Monthly Archives: February 2016
‘Ghostbusters’ is back, the Twinkie has returned, and America couldn’t be any happier.
This week, Hostess released a teaser for their limited edition ‘Ghostbusters’ Twinkie. If you thought the cream-filled, plastic-wrapped sponge cake couldn’t get any grosser, guess again. This version comes in a subtle lime green, and features more artificial flavors than some of us thought possible.
Known as the ‘Key Lime Cooler Twinkie,’ the processed delicacy is modeled after the legendary Ecto Cooler. Who doesn’t want to eat a dessert made out of chemicals and oozing slime?
But the Hostess promotion doesn’t come out of nowhere. Never forget this Harold Ramis moment, when Twinkies became a teaching tool.
All hail the almighty Twinkie.
If you can’t beat the National Football League’s 32 billionaire team owners and $12 billion-a-year revenue stream, join them. That’s the thought process behind Major League Football, a fledgling organization that hopes to become a developmental league for hundreds of athletes who haven’t given up on their dream of playing in the NFL.
NFL executives have publicly discussed the need for a bridge between the college and professional football – a league that would prepare athletes for the physical and mental rigors of playing at the next level. MLFB is one of several upstart organizations seeking to fill the void. Founded in 2014, it has already attracted support from several former NFL coaches, executives and players, including former Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo, former New York Jets head coach-turned ESPN analyst Herman Edwards and former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Chris Miller.
If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, shopping at the online retailer just got a little more expensive.
Amazon offers free shipping on many of its products if customers spend more than a certain amount, but the company has quietly raised that minimum purchase requirement to $49.
California officials in charge of workplace safety have voted down a proposal that would have put condoms on porn actors.
The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s Standards Board voted the measure down Thursday when only three members supported it, Cal/Osha spokeswoman Julia Bernstein told the Los Angeles Times. Four yes votes from the seven-member board were required for passage. The vote was 3-2 in favor, with one member absent and one board position currently open.
The board will now begin considering a new worker-safety measure for the porn industry, Bernstein said.
In a promotional video for Lyft, Danica Patrick went undercover as a driver for the ride-hailing company that recently formed a partnership with General Motors (GM).
Lyft customers in Charlotte, N.C., were shocked to be sitting in the passenger’s seat alongside the famous racecar driver. Patrick, who races the No. 10 Chevrolet in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, did her best to disguise herself with a hat and aviator sunglasses. But she left plenty of hints for the unsuspecting passengers.
“I like left turns,” Patrick said from behind the wheel of a new Chevrolet Malibu, which GM redesigned for 2016.
“I try and get 500 miles in on Sundays, and I try and do it in under four hours,” she said to another passenger.
Notorious gadget leaker Evan Blass posted a photo from his Twitter account @evleaks of a smartphone claiming it’s the new HTC One M10.
More than 100 adult film performers plan to gather in Sacramento Thursday to protest an expected ruling by California regulators that mandates condoms and
A former U.S. Army intelligence officer who had a top secret clearance suspects foul play in the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
“The circumstances surrounding Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia’s death are growing more suspicious by the minute,” writes Ray Starmann, who worked in Army intelligence for eight years before becoming a journalist.
Starmann points to the fact that the story appears to keep changing, with initial reports that Scalia had died of a heart attack later denied. He also questions why no autopsy was performed and why Scalia’s body was quickly embalmed, “erasing any chances for the coroner to conduct efficient toxicology tests.”