Monthly Archives: November 2015

One More Reason To Never Go To McDonald’s Again. I’m Never Drinking Coffee After This.

McDonald’s is a breakfast staple throughout the world. The fast food chain is the first stop in the morning for millions of people every day, but I have a feeling this guy from Canada might start a new routine.

Ron Morais from Fredricton found a particularly nasty surprise waiting for him at the bottom of his coffee cup. Just when you thought there wasn’t anything they could do to ruin coffee…

After drinking nearly the entire cup of joe, Morais noticed something unusual floating at the bottom.

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Yep, that’s a dead mouse.

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(via Metro.)

Morais said he always takes the lid off to get every last drop, but something tells me he might be off the caffeinated beverage for life. His coworkers say they wouldn’t have believed him if they hadn’t watched him down the entire drink themselves. Morais wasn’t in too bad spirits following the unfortunate incident, saying, “I’m in better shape than the mouse.”

McDonald’s representatives investigated the branch, but claim to have found “no evidence of pest” on the premises. I think this serves as pretty good evidence, no?

Motorists stranded for hours on I-65 in Cullman, Ala., due to icy conditions

WSFA reports:

Tuscaloosa resident Stephanie Burgett has been stuck on the interstate since 4:30p Thursday. She was en route to Nashville.

“I’m on the side of the road trying to get to an exit.  Three 18 wheelers are asleep in front of me.  They won’t move,” she told Fox6.

We’ve gotten the same story from multiple people stuck in traffic.  Drivers say they can’t drive down the side of the interstate to access the exits because 18-wheelers have pulled their rigs over.

Some drivers on I-65 in Cullman, AL have been stuck in traffic for at least 9 hours. And it’s still going on this morning.

— Tiffany Daggett (@TIFFvsTIP) January 18, 2013

Being stuck in traffic on I-65 for SEVEN HOURS and having to sleep in the car is not quite what we expected on our trip! @jordanmcdonald_

— Logan Harwell (@loganharwell) January 18, 2013

RT @manda4ua: @spann A friend has been stuck on I-65 N for over 10hrs. They have no water & children. Can we get a cop to pass out water???

— Mike Hamernik (@MikeHamernik) January 18, 2013

Woman stuck in traffic on I 65 only had diet mt dew to survive. She won’t drink it because there are no bathrooms nearby. @gooddayalabama

— Clare Huddleston (@Fox6Clare) January 18, 2013

People have been stuck on I-65 in Cullman for around 12 hours now.I’m going to say it, this is a huge ALDOT failure.#alwx

— Nathan Young (@nvyoung) January 18, 2013

Cullman Police: drivers can exit at MM 310 after that, I-65 is COMPLETELY closed due to ice. Please RT. #fox6traffic

— FOX6 WBRC-TV (@myfoxal) January 18, 2013

I-65 NB/SB are closed at exit 299 bc of icy conditions and accidents

— FOX6 Traffic (@FOX6Traffic) January 18, 2013

Cullman opened a shelter at the civic center for people stuck in traffic but drivers couldn’t get there.

— Clare Huddleston (@Fox6Clare) January 18, 2013

Southbound. I 65. Right now. 5:30 AM. Miserable. twitpic.com/bw71rv

— Top (@topjones11) January 18, 2013

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Yea. In a traffic jam in Cullman Al for over 4 hours. Auburn you better bring the fucking heat tomorrow. instagr.am/p/UnWy9yDxmB/

— Anderson East (@Andersoneast) January 18, 2013

There was briefly some progress earlier this morning, but that was before an 18-wheeler overturned.

Cullman – RT @melanielaydentv: I-65 closed AGAIN after an 18 wheeler overturned… Poor drivers in that area…. can’t catch a break.

— Ari Sarsalari (@AriWeather) January 18, 2013

Be safe out there.

This Pres. Selfie summation is perfect (Bonus: Upcoming Obama video statement?)

Ding, ding, ding!

As Twitchy readers know, Monica Crowley put President Selfie’s latest embarrassment in similarly crushing perspective. This Twitter user then put it in an apt comparison nutshell:

Perfect. And perfectly depressing. Also depressing?

Truth. But wait, there’s more! If this thought doesn’t make you break out the cloves and the black hair dye, nothing will.

It’s tear-inducing, because it could be true.

Related:

Monica Crowley puts asinine Obama-Biden selfie in brutal perspective

‘Choom & Chump’: Joe Biden’s ‘selfie’ with Obama captioned and critiqued [pic]

Biden: Plan to kill bin Laden most audacious in half a millennium

The Conservatory:

From the Vice President at a fundraiser in New Jersey, these quotes have come out of pool reports:

You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that he was there.

With all due respect to our SEAL brethren, I only had to go back a few decades to the Son Tay raid. So I’ll write the VP’s remark off as the typical hubris and hyperbole of politics and the usual historic ignorance (see Rutherford B. Hayes) this crew displays fairly routinely (“D-day? No biggie”). No real surprise there.

