New Yorker Cartoon Perfectly Illustrates The Hiring Cycle In Trump’s White House

The New Yorker is one of our most respected publications, and for good reason — they occasionally foretell the future.

Case in point: 

On Wednesday, they published this brutally satirical cartoon:

Then, in accordance with the prophesies, it came brutally true.

Within just a day or two, we learned that White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, widely seen as among Trump’s trusted inner circle, was let go following a blow up between him and the new White House Communications Director, seen below sizing Priebus up in the Oval Office.

Praise for the clairvoyant cartoon flooded the comments on Instagram.

Start the clock. We anxiously await The New Yorker’s inevitable next piece of illustrative clairvoyance.

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An Old Tweet Of President Trump’s Comes Back To Bite Him

It’s quite obvious that one of Donald Trump’s favorite things is Twitter. He tweets nearly every day, all hours of the day. It should come as no surprise that his past tweets are coming back to haunt him. With the  recent replacement of his Chief of Staff, Trump, once again, is doing exactly what he complained about on Twitter when Obama was in the White  House.      

Since Donald Trump joined Twitter in March 2009, he has tweeted 35.4 thousand times. 

What you post on the internet, stays on the internet, so it was only a matter of time for Trump’s tweets to come back and haunt him.

The newest addition to Trump’s twitter take backs is in reference to the replacement of his Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus.

The irony rings rampant in a tweet Trump posted in January 2012 where he rips former President Obama for replacing his Chief of Staff. 

In three years Obama had three Chiefs of Staff compared to Trump’s two Chiefs of Staff in seven months. 

Be careful what you tweet, Mr. Trump… they’ll come back to haunt you!

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wore Green On TV—It Wasn’t A Smart Idea

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the newly minted White House Press Secretary, is learning a valuable lesson on the job: if you wear solid green on television, viewers may be tempted to use it as a green screen so they can superimpose hilarious images onto you.

Social media is incredibly grateful.

Katheryn has a request.

This guy used Sanders’s dress in a practical way.

One user had a suggestion for what McLaren should include in his next clip.

Hopefully Sanders wears another green ensemble soon so we can get a sequel to this epic clip. Because, well…

Yes it is, Ryebread, yes it is.

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Woman Says She'll Send Any Man’s Unsolicited D*ck Pic To Their Mom, And A Guy Actually Challenged Her

Woman Says She’ll Send Any Man’s Unsolicited D*ck Pic To Their Mom, And A Guy Actually Challenged Her

Madi Kohn is a 20 year old student at Arizona State University and is really over getting unsolicited d*ck pics from guys online. Like, really over it. She’s so over it that her Tinder profile includes a warning that if she gets one, she will pass it along to the dude’s mother. 

Madi is not playing, you guys.

Like lots of other young women, Madi has her Tinder account linked to her Instagram, and, unfortunately, she’s kind of come to regret that decision. Having the two profiles linked creates a sort of loophole in the Tinder process. Whereas normally on Tinder people can’t message you unless you’ve matched with them, linking your Instagram account allows people you didn’t actually match with to still message you. 

That’s where Ryan comes in. 

He didn’t match with Madi on Tinder, but he began sending her “kind of creepy and kind of gross and annoying things” via Instagram. The messages, which Madi initially ignored, culminated in — you guessed it — an unsolicited d*ck pic. At six in the morning. Seriously. who sends d*ck pics at six in the morning?!? LET THE GIRL SLEEP! 

Madi was both tired and unimpressed.

So Madi did what she said she would. She did some digging through his profile, found the guy’s Facebook, where he had family members linked, and forwarded the pictures along to his mother. 

Madi is a woman of her word, y’all.

In the message, Madi wrote: “Hi, I see that your son is Ryan (redacted). I have never talked to him or met him, but he has sent me this picture through Instagram after discovering my profile. Can you please tell him not to send unsolicited pictures to women? I did not ask for it.”

Mom replied, apologizing in both English and Spanish, and saying she would have a talk with her son. The guy changed his Instagram name and username shortly after and has not contacted Madi since. But that’s not where the story ends. 

When Buzzfeed reached out to Ryan for his side of the story, he complained that he felt violated and that Madi couldn’t prove it was him who sent the pictures anyway. Evidently, he’s very concerned about matters of consent.

I will say this. If that was ‘me’ what she did was illegal. You can’t share those types of ‘private’ pics without consent. I am not sure if you are aware of that. My mom, my sister, other family members, my friends – no one cared.”

