Sometimes…I just don’t understand this world….
Here is the article:
Sometimes…I just don’t understand this world….
Here is the article:
When my mom first told me about this…I was sort of dumbfounded. I mean…really???
Anyway….here is the scoop:
No one is happy all the time. That’s the message Burger King is trying to communicate with a lineup of burger meals focused on “real” moods to help raise awareness about mental health.
Timed to Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the “Real Meals” include the Blue Meal, Salty Meal, Yaaas Meal and DGAF (Don’t Give a F—) Meal. They include a Whopper, french fries and a drink.
“Burger King restaurants understands that no one is happy all the time. That’s why they’re asking guests to order a Whopper meal based on however they might be feeling,” an online release says.
The effort also pokes fun at McDonald’s, which markets Happy Meals, boxed kids’ deals that include a toy. Burger King launched an ad on YouTube showing a montage of people in various emotional states, using the line: “No one is happy all the time. And that’s OK.”
The ad swaps Burger King’s well-known chorus from the 1970s, “Have it your way,” with “Feel your way.” The music also has been changed to be more authentic to the idea that people can have a range of feelings.
This isn’t the first time Burger King has teased McDonald’s. In December, it sold its trademark Whopper for 1 cent. To get the deal, customers had to download the Burger King app on their phones. Then when they went within 600 feet of any of more than 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants, the app used geolocation technology to “unlock” the Whopper-for-a-penny deal.
The fast-food competitors have also launched rival promotions at similar times and tweak their menus to stay on top of trends. Burger King is trying a vegetarian Whopper, while McDonald’s added a meatier burger to its breakfast menus in October.
Burger King, which is owned by Restaurant Brands International, has partnered with Mental Health America for the campaign. The group’s president and chief executive, Paul Gionfriddo, said: “While not everyone would think about pairing fast food and mental health, MHA believes in elevating the conversation in all communities in order to address mental illness Before Stage 4 (when someone has severe symptoms).”
“By using its internationally-known reputation to discuss the importance of mental health, Burger King is bringing much-needed awareness to this important and critical discussion — and letting its customers know that is OK to not be OK.”
On Monday, Burger King reported a same-store quarterly sales increase of 2.2 percent. It said that price hikes on its nuggets and the reintroduction of its spicy chicken nuggets helped sales, but parent company Restaurant Brands International saw adjusted earnings of 55 cents per share, falling short of estimates of 58 cents per share.
McDonald’s latest quarterly earnings, issued Tuesday, beat estimates, with earnings of $1.78 per share, versus an expected $1.75. It said a range of promotions and an investment in self-serve kiosks and other technology helped it beat expectations, though it noted that tech spending will mean higher expenses this year.
The limited-edition Burger King meals will be available in Seattle, Miami, Los Angeles, New York City and Austin, Texas, while supplies last.
Ok….so my Mom knows that I am an Amazonaholic. Seriously…there should be a support group for us. (*note to self…start support group…check Amazon for publicity and advertising materials)
But there are things on there that I would not buy! For example…Milk! Or Condoms – I sure as heck don’t need advertisements for those popping up all over my Facebook screen (oh yea…they already do)
Anyway…My mom sent me an email with “The Weirdest Things You Can Buy On Amazon” and I thought I would share a few with you! Now…I am not sharing them all….as I honestly might buy a couple of the things listed. But…I am weird.
GRASS FLIP FLOPS – WHY?? Just around your yard with no shoes on. FOR FREE!!!!
A YODELING PICKLE – Now….if it was a radish….. THEN MAYBE!
A POUND OF FAT – Again…I can get this for free…and I don’t have to look at it! Just put on a shirt!!
8 POUNDS OF CEREAL MARSHMALLOWS – Cause eating Lucky Charms isn’t unhealthy enough!
And lastly….and my favorite (no it is not an inhaler)….
A GIANT WALL DECAL OF A WOMAN SUCKING ON AN INHALER – And you may be asking yourself “WHY????”
The real question is….Why NOT!?
