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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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Forklift versus vending machine… and the employee loses

Yeah, we’ve all had problems with stuff getting stuck in a vending machine. We’ve rocked and pushed them and it’s worked to get them out sometimes. Well, itdidn’t go well for one Iowa employee. Read on, courtesy of the Associated Press:  An Iowa man has lost his job and unemployment benefits for using a forklift […]

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Survey shows shopping habits of conservatives and liberals

From RetailMeNot comes this recent survey about the consumer spending habits of conservatives and liberals (or “progressives” if you prefer.  The findings: Consumers who identify as conservative are more inclined to describe themselves as savers – 66 percent vs 53 percent. Those who identify as liberal are more inclined to describe themselves as spenders – […]

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Toga! Toga! Toga! ‘Pompeii’ showing at Corinth Malco, party planned

And there’s this, from Malco:  Step back in time with the Corinth Cinema as we celebrate the release of Sony Pictures’ ” Pompeii”! Join us for an interactive event Saturday, Feb, 22  from Noon-5:00 pm in the theatre lobby for a best-dressed Toga contest, Play-Doh volcano building activities and Pompeii trivia with prizes! The theatre, located at 2505 South Harper, will […]

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Corvettes discover new underground cavern in Kentucky

OK, had to go with something a little different for the headline since “Sinkhole swallows eight Corvettes” has been used all day. If you’re not aware of what happened today, here’s a little background: Among famous sites in Kentucky (besides Churchill Downs, various bourbon producers, Mammoth Cave National Park) is the National Corvette Museum.  Which […]

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