Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Making the best of it, with the news that several African countries have incorporated recent comments by President Trump into their tourism campaigns. New ads for Namibia, for example, call it “one of the best s---hole countries out there.”
Targeted marketing, after a California Girl Scout managed to sell a staggering 300 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in only six hours, by positioning herself outside a San Diego marijuana dispensary.
Recycling, after a NASA-funded study at the University of Pennsylvania found a method for converting human feces into protein-rich food paste resembling Marmite that could feed spaceship crews on a three-month flight to Mars.
Bad week for:
Another false alarm, after the National Weather Service erroneously sent a “TSUNAMI ALERT” cellphone notification to residents of some eastern and southern coastal cities.
Tom Brady, who was trolled on Twitter by deadpan ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan as his New England Patriots lost the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles. Moynahan sent multiple tweets praising Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles, as well as a link to a satirical piece: “Super Bowl Confetti Made Entirely From Shredded Concussion Studies.”
American exceptionalism, with confirmation from the White House that President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to organize a large-scale parade of military hardware down Pennsylvania Avenue later this year, with tanks, missiles, and marching soldiers.