We here at The Daily Dandy are nothing if not trendy. So today we offer you a minuscule sampling of the topics that we are all talking about:
- #1 Trending Topic on Facebook: "Orange Is The New Black" show writer Lauren Morelli divorces her husband after two years of marriage and reveals that she is dating Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey, a lesbian inmate on the hit show. WOW, this is one hell of a story. Morelli says she realized her first day on the set that indeed, she may be gay and living a life somewhat parallel with the show's lead character, Piper. Months into a new marriage to a man, Morelli finds through the show's story lines that everything she thought to be true about herself now may be wrong. She has since worked through her feelings and came out publicly as gay.
- #1 Trending Topic on Twitter: "Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez Get Cozy In Las Vegas." This is most unbelievable to me. Of all the things that are going on around the world, Twitter followers want to talk about Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez. Really? The Twitterverse seems far more concerned about the fact that Justin and Selena are back together and that Selena was photographed wearing a bikini. I'm embarrassed for us all.
- #1 Trending Topic On Google: "Miss America" The story here is that for the third year in a row New York has been crowned the Miss America winner. 23 year-old Kira Kazantsev's platform was Domestic Violence (how timely) and her talent portion was a rendition of Pharell's "Happy" accompanied by a plastic red Solo cup. Looks like pageants are big business in this part of the world.
- #1 Trending Topic On ABC.com: "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell criticized on airplane banners, TV broadcasts." It wasn't any given Sunday for Roger Goodell yesterday. His leadership was questioned by pre-game commentators and banners flew on airplanes over 3 stadiums bearing the message #Goodellmustgo. Goodell will most likey go-due to his dishonest bungling of the Ray Rice debacle. While I don't believe everyone has all the answers on how to handle a messy situation right away, I think lying about how you handled it is worse.
And some quick hits (most requested) according to Google Trends for the month of August:
Actors: Robin Williams (#2 Arianna Grande)
Authors: William Shakespeare (#2 Martin Luther King, Jr)
Cocktails: Martini (#2 Bloody Mary)
Colleges: Pennsylvania State University (#2 University of Southern California)
Dog Breed: Bulldog (#2 Pit bull)
Foods: Pizza (#2 Chicken)
Government Bodies: US Senate (#2 FBI)
Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy (#2 Frozen)
Musical artists: Niki Manaj (#2 Beyonce)
Politicians: Barack Obama (#2 John F. Kennedy)
Songs: Happy Birthday to You (#2 Shake it Off)
Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys (#2 Manchester United FC)
TV Shows: Keeping Up With the Kardashians (#2 Dr. Who)
US Senators: Rick Perry (#2 Arnold Schwarzenegger)