Coffee Mixed With Lemonade Is the Trendy New Drink This Summer?

Coffee Mixed With Lemonade Is the Trendy New Drink This Summer?

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Well this sounds disgusting . . . but I still kind of want to try it. Apparently the trendy new drink of the summer is a mix of COFFEE and LEMONADE.

A coffee shop called Stand Coffee in Brooklyn created it. If you want to make it at home, it includes cold brew coffee, lemonade, vanilla syrup, and a splash of almond milk . . . sort of like a demented Arnold Palmer.

 

(Eater)

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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A Jury Ruled that “Blurred Lines” Does Rip Off Marvin Gaye

A Jury Ruled that “Blurred Lines” Does Rip Off Marvin Gaye

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A federal jury ruled yesterday that “Blurred Lines” DOES rip off the 1977 MARVIN GAYE song “Got to Give It Up”.

And they ordered ROBIN THICKE and PHARRELL WILLIAMS to pay Marvin’s kids $7.4 million. The Gayes also sued T.I., who appears on the song. But the jury let him off the hook.

During a week-long trial, Gaye’s family brought in a musicologist who testified that there was a “constellation” of eight similar elements in the two songs.

Their attorney also noted that in several interviews, Robin said he told Pharrell he wanted to write a song LIKE “Got to Give It Up” . . . and that Pharrell had said he tried to pretend he WAS Marvin Gaye while writing it.

Robin, Pharrell and T.I. released a statement saying the verdict, quote, “sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward.” And it sounds like they plan to appeal.

(Here’s a mashup of the two songs.)

Nine Sounds You'll Probably Never Hear Again

Nine Sounds You'll Probably Never Hear Again

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We found a list online of sounds you’ll probably never hear again, and some are pretty recent . . . although the sound of a modem connecting DOES feel like it was 100 years ago.

Anyway, here are nine sounds that are either extinct, or so rare today that they might as well be . . .

  1. A factory whistle starting or ending a shift.
  2. A mechanical cash register.
  3. A steam locomotive.
  4. A car backfiring.
  5. A dial-up modem.
  6. TV static.
  7. A busy signal.
  8. A pager.
  9. A fax machine.

(Reddit)