Friday Wrap: Grandmothers of Facebook Get Unintentionally Trolled, and More…

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It's Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to close some browser tabs and comment on the issues of the week.

First up this week, hate litterers? There's an app for that! A TxDOT app allows you to report litterers who will then receive a friendly reminder and trash bag in the mail.

Below the jump, God's response to the Westboro Baptist Church, play some Tampon Run, and more…

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    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is coming to Austin for a week-long coverage of the midterm elections. And it is going to be everything good in the world.

    -Omar Araiza

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    Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has a new enemy: “Meatless Monday” school lunches.

    -Katherine Haenschen

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    Piggy-backing on this^, Westboro Baptist Church has a Soundcloud account with parodies of pop songs. I'll include the link but I don't really advise that anyone click it; the songs are atrocious and obviously offensive. I tried listening to one for shits/giggles but it really just gave me a headache and reminded me how out-of-touch and bizarre these people are.

    -Natalie San Luis

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    Do you like to play games? Are you looking for a bloody good time? (That was a bad pun, but I couldn't help myself.) Then TAMPON RUN is made just for you! It was created by two high school teens who want to use gaming to reduce the stigma around menstruation. To make it even cooler (as if a game where you shoot tampons at people isn't cool enough), the two met at Girls Who Code. They explain, in the game's intro: “Although the concept of the video game may be strange, it's stranger that our society has accepted and normalized guns and violence through video games, yet we still find tampons and menstruation unspeakable. Hopefully one day menstruation will be as normal, if not more so, as guns and violence have become in our society. Normal enough to place in a video game without a second thought.” I could keep telling you about it… but I'd rather be playing Tampon Run.

    -Genevieve Cato

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    Best use of the phrase “monkeying around” I've read all week.

    -Katherine Haenschen

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