THE MORNING BANTER: The NFL Draft, Reagan's Benghazi, On "Islamophobia," Weezer at 20, and the Joy of Pornhub Comments

It's Friday and here are your morning headlines and some other assorted internet nonsense. Why? Because reading beats working.
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It's Friday and here are your morning headlines and some other assorted internet nonsense. Why? Because reading beats working.
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It's Friday and here are your morning headlines and some other assorted internet nonsense. Why? Because reading beats working.

1. And here we have it: your next generation of NFL stars.

NBC Sports: 2014 NFL Draft Results

2. If you read nothing else all day make sure to check this out. It truly puts the ongoing Republican hysteria over Benghazi into perspective, by comparing it to the way the opposition party reacted to an infinitely worse series of attacks more than 30 years ago.

The New Yorker: Ronald Reagan's Benghazi

3. Those two asshole Christian twins who look like they were engineered in a Düsseldorf lab and who've spent a good portion of their adult lives speaking out against the abomination of homosexuality are now talking about losing the HGTV show they were going to host. Think they're sorry? Hell no, praise Jesus.

CNN: Benham Brothers Lose HGTV Show After 'Anti-Gay' Remarks

4. One is an apostate and advocate for women suffering under fundamentalist religious oppression, the other is one of the leaders of the "new atheist" movement -- but they've both been accused of being "Islamophobic" and that's what's at the center of this fascinating conversation between Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Sam Harris.

Sam Harris: Lifting the Veil of "Islamophobia"

5. The Gen-X anniversaries continue tomorrow, as May 10th marks 20 years since the release of Weezer's "Blue Album." Hold this thread as we walk away into middle-age.

Grantland: ‘The Blue Album’ at 20: Looking Back at Weezer’s Debut, Track by Track

6. And the funniest thing you'll see today, provided your sense of humor is anything at all like mine. The insane and often terrifying comments left at Pornhub, showcased as they were meant to be. Obviously, NSFW.

Tumblr: Spinning 3D Pornhub Comments

Tumblr: Pornhub Comments on Stock Photos