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Doctor Visit

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According to these blood tests, you're like 30% cereal.
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Covarr
5 days ago
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I'm afraid you've only got about 30 to 40 good years left. After that, you might hang on for a decade more, but it won't be fun.
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alt_text_bot
5 days ago
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According to these blood tests, you're like 30% cereal.

Okeanos

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WHEN I WAS ON A BOAT I DROPPED MY PHONE CAN U LOOK FOR IT
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Covarr
12 days ago
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The ocean is a fake conspiracy anyway. Last time I looked, water was only 8 and a half feet in the deep end.
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mooglemoogle
12 days ago
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Is he talking about Griffin, Travis, and Justin McElroy? Or are there other McElroys I don't know of?
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loveactuary
11 days ago
:)
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WHEN I WAS ON A BOAT I DROPPED MY PHONE CAN U LOOK FOR IT

Random Obsessions

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I take the view that "open-faced sandwiches" are not sandwiches, but all other physical objects are.
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Covarr
13 days ago
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Is mayonnaise a sandwich?
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nealkemp
13 days ago
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https://flowingdata.com/2017/05/02/sandwich-alignment-chart/
London
chrisamico
14 days ago
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Congrats, Noah Veltman.
Boston, MA
jepler
14 days ago
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wait bacon hasn't peaked yet?
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
jsled
14 days ago
Bacon is a constant obsession. The ur-obsession. It's a fundamental of the universe, and can be used as a way to normalize all the others.
infini
14 days ago
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Unless you are Scandinavian, in which case open faced is de rigeur
Asia, EU, Africa
Error_418_
14 days ago
Seems to be an Eastern European thing as well.
alt_text_bot
14 days ago
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I take the view that "open-faced sandwiches" are not sandwiches, but all other physical objects are.

Lunch Order

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GO FOR LUNCH, REPEAT, GO FOR LUNCH.
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Covarr
16 days ago
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Shouldn't a lunch order have details, such as what lunch is being ordered?
Moses Lake, WA
astw56
16 days ago
It seems they're in the mood for Russian today, Covarr.
Covarr
16 days ago
I wish there were a way to like replies.
satadru
15 days ago
Time to put in a feature request!
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GuuZ
11 days ago
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:)
ameel
16 days ago
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:D
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GO FOR LUNCH, REPEAT, GO FOR LUNCH.

Pizza Hut Is Betting $130M It Can Bring Customers Back

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While rival Domino’s has managed to pull off a major comeback, Pizza Hut has been struggling for years to turn around slumping sales. In an effort to keep up with the competition, it seems the company figures it might as well throw a bunch of money at the problem.

Yum Brands Inc. CEO Greg Creed announced a $130 million investment the company is making as part of an agreement with its franchisees “to accelerate a bold transformation of the Pizza Hut U.S. business.”

That money will go toward upgrading equipment, improving restaurant technology and operations, and ramping up advertising in 2018, Creed said on an earnings call today.

Creed said the company is hoping to take what it learned from its successful turnaround efforts at KFC and apply those lessons to Pizza Hut. To that end, he noted that while Pizza Hut’s U.S. stores saw a 7% decline in last quarter, its corporate siblings both reported increases: KFC’s same-store sales rose by 2%, while Taco Bell’s same-store sales went up 8%.

This new agreement with franchisees is a “win-win,” Creed says, and one that includes an “aggressive investment” in the brand’s “digital delivery-centric strategy, and in short, will make it easier for our customers to get a better pizza,” Creed said, echoing comments he made in 2015 emphasizing the need for a convenient ordering experience.

President and CFO David Gibbs says that while this $130 million is a relatively modest investment in the scheme of Yum!, “it is obviously quite significant to Pizza Hut U.S. and we are confident it will unlock significant value in years to come.”





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Covarr
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The trouble with Pizza Hut is that as good as its products are, especially its stuffed crust, it simply can't compete with Domino's in the "very cheap" category. I can feed my family from Domino's for under $9 for a night if I order carryout online. Pizza Hut doesn't have anything that can compete with that.
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The Eagles Accuse ‘Hotel California’ Owners Of Making Money Off Band’s Song

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When you think of “Hotel California,” your head probably fills with snippets of the classic 1976 Eagles song — the seductive 12-string intro that every 13-year-old tries to learn, the epic guitar battle between Don Felder and Joe Walsh. Or maybe you think of the completely unrelated Hotel California in Mexico, which the Eagles have accused of trying to cash in on their hit song.

The lawsuit [PDF] filed in federal court in Los Angeles this week accuses owners of the hotel in Todos Santos, Mexico, of infringing on its trademark by catering to tourists’ love of the song.

The hotel’s owners “actively encourage” guests to associate the place with the song, the lawsuit states, by targeting advertising to U.S. consumers, selling merchandise with the Hotel California name on it, and piping in that song and other Eagles hits through the hotel’s sound system.

One t-shirt sold in the gift shop refers to the hotel as “legendary,” a designation only makes sense if the Todos Santo Hotel is somehow connected with the Eagles’ famous and legendary song, which it is not,” the complaint reads.

The defendants also have a pending application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office [PDF] to register the Hotel California name “for key chains, guitar picks, posters, t-shirts, sweatshirts, bathrobes, and playing cards,” the lawsuit states.

All this leads tourists to believe that the hotel “is associated with the Eagles and, among other things, served as the inspiration for the lyrics in ‘Hotel California,’ which is false.”

The lawsuit points to online reviews that it says makes it clear that people who visit the hotel and buy merchandise believe it’s associated with the Eagles.

“Although the Eagles never played here, their songwriter was inspired by the hotel and wrote the hit song,” one reviewer writes.

“The famous Hotel California which inspired the Eagles to write about it is a MUST SEE experience,” another says.

These things are “likely to cause confusion, mistake or deception, in that consumers and others are likely to believe that Defendants Infringing Merchandise is authorized, sponsored or approved by, or otherwise affiliated with” the Eagles, the lawsuit reads, accusing the hotel of willfully disregarding the band’s rights.

Though the the hotel was originally named Hotel California when it was opened in 1950, it went through a few name and ownership changes until 2001, when its new owners bought it. They started marketed the hotel as “Hotel California,” in an effort to “revitalize the hotel and create a reputation for it, based at least partially on the hotel’s reputed, but false, connection to the Eagles,” the lawsuit claims.

Because the hotel’s owners never tried to license the trademark, the lawsuit claims, they’re “causing substantial injury” to the band. The lawsuit is seeking a variety of damages and a halt to any infringement.





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Covarr
21 days ago
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I'm confused. If the hotel is in Mexico, why is the lawsuit in a US court?
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