Samuel L. Jackson followed through with his promise on Friday, after asking Reddit users to submit a 300-word monologue for him to read out loud. But not without punking the Internet in the process. Here's the beginning of his much-anticipated monologue:
View full size A pot of boiled crawfish is stirred at last year's New York Crawfish Festival. Jim Commentucci / The Post-Standard Crazy for Crawfish You could call it Cajun. You could call it Creole. It’s all Louisiana.
JK Rowling’s Harry Potter site, Pottermore , has fully opened its doors , adding social and interactive content around the boy-magician to the existing ebook offerings from last month . Announced last year , Pottermore is Rowling’s attempt to extend the lifespan of the Harry Potter series beyond the original series of books, splitting readers into one of the four Hogwarts houses and then granting them access to specially-produced extra writing and other media. “We’re expecting to be really busy to start with and plan to activate new registrations in a steady stream” the Pottermore team warned at the weekend. “This means that you may not get access to Pottermore immediately after you sign up but we will get you exploring the site as quickly possible … After you’ve signed up, you’ll get sorted into one of the four Hogwarts houses, have a wand choose you, and discover exclusive new writing from J.K. Rowling.”
Procter & Gamble won't be advertising in the Super Bowl this year, but the event has inspired an homage to a classic big game ad. Grey's "Stinky" for P&G’s Downy Unstopables remakes the "Mean Joe Greene" Coca-Cola spot that aired during Super Bowl XIV in 1980. The player remains the same—retired Pittsburgh Steelers star Greene—but the “kid” is now played by comic actress Amy Sedaris.
Canadian clothing company Naked & Famous Denim has released a line of jeans with built in scratch-and-sniff technology. The scratch-n-sniff jeans are raspberry-scented, slim-fit, dark wash jeans made of “rare and raw” Japanese denim—that has been manufactured at a traditional mill in Japan. Tiny raspberry-scented microcapsules have been ‘baked’, or coated, onto the surface of the jeans—so that when the jeans are scratched, the scent is released from the fabric.
The new line of lip balms from Aspire Brands’ Lip Smackers features the flavors of five favorite Girl Scouts cookies : Thin Mints, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Trefoils, Peanut Butter and Coconut Caramel Stripes. They are available at Claire’s and Walmart stores. The Girls Scouts blog shared this: “Girl Scout Cookie-flavored Lip Smackers was a natural fit for us. The flavors are deliciously iconic and the mission of Girl Scouts of the USA is something we have a real interest in supporting,” stated Leslie Gibbs, brand marketing director at Aspire Brands.
Today we’re going to have some good old nostalgic fun and take a walk through cereal box history to look at some beloved characters that have been with most of us since we could chew. Keep reading to see what your favorite cereal box mascot looked like years ago versus today! Why Cereal? Why the heck are you reading about cereal boxes on a design blog? The simple answer is, I happen to love cereal. The other day as I was chomping down on some delicious Raisin Bran I found myself doing what everyone does when they eat cereal: looking at the box.
The founding father of Labor Day is tangled in a web of union figureheads and, well, spelling. As the legend goes, young carpenter Peter McGuire stood before the New York Central Labor Union in May 1882 proclaiming his plan to honor all workers with a parade through the city. But another union worker, the similarly named machinist Matthew Maguire, is also credited with proposing a day off for laborers.
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Ever since we spent afternoons flipping through Nintendo Power and weekends watching and re-watching The Wizard , we’ve imagined that working at Nintendo must be awesome. This statue, awarded to a Nintendo employee after 20 years of work at the company, just proves it in spades. I mean, who wouldn’t want a bronze Mario statue hanging out on the mantle? Super cool. The man, Jerry Danson, has worked at Nintendo since 1991, making this is 20th year. The plaque reads “Congratulations on 20 great years, from all of your friends at Nintendo.”
Amid labor discord that threatens to delay, if not wipe out, the NBA season, there is suddenly World Peace. He is 6 feet 7, wears No. 15 for the Lakers and once participated in the infamous "Palace Brawl." Anyone now making his acquaintance will be meeting Metta World Peace. Those on a first-name basis can call him Metta, while those a little farther removed can buy jerseys with his last name of World Peace stretched across the back. The most ballyhooed name change of the year became official Friday morning when a Los Angeles Superior Court judge commissioner approved Ron Artest's request to be called something else. According to World Peace's publicist, Courtney Barnes, the Lakers forward had been contemplating the switch for years but "it took years of research and soul-searching to find a first name that was both personally meaningful and inspirational."