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Fat Tuesday: Cookie Dough Oreo’s

Just when I thought I was going to have zilch for this weeks Fat Tuesday, it appeared, like a ship over the horizon, a lighthouse in the fog, Nabisco saves the day with…



META-COOKIES!!! Cookie Dough flavored frosting inside Oreo wafers! The junk food Gods have smiled upon me with another diabetic abomination that goes well with a glass of milk. Since Dino Drac already covered the Carmel Apple edition, I’m doing the end around and giving my review of these treats.



They went for the chocolate color on these guys but the distinct smell of cookie dough is there. It’s funny how something that started as licking the beaters turned into an ice cream flavor, Air Freshner and yes, Perfume.



Final Verdict

Great job of authentic taste and the look is perfect with the little micro-chip in the frosting. Quite delicious and something you can enjoy without overdoing. One sleeve went well dry and then some of them I dunked in milk because, cookies. I would say it’s worth spending the “dough” on these. Ok, I’ll see myself out now.

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codyjohnston:

shinji-kun69:

Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.

HI UM NOPE
This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.
The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:

“Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”

Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.
Anyway. This tale of an entire mob attacking this man was followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:

This all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.
ALSO also?

So really, “Black Man Punches White man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is through the fucking roof.
And yet…

Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.

codyjohnston:

shinji-kun69:

Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.

HI UM NOPE

This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:

Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”

Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.

Anyway. This tale of an entire mob attacking this man was followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:

This all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.

ALSO also?

So really, “Black Man Punches White man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is through the fucking roof.

And yet…

Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.

Filed under ferguson police brutality conservative media bullshit right wing knockout game stock photos

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axetemptation:

Women are 5X more tempted to eat chocolate than party at a club.Notes:The average American consumes 12 pounds of chocolate in a year. The average person from Switzerland consumes 26 pounds of chocolate in a year.The world record for longest dance party, set in 2006 in Wexland, Ireland, is 55 hours.

Fact: Sexist, Entitled, Douchebag Alpha Male’s are 100% more likely to fall for Axe’s blantant misogynistic pandering and purchase this can of liquid asshole than human beings whose primary thought functions come from their head rather than their dicks.

axetemptation:

Women are 5X more tempted to eat chocolate than party at a club.

Notes:
The average American consumes 12 pounds of chocolate in a year. The average person from Switzerland consumes 26 pounds of chocolate in a year.

The world record for longest dance party, set in 2006 in Wexland, Ireland, is 55 hours.

Fact: Sexist, Entitled, Douchebag Alpha Male’s are 100% more likely to fall for Axe’s blantant misogynistic pandering and purchase this can of liquid asshole than human beings whose primary thought functions come from their head rather than their dicks.

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http://codyjohnston.tumblr.com/post/95978017589/ive-been-pretty-silent-for-the-past-few-days

codyjohnston:

I’ve been pretty silent for the past few days, which may have pleased many of you who are like, “Cut the Ferguson shit, just give me jokes.” The main reason I haven’t posted anything is because I’ve been working on a column about Ferguson, so tomorrow you’ll get both. Ferguson shit, and jokes.

In…

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My Soapbox: Death and Starbucks

It’s another week of news items I can’t ignore. Last week I shared my thoughts on Robin Williams death and apparently, so did Henry Rollins. In doing so in his cutting to the bone style, he unleashed a shitstorm upon himself. If you wouldn’t mind taking a moment to read the full text of what he said, I think you’ll see it was far from a criticism of the man but of the act of Suicide itself, especially the effect on those loved ones left behind. Rollins has since apologized and is taking his lumps from those who viewed his words as harsh and insensitive.

I think the issue wasn’t as much with what he said but who it was aimed at. Robin Williams was a beloved icon of film and television. It’s part of that disbelief that a man so full of joy could be wallowing in so much misery. People are going to view Rollins’ words through whatever prism life has created for them. If you see suicide as a result of something that happens to someone else then you’ll think the editorial was cruel, unjust judgement of a man who cannot defend himself. If you see suicide as an act of selfishness, lacking in the thought of those you leave behind, then you will see Rollins as a truth dealer.

