This Week We Recommend: Donald Trump, Fancy Restaurants, and Marlboro Miles

There's no accounting for taste, but ours is exquisite. Here are our favorite things on the Internet this week.

by Broadly Staff
Aug 21 2015, 9:00pm

This is a romp about how bad very expensive and fancy restaurants are. As a hipster, I took particular pleasure in the fact that by far the most appealing of the four (or five? can't remember; they all seem ridiculous) expensive and fancy restaurants reviewed was in Brooklyn. I concede that many self-hating snobs have already read and shared this, gleefully tittering about how Capitalism Is Bad and being absurdly wealthy is boring and mindless, but still: The piece is good!

I hate Donald Trump's policies. I hate his hair. I even hate the people who live in his buildings. (One summer in college, I worked as a pool boy at Trump Towers in Manhattan; the residents scarred me.) But I love Trump as political entertainment. This week's Time magazine perfectly captures why Trump's personality has appealed to the American people, despite his insane beliefs. While other candidates have posed in jeans during superficial photo opts, Trump has taken kids on helicopter rides, showed off his cuff links, and openly discussed how Hillary Clinton attended his wedding because he donated to a Clinton campaign. Time's profile makes me want Trump to lose, but also makes me pray he doesn't go away.

I recommend this important message from AT&T.

Since it was discontinued in 2006, you're probably too young to remember the Marlboro Miles program. Basically, you used to get rewarded with stuff like suede bomber jackets and promotional backpacks if you smoked enough cigarettes. Someone went and itemized how much all that crap would cost using the average price of today's pack of cigarettes.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) exist to talk women out of terminating their unwanted pregnancies. However, for all their blustering about protecting "unborn babies," they do basically nothing to help those women once they actually give birth: According to this infuriating Pacific Standardpiece, one CPC in LA spends 16 percent of its operation budget on advertising--getting women into the clinic so they can tell them them that they're snuffing out an innocent life, etc.--and just four percent on "client support," even though they promise women that they can help them if they go through with the pregnancy.