Kale Kontroversy! It’s so dumb! »
Guys, the bestest leafy green, kale (so much bioavailable nutrients!), is under attack from idiots!
1. A guy in Vermont starts making these sweet “Eat More Kale” shirts. Yay!
2. As Laura mentioned the other day, evil bastards Chick-fil-A send him a cease-and-desist letter. Apparently “Eat More Kale” is TOO SIMILAR to Chick-fil-A’s sick and twisted slogan, “Eat Mor Chikn.” You know, where the cows hold the sign and it’s all Animal Farm-esque with the livestock turning against each other?
3. TV personality Anderson Cooper reports on said controversy. Apparently he’s has no idea what kale is? The Internet calls him out on that. So what does he do?
4. He insults kale. And shows a montage of other people insulting kale. Dude, set a good example for the children of this country! Kale is the BEST! You are ignorant!
5. Let’s all order shirts? And never ever watch Anderson Cooper? OK deal.
Great news! Already tired of looking at depressing photos from the oil spill? Thanks to new regulations from the Coast Guard, you won’t have to for much longer. Soon, getting close enough to photograph the oil spill will be a felony, punishable by a $40,000 fine. Zoe Strauss, you’re on notice.
According to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, the Times-Picayune, and several other news sources, the Coast Guard has put new restrictions that prevent the public—including members of the media—from approaching within 65 feet of response vessels or booms on the water or beaches.
And since booms are often placed more than 40 feet from islands or marshlands, this means that photographers, bloggers, reporters, and even volunteers won’t be able to get close enough to oil-drenched wildlife to bear witness. To report. To help.
Violators will face a $40,000 fine and prosecution for a Class D felony.
As always, Change.org has an online petition you can fill out. Or, you know, riot in the streets instead. I’m not choosy.