They say it’s a small world, but maybe that’s just wishful thinking on Disney’s part. The company is under fire from health and wellness experts after opening “Habit Heroes,” an anti-obesity attraction
that’s part of Epcot. Described as “blatant discrimination” on Disney’s part, the resort has since postponed
the official Mar. 5 opening date of the attraction indefinitely.
Fat chance anyone could top Disney’s crisis today—hold on, what’s that now? A Whitney Houston greeting card at Target, you say? Despite its availability prior to the late singer’s death, the retailer—no stranger to questionable cards
—has removed the offensive card
that read: "Next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston. That's all I'm going say."
As for questionable imagery, a federal judge blocked
a move by the Food and Drug Administration that require tobacco companies to put graphic pictures on its packages. The White House had called the measure a “common sense” means of helping prevent childhood smoking.
Speaking of protecting children, not everyone is pleased as punch with the new movie based on the Dr. Seuss’s book “The Lorax.” The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is calling on parents to boycott
the purchase of any and all products or services with commercial tie-ins to the film.
Nevertheless, while we suspect fans of Dr. Seuss will still see “The Lorax,” Roald Dahl enthusiasts can delight in knowing that “Matilda” will take to the Broadway stage in early 2013
Meanwhile, The Consumerist
simply wants to know when and where it can score a McRibster
, a snazzier makeover of McDonald’s cult-classic McRib. The sandwich includes “juicy pork, bacon, pepper-Jack cheese, and crunchy iceberg lettuce, red onion, delicious honey-mustard sauce and spicy sweet chili sauce.” They had better book their tickets, because it’s only available in Austria.
If you go on a quest for the McRibster, schedule a layover in Brazil and see if you can pick us some of these shoelace business cards
that Adidas provides its store sales staff in Sao Paulo.
Flashy shoestrings might not be a necessity around the office, but what about Twitter? The New York Times explores
how knowledge of the network and its social media counterparts has quickly become “essential skills that are needed to operate in the world and in the workplace.”
However, if you leave Google+ out, it probably doesn’t care, and neither does Google. TechCrunch explains
that takes a closer look at Google’s attempt to get chummier with its more than 1 billion users.
In a different Q&A
, Advertising Age
sat down with Apple’s first ad and public relations go-to guy, Regis McKenna, who discussed his time with the company, as well as his insight on startup marketing.
Perhaps you’re more interested in how all those ridiculous online photo memes get their start. Well, just ask Angelina Jolie’s right lower limb, which sparked a “leg-bombing
” craze across the Web.
Sadly, also sweeping the Web is news of Davy Jones’ passing
. The Monkees front man died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 66.