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  • The Masters may be stuffy, but that’s not all bad. Officials have banned spectators from shouting “dilly dilly,” Bud Light’s moronic new catch phrase, during the tournament. Offenders will be ejected.
  • United States Department of Agriculture secretary Sonny Purdue is accused of siding with industry lobbyists instead of scientific studies. Also of note, per the Guardian: “The director of food policy for the corn syrup industry’s lobbying body, Kailee Tkacz of the Corn Refiners Association, for instance, was hired in July 2017. She received a White House ethics waiver for the position because she had lobbied Congress on the same issues just three months earlier.” America remains open for business.
  • It’s a day that ends in “Y,” which means Antoni Porowski, the food expert on the Queer Eye reboot, is clapping back at the haters. On his penchant for using delicious avocados, which was endlessly criticized, for some reason: “If the person needs avocados, then I’m not going to deny them avocados because some troll decided I use avocados too much. If the person needs it, I’m not going to withhold that because of what outside perception of me using a certain ingredient is like.” Give ‘em hell, Antoni.
  • Not only is Waffle House America’s greatest restaurant chain, it’s where the idea for Reddit was born. “I’d been studying for the LSAT,” founder Alexis Ohanian tells the New York Times. “I was going to be an immigration lawyer. I had this romantic idea of helping people get citizenship. But then I realized how much I hated what I was doing, so I went and got a waffle instead. It was at a Waffle House I realized I wanted to start something.”
  • Wisconsin seems like the perfect place for a sixth-grader to study beer for a science fair.
  • Why do humans toast with alcohol? This video explains the tradition.