A Guy in Dallas Makes $10,000 a Month Mailing Potatoes With Messages on Them

A Guy in Dallas Makes $10,000 a Month Mailing Potatoes With Messages on Them

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In the Internet age, you really CAN make money doing anything . . . no matter how stupid it sounds. And hoooo boy, does this sound stupid.

There’s a 24-year-old dude in Dallas, Texas named Alex Craig, and he came up with an idea earlier this year. He’d start a business where he’d write messages on POTATOES, and mail them to people.

You just go to PotatoParcel.com, tell him what you want the message to be, and who to send the potato to. Then he writes the message with a Sharpie, puts the potato in a manila envelope, and mails it. That’s it.

He started it back in May, and posted about it on Reddit.com. The idea got some attention because it was so dumb . . . and now he’s making $10,000 a MONTH.

It costs $7.99 for a medium potato and $9.99 for a large potato. Your message can be up to 100 characters on the medium potato, and 140 on the large, and it’s sent anonymously.

(ABC 8 – Dallas)

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Hamburglar is back and he’s a Middle-Aged Hipster Dad?

Hamburglar is back and he’s a Middle-Aged Hipster Dad?

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Other than Ronald McDonald, there’s no McDonald’s character more famous than the Hamburglar. Well, maybe Grimace. Mayor McCheese? Please.

But the Hamburglar’s been in exile for a while now . . . they haven’t used him in an ad since 2002.

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Except yesterday they announced he’s making a comeback. And he looks . . . um . . . different.

The Hamburglar you remember was cartoonish . . . he had a giant round head, one tooth, and a goofy smile. The new Hamburglar? He’s a middle-aged HIPSTER.

The guy playing the character in commercials isn’t wearing a big funny mascot head anymore . . . it’s just a regular dude with stubble. He’s still got the black mask over his eyes, a hat, and a striped shirt . . . but also has skinny jeans and red leather high tops.

Oh . . . and he’s a dad now. (???)

He’s about to start appearing in commercials for a new McDonald’s product, the Sirloin Third Pound Burger.

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(Mashable

A Guy Asked If He Could Take His Friend’s Hot Mom to Prom, If He Got 500,000 Retweets . . . and the Internet Helped Him Out

A Guy Asked If He Could Take His Friend’s Hot Mom to Prom, If He Got 500,000 Retweets . . . and the Internet Helped Him Out

Anthony Pinnisi and Chloe Albrite are students at Patriot High School in Nokesville, Virginia . . . and even though it’s a few months away, they’re already thinking about going to prom. Not with each other, though.

Anthony texted Chloe on Wednesday night, and asked if he could take her HOT MOM to prom if he got enough retweets. She thought it was pretty ridiculous, but they agreed on 500,000 retweets, and if he hit that number he would ask her mom.

So he tweeted “Help a dude out” that night, with a few photos of Chloe’s mom, and a screenshot showing their texts about the retweet challenge.

And . . . the Internet was TOTALLY on board.

By yesterday morning, he had more than 55,000 retweets . . . but his school found out and made him take the tweet down.

(Buzzfeed

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