But, then this – and by the way, this is what all the hubris and hyperbole were leading up too:

Do any one of you have a doubt that if that raid failed that this guy would be a one-term president?

That’s right … politics. This is an attempt to equate saying “yes” to the raid while sitting in a room in DC to the courage necessary to execute the raid. That supposedly risking your political future is akin to actually risking your life in the raid. This is an attempt to frame a decision that really wasn’t very tough at all into an agonizing, courageous and risky choice.

Five hundred years? Armada, shmarmada.

Go read the whole thing.

Yesterday, on Twitter, more gaffetasm from Crazy Uncle Joe.

Former Reid spokesman calls NY Gov. Cuomo a ‘first-class pr*ck’

Jim Manley is a Senior Director at QGA Public Affairs in Washington DC. He is also a former Capitol Hill staffer who used to work as Sen. Harry Reid’s communications director. He has a reputation for being a straight-shooter, and boy did he deliver last night:

Related:

Andrew Cuomo objects to gun control law he signed two months ago
‘What a douche’: ‘Idiotic’ NY Gov. Cuomo catches hell for right-to-life ‘banishment fantasy’

 

19 Totally Magical Libraries To Visit Before You Die

Book lovers: Add these to your bucket lists.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community for the most amazing library they’d ever visited. Here are the awe-inspiring results.

1. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto

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“The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto! I went this fall and the whole experience was mind blowing. Not only is the library beautiful, but you can request and have access to most of their collections while visiting. On our trip we saw Shakespeare’s first folio, as well as many of Margaret Atwood’s original manuscripts (and her first self published book!!) and a Book of Hours from the 15th century (could have been the 14th — there was a lot that day!)” —Melissa Hudson (Facebook)

2. Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany

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“Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany. It’s essentially a perfectionist’s dream of what every library should look like.” —melissan406bf75c0

3. The New York Public Library, New York

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“New York Public Library … the ceiling is magnificent and it’s so quiet in there.” —heyitsgracee

4. John Rylands Library; Manchester, UK

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“The John Rylands Library in Manchester is literally a cathedral for books.” —joem45ac45347

5. Strahov Library, Prague

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“The Strahov Library in Prague!!! You can’t actually sit down and read, but it is one of the most pleasing locations a book lover could set eyes on!” —kateh4897e321c

6. Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscripts Library at Yale; New Haven, Connecticut

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“The Beinecke Library in New Haven, Connecticut. They always have rare books and folios on display, and the interior temperature controlled room is too cool.” —lsheabailey

7. Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City

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“Biblioteca Vasconcelos in Mexico City. Went there last summer, it’s amazing. My picture doesn’t do it justice.” —AnaE20

8. Salt Lake City Public Library; Salt Lake City

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“The Salt Lake City Library! It is gorgeous and feels like something Willy Wonka would create.” —straytray

9. Bodleian Library; Oxford, UK

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Suggested by Lia Pulliam (Facebook)

10. Trinity College Long Room, Dublin

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“I almost cried with joy when I walked into the Trinity College Long Room.” —Jen Stone (Facebook)

11. Mafra National Palace Library; Mafra, Portugal

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Suggested by Joana Simão (Facebook)

12. Library of Congress; Washington, D.C.

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“The Library of Congress. Home to a Gutenberg bible, every book in circulation, and countless masterpieces. Every American must visit once in their lives.” —cjsamsky

13. Louis Round Wilson Library at UNC; Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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(Suggested by emmas42aab98e8)

14. Library at Osgoode Hall; Toronto

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“Law Library at Osgoode Hall (Toronto), small but beautiful.” —deezee

15. The George Peabody Library; Baltimore

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“Give me a mattress and food for the rest of my life and I shall call Peabody library my precious, like Gollum did with the one ring!” —Annamaria Apergi (Facebook)

16. Suzzallo Library at University of Washington, Seattle

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“Everyone needs to go the University of Washington Library! It looks exactly like the dining hall from Harry Potter!” —Meranda Clausen (Facebook)

17. Boston Public Library, Boston

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(Suggested by Josh Young, emmas42aab98e8, shelin, and matr4a537d5b1)

18. Librairie Avant-Garde; Nanjing, China*

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“The Librairie Avant Garde in Nanjing, China! It’s hidden in an underground carpark in an abandoned bomb shelter, and perfectly mixes books and literature in with history, culture, and a super cool Chinese indie vibe. There’s artwork everywhere, quotes etched into pillars, and every book you can think of translated into Chinese.” —Kalli McCoy (Facebook)

*Technically this is a bookstore, not a library, but the shop welcomes people who just want to browse and read for hours, and owner Qian Xiaohua has called it “the second library for university students.”

