Amy’s Baking Company and Bistro was featured on a recent episode of Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares, but were dumped from the show because Ramsey of all people, thought the owners were total assholes. Demonstrating this short temper for the whole world to see, owners Samy and Amy Bouzaglo took to Facebook to aggressively and dickishly respond to some negative comments.
For years, airlines have toyed with the idea of charging hefty passengers more for their seat, but a Samoan airline is the first to actually do it. Yes, Samoa, the Pacific nation that is stereotypically full of overweight islanders.
Your credit score, also known as your FICA score, can determine your future, you ability to save your ass in case of emergency, get a loan, get a car or buying a house. But the formula that determines your credit score is a cold, heartless bitch that operates on the Mafia style “Fuck you, pay me” system. Your whole family dies, your wife leaves you and you lose your house and car in a hurricane? Fuck you, pay me. But a new system introduced by all three major credit reporting agencies due out in April may make your life a little easier.
Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner is now considered a cinema classic, but when the movie was first run by producers, they came up with a long list of gripes about how much they weren’t happy with it. They called it slow, boring and wondered if the writers and director were on drugs.
Disney announced that it’s shutting down any remaining 2D hand drawn feature animation facilities left and will only be committing to 3D rendered and animated films from now on.
Since the financial meltdown of 2008, banks now have been incentivized to become even bigger, knowing that the larger they are and the more they have their tentacles into every tiny aspect of everyone’s lives, the more they fall into the “too big to fail” category, making them immune from prosecution and ensuring a steady stream of government subsidies to keep them profitable and healthy.
Last week, Maker’s Mark pissed everyone off when they announced they were lowering their whiskey from 45% alcohol to 42%, which quickly caused a firestorm of hate across the web. And then a couple days ago, Maker’s Mark made another announcement that they will not be watering down their liquor after all. Drink up!
Atari was one of the first big video game consoles to start invading living rooms in the 1980s, and even after they stopped making consoles, they continued to make and publish popular games. But that isn’t enough, as this week Atari US filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to allow the company to try and restructure to avoid going down the tubes all together.
As asteroid mining starts looking more and more like a thing that will happen in the near future, one company called Deep Space Industries wants to launch a ship in 2015 that will be able to prospect for mineable asteroids.
From an anonymous IHCer: “I’m in the process of taking over the buying for a well established independent book store in the wilds of WA State. We have great stock so far, but I’d like to build up the sci-fi / fantasy / horror / science / tech / DIY / hacker / gardening / outdoors / everything aspect of the shop before the summer. Any hot book picks from the IHC crowd? Imagine you’re in the middle of nowhere with your family and you need something to read for a mountain vacation… GO!”
Sometimes one of the biggest pains in the arse with switching cell carriers is that dreaded early termination fee. Even if you’ve been with the same company and on the same phone for years, long past paying off the price of the phone, everybody still loves to dickslap you with early termination fees. But for the month of February, prepaid provider wants to pay your ETF, up to $350.