Olive Garden ad script is creepy creation of bot that watched 1,000 hours of commercials for restaurant chain

Keaton Patti, a writer who has been featured in the New Yorker, The Onion and on Comedy Central, said on Twitter that he forced a “bot” to watch 1,000 hours of Olive Garden commercials before forcing it to write its own hilarious and surprisingly frightening script. Source link

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Daredevil raccoon scales Minnesota office building, becomes Internet hero

The animal’s thrill-seeking adventure began on Monday when it was spotted scaling the side of a short, two-story office building by Minnesota Public Radio. The somewhat frightened-looking raccoon sought shelter in a nook of the building’s façade and took the remaining hours of the day and night to compose itself. Source link

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Hop over to OctFest on Governors Island for music paired with beer

Set for Sept. 8 and 9 on Governors Island, the festival is pouring out way more music than its first iteration in Sunset Park. Rapper Vince Staples and Oklahoma psych rock group The Flaming Lips were previously announced as headliners. On Wednesday, Pitchfork added more artists to the lineup including NAO, Standing on the Corner, […]

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Nearly 1.5 million children’s lives were spared by pneumococcal, Hib vaccines since 2000

Wahl and his colleagues note that although progress has been made in preventing these deaths, about 900 children still die each day around the world from Hib and pneumococcal diseases. Nearly half of these deaths in 2015 occurred in four countries – India, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Source link

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These New York and New Jersey beaches are worth a visit this summer

More than six million people visit Jones Beach’s 2,400 acres every year, and it feels like there’s something for every one of them: a beautiful boardwalk, mini golf, basketball, two swimming pools, and that sparkling white-sand beach, to start. Music lovers can find their own beat at the Jones Beach Theater, whose 2018 roster includes […]

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Wendy's and other fast food chains slam 'IHOb' over name change

Social media sizzled on Monday after fast food giants took exception to IHOP’s new “IHOb” marketing campaign. The newly-named “International House of burgers” angered its neighbors by stepping into the lunch and dinner realm, adding a collection of seven new “Ultimate Steakburgers.” Wendy’s struck… Source link

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IHOP reveals with that ‘b’ stands for, and people are not pleased

“Burgers are a quintessential, American menu item so it makes perfect sense that IHOP, one of the most iconic, all-American comfort-food brands in the world, would go over the top to create a delicious line-up of quality burgers that hit the spot any time of day,” Chef Nevielle Panthaky, Head of Culinary at IHOb said […]

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American Airlines apologizes for passenger’s destroyed suitcase, ‘shredded’ greasy clothes

“It’s just stuff,” she said. “Stuff can be replaced. I guess what I find so appalling is that, after it happened, someone gathered up what was left of my bag and my belongings and put them in the bin and sent it on its way. The bag just popped up on the carousel with my […]

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