Category Archives: Culture
We all know you can indict a ham sandwich. But the CEO of Twitter got busted by the culture cops for buying a chicken sandwich.
Jack Dorsey bragged in a tweet that he got a 10% discount using a Chick-fil-A app. But Soledad O’Brien wasn’t impressed. She tweeted, “This is an interesting company to boost during Pride month, Jack.”
Church and Chick-fil-A
The owner of Chick-fil-A opposes same sex marriage. And, apparently, an American eating at Chick-fil-A during Gay Pride month is the moral equivalent of a Saudi noshing a BLT during Ramadan.
So Dorsey tweeted his apology – “You’re right. Completely forgot about their background.”
In a PBS interview Bill Clinton pined for the old days. He griped that norms have changed. And you can’t have your way with people against their will anymore.
It started out as a bathing beauty pageant to keep tourists hanging around Atlantic City after Labor Day. But now Miss America is dropping its swimsuit competition. It was a hundred year old institution. And Gretchen Carlson thinks its time has passed. But the Miss America franchise itself will continue, sans swimsuit.
Speaking of sans swimsuit, Playboy – also long in the tooth – dropped its nude photos a while back. They thought people really would read it for the articles. They were wrong.
We’ll soon learn if people will watch Miss America to get to know “who the person is and their goals and substance.”
No word yet on if the competition will be open to men.
Saturday Night Live had a Weekend Update sketch in the 70s called Point/Counterpoint. It starred Dan Akroyd and Jane Curtin playing pompous journalists debating the news. And it always degenerated into personal insults. Like this opening rebuttal remark by Akroyd: “Jane, you ignorant slut.”
And so did Samantha Bee, for a crude crack she made this week about Ivanka Trump. But, like SNL, she’s still on the air. For now.