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First a bourbon shortage, now a chocolate shortage … oh, my!

Remember last year when Maker’s Mark was going to dilute its popular bourbon a little so that it could stretch out its limited supply? Yeah, that didn’t work well.  But bourbon makers have been warning for some time that demand is outstripping supply. It takes time to properly age it in charred oak barrels, and according […]

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AP: Bigger butts bring bigger business

So, you like big butts and you cannot lie? Apparently it’s big business to get a more plump posterior, according to this Associated Press story. Excerpts: Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance […]

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World Twinkie-Eating Championship coming back to Mississippi

We had the World Slugburger Eating Contest in Corinth earlier this summer, and now we’re getting the World Twinkie Eating Championship returning to  Tunica in a couple of week.. The returning champ is Joey Chestnut – yeah, the famous hot dog eating champ. He ate a record 121 Twinkies in six minutes last year.  Read on and […]

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Off the menu: Arby’s now selling $10 “Meat Mountain”

From the Washington Post comes this story about a new item from Arby’s  that came about not from design, but by circumstance. Arby’s made a poster showing a tall stack of every meat on the menu to show people the restaurant serves more than roast beef. Then people started asking for it. Highlights from the story: […]

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Not-so-Happy? New Happy Meal mascot scary for some

McDonald’s rolled out its updated Ronald McDonald recently, and on Monday, it rolled out its new Happy Meal mascot, Happy. Note the bulging eyes, big teeth and long, loopy arms. Yeah… Apparently a bit intimidating and creepier than the new Ronald McDonald, according to several reports Here’s one from The Wire, which says: (more…)

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Survey says: US not one of the ‘happiest countries’

With apologies to Pharrel lWilliams, we in the good ol’ US of A apparently aren’t that “Happy.”  According to 247WallSt., the happiest residents in the world are in Switzerland for the second consecutive year, according to the Better Life Index released today. The study, published annually by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), reported […]

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AP: ‘Which (blank) are you?’ Online quizzes go viral

Probably nothing new to you Facebookers , but here’s an Associated Press report about all those quizzes that so many people are taking. Including me, sadly. For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: “Which sandwich are you?”  After answering a series of unscientific, seemingly unrelated questions, which […]

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