My friends at college started a game. Our goal is to find the worst news stories, be it bad journalism, people being terrible people, stupid politicians, and stories that just all around make us cringe. And now I am bringing that game to the blog. Welcome to another Friday Gift Exchange. While I will try to keep it politically balanced, we all tend to lean pretty liberal. Protip, Charlie tends to focus on the comments sections a lot.
First up, is Sean’s submission
A collection of 50 tweets about Chick-fil-a from homophobes. While you can have your own opinion of whether the Chick-fil-a boycott, but can we all agree “want[ing] some faggots to die” is not an appropriate response to anything? I feel that is enough said.
A comparison of American conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s most recent newsletter and the cover of a Dungeons and Dragons manual. Incidentally, for those of you who have no problem gracing Gawker sites, io9’s version of this story has to be the first time in internet history the comments section actually improved something. (NSFW)
From Charlie, submitted with just “Why?”
The know your meme page for the Aurora shooting last week. Apparently its a meme now. And there is fan art. I. Uh. Buh. I would like to echo Charlie’s “Why?” now.
And lastly, from Brittany
Tripp Palin (grandson of one time Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin) calling his mother and aunt faggots. And they just laugh. And I think my brain died last story and can’t even process anything to say about this one.
And that’s it for this week’s Gift Exchange. Hope you enjoyed the pain. If you want more presents throughout the week, follow me on Twitter.
Sean is the writer over at Another Gamer Guy, a blog discussing board gaming, video gaming, other gaming and just nerdy stuff. Charlie blogs about soccer, alternate history, international politics and other nerdy endeavors over at Time Stream. He also writes an alternate history timeline called Liberty and Union. Brittany stoically endures all the terrible gifts and presents we send her (and has apparently learned to fight back this week).
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