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Finally, Sour Patch Kids Breakfast Cereal Is Coming

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sour-patch-kids-breakfast-cereal.jpg Because some times all the letters you write and prayers you say before bed actually get answered, Post has just announced it's releasing a Sour Patch Kids breakfast cereal in June 2019 (available earlier exclusively at Walmart starting December 26th). Despite the different colors the cereal is all one flavor, "fruity" (aka the essence of a handful of Sour Patch Kids), and advertised as 'Sour Then Sweet'. One Thrillist reporter who got to try the cereal early because my life is't fair described the taste as "Sour Patch Fruity Pebbles," which is 100% a flavor I can get behind. Granted I don't think I've ever tried a sour cereal before, but I already love Sour Patch Kids and Fruity Pebbles and I'm open to new things. "Like swinging?" Exactly. Now who wants to start camping outside Walmart with me? We can hit their Black Friday deals too and kill two birds with one very unemployed stone. Thanks to Closet Nerd, who agrees Sour Patch Watermelon cereal better be right around the corner.
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mburch42
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Stop everything: You can get Ikea’s meatballs delivered now

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After decades of having to drive to suburbia just to grab a plate of delicious Swedish meatballs, Uber is delivering Ikea’s most famous dish directly to front doors.

The meatball company, which also sells furniture, is partnering with Uber to celebrate a Swedish tradition called Fredagsmys, which translates to “cozy Friday.” This is a thing Swedes allegedly do to celebrate the end of the workweek in the warmth of their comfy homes. The promotion will only offer three menus: The Snug, with meatballs for two, The Formal, with veggie meatballs, and the Family Platter, for four people. The menus come with fries, mashed potatoes, Daim Cake, and some donuts. According to House Beautiful, you can only order one menu at a time–but each order comes with an Ikea cushion cover, napkins, throw, and candles, all for a total of 10 British pounds for the smaller menus and £20 for the family menu.

Which brings me to the bad news, my friends: This promotion is limited to the United Kingdom. In fact, it’s limited to those people living within a two-mile radius of Ikea’s kitchen in Hoxton, London, and it will only last from November 16 to November 20. Basically, this is like Santa Claus materializing in front of your eyes to say, yes, I’m realbut I’ll never ever bring you any gifts. Also, Rudolph just pooped on your doormat.

Come on, Ikea! You can’t do this to the rest of the people who visited your stores over 2 billion times last year. If you can open stores in 25 different countries, you can make meatballs deliverable for the rest of us. And throw in the rest of your menu–herring and Kalles Kaviar, for instance–while you’re at it.

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Study: Bearded Men More Attractive To Woman As Long-Term Romantic Partners

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beards.jpg A recent study published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology indicates women may find bearded men more attractive in terms of their potential as a long-term romantic partner. The study consisted of 8,500 women who were asked to evaluate pictures of the same men while clean shaven, with light stubble (5 days of growth), heavy stubble (10 days of growth), and full beards (over 4 weeks of growth). Heavy stubble was found to be the most attractive in terms of long-term romantic partnership, followed by full beards, light stubble, and clean shaven in last. Of course I would argue that women don't actually find bearded men more attractive, just less ugly. Beards hide your face so there's less monster to look at. "You can't grow a beard, can you, GW?" Of course I can, I just don't want to because I'm afraid my dog won't recognize me and will try to attack me when I come home. "So no." Whatever, I could have a 5 o'clock shadow by New Year's if I wanted. Thanks to Thaylor H, who agrees they also should have included mustache only, neckbeard, and goatee in the mix.
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[reconsiders plan to shave vacation-beard]
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A Massive Meteorite Crater Has Been Hiding Under Greenland's Ice

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It ranks in the top 25 largest impact craters ever discovered.

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There are still secrets hidden on the vast terrain of Earth.

Three years ago, a team of scientists discovered an unusual shape in a topography map of the land beneath Greenland's thick ice. Under the Hiawatha glacier, there was a circular depression. Kurt Kjær, a geologist at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, wondered if, perhaps, it had been made by a meteorite.

Now, after collecting detailed scans and physical clues, an international team of researchers has evidence, published in Science Advances, that this unseen crater was made by a giant rock from space, more than half a mile wide. The resulting indentation is almost 20 miles wide, making it one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth.

The crater originally showed up on radar scans made as part of ongoing efforts to map the terrain beneath Greenland's ice. But those scans weren't detailed enough to resolve the telltale features of impact craters, including peaks formed in the center of the ring. Kjær and his colleagues worked with the NASA glaciologist Joseph MacGregor to organize a survey with a more powerful ice-penetrating radar system, launched from the U.S. military base at Thule.

The picture that those scans produced revealed the exact features the researchers were looking for—a circular rim, the central peaks, and layers of ice roiled by past disturbances, deep under more recent, pristine ice layers. The depression was also massive, about twice the size of Washington, D.C.

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An impact of this size, though, would leave behind evidence besides a crater. But collecting material directly from the crater is a major challenge: It's under half a mile of ice. The scientists located a channel of meltwater that carried with it debris from the depression. Analyzing those fragments, they found unusually high concentrations of nickel, cobalt, chromium, and gold, an indication that if a meteorite had created the crater, it was an iron meteorite. But the most exciting piece of evidence that flushed out of the channel were tiny grains of quartz that showed signs of an impact and included materials that could be made in the melting heat of the impact.

