- ‘Penis fish’ memes erupt after worms wash up on California coast Friday 5:58 PM
- Why Britons are tweeting ‘Little England’ in wake of the U.K. election Friday 3:22 PM
- Net neutrality advocates ask for rehearing on federal court decision Friday 2:29 PM
- Americans are sharing their #PrivateHealthLIFEhacks to help Brits Friday 2:28 PM
- Warren, Sanders, Yang pledge to skip next week’s debate over union dispute Friday 2:12 PM
- How to watch tonight’s Nets vs. Raptors matchup on NBA TV Friday 2:00 PM
- Alt-right comedian Owen Benjamin banned from Instagram over anti-Semitic memes Friday 1:55 PM
- TikTok teens are procrastinating with #FinalsWeek Friday 1:46 PM
- ‘The Mandalorian’ takes on a prison break in episode 6 Friday 1:30 PM
- Nick Cannon vs. Eminem battle expected to escalate after ‘off-limits’ daughter diss Friday 12:50 PM
- Laura Loomer vehemently denies being author of new Laura Loomer-themed action novel Friday 12:30 PM
- PewDiePie’s poop-inspired game gets banned by Apple Friday 11:29 AM
- ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners to adapt ‘Lovecraft’ graphic novel to screen Friday 11:00 AM
- The 50 memes that defined the decade Friday 10:45 AM
- Venmo users are getting harassed with fraudulent payment requests Friday 10:38 AM
And so the political field day surrounding Democalypse 2016 has begun.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) became the first person to officially announce that he’s running for President instead of just making presidential plans public, like politicians such as Jeb Bush and Donald Trump have already done. But as Cruz showed on his first day as a presidential candidate, it takes a lot of planning to make that sort of splash in the political arena.
Cruz made his first speech at Liberty University, one of the most conservative schools in the country. But the students in his audience weren’t there by choice; the speech was mandatory. And when they’re forced to listen to someone they didn’t necessarily want to hear from on a Monday morning, even conservative college students will act out like children in whatever ways that they can.
Take out your cellphones? Sen. Cruz, they probably already had them out—and get someone on your staff to teach you about Yik Yak.
Screengrab via The Daily Show
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.