19. Your local library

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“Every book lover needs to visit their own local library. Yes, there are beautiful libraries all over the world, but every book lover should be familiar with their local. Not just which books are there but what the library can offer them. Where the best place is to read, study, or sit in quiet contemplation. Which staff to avoid and which to go to for information, a good read, or just a friendly chat. These libraries are dedicated to lifelong learning and offer more than just books. By supporting your local library, you support a community.” —Penelope Masters (Facebook)

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Disturbed’s David Draiman freaks out on Michele Bachmann over parody

http://twitter.com/#!/DAVIDMDRAIMAN/status/396132076467924992

Sometimes David Draiman of Disturbed and Device gets it right. And sometimes he gets it very, very wrong.

No, Michele Bachmann didn’t endorse an “actual ad” suggesting you can catch the gay from smoking up.

Draiman responded to several tweets cluing him in that he got it wrong. First he claimed it was just a question.

http://twitter.com/#!/DAVIDMDRAIMAN/status/396242835948572672

From “just askin’ questions” to “fake, but accurate”:

http://twitter.com/#!/DAVIDMDRAIMAN/status/396250772024737792
http://twitter.com/#!/DAVIDMDRAIMAN/status/396250923216814080

Just in case Draiman’s tweet disappears, here’s the obviously fake parody ad that got him worked up.

michele-bachmann-gay-pot

‘Bad boy of R&B’ Chris Brown crashes Porsche, blames paparazzi

Bad boy of R&B” Chris Brown might not be so good at driving either. Police say he hit something other than Rihanna today, when his Porsche crashed into a wall. Brown blames the paparazzi, who were chasing him. The folks of Twitter immediately expressed their concern.

How awful. Is the car OK? RT @mpoppel Chris Brown crashes Porsche while being chased by paparazzi

— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) February 10, 2013

.@sarahsside Chris Brown is an Assault Celebrity.

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) February 10, 2013

Hitting walls > hitting women RT @mpoppel: Chris Brown crashes Porsche while being chased by paparazzi dlvr.it/2wcmc4

— Andy Levy (@andylevy) February 10, 2013

ha ha. With Chris Brown, the hits keep coming.

— Jon Watts (@jonwattstn) February 10, 2013

Well, @chrisbrown crashed his Porsche. Or at least CLAIMED to, we all know what went down. Bottom line, the car filed a restraining order.

— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) February 10, 2013

Back to school: Twitter to start ‘grading’ your tweets

You won’t be able to see the next big change on Twitter, but it might affect whose tweets you see. It was announced today that Twitter was tweaking its metadata to include an algorithm that “grades” tweets with values of “high,” “medium,” “low” or “none.” Hence, it will now be possible to rank tweets according to their importance as determined by Twitter’s algorithm.

The Next Web speculates that the new formula most likely will be “a combination of shares, views, engagement numbers and so forth.” As we say on Twitter, “Bqhatevwr.”

New tweet grading scale to be unveiled on Feb 20. I’m going to fail & further be frightened of the scary fishbowl that is twitter. #cantwait

— Jacquelyn Costello (@jaycoste) February 15, 2013

How long before Twitter adds a ‘WTF?’ to their proposed grading scale? @dheuman

— Big Daddy (@BigDaddySaid) February 15, 2013

HuahahahNgok.. <– low value “@huffingtonpost: Twitter is going to start grading your tweets huff.to/12Gvhqa

— Olijanov (@Olijanov) February 15, 2013

I will surely lose points for my #bachelor tweets RT “@huffingtonpost: Twitter is going to start grading your tweets huff.to/12Gvhqa

— Michelle (@mamabaquita) February 15, 2013

“@huffingtonpost: Twitter is going to start grading tweets huff.to/12Gvhqa // hope I don’t get an Incompl

— Corey Mann (@mynameiscorey) February 15, 2013

Twitter to start grading tweets huff.to/12Gvhqa I’m doomed, but at least knobs who tweet “Good Nite :)” will finally get theirs.

— ALEX MARTIN (@malexmartin) February 15, 2013

Bad idea! It sounds like something Facebook would do.”@huffingtonpost: Twitter is going to start grading your tweets huff.to/12Gvhqa

— Grace Jordan (@GraceJordanNews) February 15, 2013

No pressure. Beginning next Wednesday “@huffingtonpost: Twitter is going to start grading your tweets huff.to/12Gvhqa

— jean martirez (@JeanMartirez) February 15, 2013

For grammar? “@huffingtonpost: Twitter is going to start grading your tweets huff.to/12Gvhqa

— Bobby Cherry (@GoBobbo) February 15, 2013

“@huffingtonpost: Twitter is going to start grading your tweets huff.to/12Gvhqa”. Thfluupppph

— Kathy Heslinga (@khesvail) February 15, 2013

Well then, Twitter, let the games begin. You want high value? We’ll show you high value!