THE MORNING BANTER: Festivus Grievances, Accomplished Missions, Fat Barbies, and Home Alone Recreations

Merry Christmas Eve, you filthy animals. Here's what's happening on the interweb:
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Merry Christmas Eve, you filthy animals. Here's what's happening on the interweb:
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Merry Christmas Eve, you filthy animals. Here's what's happening on the interweb:


1. Rand Paul, Cory Booker Kindle Festivus Bromance Over Sentencing Reform, Ending War On Drugs

On Monday, Sens. Rand Paul (R) and Cory Booker (D) came together on Twitter to air their common Festivus grievances about mandatory minimum sentences and the war on drugs. When asked for his comment on the issues, Frank Costanza wildly screamed, “SERENITY NOW!” for 3 straight minutes.


2. Edward Snowden: 'Mission's Already Accomplished... I Already Won'

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said his "mission's already accomplished" after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies because he knows how much Americans love to be told that missions are accomplished prematurely.


3. Plus Size Barbie On Modeling Site Sparks Debate Over Body Image

If we have plus-size women modeling clothes, why not have plus-size Barbies? That's the question posed recently by Plus-Size-Modeling.com on Facebook, when the group posted an illustration of a plus-size Barbie-like doll. However, this Barbie doll did not come with an accompanying Ken doll, hot convertible, and a dream house. Instead, it came with diabetes and a low sense of self.


4. Paul Alone

A man named Paul Little recreated Home Alone with his face planted on all the characters. It’s a creepy, but it’s still less weird than what Macaulay Culkin is up to these days.