I don’t think anyone should be forced to change their views on a subject or a person because that person is dead. It’s phony and self serving to have some Come To Jesus moment because of death. Death is a part of life, it happens everyday no matter how we try to delay it’s icy grip. I still believe Suicide is a selfish action to take but that isn’t the whole picture. The person who kills him or herself isn’t automatically a bad person. They aren’t a selfish or lazy person or someone who does this out of a want to be dead. They don’t want pain anymore, they can’t find any other answers because the facade they’ve lived under so long doesn’t have people asking questions.

Rollins struck a nerve because of the perfect storm of Suicide as a sensitive subject and Robin Williams as a legend who brought laughter to young and old for over 30 years. If anything good comes out of this mess it will be the continued discussion of depression and mental illness.

Update: Rollins has written an more expanded mea culpa in his regular column for LA Weekly.

There is no easy transition to my other topic of the week but I want to leave things a lighter note so I’m going to talk about people “Paying It Forward”. It started with this story about 378 good people at a Starbucks in Tampa Bay, Florida who payed for the person behind them. You might not know that was the point of the article if you read to the end or saw this one from Yahoo. It not only leads with the person who didn’t continue the chain (or couldn’t, we don’t really know) but throws a cheap shot at the end by quoting the Starbucks Barista as saying “it appeared the woman didn’t understand the concept of paying it forward.”

I might have been content to leave well enough alone but naturally another Pay It Forward Chain started in St. Petersburg and this time the headline cut right to the chase as it doesn’t focus on the 400 people and their act of kindness but the one guy who consciously stopped it. I’m not gonna be that guy who heaps praise on him the same way the douche-tard columnists at Vice and Salon pissed all over the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has raised 50 Million for ALS Research and on a related side note fuck Pam Anderson with a bucket of AIDS infected dicks for her bullshit stance against it. He does raise a valid point though.

First thing is, charity is meant as an act of decency from the heart not something you’re asked to participate in because the person behind you did. Consider this as an argument, the person who started the chain(s) were doing the charity work; the rest of the people were just doing the right thing and like returning a lost wallet or helping a disabled/elderly person across a busy street, you don’t get extra credit for doing it. You’re supposed to do those things because respect for your fellow man is how we survive and the opposite of helping the weak is called being a Villain.

The second thing, and I don’t throw the term around loosely, is that this is a First World Problem or rather First World Charity. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say Starbucks is more expensive coffee and if you want to pay more for your caffeine, I’m not going to judge you. I will freely admit I’m a Dunkin’ Donuts Man but I’ve grown up beyond the need to engage in petty corporate rivalry against people who aren’t. I just don’t think I should be in awe of people who can afford more expensive coffee, paying for other people who can afford that same coffee. I think it’s cheap clickbait to lead the article with the so called grinches, especially since the guy in the second article put a 100 dollars in the tip cup for the people who are doing the work, creating your coffee, stuck behind a hot counter in Florida in the middle of August while working for less than minimum wage.

I would hope the people who are participating in this don’t consider it their good deed for the day. I hope the people paying it forward at Starbucks are also doing so in other aspects of their lives such as volunteering at their kids schools, recycling, car pooling and other things that affect the bigger picture of the future. You don’t need money to pay it forward, just an open mind to go with an open heart.

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Fat Tuesday: Utz Butterfinger Pretzels

After numerous years being the crispity, crunchity alternative to Reese’s Peanut Butter Treats, Butterfinger decided to expand into the snack market beyond the Ice Cream Aisle. I’ve always had a fondness for the unique flavor of Butterfinger as well as Salty and Sweet combinations. A bag of these were the perfect fodder for this feature.



The bag was drool worthy as it appeared the pretzel’s were not only coated with Peanut Butter but the crispy goodness of a Butterfinger Bar. Damn, this was gonna be something that….


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Wow, that is kind of a disappointment for looks. I thought I was getting two layers of crunch but instead it was your standard Peanut Butter Pretzel. To make matters worse, the lot of them were stuck together so getting the ones you see in the picture was an ordeal.

Final Verdict

In the end, I plowed through the bag, mainly because I haven’t enjoyed Peanut Butter Pretzel’s in so long. The taste was really no different than any other bag I’ve had. I don’t usually go for a negative review on my posts but skip these in favor of less expensive options. You’re basically paying for the brand name and that’s something I’ve always been against in any aspect of capitalism.

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