This is Villa Epecuen, an old tourist town south of Buenos Aires that spent a quarter of a century underwater. Established in the 1920s on the banks of a salt lake, the town was home to over 5,000 residents and a holiday destination to thousands more vacationers from the Argentinian capital.
In 1985, a dam burst and buried the town in 33 feet of salt water, rendering it a modern-day Atlantis. Initially, people waited on their roofs, hoping for the water to recede. It didn’t, and within two days, the place was a devastated ghost town.
In 2009, the waters began to recede and what emerged resembles an apocalyptic world.
Evenly-spaced dead trees still line what used to be streets, rusty bed frames poke out from concrete rubble and sign posts point to nowhere.
Amazingly, one resident remained in this desolate place. Pablo Novak was the only person not to leave his hometown when the water swallowed it up in 1985. He lives in a stone hut with a fridge and a basic cooker. I guess there’s no place like home…
This time…mom sent me an interesting fact.
One that I actually had to research because it fascinated me.
Here is what she sent:
FACT: Newborn Babies Cannot Cry Tears For At Least 3 Weeks
Here is the research that I found:
In most cases, yes. Babies’ tear ducts are still developing after birth, and it’s normal for them not to shed tears for the first few months, says pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, editor of The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate the Major Developmental Milestones.
Most babies start crying tears around 2 weeks of age, but some can take longer. “Usually by the 2-month checkup, they’re there,” says Altmann.
Some newborns develop clogged tear ducts, which means they can make tears but the tears aren’t draining properly. Accumulated tears can create a gooey yellow discharge, which your child’s doctor may treat with drops or an ointment. The doctor will also instruct you how to clean your baby’s eyes and massage the tear duct, if necessary.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY!!!
The title of this entry is called “A Cat Maze” – and for those of you that noticed…I put an * next to the title. There is a reason for this.
The asterisk is used to call out a footnote, especially when there is only one on the page.
My footnote for this title is that I am also calling this entry “Why This Man Will Never Have a Girlfriend or Wife”
With that all aside…what he does do for his cats…his quite elaborate…and a-MAZE-ing!
And if you are a cat lover…totally worth the 2:09 minutes of your life!
If you do not like cats…you may enjoy this guys take on why he hates cats:
When my mom sent me an email with a list of State Fair Foods….
And the ones that you should try and the ones to avoid….
I was not expecting INSECT PIZZA TO BE ON EITHER LIST!!!!
Here is what the Indianapolis Star said about it:
“Insect pizza: Great Instagram photo op, but have a ton of cold root beer ready to wash down this one. The crickets, scorpions and mealworms lack flavor, but all those little legs and wings and thoughts of things will stay with you for hours. Pro tip: The fried mealworms are easier to eat. No legs to get struck between your teeth. The pizza underneath is not bad, thick and bready. Look for Swain’s Fine Foods pizza shop near the 38th Street gate.”
There is no photo op here!
There is no washing this s**t down here!
WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!???
On a side note…the Deep Fried PB & J looks and sounds AWESOME!
Now…you would think that a subject line like that would be enough to make you stop and think….WHAT THE HECK!?!
But let me finish the sentence of the email my mom actually sent:
THIS IS AN ACTUAL CNN NEWS STORY PEOPLE!!! I AM SCARED FOR OUR FUTURE!!!!!
(CNN) You’ll probably never see a driver’s license photo quite like this.
When your Mom sends you an email…and the subject line is called “Beer Bottle Orchestra” – and you are from the state of Indiana…
Let me just say that your first thought is that a bunch of southern Indiana Rednecks got together, drank a bunch of Bud Light….and started blowing in them and making train noises.
But NOPE!! I was totally wrong!
This is actually pretty gosh darn amazing! It is the “Peacherine Rag” composed by Scott Joplin and performed by a beer bottle orchestra in this creative and entertaining music video. The musical group is the St. Luke’s Bottle Band and they have raised several hundred thousand dollars for charities through their performances over the years.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!