He then went on to talk about possibly pressing charges, but how he’d be willing to skip that if Madi leaves him and his family alone.

When Twitter caught wind of that aspect of the story, they went IN.

The “Shaggy Defense” didn’t hold up long this time.

We want to know what his friends and other family members have to do with this. Madi only sent the picture to his mother. Did he decide to hold an entire friends and family meeting and show them all? 

So confusing.

Not everyone thinks Madi did the right thing. While most of the women cheered her response, some of the men just didn’t seem to get it or understand just how often it happens. 

“It happened once, and I just ignored it.”

Michael took issue with what Madi was wearing in one of her images. We were going to describe it, but IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT A PERSON IS WEARING, THEY ARE NOT ASKING FOR IT UNLESS THEY LITERALLY ASK FOR IT. Sorry, caps got stuck there… 

Anyway, here’s Michael’s take on the issue.

Steven is just sitting here lamenting the greatness of our nation. 

And we’re kind of like “same.”

So once again, gentlemen, please remember d*ck pics are fine as long as you have the okay to send. Just ask, and if the answer is “no,” it’s “NO.” That’s it. 

Got it? Good.

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The 28 Most Embarrassing Things Parents Have Ever Put Their Kids Through

Embarrassing your children is the most important thing you can do as as parent. You know, after feeding them. And I guess making sure they are are safe is important, too. Of course, you are also going to want to make sure you instill some good values in them, as well. And you have to make sure they have a roof over their head. That seems kind of similar to making sure they are safe, but it feels different enough where it is worth mentioning. 

And if you have two kids, you are going to want to make sure they get along with each other. Also, make sure that they both are fed and are safe. Really, I guess this is the same list as before just doubled. I mean, they only need one roof but…

Whatever. My point is that embarrassing your kids is the most important thing a parent can do. Or maybe it is in the top five most important things. You know what? Let’s call it ten. 

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Instagram Star Caught Photoshopping Phony Pictures Of Herself In Exotic Locales

Amelia Liana is what we like to call a “social media influencer.” That means she’s internet famous, mostly for being internet famous. Her Instagram account alone has over 472,000 followers. She lists herself as a “Fashion, beauty & travel blogger” and posts glossy, brightly-colored images of herself in exotic locations. 

Essentially, Amelia lives a “dream life” and posts pictures about it online.

Those glossy magazine-style photos may have been what drew her followers to her initially, but they’re also the thing that’s garnering her some unwanted attention and criticism lately. 

People have decided there’s a little bit too much Photoshop happening in Amelia’s pics and they’re calling her out. 

For example, this post of her at the Taj Mahal has people crying foul. We don’t know if you’ve ever actually been to the Taj Mahal, but it’sneverthis empty.

And as one commenter put it: “You can see this is photoshopped because the reflection on the water, notice how the Taj Mahal seems compressed to fit inside the pool… this is not how reflections work.”

And then there’s this pic. Look closely at the top of Amelia’s head.

We hope it’s not painful.

Amelia took to her social media to explain that sometimes she creates an image rather than actually taking it since it’s visually more appealing, but she’s always actually at the location she’s posting about. 

“Inauthentic” is one way to put it.

Even news outlets have started pointing out some of the more blatant incidents of image manipulation.

People started to question her directly about her images and her image principles.

Not everyone is bothered by the image manipulation, though. Some people seem to see it as par for the course and part of selling the “fantasy life.” 

Katja straight up doesn’t care if the pictures are Photoshopped.

And Sophie thinks we’d all do it if we could.

Do you think Amelia is being dishonest or just padding the truth in a harmless way? Let us know! 

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This Woman Is Hilariously Recreating Instagram Model Bikini Pics This Summer

Celeste Barber is a comedian who has made a name for herself simply by recreating all the famous Instagram pics that models, actresses, and musicians are always posting showing off their fabulous life and fit bods. With just a one pic, Barber deflates all their pretensions:

Though she’s been virally famous for a while, it is worth checking in with Barber on a seasonal basis. She keeps up with what’s trendy on Insta, and since right now is bathing suit season, she’s letting it all hang out. Nothing like seeing a million pool and boat posts spoofed over and over and over again to make you realize that Instagram models are kind of in a rut:

And here are a bunch of her latest non-bikini recreations, just for fun:

That’s the celebration of summer I want to see! Though did she go too far with this spoof of Beyoncé’s holy twins?

