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Friday Wrap: Jesus and Santa Were White, 28 Iconic Feminist Moments of the Year, and More...

by: Burnt Orange Report

Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 04:00 PM CST

It's time for the Friday Wrap, where your Burnt Orange Reporters comment on all the news that fits in a blockquote.

Kicking us off, a lesson in the importance of the serial comma:

Below the jump, catch up on SpaghettiOs' tasteless Pearl Harbor tribute, some pre-existing conditions that won't keep you uninsured anymore, and more...

"SpaghettiOs decided to remember Pearl Harbor in their own special way on December 7th; shameless self-promotion. Uh-oh, SpaghettiOhs."

-Joseph Vogas


My favorite press release of the month! Good to know Buicks are still "hot" in Houston.
The following is a rundown of the "Top 10" makes of vehicles reported stolen to the Houston Police Department during the month of November 2013.

1.    Chevrolet Trucks 191
2.    Ford Trucks 140
3.    Honda Cars  90
4.    Dodge Trucks  79
5.    Chevrolet Cars  46
6.    Toyota Cars  41
7.    GMC Trucks  40
8.    Ford Cars  33
9.    Dodge Cars  32
10.  Buick Cars  21

-Katherine Haenschen


As a proud Hilltopper I have been saying this for years, but now we have a Huffington Post article to prove it! St. Edward's University is #1 and you should totally go there.

-Genevieve Cato


It's a "verifiable fact" that Jesus was a white man. How do I know that? Because Megyn Kelly said so on Fox News.  Merry Christmas!

-Joe Deshotel


So, AT&T now has its fiber network available in limited areas of Austin, but it's not quite what one would expect.  The available service is not quite the blazing fast Gigabit speed internet that AT&T will want to compete with Google Fiber. Right now, AT&T is offering 300 Mbps speeds. The gigabit speeds will be available at some point in 2014, but AT&T is offering free upgrades to those who sign up now.

-Michael Hurta


This week, Director Kevin Smith sat down on his weekly podcast "Fatman on Batman" with animation writer Paul Dini, best known for his involvement in creating the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. This week, starting at the 46:30 mark in Episode 52, Smith and Dini discussed gender based marketing and how TV shows they have been involved with or were fans of have been cancelled because their audience was too broad and too many girls were watching the shows, such as Dini's "Tower Prep" and Smith's favorite "Beware the Batman." Warning: Super NSFW language.

-Joseph Vogas


What do acne, hemorrhoids, pregnancy, and being a police officer have in common?

They're no longer pre-existing conditions that can be used by insurance companies to deny you coverage. Check out the full list!

-Katherine Haenschen


It may not feel like it now, but PolicyMic wants to remind you that 2013 had some incredible moments for women - 28 to be exact. They're all there, from pop culture to politics, in the "28 Most Iconic Feminist Moments of 2013." Spoiler alert: there are some amazing Texan ladies on this list!

-Genevieve Cato

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