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Bill Burr’s ‘SNL’ monologue calls out white women, and Twitter (mostly) has his back

Bill Burr hosting "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 10, 2020.
Bill Burr hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday. (NBC)

Comedian Bill Burr pissed off a lot of people with his “Saturday Night Live” monologue Saturday night.

The comic, who hosted the sketch comedy show for the first time, gave a seven-minute long stand-up routine touching on the COVID-19 pandemic and cancel culture, among other topics.

About three minutes into the monologue, Burr turned his attention toward white women, calling them out for being complicit “through centuries of crimes against humanity.”

“I’ve got to tell you, the way white women somehow hijacked the woke movement… generals around the world should be analyzing this,” Burr said. “The woke movement was supposed to be about people of color not getting opportunities… finally making that happen. And it was about that for about eight seconds. And then somehow, white women swung their Gucci-booted feet over the fence of oppression and stuck themselves at the

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French Open 2020: Women’s Final Winner, Score and Twitter Reaction | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets, 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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The newest star in women’s tennis finished off her dominant run at the French Open with a straight-set win in the women’s singles final. 

Iga Swiatek became the first Polish woman to win a Grand Slam title by defeating Sofia Kenin, 6-4, 6-1 inside Court Philippe-Chartrier Saturday. 

Swiatek was tested for parts of the first set by the 21-year-old American, but she faced little difficulty while closing out the victory in the second set. 

The 19-year-old became the first woman to win the French Open without dropping a set since Justine Henin in 2007, per WTA Insider: 

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Fartlander Ween Wedding Invitation Goes Viral on Twitter


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A fake invitation for the “Fartlander-Ween” wedding went viral.

A fake wedding invitation has provided social media with a collective laugh amid the coronavirus pandemic. Comedian Dan White shared a parody invitation to the “Fartlander-Ween” wedding on September 21 and the post quickly picked up a lot of attention. The term “Fartlander” was trending in the United States on Twitter within hours and the original post was retweeted thousands of times.

At first glance, the invitation looks like it could be coming from a real couple motivated to keep their original wedding date in spite of the pandemic. But if the names on the card – Erica Fartlander and Dustin Ween – were not a dead giveaway, there are other explicit clues that the invitation was created as a joke.

Here’s what you need to know:


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Monica Lewinsky Is God’s Gift to Twitter

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Who knew Monica Lewinsky, the intern of record, would one day speak for all of us when she tweeted this in early September: “Just realized I am more scared of our government now than I was in 1998. And that’s saying a lot. A. LOT.”

Lewinsky, who has been a quiet force on Twitter since 2014, is recently rocking the sphere, claiming her voice in a very public forum after having been very publicly vilified—albeit before the age of social media. On Twitter, Lewinsky is a kind neighbor and saucy best friend. She dishes on challah recipes. She polls the Twitter abyss on what car she should get: “So very me. Can’t decide between a Subaru or a Tesla.” (It prompted a reply from Elon Musk saying that he’d be happy to give her one, and that she could return it if she wasn’t happy

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