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The Hipster Nativity Scene Is Here to Ruin Christmas

A documentary on the disastrous Fyre Festival is coming to Netflix, and more news to start your day

Behold, the Hipster Nativity Set.
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Hipster nativity scenes are here to ruin Christmas

A church in Montreal has a rather nontraditional depiction of the birth of Jesus displayed in its museum this year: The “Hipster Nativity Set,” produced by a company in California, includes Mary (clad in an off-the-shoulder top) clutching a Starbucks cup, Joseph snapping a selfie, a cow eating gluten-free feed, and Segway-riding Three Wise Men bearing Amazon Prime boxes. Needless to say, reactions have been...mixed.

A documentary on the Fyre Festival shitshow hits Netflix soon

Remember Fyre Festival, the extremely expensive music festival touted as “Coachella in the Bahamas” that turned out to be a total scam? Netflix is blessing the world with a documentary about it, premiering January 18.

And in other news...

  • Amazon was fined $100,000 for selling foie gras in California. It will no longer sell foie that’s produced by force-feeding geese to customers in the state, per a ban that took effect in 2012. [Reuters]
  • Attendees of SantaCon, the notoriously rowdy bar crawls where everyone dresses in Santa suits, trashed a San Francisco Pakistani restaurant and assaulted an employee over the weekend. [CBS]
  • Beleaguered pizza chain Papa John’s is beefing up its loyalty program in an attempt to boost sales, which have been in a major slump since a string of public scandals involving founder John Schnatter. Members will now earn one point for every dollar spent (instead of one point for every $5 spent). [Restaurant Business]
  • Why are so many people developing an allergy to meat? It apparently emanates from tick bites. [Digg]
  • Finally, here’s a simply great tweet that proves rapper Ludacris is a very conscientious restaurant customer: