Now This is Extra Spicey: Press Secretary Chews and Swallows 35 Pieces of Cinnamon Gum Before Noon

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Read the full story at NYMag.com.

Trump Repeats Lie About Illegal Immigrants Impacting Popular Vote

Extra Spicey’s 5-Year Feud with Dippin’ Dots

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Sean Spicer has been waging a quiet, one-sided Twitter feud with the flash-frozen spherical treat.

This story originally ran on the AV Club.

Seriously. Just go read it.

 

Grizzlies. The Real Enemy.

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Drama Club, Chess Club… Satan Club?

The Washington Post reports that the Satanic Temple plans to introduce an after school program in public elementary schools.

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On Monday,  the [Satanic Temple] plans to introduce its After School Satan Club to public elementary schools… petitioning school officials to allow them to open immediately as the academic year starts. Chapter heads from New York, Boston, Utah and Arizona were in Salem on July 10 talking strategy, with others from Minneapolis, Detroit, San Jose, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Florida participating online.

If your reaction is “this type of worship has no place in public schools,” well then — you’re right.  

And that’s exactly how the Satanic Temple feels about ALL types of worship public schools. 

The group’s plan for public schoolchildren isn’t actually about promoting worship of the devil. The Satanic Temple doesn’t espouse a belief in the existence of a supernatural being that other religions identify solemnly as Satan, or Lucifer, or Beelzebub.

The Satanic Temple — which has been offering tongue-in-cheek support for the fallen angel in public arenas that have embraced prayer and parochial ceremonies — is bringing its fight over constitutional separation of church and state to the nation’s schools.

In other words.. if you’re still thinking “satan bad,” then you’ve missed the point. No type of worship belongs in public schools, according to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. All people should be free to believe whatever they want, and to practice that religion on their own time. No religion is “more right” or “more wrong” than others. Whatever you grew up doing undoubtedly “feels normal” to you. But remember — your normal is another person’s weird.

In America, no religion or belief system should receive preferential treatment over another. 

Beef Supreme is editor of the Idiocratic Post.

Comments Section: The Kangaroo Court of Public Opinion (and Hatred)

The Internet is a scary place. We live in a world where online harassment is a very real thing. And for every major news item like GamerGate at SXSW, there are thousands of smaller instances of pure hatred from behind the keyboard.

The 24/7 news cycle and publishers’ insatiable appetite for page views and click throughs has given rise to sponsored hatred all around the web. But the worst comes not from the publishers themselves, but from the comments. As they say, everyone is a tough guy when they’re behind a screen.

Today, formerly great “tech blog” Mashable ran a story about an Australian woman who posted her winning lottery ticket on social media. The ticket code was promptly stolen and redeemed, causing her to become Australia’s “biggest loser” per Mashable.

Now I’m not here to debate whether it’s smart to post your lotto ticket online. Obviously it’s risky and this girl paid the price. And there is a legitimate conversation to be had about the need for educating young people about what and when to share so share with 800 of your closest friends.

But that does not warrant the treatment this woman is receiving from a major news outlet like Mashable — or its comments section.
Take these examples of unsolicited online hatred by people who think they’re above making mistakes:


Some prefer simple, straightforward hate:


To be fair, not all comments are so harsh. In fact, one comment sums up the point of this post:

Just Broke In, To See What Condition My Condition Was In

It’s a sign that social media addiction is real (via MediaPost):

According to the Athens Banner Herald of Athens, Ga.,  over the weekend a female student from the University of Georgia broke into a house to use a laptop to check her Facebook account. The perpetrator, who has yet to be identified by name, was discovered by the homeowner, a 33-year-old woman, as she returned from lunch around noon on Sunday. The 18-year-old blond student apologized, gathered her belongings, and left the woman’s house without managing to close her Facebook page — so Athens police know exactly who she is, although they’re not publicizing her name (perhaps to spare her endless social media mockery).

YOLO!!!!!

I’m assuming her phone was dead. We’re all aware of the implications that social networking and “text culture” have on interpersonal communication — especially in younger millennials. But perhaps common sense is now something that needs to be taught?

–Beef Supreme