Is clown-on-clown crime on the rise? I'm lovin' it.
In what McDonald's representatives claim to be a hacking incident this morning, the McDonald's Twitter account posted some pretty incendiary things about Donald Trump.
So, @McDonaldsCorp is trolling the president? What a time to be alive. #pinnedtweet https://t.co/B9dMIYzlJY— Rita Panahi (@Rita Panahi)1489671733.0
The Trump-damning tweet was shared over 1,500 times before McDonald's deleted it. Now, the conservative Twittersphere is afire with #BoycottMcDonalds hashtags and Euro-Twitter is full of "I'd love to see Americans not eat McDonald's" jokes. But does McDonald's have a beef with Donald? Will Donald have a beef with McDonald's? Only time will tell.
But who was behind the hack?
While the McDonald's corporation maintains their innocence, people everywhere are wondering who was behind the hack. Was it even really a hack, or did a McDonald's social media manager make a colossal mistake? Did Snoop Dogg authorize the cyber-attack as retaliation against Trump for his Tweets yesterday? Was the creepy Burger King behind the hack, intent on stealing Ronald McDonald's client base for his own empire?
McDonald's Twitter Account Hacked, Police Release Photo of Suspected Hacker #McDonalds https://t.co/PBU6NN4eM9— Jedi Ghost Wisconsin Irish James (@Jedi Ghost Wisconsin Irish James)1489672506.0
How will Trump respond?
The real thing on everyone's mind is how Donald will retaliate. After flaming former pals Snoop Dogg and Meryl Streep, will Trump take on the multi-billion dollar fast-food chain? Trump was famously photographed eating a Big Mac on the campaign trail last year, but at this point, is there anyone he won't turn on?
Can't wait for @realDonaldTrump to tell us McDonald's is overrated and that he doesn't even eat mcdonalds. https://t.co/GKKS2OKkmQ— Cole Ledford (@Cole Ledford)1489672464.0
If Trump goes on a Tweet-storm about how McDonald's is an evil, failing corporation tomorrow morning at 6am, remember that he's probably just projecting insecurities about his own evil, failing corporation.
Even to this day, "Dark Tournament" remains the defining shonen "Tournament Arc."
Oftentimes, it's impossible to separate the quality of the anime we grew up watching from the sense of nostalgia those series evoke.
Case in point: Dragon Ball Z. Historically, DBZ is likely the most influential anime series of all time, both redefining the shonen genre for every series that came after it and introducing an entire generation of Western kids to Japanese animation through the legendary Funimation dub on Cartoon Network's Toonami block. Chances are high that if you meet someone who loves anime and grew up in the late '90s or early 2000s, they'll have a deeply personal bond with DBZ.
At the same time, it's hard to argue that DBZ holds up in the modern day, especially for new viewers coming in with fresh eyes. The pacing of the original series is super slow, the fights drag out forever, and while DBZ created so many of shonen's most prevalent tropes ("This isn't even my final form!"), almost everything DBZ ever did has since been done better by other series.
About a year after being accused of selling furniture to ICE detention centers, e-commerce site Wayfair is in another controversy.
Wayfair, the e-commerce website beloved by millennials on a budget who don't want their apartments to look just like IKEA showrooms, is no stranger to controversy.
Last summer, employees of the company organized a protest after allegations surfaced that Wayfair had sold $200,000 worth of furniture to border detention facilities. Now, Wayfair is being suspected of trafficking missing children in their furniture.