From the European Journal of Humour Research, a special issue on Eastern European humour. Mara Faccio and John J. McConnell (Purdue): Death by Pokemon GO. Russia’s group is the easiest in modern World Cup history. Want to understand college football? It’s all about politics. Why has the uber-elitist Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel joined forces with the uber-plebeian Donald Trump? The answer may be scarier than you think. Trump’s descent into madness is a worldwide crisis. Jaws drop as Roy Moore supporter says she’d support him even with proof of child molestation. Gopal Balakrishnan, professor at UC-Santa Cruz, disputes sexual-assault accusations. Bernie Sanders’ plan to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands might actually work.

Trump could be forced to testify on sexual-harassment allegations — and if he lies he could be impeached. Guys like Matt Lauer are why we have President Trump. Jill Pilipovic on the men who cost Clinton the election. “I’m humbled and troubled — especially since I got caught”. We don’t want your apology — we want you to go away. (Not) a vindication of the rights of women: Feelings of vindication are not high on the list for women whose career hit a detour because of a guy who turns out to be, well, rotten.