Bubble Wrap is going away, because economy. Since 1957, box openers everywhere have received minutes of curiously satisfying entertainment from little fireworks-sounding air pockets—you know, the only part of shipments that matter. Well, forget passing this joy on to your children. Several sources are reporting that Bubble Wrap sales aren’t keeping up with the market, causing Sealed Air Corp. to shutter its uncontested all-time greatest product. The company will attempt to revamp its packing product for "space-conscious manufacturers." The new Sealed Air Corp. product? iBubble Wrap. Besides apparently taking no more than two seconds to name it, Sealed Air now wants us to get behind a new wrap that doesn’t include a pop. Though the new product may be cheaper to ship, it seems a high price to pay considering the millions of package recipients who will now be denied the catharsis of popping Bubble Wrap. RIP. Discuss
Not surprisingly, Christians remain dramatically divided concerning last week's same-sex marriage ruling. When asked if they “strongly” or “somewhat” “favor the Supreme Court’s decision,” 28 percent of “Practicing Christians” said they do, according to a new study. When it comes specifically to Catholics, 53 percent agreed, but only two percent of Evangelicals favored the decision. That’s starkly different from the 76 percent of no-faith responders who said they favor the SCOTUS's ruling. Of Evangelicals, 86 percent—by far the largest percentage of any individual group—said “Same-sex marriage is morally wrong.”
Despite these objections though, 51 percent of practicing Christians and 24 percent of evangelicals said that they “Agree that Christians can support legal marriage for same-sex couples and also affirm the church’s traditional definition of marriage between one man & one woman.”
The cable network TV Land has pulled reruns of the show Dukes of Hazzard from its schedule following an ongoing national debate over the Confederate flag. The symbol is featured prominently on the Dodge Charger known as the “General Lee” driven by the duo on the show. Use of the Confederate flag—on public grounds, in pop culture and as a piece of merchandise at stores—has come under scrutiny following the murder of nine people at a historic black church by a racist gunman in South Carolina—a state that still flies the Confederate flag on their State House grounds. Several stores, including Target, Amazon, Sears and Walmart, have stopped selling the flag in their stores. Alleged church shooter Dylann Roof was a white supremacist who posted pictures of himself posing with the flag online. Discuss
Stephen Colbert still has a few weeks before he takes over as the host of The Late Show, so as a warm-up, he decided to randomly guest host the public access show Only in Monroe while its regular hosts were away.
What followed is exactly what you’d expect from a news show about the town of Monroe, Michigan: local news, local guests, local jokes and, of course, an awkward sit down interview with Eminem. Somewhere Joan Callamezzo and Perd Hapley. Discuss