oh-myyy-ribbon

After Tuesday night's Democratic primary debates, all of the candidates headed to the spin room, where reporters asked follow up questions about their performance during the evening.

One candidate, self-help guru Marianne Williamson (currently polling at less than 1%), was lobbed a soft-ball question by child reporter Jeffrey Kraft:

"Do you have a pet?"

Her answer was truly memorable.


Umm...I guess Williamson should get some points for blunt, brutal honesty?



Could this have been her attempt at a teachable moment?


Like many things Williamson has said, many people weren't sure whether it was wise or just a bit insane.

At least she didn't hold the truth back from the child.



There is a distinct energy to Williamson's answer.


Jeffrey Kraft was left at something of a loss for words by Williamson's answer.

The big unanswered question: how did the cat die?



Williamson will never sacrifice her honesty, even if it means scarring every child in the United States.

Although pet ownership comes with the inevitability of outliving most pets. Mr. Rogers himself penned the book When a Pet Dies, available here, to help children with the process.


Perhaps it's time every candidate was asked this question by a child so we could see whether all of them are a bit unhinged, or whether that's just Marianne Williamson.

@EmilyFlake/Twitter

An eight-year-old girl revealed an interest in rapping by penning her first attempt at lyrics to hilarious effect.

Her mother Emily Flake is a standup comedian who also has been cartooning for The New Yorker since 2008.

But the burgeoning talent of her child may be her biggest accomplishment yet.

Keep reading... Show less

After three years of dating, Alyssa Snodsmith, 24, and Collin Hewett, 23, are engaged after Hewett proposed August.

The couple, who met as undergrads at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois, set the big date for June 2020 and started brainstorming ideas for engagement pictures.

Keep reading... Show less
Bob Levey/Getty Images for Left/Right TV; OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

Transphobic people often make false claims to try to demonize transgender people and make their lives more difficult.

False stories about bathroom dangers with zero evidence is just one tactic.

Keep reading... Show less
Noam Galai / Stringer / Getty Images

Maggie Rogers is officially all out if patience for sexist catalcallers.

At her performance in Austin, Texas on Saturday night, the singer decided she'd had enough after an audience member yelled at her to take her top off.

Keep reading... Show less
Luis Alvarez / Getty Images

Ernst & Young is one of the largest and most prestigious accounting firms currently in operation.

It's also found itself in the middle of a scandal so ridiculous and laughable that all that prestige may not be enough to save their rep.

Keep reading... Show less

Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Miley Cyrus is in hot water after blaming male jerks for making her gay.

But even though the 26-year-old pansexual singer who came out as gender fluid in 2015 is an ally for the LGBTQ community, her comment rubbed fans the wrong way.

Keep reading... Show less