Hey, kids! How was your weekend? I spent mine playing tourist in NYC on a girls’ birthday weekend for one of my best friends. I shopped, I drank, I ate, I danced alone in a bar, I walked like a zillion miles. All in all, it was a pretty good weekend. Or at the very least, it was better than these people’s weekends.
This Girl With A Landline
Technology is confusing. Whenever I break my laptop, my iPhone, or my tablet, I call my technology expert – my 14-year-old nephew. But much as I can’t figure out new technology, kids today oftentimes have some trouble with old-school tech items.
According to Mashable, a girl named Layla was staying in a hotel with her family when she came upon something she had never seen before: a landline, with a cord. Layla, baffled by this antique, doesn’t understand what to do when her father asks her to hang up the phone. And of course, her parents got the whole thing on tape:
Don’t worry, Layla. That’s pretty much how I feel when I try and figure out how to navigate iCloud. [via Mashable]
I’ve never been arrested. I’ve never even had a run in with police. And I certainly wouldn’t know how to escape from jail, like Nick Grove did.
Grove was in jail Payette, Idaho last year for 11 days before he escaped by scaling its razor-wired fence and making a run for a new life in Mexico. Instead of staying under the radar while living his life over the border, Grove decided to document it on social media, using a Facebook page under the name of “Nico Kai”, which featured him lounging shirtless on the beach.
Well, the U.S. Marshals didn’t find Grove’s online taunting of them very entertaining, and tracked him down using his own social media posts against him. “Nico Kai” listed his current residence as Cancun, and authorities arrested him there on Friday.
See? Excessive social media posting CAN get you in trouble. [via New York Daily News]
You know, I finally thought the Biebs was getting it together. It seemed like he was through the bratty phase of life, and I have to admit I find his new song catchy. But then this weekend, he went and threw a fit at a French restaurant, and we’re back to where we started.
Bieber was dining at a restaurant in Cannes this weekend when he was caught flipping a chair and then walking out of the restaurant.
Video of Justin Bieber out in Cannes, France today. (November 7) pic.twitter.com/DRClQp94r9
— JustinBieberCrew.com (@JBCrewdotcom) November 7, 2015
Justin took to Twitter to defend his behavior, responded to blogger Perez Hilton, who said he had “flipped out” at the restaurant:
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 7, 2015
Um, I’ve been dumped at a restaurant and managed to leave without overturning any of the furniture so…yeah, get your shit together, Justin. [via Cosmopolitan]
I love Christmas. I do wish we could wait until after Thanksgiving to start the Christmas madness, but I love the holiday season regardless. But apparently, there is a war on Christmas, and it’s been led by…Starbucks?
You may have noticed that the coffee chain’s traditional red holiday cups look a little bit different this year. The decorative Christmas images have been removed from the cup, and one conservative Christian group is saying that it’s because they “hate Jesus.”
“Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus,” Joshua Feuerstein, an Evangelical Christian, said in a viral Facebook post that garnered nearly 10.5 million views since Thursday, and other people have vowed to boycott the chain.
Starbucks doesn’t seem overly concerned; Starbucks’ Vice President of Design & Content Jeffrey Fields said, “This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories. We’re embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it.”
I’m all about Christmas, but as long as I can get a skinny peppermint mocha, I don’t really care what they put it in. [via New York Post]
Aaron Rodgers’ Microsoft Surface
I missed football on Sunday due to a friend that wanted to spend her birthday at an art museum (seriously, I’m like the best friend ever), but I do know that Carolina beat Green Bay and that Aaron Rodgers wasn’t too happy about it. Rodgers took out his frustration on his NFL-issued Microsoft Surface, and the internet definitely noticed:
When your direct deposit hits and you know it has to go all to bills https://t.co/2pHSkzrb9k
— Mr Luis (@ItsMrLuis) November 8, 2015
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