When keeping it real goes wrong

October 24, 2013
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It seems like a situation that might have appeared in one of comedian David Chappelle’s “When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong” sketches. It’d go something like this: someone starts an anonymous Twitter account to blow off some steam about his work frustrations. He could tweet items such as, “Man, someone didn’t clean up after themselves in the common kitchen! #annoyed” Or even, “Oh boy, did I miss the memo that it was pleated khaki day in the office? #dockersconvention” But instead, @NatSecWonk decided to keep it real, and he tweeted mean stuff about his boss, who, you know, just so happened to be THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. “Indeed, a sparkling example of when keeping it real goes wrong,” the sketch would end.

But guess what? Blog Log is just beginning. Read more about Twitter fails, Ben & Jerry’s latest ice-cream flavor, the best cookbook ever and what you had to say about bike thievery in Virginia right now.

“The WH spent months looking for someone who was critical and made fun of them on social media? UH OH ! I’m in trouble now.” — commenter Tater at politico.com sarcastically worries about his own future after news broke Tuesday that a White House staffer was fired for tweeting snarky comments and insider policy information anonymously from the account @NatSecWonk. Jofi Joseph, 40, created the account nearly two years ago. His bosses caught Joseph by matching his whereabouts with certain tweets.

“If jazz flute had a flavour, this would be it.” — commenter Sol76 at huffingtonpost.com reacts to a new limited-edition Ben & Jerry’s flavor named in honor of the upcoming flick “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Called “Scotchy Scotch Scotch,” the concoction — named for character Ron Burgundy’s drink of choice — is a mix of butterscotch-flavored ice cream with butterscotch swirl. Alas, no actual scotch is involved. Unless you add it yourself.

“Prison microwave cooking is the most amazing thing you will ever experience.” — Commenter Linda Spence at delish.com celebrates rapper Ja Rule’s latest plans. He wants to write a cookbook composed entirely of microwaveable recipes that he created while serving two years in prison for tax evasion. Looks like Martha Stewart missed her chance.

“12 years sounds excessive for the crime, BUT if the punishment isn’t severe, future, more serious crimes could unfold.” — Express reader @1tonyb1 responds to a question we posed Wednesday about whether a 12-year prison sentence given to a bike thief in Arlington was fair. Michael Cullen, 42, was convicted Oct. 18 of eight counts of grand larceny with intent to sell and one count of possession of burglarious tools in the theft of eight bikes, Arlington’s Sun Gazette reported.

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Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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