This costs 300.

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The Le Burger Extravagant, sold at New York’s Serendipity 3 for $295, contains Japanese Waygu beef, 10-herb white truffle butter, smoked Pacific sea salt, 18-month cheddar, shaved black truffles, a quail egg, and a white truffle-buttered roll. It is also French-sounding, making it that much fancier. But what really drives up the price is the solid gold, diamond-encrusted toothpick holding the whole thing together.

This gives Mike Bloomberg Nightmares

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Anthony Henry, also an eighth grader from P.S./I.S. 323, was walking to school before 8 a.m. last month when a big jeep pulled up alongside him. Five cops jumped out, he said. 

“And they were all like, ‘Put your hands up’ and stuff,” said Anthony. “They checked me, checked my book bag. They threw all my books on the floor.”

The police started questioning him about drugs and gang members. He said he didn’t know anyone in a gang. They took him home, and his mom started yelling at the cops, telling them they had the wrong guy. At that point, Anthony said one officer just patted him on the head, and said, “My bad.” 

By the time his mom drove him back to school, Anthony had already missed first and second period. 

“It made me feel, I dunno, retarded,” said Anthony. “Like a gangbanger. Because only gangbangers get stopped for nothing, just for walking.” (via WNYC)

I want to file this under obviously racist, but that file is too big. 

Really?

Apparently Patton Oswalt is a child. If he thinks that Girls is squirm inducingly honest, then either the industry has failed, or he’s never been challenged by piece of art before. If it’s the former, then OK. Sure. He is after all from the same suburbs I grew up in. Apparently he’s never worked himself into situations that he wants to disavow completely upon waking. He’s never had the kind of shame attack that I have often.

If it’s the latter, then I just can’t with him. And now I have to reconsider his stand up- the thing he does for money. If he thinks that what Lena Dunham is doing is something Honest, or Real, or (god help us) Profound, then he has spent his cultural currency too cheaply. 

Because whatever Girls is, it isn’t searing, or real or honest. It’s just a fucking television show about a self absorbed chick who happens to be slightly bigger than your average hollywood white person. 

Man Up Soldier

Can I make it any clearer? Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? “You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male.

And when your daughter starts acting too butch you reign her in. And you say, “Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.”