Tuesday, February 18, 2020

KFC Is Making Fried Chicken Crocs

KFC has teamed up with Crocs to create “KFC X Crocs Bucket Clog,” a limited edition shoe that both looks and smells like a bucket of KFC’s signature fried chicken. The collaboration was announced via a video starring South Korean influencer MLMA, looking in the photoshoot like her face might have gotten a bit too close to the fryer. “Combining the unmistakable look of our world-famous fried chicken and signature KFC bucket, with the unparalleled comfort and style of Crocs, these shoes are what fried chicken footwear dreams are made of,” said the KFC CMO in a news release that might as well have ended “so please for the love of god write about this.” One of the major draws of the shoes are the chicken-scented “Jibbitz charms” attached to each clog. These KFC shoes are available this spring, via the official Crocs website, in unisex sizes. They cost $59.99 a pair. (Crocs)


Taco Bell is issuing an apology after a controversial sign

 A customer saw a sign calling out employees who were late for work. The message was discovered at a restaurant located in Fairlawn, Ohio. A picture of the controversial sign was posted on Facebook by a lady who commented “Taco Bell in Fairlawn . Wth??!!!!” The note said in all capital letters, “Dining room is closed until this stores workers can show up to work on time! We will happily serve you through the drive thru as quickly as possible.” It continued, “We’re very sorry for the inconvenience.” She admitted that she thought the restaurant had bad service, but she did not think the note was appropriate. She wasn’t the only one. Facebook users everywhere quickly flooded the comments section to express their opinion as well. Taco Bell did not agree with this sign. A spokesperson for the company released a statement, apologizing for the gaffe. “The posting of this sign should not have happened, and the team was immediately re-trained on proper protocol,” Taco Bell said. “We can confirm that the dining room reopened within an hour, and we apologize to our customers for any inconvenience.” (Fox News)


Man steals nearly $1,000 of Razors

Authorities in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is looking for a thief who stole nearly $1,000 worth of razors from a store, police say. However, this isn’t the first time, but is the second time he has stolen from that exact store, police say. Employees soon realized that several razors, which added up to $1,000, were missing from the store. (Oklahoma City Police Department Facebook)


$207B in student loan forgiveness

With about 43 million Americans owing $1.51 trillion in federal student loans, the U.S. government offers programs to provide a bit of relief. The Congressional Budget Office announced it expects to forgive $207.4 billion in student debt for those in the U.S. who take out loans over the next decade. The CBO estimates that the U.S. will originate $1.05 trillion in new loans from 2020 to 2029 with the biggest benefits going to those who borrow for graduate school. (The Wall Street Journal)


Proposed Alabama law requires men undergo vasectomy after their 50th birthday

A proposed Alabama law would require all men to undergo a vasectomy within one month of their 50th birthday or after the birth of their third child, whichever comes first. HB-238 was authored by Representative Rolanda Hollis and would not only require all men over 50 to receive a vasectomy but it would also require them pay for the procedure out of their own pockets. The only part of the proposed bill that gives a reasoning behind it is, “Under existing law, there are no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men.” (WBMA)


Coworkers, pets getting V-Day love

Spending on Valentine’s Day is through the roof, with lovebirds expected to spend about $196.31 this year on the holiday of love, which is up 21% from 2019. While spouses and significant others still dole out the lion’s share of Valentine’s Day spending 52% that has shrunk considerably from 61% 10 years ago. So who else are we spending money on? The spending on coworkers and pets has doubled in the past decade, with each group spending more than $1.5 billion. (The Hustle)


Workforce less forgiving than school

A younger generation of workers who often received allowances at school or university to accommodate mental disabilities are encountering more difficulties as they enter the workforce, where these are less frequent. Managers also report more difficulty in accommodating these disabilities, according to employment attorneys and disability experts, with many younger workers alleging that they have encountered discrimination in the workplace stemming from their mental-health issues. (The Wall Street Journal)


Single women own more homes than single men

Single women accounted for nearly 20 percent of home purchases in 2019, and that number is only continuing to grow. Over the last several decades, researchers observed that women are excelling in their careers, getting married and having children later and are determined and driven to reach their goals, qualities that can breed success when it comes to home buying. Other studies show that single women own more than 1.5 million more homes than single men do in America’s 50 largest metro areas. Cities with the highest ratios of single female home owners are Tampa, Florida (where single women own 16.4 percent of households and single men own 11.5 percent), New Orleans (16.1 percent versus 10.9 percent) and Buffalo, New York (16.1 to 10.2 percent). Although some cities tout more single women owners than others, the data demonstrate that in all of the 50 largest metropolitan areas surveyed, single women own more homes than single men do, making for a kind of reverse gender gap. (National Association of Realtors)


Truck driver pulled over for speeding was using his semi as a recording studio

A Washington State trooper was surprised to find a semi-truck he pulled over this week was being used by its driver as a recording studio — complete with party supplies. Public Information Officer posted a photo on Instagram showing the super sonic cabin of a semi-truck one of his fellow officers pulled over. It contained what appeared to be a computerized mixer, headphones and other electronic equipment. The cabin also included a microphone that dropped from the ceiling. His photo also showed a bag of white powder and what appears to be drug paraphernalia that was reportedly found in the unidentified, aspiring recording artist’s truck. “Just when you thought you have heard it all…..Trooper Trombley stopped a semi truck driver for speeding (17 over),” wrote the PIO. “After arresting the driver for suspicion of DUI/drugs, he found out that the suspect produces/records music while driving down the highway.” (NY Daily News)


Kitchen Sink Bath Kids Fired

A Michigan Wendy’s employee is out of a job after “power” soaking in a kitchen sink full of suds and so are his coworkers who helped post video of the bath on TikTok. The video, taken at a Wendy’s in Greenville, MI, was originally posted on TikTok by a user who goes by @paulkash2. It has since been taken down, but when it was posted on Facebook, it quickly went viral. Several workers of the Greenville Wendy’s location have been canned after the young male who, at the very least is shirtless, was bathing in the fast-food joint’s sink while yukking it up with other employees. According to the franchise owner of the location, the restaurant has been cleaned and inspected since the video was posted on social media earlier this week and racked up tens of thousands of views. The Wendy’s store says “This egregious behavior is completely unacceptable and counter to our safety, training and operational standards. Upon learning of this situation, all employees in the video were terminated immediately and the restaurant has been completely sanitized. The health department visited the restaurant today and no violations were reported.” (The Daily News)


Tuesday is gone with:

  • Battery Day (Volta’s birthday)
  • Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day
  • International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
  • National Drink Wine Day
  • National Hate Florida Day
  • Pluto Day (Planet is Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh)
  • Travel Africa Day

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