Welcome to Delicious or Distressing, the place we price latest meals memes, movies, and different decidedly unserious information. Last week, we talked about Elon Musk’s alleged $13 million lunch drawback at Twitter HQ.
Twitter’s resident Michael Scott, El*n M*sk, gifted the web a troubling tableau this week. Nobody (not one individual) requested for it, however he nonetheless delivered us a photograph of his bedside desk containing 4 cans of caffeine-free Diet Coke subsequent to a literal shotgun. Questions abound. Top of thoughts: Why?
Outside the court docket of public opinion, and within the precise court docket of legislation, a lady sued Velveeta for $5 million for allegedly misrepresenting the cook dinner time of its mac and cheese. Also being dragged for fraudulent branding? The web’s favourite meathead, the Liver King, who has credited his infamous uncooked meat food plan for his shredded physique however has now admitted to utilizing steroids. Wash all that information down with mayo-nog—one other protagonist of this week—for those who so please. Thank God we now have lengthy PB&J to salvage the week.
Fitness influencer Liver King has constructed a complete identification—a franchise, even—round his extraordinarily carnivorous uncooked meat food plan, and he’s traditionally heralded that very food plan because the supply of his scarily ripped bod. But this week, a widely known debunker leaked alleged emails revealing that Mr. King subscribed to an $11,000 a month steroid routine to construct his physique and, in flip, his large social media following. The Liver King has since conceded to mendacity about his steroid use in a six-minute YouTube confessional. “Before social media I was rich and anonymous and after social media I’m still rich but no longer anonymous and I never expected this kind of exposure in the public eye,” he divulged to the digital camera. “It’s been tricky as fuck to navigate.” I don’t fairly really feel unhealthy for the person, however I do really feel unhealthy for his loyal following that’s ostensibly been chomping down on uncooked animal organs in useless to imitate their king. 2.7/5 distressing. —Li Goldstein, digital manufacturing assistant
I’ve the doubtful honor of getting not only one however two shut family members who’re Elon fanboys. Because of #personalgrowth relating to my #mentalhealth, I attempt to not argue with them about it. Luckily, I’ve one factor that they don’t and that’s the chance to make enjoyable of the Twitter overlord-slash-adult child on the web site of a significant journal. Many individuals are aghast that the wildly overrated entrepreneur drinks caffeine-free Diet Coke, a method of the soda that I’m not even positive I’ve seen within the wild. (Tweet despatched at 4:48 a.m.? Mr. Musk, are you positive these sodas are… truly caffeine free?) I admit that I can’t fault most individuals for wanting to reduce their caffeine consumption, however there are such a lot of different issues to fault Elon for that I’ve no drawback utilizing this photograph with the soda and a gun (?!) as additional proof that he has no style. That’s one thing cash merely can not purchase—although possibly Elon will quickly lose the latter too. 4.7/5 distressing. — Serena Dai, editorial director