Let us be clear: when we say the Peter Schorsch is a hero this week, we’re not being sarcastic. This isn’t an entry in our occasional “Big Man of the Day” series. We really and truly think that Schorsch was dead on for calling out Starbucks’ unofficially-branded “Pay it Forward” campaign and refusing to buy overpriced coffee for the next person in line.
As Schorsch put it:
‘It just seems like a First World problem to me. Middle-class people sitting in their cars at a drive-thru, sipping a $5 drink and worry about someone breaking the ranks [and not buying the next person in line their coffee.]‘
After all, how did Schorsch learn about this particular location’s “Pay it Forward” streak? From online postings about that Starbucks’ previous day’s streak of 458 people, and then the barista directly asking him if he wanted to buy the next person’s coffee while ordering.
In other words, it wasn’t a spontaneous act of human kindness. And, what’s the damn difference if everyone’s paying for someone else’s cup of coffee as opposed to their own? That’s just buying your own Starbucks while somehow managing to feel even smugger about it. (And that’s despite not knowing how cheap and easy it is to make coffee at home.)
So, bravo, Peter Schorsch! Just be careful the next time you piss off improperly-caffeinated people behind you in line.
Just when the world thought we could rule out Egypt from starting sh*t with the U.S., their Foreign Ministry dropped what may be the nation’s first snark bomb. They urged U.S. security forces in Ferguson, Mo. to “exercise restraint” in dealing with protests after local police reportedly shot an unarmed Michael Brown six times, twice in the head.
U.S. State Department officials are examining Egypt’s weapon of farcical intent to determine the severity of their sarcasm. This investigation includes learning whether the bomb-maker simply read the U.S. government’s 2013 warning to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in a whiny voice and if there are any hidden implications about our moms.
If you can say the N-word with a mouthful of taffy — and you’re white and not Catholic or Jewish — then congratulations! You just passed the KKK entrance exam!
The South Carolina-based Loyal White Knights distributed bags of candy, each containing the phone number to their recruitment line, along with standard Fox News talking points about illegal immigration.
The Guys are beginning to suspect that nobody with good intentions ever gives out free candy.
If you think our nation’s Mexican-themed fast food places are pushovers just because they fold up the same three ingredients for different prices, think again.
One late night pushy Taco Bell customer ate lukewarm stainless steel after harassing an employee at 4 am. According to police, the employee shot the enraged 4th-mealer with a BB gun after the two fought in the parking lot.
And, if the salsa doesn’t give you a weird feeling in your stomach at Chipotle, how about two people having sex on top of it? (OK, so it was on the roof, 6 feet over the salsa. But still: nas-tay.) They were arrested and charged with indecent exposure, lewdness, loitering, resisting arrest (they tried to run) and conspiracy. Police would not confirm if the conspiracy was to steer more people to Moe’s, the least sexy burrito Subway in the world.
One thing is clear from both situations: do not screw with (or on) America’s taco emporiums.