On today’s show, we welcome Lydia Dupra aka The Heaux Mentor, from Heaux Cosmetics, a line of smear-free makeup designed for escorts.
It’s still the middle of January, but Oreo is already ready for spring with their new pastel cookie. Starting next month, pink Easter egg Oreos will be hitting shelves. They look to be Golden Oreos that are colored pink and decorated like Easter eggs and we only have to wait a few more weeks to try them.
To tide us over, Oreo’s Most Stuf cookies will be back in stores on January 20th. Like the name tells us, these are the Oreos with the most filling, followed by Mega Stuf, Double Stuf, Original Stuf, and down to thins.
Which one is your favorite? The cookie company wants to know your opinion and if you share it on their website, you’ll be entered to win $100,000, just for doing your civic Oreo duty by voting.
In more delicious circular food news
Italy is known for their delicious food – including pizza – so when word got out that Domino’s plans to open at least 850 more locations there, a lot of Italians were less than thrilled. The American pizza chain has already set up shop in Italy, but now that they want to expand with hundreds of more stores, locals have shared their feelings on social media.
“It’s like selling ice to eskimos,” one person tweeted. “Should be some law against this.”
“Italy is the home of pizza and it’s the best, we don’t need a pizza chain,” tweeted another. “It’s crap, my dog hates it.”
According to Alesandro Lazzaroni, CEO of Domino’s in Italy, the pizza Domino’s serves there is different than the pies they make in the U.S., theirs have Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola and Parma ham. A lot of Americans would probably like to have those toppings on their pizza here, too.
We are currently in the height of cuffing season, which means a lot of couples will be staying in an binging on Netflix instead of going out, and now Ben & Jerry’s is providing a yummy snack for just that.
The ice cream giant has teamed with Netflix for the perfect ice cream to eat while cuddling with your boo. The flavor – “Netflix & Chilll’d” – features a peanut butter ice cream base mixed with sweet & salty pretzel swirls and fudge brownies. And even vegan couples can enjoy the tasty treat, since it comes in both dairy and non-dairy versions.
As for when you can get it, well the answer is now. The pints should already be showing up on store shelves nationwide.
It’s the time of year when we’re willing to try any kind of crazy fad diet we come across . . . so here’s one that’s trending in Google searches.
It’s called the Military Diet, although it’s not affiliated with any branch of the armed forces and it’s not backed by any science. But it promises people they’ll lose up to 10 pounds a week, so people are into it.
Here’s how it works . . .
- You follow a strict, low calorie meal plan for three days. It includes small portions of foods like toast, eggs, vegetables . . . and a nightly scoop of vanilla ice cream. Also, one of the days includes two HOT DOGS.
- Then you take four days off where you eat your normal way.
So does it work? A doctor says it probably will help some people lose weight, since you’re eating less than 1,500 calories for your three days on the diet . . . but it’s not nutritious, and it’s not sustainable, so you’ll almost certainly put the weight back on.
A hundred years ago today, on January 17th, 1920, the United States went completely dry as a result of the Eighteenth Amendment, which banned the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages. Prohibition only lasted 13 years. But to mark its anniversary, here are ten of the strangest drinking laws that still ARE on the books in this country . . .
- You can drink and drive in Mississippi. It’s the only state that doesn’t have an open-container law for passengers OR drivers. The driver’s blood alcohol content just has to stay below .08.
- Massachusetts doesn’t have happy hours. The state forbids businesses from running happy hour specials as a public safety measure.
- Ladies Nights are illegal in Wisconsin. It stems from a lawsuit where two men complained that women getting free drink tickets violated the public accommodation law. Ladies Nights are also banned in California and Pennsylvania.
- There are a lot of strange liquor laws in Utah, but one of the strangest is that drinks can’t be made in the view of children. And if you’re ordering a drink at a restaurant, you MUST order food too.
- In Washington, D.C., Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny may not be used to promote the sale or consumption of alcohol.
- Tabs are illegal in Iowa . . . kind of. You can leave a credit card with the bartender, but you CAN’T go to a bar, order a drink, and say “put it on my tab” like Norm from “Cheers”.
- It’s against the law in Washington to destroy a beer bottle, keg, or cask.
- In Alaska, it’s illegal to be drunk in a bar.
- In Idaho, towns may only have one bar per 1,500 citizens. Which means liquor licenses are pretty hard to come by, and there’s a lucrative resale market for them.
- You can’t drink your own alcohol on an airplane. Even if you bring those mini-bottles of alcohol through TSA, the FAA prohibits you from actually drinking them.
Some airlines DO let you hand the bottle to a flight attendant so they can serve you, but it’s not a guarantee. And if you’re caught trying to open and pour one yourself, the fine can be more than ten grand.
Tired of her husband’s drinking habit, a Mexican woman decided to make him think he had become allergic to booze by lacing his beers with natural laxatives like castor oil and plum extract.
After consulting various Internet pages and forums, Michel N., a young woman from Sinaloa, devised a plan to make her husband, José Brayan, quit drinking. She managed to get a hold on a mixture of castor oil and plum extract and started putting a few drops of it into his beer bottles, to achieve a mild, gradual laxative effect. José later told police that he found it a bit strange when his wife offered to pop open his beer and bring it to him whenever he needed one, but he simply “let himself be loved and pampered.”
As the natural laxatives started working their magic on José’s bowels, his wife tried to convince him that the diarrhea was a sign of allergy, most likely to alcohol. But the man didn’t let himself be scared into quitting his beer habit, instead popping a stomach pill and continuing to drink as usual. He even jokingly told Michel that the bathroom was a short distance away, so there was no problem.
Questioned about the cause of his diarrhea, the man reportedly told doctors that he would never drink beer again, because apart from the stomach discomfort, he also suffered from serious chaffing that prevented him from sitting down. According to Mexican news outlet Vanguardia, the man’s wife eventually confessed that she had caused the diarrhea by lacing his beer with laxatives.
Michelle was taken into custody by police and will most likely face judicial charges.
Twitter may not be great for our productivity, but it does deliver some entertaining content. You can lose hours there if you’re not careful, but when you need a good laugh, you can almost always find one there. The latest hashtag to grab our attention is “Seduce Someone in Four Words” and these are some of our favorites.
“Do you want Dominos?”
“I’m registered to vote”
“I washed the dishes”
“Garlic cheese fries. Large.”
“Babe, I’m home alone”
“I’m not on Facebook”
“Do you want bagels?”
“Invoice received, payment processed”
“You couldn’t handle it”
“Hey, How you doin?”
“I have good credit”
“I brought some tacos”
“I’ll watch ‘Downton Abbey’”
From the National Library of Scotland, “Look under the covers”
And finally, “Go take a nap”