Happy post-Masters Monday, friends! I, like most of you, spent my Sunday being extremely lazy on the couch, flipping between golf and the usual SVU marathon, with the occasional breaks to run to the kitchen for cheese and/or frozen yogurt. It may sound pretty boring, but at the very least, my lackluster weekend was still better than most people’s.
Cheaters on Tinder
For any one that’s insecure about their relationship, the first question that tends to come to mind is “is he/she cheating on me?” And in this day and age, that question usually means “Is he/she on Tinder?” To answer this question, the sneakiest of partners will join Tinder themselves and swipe until their thumbs bleed looking for their other half.
But now, you don’t need to sacrifice your thumbs to find out if your significant other is cheating – just five bucks. A new service called “SwipeBuster” will allow you to see if someone is on Tinder pretty easily. Simply head to their site, type in their first name, age, sex and location, pay the $5 service fee, and BOOM! You’ll know immediately if he/she is looking for (another) love online.
According to EOnline, the site’s creators say that “the app is less about calling out cheaters and more about shining a light on how easy it is to see what people are up to online.” They said in an email, “People have way too much information about themselves available publicly. People should be aware of the privacy settings on all the services they use.”
Oh, please. No one is dropping five bucks to check on “privacy settings.” But to find out if bae is swiping left and right? Hell, yeah. [via EOnline]
Here in Boston, much has been made of Pablo Sandoval’s weight, and the Red Sox decision to start Travis Shaw instead of Sandoval at third for the first few games of the season. I mean, you pay a dude $95 million for 5 years, he posts an on-base percentage below .300 in his first year, and then shows up for his second year at a disturbingly high weight? That pisses the rabid Red Sox fans off.
But Saturday could have been Sandoval’s redemption. He finally started at third for the first time this season, and it could have been his moment to shine. But unfortunately, it was not meant to be. Not only did Sandoval strike out three times and go 0-for-4 in Saturday’s game, this also happened:
Actually, I feel worse for the belt than I do for Sandoval. After all, it was charged with a nearly impossible task. [via Esquire]
This Dude Who Simply Wanted A Coffee…And A Jackass Barista
Judgment is simply a part of the world we live in. We are judged for everything: what we wear, what we say, what we eat. And it’s no secret that the baristas of Starbucks are the judgiest of the judgy.
I just ate a bag of popcorn at Starbucks so fast that I'm pretty sure the barista is judging me.
— J (@2NOTBrokeGirls) April 7, 2016
So it’s no real surprise that a barista at a Starbucks in Florida decided to dub a man that ordered a grande white mocha (470 calories and 19 grams of fat, if you’re interested) “Diabetes here I come.” But instead of simply taking the insult and gulping down his beverage, the unidentified man decided to return his drink to the store (a coworker had picked it up for him), along with a little message for the name-calling barista.
— Kaitlyn Chana (@KaitlynANjax) April 8, 2016
Yes, it was probably a joke, but good for this dude for standing up to the jerky coffee jockey. Yes, that’s right – I didn’t use the word barista. Those $9.00-an-hour glorified servers are getting a little too big for their britches, if you ask me, and it’s time we all stood up for ourselves. [via Mashable]
Temple University Students
As we had into the spring months and the weather finally warms up, it’s time for college students to let (even more) loose. But not if you go to Temple University.
In an email sent on Tuesday from university president Neil Theobald, students were informed that the university will be cracking down on off-campus parties and also increasing the fines for underage drinking. The email said, “As private developers have increased the number of apartments available to students in the neighborhoods around Main Campus, we have seen a disturbing rise in disrespectful and disruptive behavior by a relatively small number of students. This type of behavior is unsafe and unacceptable. Temple University has a responsibility to take a strong stand.”
According to CBSPhilly, among the new regulations:
• A minimum fine for a first offense for underage drinking will be $250
• A second and third offenses have been raised to $750 and $1000
• The party host where the underage guest is caught, whether or not he or she is 21, will face the same fines
• Anyone who lives at the house or whose name is on the lease could be subjected to fines as high as $1,500 and possibly additional consequences such as suspension or expulsion even if he or she was not at the house at the time of the party
Party on, Temple. Just don’t get caught – or it will cost you. [via CBS Philly]
I’m pretty sure Jordan Spieth has a better life than most of us, but he didn’t have a better weekend. Or specifically, Sunday.
Jordan was cruising toward a second Masters title when made the turn on the back nine Sunday afternoon. And then he encountered the 12th hole at Augusta National. His shot from the tee landed in the water, and then he botched his wedge shot from a drop zone. After another yet drop, he hit his 5th shot into the back bunker, and finally finished the par-three hole with a 7.
It looked like Spieth may come back but then he failed to make his putt on 17, giving the win to Englishman Danny Willett, who actually wasn’t even supposed to be at the event. His first child was actually due to be born on Sunday, so Willett was considering skipping the event, but baby Zachariah came early, allowing Willett to make the trip and win the $1.8 million purse.
My guess is that Mrs. Willett will be getting one hell of a “push present,” while Jordan be licking his wounds…and collecting $1,080,000 for his second place finish..