The Bookworm Beat 8-30-17 — the illustrated edition and open thread

Posters for my illustrated edition have been hard to find lately, as smart people get worn down by media malevolence. What I can find, though, is great!

And now for the Twitter portion of this illustrated edition:

Those darn Texans just keep being noble in the face of a devastating event:

But the media still doesn’t get it:

I always find myself feeling a bit uncomfortable when I find myself agreeing with Julian Assange. I don’t think he has America’s interests at heart, but he sure understands swamps:

It’s things like this that just kind of endear you to him: