6:15 Burger King in Japan has come out with the Black Burger.
Would you eat something like this? I don't know why they came up with it but its certainly interesting to look at. I'd try it because I like gimmicks. Burger King restaurants in Japan have released a brand-new burger featuring a pitch-black bun, and garnished with a black pepper and a matching slice of cheese.
The Japanese-language website Nari Nari reports the Kuro Burger's bread and cheese get its black coloring from bamboo charcoal, and a special sauce is colored with jet-black squid ink, to boot.
Back in 2012, fast food restaurants in France debuted a limited-run Darth Vader-colored bun as a promotional tie-in to the release of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace 3D.
6:45 More food! Taco Bell is Working on Fried Chicken Battered With Tortilla Chips
Read more at: http://www.foodbeast.com/2014/09/09/taco-bell-is-working-on-fried-chicken-battered-with-tortilla-chips/#kiHx9rf98JMgGbf0.99
Taco Bell has ground beef, grilled chicken, grilled steak and now…fried chicken?
Arguably the unsung hero of last week's unveil of the Biscuit Taco was the looming availability of fried chicken at the world's largest taco chain. The mention of "crispy chicken" during our tasting was understated and almost got swept under the rug. When they talked about it, it was only in reference as a meat option for the new Biscuit Taco. You can order it with country gravy or jalapeño honey. That was awesome and all — but before we knew it, they were already talking about the next product…
Then we prodded them for more – wait, FRIED CHICKEN? Go back to that please.
And go back they did — mentioning that the distinguishing factor in their new protein option was that it was battered in tortilla chips, something they hope makes their version of chicken easily distinguishable from their competitors.
The feeling we got in the room was that the new crispy chicken option was likely going to be part of future menu items outside of breakfast. Can you imagine a 7-Layer Burrito with fried chicken? How about a Fried Chicken Enchilada or Fried Chicken Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco?
They confirmed that they had plans to continue the testing of their crispy chicken in the hopes of making it a staple meat option for their menu.
Their new fried chicken is being served with jalapeño honey poured on it.
7:15 Okay so on Sunday, the Star Spangled Banner is 200 years old! Who knew? So there have been celebrations going on for the past several months. The events will culminate on Sunday, September 14th with a big huge event in Baltimore...where the song was penned.
It took more than two decades for an officially-licensed version of Homer Simpson's famous beer to reach store shelves, and barely four months since its release, Australian authorities have ordered Duff pulled from stores.
According to the Herald Sun, the Land Down Under's Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code has ruled the Woolworth Liquor Group's beer -- made to look exactly like the orange cans from which Homer Jay swills -- would be too tempting for underage fans of The Simpsons. (D'oh!)
Stores which still have stock are allowed to sell off what they have, but no more will be made, and that's good news to the panel's Sondra Davoren, who said, "Through its creation and subsequent promotion in The Simpsons, there is no doubt that Duff Beer is going to be attractive to children and young people. That is why it is really important that alcohol producers are not allowed to target kids."
Incidentally, Brewing company Lion Nathan sold its own unlicensed Duff Beer in the 1990s, but were shut down after being successfully sued by Simpsons producer Twentieth Century Fox. (D'oh!)
While Simpsons creator Matt Groening reportedly refused to allow canned Duff to be sold in the U.S. also to avoid underage drinking, Universal Theme Park's Simpsons attraction does sell three kinds of Duff on draft -- although true fans know Duff, Duff Lite, and Duff Dry all come from the same tank. http://thedrinknation.com/articles/read/13388-Simpsons-Creator-Warns-That-Real-Life-Duff-Beer-Could-Encourage-Kids-to-Drink#
Friday Toy Memory: Remember this? Deputy Dog? I could be plopped down in front of the old TV and watch the old dawg for some time!
Check out this clip that features his some of his other "varmints" like Muskie Muskrat and Moley Mole Ha!
6:15 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked To Russian Website (September 11, 2014)
It's time to change your passwords! On Tuesday evening, while everyone was talking about the Apple announcements, nearly 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords were published on a Russian Bitcoin forum called Btcsec.com.
Don't panic yet, though. The Daily Dot reports that Google reps said the "leak" is more like an old collection of hacked credentials that are likely out of date. Meanwhile, the person who published the list claimed over 60% of the passwords were working ones.
The database also contained user credentials for a popular Russian search engine called Yandex.
Both Yandex and Google maintain that their systems have not been compromised and that the leaked credentials were stolen through the hears.
Here's what you should do. Change your password and enable two-factor authentication on Google and any important accounts you have.
What would you do for a fraternity brother in need?
That's the exact question 22-year-old Joe Gallo asked himself upon hearing the devastating news that fraternity brother Bret Grund had been recently diagnosed with stage IV glioma.
Joe, a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University, set out on a mission to raise money to help offset some of the costs of Bret's medical bills by eating a Chipotle burrito a day for 100 days.
To help spread awareness of the fund, Joe would post a video of his last bite on Instagram every day, with the hashtag #100daysforgrundfund.
We caught up with Joe around day 70 and followed him down the homestretch. On day 100, we hosted a fundraiser for him at Ainsworth Park in Manhattan, to celebrate his accomplishment and raise additional funds.
Surrounded by family, fraternity brothers, and after receiving a special video message, Joe finished the last burrito like a champ.
7:15 As you well know, today is the 13th Anniversary of 9-11. It's a day that has been marked into our memory. It's hard to believe it's been so long and it's a day that you feel solemn, reflective and maybe even melancholy. I was looking for events or commemorations for the day. This page from USA.gov has everything you could want to know:
8:15 Danielle got me hooked on this new app called Trusper. It's pretty much just tips for life or Life Hacks. She was looking at it yesterday and I couldn't help but download it too. Next thing I know, I'm finding out the best way to
remove skin from potatoes without peeling them etc.
6:15 It's NOT fall yet but that's not stopping Oreo cookies from coming up with a new fall concoction. Enter Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies. I saw an article on Time.com and they had some interesting commentary after doing a taste test:
Among TIME staffers, responses were largely positive.
"It tastes like fall!" one staffer exclaimed in delight. "It tastes like a Yankee candle!" Another agreed that the cookies were "amazing"and another, initially a bit skeptical, said, "I've had far worse." One reporter said they tasted just like pumpkin pie, and another said they reminded her of chai lattes. If you want to find out for yourself, they'll be available at retailers nationwide beginning Sept. 24 for 6-8 weeks, or until supplies last."
6:45 Yeah, well somebody needs to make up their mind! WAS MOM WRONG? Or Are these Scientists full of phooey?
Breakfast might NOT be the most important meal of the day after all. Scientists at Britain's University of Bath have found that the morning meal doesn't kick-start the metabolism or aid weight-loss. In fact, breakfast has been found to have no impact on metabolism or calories eaten later in day. That goes against the long-held theory that skipping breakfast means we're likely to gorge later on in the day. However the researchers acknowledge that people who do eat breakfast may be healthier in general, but that may be due to their overall diet regime. (Yeah whatever … eat, make your mother happy!)
Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2733767/Breakfast-NOT-important-meal-day-Scientists-not-kickstart-metabolism-aid-weight-loss.html
7:15 The Top 20 Buzzwords to Avoid at Work
You know when your boss has been to an "empowerment/leadership conference" and they come back into the office with catchphrases that make everyone gag? Yeah, they suck. Here are 20 that everyone should avoid!
It doesn't matter where you might have picked up certain buzzwords that you use at work, just make sure to dump them in the trash.
That's the advice of 600 Human Resource managers interviewed by Accountemps, who wanted to learn what office catchphrases and clichés drive supervisors up the wall.
For instance, if you've ever used "pick your brain," your boss may be ready to pick you up and drop you out a window.
The recommendation of HR people is to use simple language during conversations, not the hackneyed office jargon that does little to impress anyone.
Here are the 20 most annoying and over used phrases and buzzwords in alphabetical order:
"At the end of the day"
"I am overwhelmed."
"It's above my pay grade."
"It's not my job."
"Let me get back to you."
"Out of pocket"
"Pick your brain"
"Think outside the box."
"When am I going to get a raise?"
The one that irks me is "Team"--Rona
8:15: EAT IT OR WEAR IT?
Kale for your nails? (I say NO, put it in yer belly instead!)