If a meteorite of this size hit the Earth, it would have had an enormous effect on the whole planet. In the immediate aftermath, shocks would have spread for hundreds of miles, and a huge fireball would have lit the sky. The debris could have reached North America. And the impact of the meteorite could have melted massive amounts of Greenland's ice, changing the dynamics of the ocean and, consequently, chilling temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere.

This is one of the most intriguing parts of this discovery, because it tracks with a contested theory about a thousand-year period of cooling around the end of the last Ice Age. Some researchers have suggested that a massive impact, like this one, could have set off this cooling period, known as the Younger Dryas, which occurred about 12,800 years ago.

There are indications that this crater is young, in geologic time. Ice erodes the land beneath it relatively quickly, so the bumpy peaks beneath the ice suggest that this one hasn't had time to wear down. But it's not possible to date the crater with exactitude without more evidence. It could be as young as the Younger Dryas period... or it could be three million years old. The scientists are now searching for the resources to drill down deep into the crater and extract evidence directly from its depths, in the hope of better understanding this new mystery.

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neat.
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“Nuke the Whales” and 20 More Tacky and Tasteless T-Shirts from the 1970s

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Yes, there actually was a “Nuke the Whales” T-shirt, but that’s the least problematic tee in this list.  The seventies were chock full of tasteless, tacky, and accidentally offensive shirts that you wouldn’t be caught dead in today.

I’m not exactly sure why, but it became a “thing” in the seventies to wear T-shirts with “edgy” sayings not meant for polite company.  If you remember the decade, then you remember the popular iron-on that read “I’m so happy I could just shit” featuring a frog at a desk.  It was everywhere!

I suppose it was a holdover from the counter-culture revolution which basically spit in the face of good manners and traditional, classy attire.  So, it is in this time period (the 1970’s and early 80’s) that we find some of the worst things mankind has ever put on his or her chest – let’s have a look at the bottom of the barrel…

Wear your “Cox Suckers” T-shirt and wow your friends with how edgy and cool you are.  Or, how about the classy “Poverty Sucks” tee.

“New for the real sports buff!”  Both of these are terrible.  The guy’s shirt features a jock strap, and the girl’s literally says “Let’s Ball”.  Just wow.

What kind of person walks around with their own face on their T-shirt?

Oh-so-edgy Richard Nixon themed T-shirts from 1974.

Ugh.  You can almost smell the weed and body odor coming through from this advertisement.

You’ll be an absolute chick magnet in these joke tees from 1973 and 1975.

The shirt reads: “If you scratch my back, you can sniff my mint.”

It’s actually an innocent slogan, as the Tic-Tac image on the back really does emit a minty aroma when scratched…. But just reading the front may give an alternate impression.

The seventies was such a classy decade, wasn’t it?  Get your “Wanna Fuck?” T-shirt for the low price of $4.95.

(L) Another classy T-shirt which reads “Put Some Fun Between Your Legs”.  (R) If it was possible to get any worse, we have the Rockefeller family T-Shirts – to be worn “ironically” of course.

For the couples out there: We have a shirt in favor of Texas secession and the elegant “Hustler Power” tee.  For more magazine t-shirts see Amazing Magazine T-Shirts from the 1970s-80s.

From 1980 we have the “Aya-Toilet” T-shirt for those patriotic Americans.

1980 was a banner year for terrible tees.  We have the elegant “If it looks good… SNORT IT!” t-shirt, as well as some ‘Merican faves including “Shah Wars” and “Let the Russians Play With Themselves” variety.

Also from 1980, we have the Mt. Saint Helens commemorative T-shirt stating “Sacrificial Virgin Inspector” as well as a cornucopia of tasteless tees to choose from, including: “Bend Over, I’ll Drive”, “Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw”, and “No Fat Chicks”.

At left we have “It’s Real” plastered on her evidently authentic boobs, and a group of ladies in their condom tees.  For more of this see: Cigarette Pants & Condom Tees: When Fashion and Product Brands Collide.

In case you can’t read it, the shirt features a couple camels screwing with the words “A Good Hump is Hard to Find”.  Oh, dear.

You’ll be the most popular girl on the block in your “ERA Sucks” t-shirt.  Also available: “First Strike – Circumvent Washington’s limp wrists – let’s tear the petty coats off of foreign policy and play hardball with the Russkies!”  And, of course, the dreaded “Nuke the Whales” shirt rears its ugly head again.

I’d almost forgotten the “I’m with Stupid” t-shirts that were everywhere.  What was that about?  How is it possible that this was a fad?  I lived through the seventies and I write about the seventies… but I am nowhere close to understanding the seventies.

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mburch42
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I agree these are tacky but I'm not sure modern times are any better.
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Honest Trailers - The Meg

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From: screenjunkies
Duration: 04:04

The shark movie that tows the line between good good and bad good and just bad bad - it' Honest Trailers for The Meg!

Watch the Honest Trailers Commentary to see an inside look from the writer's perspective!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joeU-41peAs

Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
Title Design: Robert Holtby

Written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr, Lon Harris
Produced by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr & Max Dionne

Edited by Kevin Williamsen and TJ Nordaker
Assistant Editor: Emin Bassavand

Honest Trailers - The Meg

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mburch42
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I only glimpsed portions of this on somebody else's screen on an airplane, but this seems accurate.
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