A German supermarket called Edeka turned it’s Hamburg location into a demonstration about the isolating and limiting effects of racism. Metro UKreports that the shelves were cleared of all products and produce that came from foreign countries, which left things sadly bare.
They then placed signs in those empty spaces that read things like “this shelf is quite boring without diversity”and “our selection knows borders today,” all pointing to how people’s everyday lives are influenced in ways they don’t recognize by people outside of their culture:
The salad bar was empty, sadly. Though they did okay in the beer department; it is Germany, after all. Though, not so much with wine.
Bored Pandashared a statement from an Edeka spokesperson about the stunt, who said, “Edeka stands for diversity, and we produce a wide range of food in our assortment, which is produced in the different regions of Germany. But it is together with products from other countries that we create the unique diversity that our customers value.”
Think the fidget spinner craze is coming to an end? Think again. Natural bath products maker Lush made a super limited edition fidget spinner bubble bar as part of Lush Kitchen—and the product was so insanely popular, they’re making more.
The first batch of scented spinners sold out within minutes, according to Lush.
The bubble bars are reusable, and spin under running water while giving you fluffy bubbles.
And tomorrow, they’ll be selling more at 9 a.m. GMT (that’s British time, so set your alarms).
Eventually, Lush hints, these products will make their way toward British stores, and hopefully American branches, too.
It’s common knowledge that Donald Trump isn’t the most eloquent wordsmith. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that in a recent video released by the Trump administration, there was a massive spelling error: Miners was spelled minors.
Obviously, twitter jumped on this real quick.
The jokes write themselves.
Wow. Minors, maybe working in those clean beautiful coal mines. Makes me nostalgic for that great asbestos insulation and lead paint.— Tersa (@TerryTerse) June 23, 2017
For everyone who is scared of Trump’s administration, thankfully he at least gives us a chance to laugh.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Thursday told the U.S. Senate yesterday that he was aware of President Donald Trump’s decision to fire ex-FBI Director James Comey…
…before he addressed a memo to the president indicating he had lost confidence in the FBI director.
Rosenstein made the admission during a closed-door briefing for all 100 senators where addressed the controversy that’s dogged the Trump administration since the president fired Comey on May 9. Comey was conducting a probe into whether Trump and his associates colluded with Russian operatives to win last year’s presidential election.
“He knew that Comey was going to be removed prior to his removal,” said Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), after the briefing.
Rosenstein knew Comey would be fired “the day before,” said Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), in another sign that Trump made his decision before the memo arrived on his desk.
At first, the White House denied that Comey’s firing was precipitated by Rosenstein’s recommendation. Trump contradicted the official White House statement, telling NBC News that he had decided to fire Comey “regardless” of the memo.
Yesterday, Trump did another about-face, saying Rosenstein’s “very, very strong letter” was instrumental to Comey’s sacking.
Rosenstein made his appearance before the Senate after a highly charged week for the Trump administration.
Trump’s dismissal of Comey prompted legal experts to argue that his actions constitute grounds for an investigation of Trump for possible obstruction of justice.
A New York Times report Monday revealed that Trump asked Comey to halt the criminal investigation into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, who provided false information about his communications with the Russian government.
Another New York Times report revealed that Trump appointed Flynn to his post despite Flynn’s warnings to the transition team that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a lobbyist for the Turkish government.
Earlier this week, Rosenstein announced he’d appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russia investigation. Democrats pressured Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel after the role his memo played in Comey’s dismissal came to light.
Ted Cruz had it pretty rough when he was fighting to win the GOP primary that ultimately went to Trump. He was constantly ridiculed and was made into several memes, the most popular of which likened him to the Zodiac Killer, up until the moment he admitted defeat.
When he lost, he remained defiant and stood up against Trump, who regularly insulted Cruz’s wife and family during the primaries. Just when the internet started showing their approval for a man who refused to debase himself to potentially secure a position if Trump were elected, he came out with a statement in support of Trump, brushing aside the insults and humiliation that the current president subjected him to, and even helped make phone calls to ensure people would come out and vote, which was remixed almost immediately because of how sad he looked in it.
Deadspin is a sports website that reports on literally anything related to sports, and they asked Twitter for pictures of Ted Cruz playing basketball after finding out the senator started holding a weekly basketball game for him and his buddies in senate to help them become better friends, noting that someone said he had a pretty good jumpshot but also terrible, horrible form.
It’s the time of year that you start to hear “happy holidays” from friends, family, and businesses whose mailing lists you accidentally signed up to five years ago. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, which gets billions in taxpayer dollars to protect us, is no exception. Except this year they didn’t really seem to put much effort into it. In fact, it looks like an intern spent all of five minutes on it. And that’s being generous.
In fact, it looks like an intern spent all of five minutes on it. And that’s being generous. Here’s how they wished their followers on Twitter happy holidays…
In a world where ‘Harry Potter’ reigns supreme, it’s not uncommon to have a Harry Potter-themed birthday party. In fact, most 2000s kids have attended at least one party where fake glasses and scars were required. However, not all Wizarding World parties are created equal.
Imguriann3rdychik might take the cake (poor pun intended) for the most intricate birthday party that even J.K. Rowling herself would envy. “I’ve never had a surprise birthday party, let alone a Harry Potter themed party,” she wrote. “I’m stationed in Germany and leaving to go back to the US 5 days before my birthday. My friends decided to throw me a birthday party before I leave, and the party they threw was so amazing!”
As any true ‘Harry Potter’ fans will see, “amazing” is actually an understatement.
Guests began by running through platform nine and three-quarters.