THE MORNING BANTER: Fort Hood Details, Paula Deen Closed, Captain America’s Dilemma, and NPR’s Brilliant Prank

It’s Friday. That’s about all that needs to be said. Here are your morning headlines and assorted internet goodies.

1. Curiouser and curiouser.

The Huffington Post: Ivan Lopez May Have Argued With Soldiers Before Fort Hood Shooting

2. If you’re in the market for a six-ton barrel of butter, we can point you to a good yard sale.

USA Today: Reports: Paula Deen Restaurant Closes

3. It moved from rumor to outrage to casualties at light speed. Whatever your opinion of the controversy that led to the resignation of Mozilla’s CEO, here’s how it all went down.

The Verge: Outfoxed: How Protests Forced Mozilla’s CEO To Resign in 11 Days

4. Is there still a place for Captain America in the America of today?

The New Republic: The Moral Philosophy of Captain America

5. Are you really reading this right now?

Uproxx: NPR’s April Fool’s Day Prank Was An Absolute Masterpiece

Chez Pazienza was the beating heart of The Daily Banter, sadly passing away on February 25, 2017. His voice remains ever present at the Banter, and his influence as powerful as ever.