The leafy green superfood is creeping out of salads and juicers and making its way into the beauty aisle where it can now be found in creams and other products thanks to its antioxidant properties. Kale hasn't displaced other botanicals, which remain a small segment of the multibillion-dollar beauty industry. There's a wide range of plant life and consumables in beauty products, and now kale is joining them in face masks, skin-brightening serums, creams, and nail polish; pushed along by the march to healthier living and the frenzy to fend off aging. Observers say it's not unusual that kale is so popular. History has shown that it's quite common for food trends to trickle into beauty care products. And kale offers the advantages of being organic, vegetarian, and … cruelty-free. (Unless you're a mama kale that just lost her babies!) http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/kale-nails-leafy-green-hits-beauty-aisle-article-1.1909047
Also, after playing the Rembrandt's I'll be there for you, I mentioned a Jimmy Kimmel Sketch with some of the cast of Friends. Watch it here. So cute.
"Autotrader" says that 55% of visitors to its website seek out cars and trucks that can accommodate dogs, and 75% of its shoppers who have a dog take their pet in the car at least once a month. Here's their new ranking of pooch-friendly rides based on easy access, fold-flat seats, under-floor storage, roomy cabin, and other features (listed alphabetically) …
â BMW X3
â Honda Odyssey
â Kia Soul
â Nissan Juke
â Subaru Outback
â Volkswagen Tiguan
â Volvo V60
Read more here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/09/01/best-cars-for-dogs-autotrader-mark-phelan/14936799/
7:15 THE FANNY PACK IS BACK:
The unattractive pouch long associated with American tourists and embarrassing dads has become the Renaissance bag thanks to a few cool celebrity endorsements. Most recently movie star Matthew McConaughey gave the fanny pack his stamp of approval at a Red Sox game in Boston over the weekend. His advice: "You kind of got to put it on the side to make it look not-as-nerdy." A month ago, no less a macho man than Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson endorsed the fanny pack by posting a photo on Twitter showing him donning one back in the 1990s. And Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has been photographed in a quilted leather Chanel fanny pack that is 'far superior to the neon nylon styles of decades past', according to one review. (The key is to charge an obscene amount of money … then people think that it's cool.)
8:15 Hagerstown Suns will honor first responders on 9/11. This Thursday!
The Hagerstown Suns are offering free admission to current and retired first responders on Thurs. night September 11, for game 3 of the South Atlantic League Championship against the Ashville Tourists. General Admission is $3 and Reserved seating is $5. Also, it's also a Thirsty Thursday.
6:45 I love this kind of stuff. I got an e-mail that said,
This may sound crazy, but there is a song out now that you play occasionally that has a very fast beat and singing. It was played the other day. The music is high pitched and sounds a little Asian and is sung by a male. The only part I know is "I don't wanna let it go". It is not Weezer which comes up when searching the web. I am sure you think I am crazy for asking such a thing but I love the song and it is one of those things that will drive me insane until I figure it out. Thank you."
So I think it's great that people can give me so few details and they think I will always know the answer. Ha! Joke's on them. I Google it. This is what I sent in response to the above email.
I first goggled it (like you apparently did) and got a few leads. Then, in the drop down Google box, half the lyric was there with this suggestion...
Is this it? Let me know. (still awaiting a response).
7:15 Did you hear about this? Principal Cancels School Dances Because She Hates Twerking
Kids are known for ruffling the feathers of their elders, but how far is too far? A high school principal from Vermont has seen too much twerking at the school's dances, and has decided to cancel all dances until the craze passes. Principal Sue Maguire explained her stance in a letter to the editor of the Bennington Banner newspaper, writing:
"Over the Over the past couple of years, since Miley Cyrus took the stage "twerking" at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, our students' dancing behavior has crossed the line of what we can condone as appropriate behavior at a school. Twerking is dancing to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving a low squatting stance and thrusting movements. Students do not face one another or remain with the same person for the length of the song."
Maguire also noted that it's very difficult for chaperons to intervene at the dances and get the kids to stop twerking. Maybe if the kids took up line dancing they could get their dances back?
kids are going to do what they want—no matter what you do.
It seesm stupid to cancel the entire dance because you can't find a way to stop twerking. Make a rule that kids can't bump n grind/twerk/freak or whatever it's called this year. If the students don't abide, throw them out of the dance. Have more chaperones and make that happen.
Miley just made it popular but that dance has been around for at least 10 years before she brought it to MTV. personally, I think it's already hit it's peak BUT, the fact is, she can ban the dance all she wants, it will always be a new dance that kids are going to do.
So....How do you feel about twerking in general?
8:15 Are you a SUPERTASTER?
