Bad week for:
A cone of silence, after Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt installed a customized, $25,000 “privacy booth” in his office, so that no one—including hackers and members of his staff—could listen in on his phone conversations. Pruitt has also amassed an 18-person security detail to guard him 24/7.
Flat-earthers, after rapper B.o.B launched a crowdfunding campaign to build a high-altitude sate llite to prove that the Earth is flat. “I’m looking for the curve,” said the rapper.
Apocalypse planning, after self-proclaimed biblical “researcher” David Meade amended his highly publicized claim that the world would end on Sept. 23. “Wait until the middle of October,” Meade said. “I don’t believe you’ll be disappointed.”