One thing’s for sure—Stephanie and her husband won’t soon forget this birthday dinner. Enticed to Boner’s BBQ by a coupon, the couple, less than satisfied with their meal, left a Yelp review that the restaurant found as unsavory as they found its food. Instead of letting the brisket simmer, Boner’s Facebook manager opted to put the reviewer in her place. This you got to see
Both parties exchanged a number of words, but they avoided the granddaddy of all curses—which did find its way onto a sign in a Japanese department store that advertised a “F*ckin’ Sale” (no asterisk). After Gawker pointed it out
, a different restaurant owner and chef emailed the site
to shed some light on the incident—not to mention take credit and earn a little free publicity.
Dolce & Gabbana is getting some bad press after a photo ban at its storefront fueled Facebook-organized protests in Hong Kong
. Reps for the designer brand defended the decree, saying it’s necessary to protect D&G’s intellectual property.
Fashion retailer Daffy’s, on the other hand, has put on quite a public demonstration of its own in Times Square, showcasing what 80 percent off really looks like.
Not to be outdone, home furnishing and Swedish meatballs outlet Ikea took its display underground, installing an entire apartment in Paris’s Auber metro station
. Sure would make catching the train on time easier.
Tropicana isn’t having the easiest of times, however. The orange juice seller is dealing with some unwanted extra pulp after a California woman filed a federal lawsuit against the company for fraudulent marketing
by claiming to be 100 percent pure and natural orange juice when it’s really been processed with other ingredients to extend its shelf life.
Twinkies supposedly never go bad, but that hasn’t kept parent company Hostess from filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
We all might want to consider a little protection soon, as keepers of the Cold War era Doomsday Clock—the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAC)—have set the hands forward one minute
, inching us ever closer to the end of the world.
A lot of critics probably wish Kim Kardashian’s clock would hit midnight already, though that seems unlikely. According to Success magazine
, the reality starlet’s social media following and namesake empire makes her one of the most effective entrepreneurs of our generation.
Tim Tebow’s fitting 316-yard game last weekend spawned an unlikely news story involving a familiar name in the wrestling world. Stone Cold Steve Austin, known throughout the ’90s by his trademark Austin 3:16 catchphrase, reemerged to pass off the iconic numbers
to Tebow, if he can perform the feat again. “A guy named John was using it before me … so if Tebow can do it again, more power to him!”
No bad blood between those two, though the same can’t be said of Google and Twitter. On Tuesday, Google said it will add content from Google+ to its search results
. Called Search Plus Your World, the controversial development sparked a public
scolding statement from Twitter
, which expressed concern for real-time access to results from its social network. “We think that's bad for people, publishers, news organizations and Twitter users,” the statement said.
On a lighter note, or brew rather, Starbucks debuted its Blonde Roast
on Tuesday, so we’re off to taste test. Anyone tried it yet?