Extra, Extra: Post-Storm Clean-Up, Internet Lies, and Activist Football Players




Extra, Extra: Post-Storm Clean-Up, Internet Lies, and Activist Football Players

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

  • The storm is over, and the power is largely back on—now the clean-up begins. The City will be putting $25 million toward removing downed trees and branches in an effort that will likely take six to eight weeks to complete and involve 600 staff. Those workers will have an unusually chilly first day on this particular job—tomorrow, continuing today’s trend, is expected to be fiendishly cold.
  • Did you see those photos of the pyramids and the Sphinx covered in snow? Did you share them with friends and hasten their spread across many social media platforms? Well, they were fakes—just like those images of that person swimming with a giant jellyfish and those other images of a pink forest in the Netherlands—and Esquire would like us all (and the media in particular) to stop breaking the internet with our lies.
  • Chris Kluwe is a charming, articulate, World of Warcraft-loving man who was a punter for the Minnesota Vikings until May 2013. He also happens to be an outspoken advocate for gay rights. (You may recall the “They Won’t Magically Turn You Into A Lustful Cockmonster” letter he wrote to Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr. back in 2012). Now he’s written a longer piece about the “two cowards and a bigot” who he’s pretty sure fired him because of his views and his unwillingness to hide them.

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