On Wednesday, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives staged a sit-in on the House floor, promising not to leave until House Speaker Paul Ryan called for votes on pending gun control legislation and organizing support on social media using the hashtag #NoBillNoBreak.
When I was in college, I saved a Dunkin’ Donuts from almost certain destruction.
I was at Tufts University just outside of Boston, and I’d stumbled off campus to present my hangover with a peace offering of doughy bagel and hazelnut iced coffee. Apparently the Dunkin’ staff were similarly impaired on that Sunday morning. When my bagel lodged in the toaster and proceeded to burst into flame, no one seemed to notice. Smoke started to rise from the machine. Still nothing.
“Excuse me,” I said. “I think my bagel’s on fire.”
Some class-action lawsuits sound absurd enough to simply write off—like the one that two people from California filed in March, accusing Starbucks of deliberately underfilling lattes.