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I can’t believe I’m saying this but I would rather see a reboot of “Punk’d."

@khaleesi_britt, criticizing “Stranger Things” actor Gaten Matarazzo’s upcoming Netflix series. “Prank Encounters” will involve tricking unemployed people who believe they’re starting a new job, according to a press release. The concept has received backlash since Matarazzo tweeted about it Friday. Fans and unemployed people are asking him to reconsider his involvement. On Monday, a Netflix spokesperson provided Express with the following statement: “The pranks in Prank Encounters are spooky, supernatural, and over the top, and everyone had a great time. All participants came in with the expectation this was a one-day, hourly gig and everyone got paid for their time.”

Does this count as breaking the Apollo Creed curse? Does that exist?

@Tepper, joking about the boxer’s elaborate entrance for his Saturday bout against Tom Schwarz. Evoking Apollo Creed’s entrance in the film “Rocky IV,” Fury dressed as Uncle Sam and walked in to James Brown’s “Living in America.” Fury knocked out Schwarz in the second round — then sang Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” to his wife.

We owe Nils Lofgren an apology for creating a reality in which he has to interact with Anthony Scaramucci.


LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 15: Musicians Nils Lofgren (L) and Jake Clemons of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on March 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

@rteeter, blasting Anthony Scaramucci, left, after he picked a fight with E Street Band member Nils Lofgren, right. The Twitter spat began after Lofgren blasted an MSNBC interview with Scaramucci, calling the erstwhile White House communications chief a “nitwit.” In response, Scaramucci claimed “no one” knew the famed guitarist.

In comparison, my college graphic design attempts look stellar. Kind of.

@SH4RKTEETH, criticizing the new poster for “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” The positioning of Spider-Man, Nick Fury and Mysterio — plus the childlike illustrations splattered along the edges — garnered intense ridicule from fans. Some even created their own bad posters, with stick drawings and clunky cutouts.

Time for a Background Friend Retreat. I’ll see y’all there.

@_daxington_, responding to fellow Twitter user @queentrashcan’s definition of being a background friend. Prompted by @bitchyangeI tweeting, “What kind of friend are you?,” @queentrashcan’s definition of not fitting in “with any particular group of friends” and being “permanent with no one” resonated with many who related to having tenuous links with acquaintances.