Most of us realize that consumer demand has causes the US to import millions of smartphones, TVs, computers, action figures, shoes, pieces of cutlery and dildos every year. What many of us do not realize is that our chief export to the People’s Republic isn’t iron, pork, wheat or corn. It’s garbage.
In response to Texas governor Rick Perry putting out radio ads across the country to try and get businesses to move to the Lone Star State, Lewis Black launches his own anti-Texas campaign. It’s truly a thing of beauty.
AdBlock is an incredibly popular browser extension for Firefox and Chrome and for many, it’s the most sane way to browse the web. But as it turns out, Google and some other companies pay AdBlock decent money to be on a whitelist of ads that do make it through to viewers.
In the over-saturated coffee market of the pacific northwest, some buxom baristas have found a way to get a leg up on competition by dressing in bikinis and handing out handjobs for tips. These small (often drive-through) dens of caffeine and sin sport such colorful names as: Java Jugs, Twin Peaks Espresso, Moo-Licious, Lace’n’Lattes and (I wish I was making this up) Brewlesque Espresso.
After Hostess had to declare bankruptcy, Twinkies and other Hostess cakes were removed from stores, prompting a much larger internet outcry than most of the other real news going on at the time. Fortunately, Hostess is back and Twinkies are back… or they will be as of July 15th, sporting the slogan “The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever”.
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.