When you're in the midst of a summer fling, it doesn't seem like it's temporary. You can't even imagine how your cool-weather self won't be just as enamored with this new love. That's kind of how we feel about the pop culture news stories we've been devouring all season. We thought our obsession with the likes of Rachel Dolezal, Josh Duggar, Cecil the Lion and the latest Taylor Swift Twitter beef would last forever.
But now, as August winds down and sweaters appear in store windows, our minds are becoming a little bit clearer. Why were we so into that Justin Bieber butt meme? Can we please stop giving Donald Trump new platforms on which to insult women? It seems like a good time to ditch these stories for more important stuff.
Before we leave these all behind for new obsessions, like the fall TV lineup (and you better believe we're stoked for both dramas and comedies
), let's say goodbye to the things we hope fade from memory faster than that farmer's tan we got over Fourth of July.