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.
Rumour is the three wise men are bringing baby Jesus bitcoin and avocado on toast. What a time to be alive!— Will (@IdlyMusing) December 10, 2018
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.
Get your exclusive first look at FYRE — a revealing new doc about the insanity and rapid unraveling of Fyre Festival: the greatest party that never happened. Premieres January 18. #NetflixNewsWeek pic.twitter.com/B4iaR3UJwM— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) December 10, 2018
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:
About 5 years ago I worked in a restaurant and Ludacris came in, ordered spring rolls, and sent them back. When I apologized he said “don’t apologize, spring rolls are unpredictable.” I think about this at least once a week.— Bill Dixon (@BillDixonish) December 9, 2018