugs Bunny and Albert Einstein
The U.S. National Archives has launched its own GIF channel. Among the highlights of the 167 GIF’s, which have been discussed by Open Culture and Hyperallergic include rare footage of Woodsy Owl and a performing squirrel, along with a number of items that we found particularly interesting:
Here’s one of Albert Einstein:
“Je suis la France!” declared Rabbi Arthur Schneier founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation addressing a veritable United Nations assemblage at its 2016 Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria as he introduced the event’s honoree France’s president Francois Hollande. Touting M. Hollande as “ someone who has “established himself as an integral player in modern climate talks,” Schneier, Senior Rabbi of Park East Synagogue, applauded President Hollande as someone “who brought the same determination and backbone when dealing with the global fight against terror…in Mali, Syria and Iraq…. At a time when countries around the world were withdrawing and when terror struck France, he remained true to that vision.” Schneier thanked Hollande for “guarding the security and safety of every house of worship in France—synagogues, churches, mosques and for your commitment to give freedom breathing space regardless of religion, race or color.”
After hundreds of fans in Tampa bolted on her following anti-Trump jokes, Amy Schumer responded on Tuesday with a heartfelt ‘apology’ at Madison Square Garden.