MY, WHAT BIG BUDS YOU HAVE:
Are you a 'supertaster'? According to a Yale University study, about 25% of us have acute sense of taste due to a high number of taste buds. Supersensitive taste influences what people eat. Researchers have found that supertasters tend to avoid strong-flavored foods and also tend to be slimmer because they don't crave fats or sugars. The downside – supertasters may not eat enough bitter vegetables, believed to protect against cancer. (You can bet you'll never find one in a spicy Thai restaurant.)
**Note: I believe we do have a supertaster in our office, but I'm not outing anyone about it, I'm just sayin. :)
There's helpful advice on sharing the news of getting a promotion or a new job and how to announce the birth of your first spawn without sounding like you're the first person ever to have had this happen. Just sayin, this guy is on to something! Check it out!
6:45 Here's a list of songs with Friday in the title. Sometimes, you just need a little Friday music. So I'm scrolling through this list I found on Youtube "Songs with Friday in the title": https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL808DAB9C1EBF96D6 and I'm thinking I can't find Johnny Kemp's "Just Got Paid". Then after going through the list twice, I realized that song does not have Friday in the title. Duh! Also, the best misheard lyric for this song is "Just got paid, Friday night, Holly Hunter...get in line". I still laugh when I hear this song!
I finally found the video. Watch & enjoy! Happy Friday.
7:15 Most distinctive foods by state. Co.Design teamed up with food industry analyticsfirm Food Geniusto mine its database of 88,000 menus and 59 million menu items and build this map of the each state's true crown jewel food . What you're looking at isn't the most popular foodby state. It's the food that most distinguishes them from the rest of the pack. The map shows each state's top ingredient or dish, but Food Genius also tracks sensory terms such as "creamy" and preparation terms like "blended." They've included those words in the Top 5 chart for each state.
Seems that in the Dub Vee (WV), we like Ranch Dressing
Maryland- it's the Crab Cake, Blue Cheese, and Herb that show up most on menus
Pennsylvania-it makes total sense that Hoagie Sandwich is most seen on menus.
In Virginia they uh...like their produce, I guess. Green Bell Peppers was a staple on menus.
Apparently, the skinny jean is over. According to American retailers, the skinny jean has been replaced by "soft dressing" aka "athleisure." The sales of women's pants went up this past year, reaching $8.2 billion -- mostly due to looser fitting pants. Meanwhile, last week, denim sales were down 6% in the U.S.
Wendy Liebmann, head of WSL Strategic Retail says that the death of the skinny jean is due to overweight Americans, saying, "[The] trend fits the size of the American shopper. It is much more forgiving for most or many women." Read the beautiful news here: http://qz.com/251673/big-americans-are-killing-the-skinny-jean/
8:45 Friday Toy memory: These things: What wer ethey called again? I used to have them on my dresser but I have no idea what they were called. They were all the rage, kinda like troll dolls then, poof! Gone. Never saw them around anymore. I guess they wore out the cute factor?
6:15 Last night I was at the theater for rehearsal and my castmate Brian had the hiccups. We were trying to figure out quick hiccup cures. So another castmate Jack says, "I got it, just take a quick shot of cold water and plug your ears and your nose while drinking the water. Guess what? It worked! Who knew. Brian said that usually he puts a spoon in the freezer then puts it in the roof of his mouth for a few minutes and that sometimes helps to cure them. Hmmm. http://www.wikihow.com/Cure-Hiccups
Below is the list of unusual cures. How do you cure hiccups?
-Jack- just take a quick shot of cold water and plug your ears and your nose while drinking the water.
-Brian- put a spoon in the freezer then put it in the roof of your mouth until the hiccups are gone.
-Jack- take a shot of vinegar
-Our listener Wade called and said you should either drink Worcestershire sauce and have a bite of a lemon or drink Worcestershire sauce with lemon juice. It sounds gross but he swears by it!
-Rona-have someone scare it out of you.
-Rona- I have also heard- put your head between your legs and hold your breath.
"I've taken up residence in Baltimore, MD for my first semester as Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University. I'm teaching a course in sound and music for film, and helping JHU with a massive new media center project slated to open in Fall 2015. But don't worry--it will leave me time for other music projects! (TMDR)"
7:15 I couldn't keep it together after reading some of the names of some of these games of old. May I interest you in a game of Hot Cockles? I've got tears streaming down my face. --Rona
Games that nobody plays anymore from Mental Floss.com. They are so smart!