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People Want to Replace A Confederate Statue With A Monument To This Manatee

A manatee named Snooty who has been living at the South Florida Museum for 69 years passed away in a terrible accident last Sunday after being trapped in a gateway in his enclosure. Snooty’s caretakers didn’t realize that the 1,300 pound manatee had become too big to fit through the opening. A tragic day, but Snooty did live almost 30 years longer than the average wild manatee, according to The Huffington Post.

Grief strikes us all in different ways, but even people who never heard of Snooty until he died are mourning his loss. One twist on the celebration of Snooty’s legacy is a Change.org petition calling for a statue of Snooty to replace a Confederate monument near the Bradenton courthouse. The statue has been a subject of debate for months, as folks argued it was time to take it down. Putting Snooty in its place seems like the perfect excuse to take action:

The petition already has over 7,000 signatures!

In the meantime, fans from around town built a memorial to Snooty on site, bringing him his favorite snacks, flowers, and other sweet tributes:

All very sweet gestures—though this call to make him a mascot may be a little much:

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This Artist Is Turning Stretch Marks Into Beautiful Rainbow Designs

Cinta Tort Cartró is an artist who is building up a name for herself on Instagram as Zinteta. Bored Pandareports that part of what’s made her so popular is the divisiveness of her work. People keep arguing about whether or not what Zinteta does is gross or beautiful, and opinions on that probably mostly have to do with how body positive you are. One project she’s been working on is painting in the lines of women’s stretch marks:

“Stretch marks are part of our essence, our moments, our lives, our stories and us,” Cartró writes on Instagram, acording to Bored Panda. “To accept all this is to accept your roots, your history, everything in it and, after all, accept yourself.”

Beautiful sentiment. And it also looks cool:

But another thing Zinteta does is paint underwear and tampons with rainbows to represent period blood:

That’s not something everyone wants to see a museum exhibit on. Considering how squeamish folks can be about a totally normal bodily function, you’d think seeing rainbows coming out of a woman instead of blood would be an improvement, but not everyone is read for glitter-filled maxi pads:

But Zinteta doesn’t care. She’s riding her rainbow.

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Why The Fact-Checking Website 'Snopes' Is In Danger Of Shutting Down

Snopes.com—the legendary debunking website devoted to taking down fake news, urban legends, and shadowy conspiracy theories—is in danger of shutting down, resorting to using crowdfunding to keep itself going. 

The funding problem, Snopes says, stems from a legal fight with a vendor and co-owner. “[Our] contractual relationship ended earlier this year, but the vendor will not acknowledge the change in contractual status and continues to essentially hold the Snopes.com web site hostage,” the website wrote in a letter to its readers. “Although we maintain editorial control (for now), the vendor will not relinquish the site’s hosting to our control, so we cannot modify the site, develop it, or — most crucially — place advertising on it. The vendor continues to insert their own ads and has been withholding the advertising revenue from us.”

Snopes and this other party, Proper Media, both filed complaints against each other earlier in July, reported Poynter

Now, Snopes is trying to crowdfund $ 500,000 via GoFundMe in order to continue the operation of its site while this legal battle is ongoing. As of this afternoon, the site has raised more than $ 80,000 in donations.

These donations are “intended to help us get through the next several months in the hopes that the legal issues will be largely resolved by then,” said Snopes founder David Mikkelson to Poynter.

Proper Media, however, has lambasted Mikkelson’s account of the site’s legal troubles. “Proper Media suggests that the media conduct its own fact-check of the fundraising plea posted today on Snopes.com,” it said in a statement to Poynter. “First, Proper Media is far more than an “outside vendor” to Bardav, Inc., the company that owns Snopes. In fact, it is a 50% co-owner of Bardav.”

Proper Media further alleged that Mikkelson has “engaged in gross financial, technical, and corporate mismanagement.”

“This case involves unlawful jockeying for ownership and control of the fact-checking website Snopes.com,” said the company’s complaint against Snopes, according to Vice. “But while Snopes is built entirely around the concepts of transparency and truth, its founder, Defendant David Mikkelson, has engaged in a lengthy scheme of concealment and subterfuge to gain control of the company and to drain its profits.”

Ironically, Snopes itself had been the subject of a conspiracy theory by fringe outlets, which claimed that the website was funded by liberal billionaire George Soros in order to slander conservatives. Needless to say, this isn’t true.

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