Girl Gets Trapped In Washing Machine (September 4, 2014)
A five-year-old girl had to be air-lifted to the hospital after becoming trapped in a washing machine on Tuesday (Sept. 2).The child was reportedly trapped in the washing machine on high speed for several minutes before anyone saw her and set her free. It's still unclear how the girl ended up in the washer or where her parents were.
6:15 I love taking quizzess and stuff on Buzzfeed. This one was called "How much of a 90's girl are you? So much fun. I only got 29 out of 100 so I guess not. That stands to reason because I was graduating college in the early 90's. Fun stuff. Take it for yourself! http://bzfd.it/1nMfz6x
Here are the ones I checked on the list of 100.
✓ I had a subscription to the Delia's catalog.
✓ I wore body glitter.
✓ I used Lip Smackers.
✓ I shopped at Claire's.
✓ I shopped at Afterthoughts.
✓ I once wore overalls from the Gap.
✓ My signature scent in the '90s was Gap Dream.
✓ I listened to Ace of Base.
✓ I was an NSYNC fan.
✓ I wore butterfly clips.
✓ I wore Dr. Martens.
✓ I owned a pair of platform sneakers.
✓ I was a member of Gurl.com.
✓ I wore bra-strap headbands.
✓ I read Sassy.
✓ I wore jellies.
✓ I had ying-yang jewelry.
✓ I used Hard Candy nail polish.
I wore tattoo choker necklaces.
✓ I wore frosty makeup for dressy occasions.
✓ When a friend and I liked the same boy, I listed to "The Boy Is Mine" A LOT.
✓ I roller-skated to Crystal Waters' "100% Pure Love."
✓ And now that you have reminded me of this I REALLY WANT TO ROLLER-SKATE TO THAT SONG.
✓ I wore dark brown lipstick like it was no one's business.
✓ I played "light as a feather, stiff as a board" with my friends.
✓ Years later, I still have a crush on Liv Tyler's outfit from "Empire Records."
✓ When Hanson first came around, I was confused as to whether they were girls or boys.
My results: You checked off 29 out of 100 on this list!
OK, you're a '90s girl. But you maybe had other things going on in your life besides butterfly hair clips. I respect that.
Now I have heard it all. A whole bathroom designed in chocolate. I'm not kidding.Yes, that's right; you can actually order this bathroom and get it shipped worldwide (note: it's not functional). The full suite retails for £80,000, or around $133,000 and clocks in at a whopping 9.4 million calories. If you're feeling a little thrifty, you can also purchase items a la carte, like the toilet for a mere $23,000 and 980,000 calories. I mean, I know I have an extra $133,000 lying around. Get the items here: http://bathroomsweets.com/
7:35 I went on a little rant about the celebs who have had their phones and accounts hacked over the weekend. Over 100 celebs had pics of them released to the public after the security breach. They had to know that having any kind of naked selfie or whatever on their phones or on their iCloud, could be hacked. If you don't want it out there, don't take it and keep it! I know these pics are for private use but if their career depends on it, then they might want to think of that in advance. It's just like Snapchat, which claims you send a video that goes away after the receiver watches it. It's only hidden, NOT deleted.
So when are people going to start considering that in advance? I'm just saying. They don't get to complain if they don't have risque' pics in the first place. If you don't have it, you can't have it exposed.
7:45 Instagram Introduces "Hyperlapse" -- A Time Lapse App
Instagram has released a brand new FREE iPhone app that will let you turn your shaky videos into smooth, sharp time-lapses using Instagram's own stabilization technology.
The app allows you to smooth out and speed up your short videos, then share them to Instagram or Facebook. The video saves to your camera roll, so you can share it on other platforms as well.
Check out these features, listed in the iOS app store:
* Shoot handheld time lapse videos in motion -- while you're walking, running, jumping or falling.
* Smooth out your video for cinematic quality with automatic stabilization.
* Speed up your hyperlapse to be up to 12 times the speed.
* Share your videos seamlessly on Instagram and Facebook or save them to your camera roll to share anywhere, anytime.
* Start filming immediately with a simple design that gets out of the way of your creativity
* Download and start capturing. No sign up or account required.
8:15- Marsha and talked about the traffic on Queen Street. Construction so be aware of the brief delays. See, we keep you up to date on all kinds of stuff on the 97.5 Morning show (TAFKATWVMS)!