The Oreo-cereal fusion you’ve always dreamed of will soon be a reality. The cookie maker has announced that two new, limited-edition flavors will soon be released to Target stores, and, speaking totally objectively, they sound incredible.
The Blueberry Pie Oreos (they have graham cracker-flavored cookies) and the “Fruity Crisp” Oreos (which are apparently modeled after Fruity Pebbles cereal) will hit shelves on June 6.
We don’t mean to brag, but we totally called this one: A new “Bible Emoji” translation will be made available in Apple iBooks later this week. Marketed as “scripture 4 millennials,” the new Bible adds emojis throughout individual verses, eliminating the need to actually “read” every word of the Word.
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The mind behind the Emoji Bible explained to The Memo, “A major goal of this whole process was to take a book that I think is very non-approachable to lay readers and try to make it more approachable by removing a lot of its density.”
The author—who simply goes by the smiley face wearing sunglasses emoji, told the outlet, that reception to the idea has mixed been, but they still believe in the project:
I’ve received a lot of tweets, some very nice some very, not nice … But it’s all worth the goal of making the Bible a little more approachable, to inject some levity, and to get people to look at it, with no particular agenda beyond that.
The future is now people. A video has surfaced of a man who appears to be fast asleep sitting in the driver’s seat of his Tesla Model S as it drives in extremely heavy traffic. The only problem is, the car’s “Autopilot” mode isn’t meant to completely take over for a driver. And, sleeping behind the wheel is not something anyone recommends at this point.
The automaker sent a statement about the incident to Motortrend, and they explained that, “Tesla Autopilot is designed to provide a hands-on experience to give drivers more confidence behind the wheel, increase their safety on the road, and make highway driving more enjoyable.” Emphasis here on “hands-on”; in other words, not napping.
They said that the autopilot mode “does not turn a Tesla into an autonomous vehicle and does not allow the driver to abdicate responsibility,” adding that drivers are “responsible for remaining alert and present when using Autopilot and must be prepared to take control at all times.”
Completely hands-free self-driving cars could one day greatly reduce traffic, prevent accidents and cut down on carbon emissions, but, for now, it’s a good idea to remain awake if you’re driving down the highway. Discuss
The creators of Netflix's insanely popular Master of None, Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, won a distinguished Peabody Award on Saturday. And both actors used the opportunity to address the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry and point to what true diversity looks like. This included Yang's admission: "I'm very much glad to be alive now, instead of 1852."
Ansari's acceptance speech carried a dig at the lack of diversity in other award shows, like the Academy Awards (which, of course, was plagued by the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite this year). Part of his speech included,
And I want to thank Netflix and Universal for believing in us, and letting us tell our stories. I think they really seem to get what diversity really is. It's not, "Hey, let's give this white protagonist a brown friend!" No. It's "Let's have a show where there's a token white guy." And that's what it is. ... And the Peabody is great because it seems like you guys actually watched all our [show] and decided it was good! There was no schmoozing, no [weird] dinners. And I think all being honored here really appreciate that.
Netflix recently picked up Master of None for a second season coming in 2017. And we're excited about it. Discuss
We’ve got some big news binge-watchers: Thanks to a new deal between Disney and Netflix—which has been in the works for years—your list of things to watch is about to get a lot longer.
In a press release, Netflix announced that Disney (which owns several of Hollywood's biggest studios) has officially inked a deal that will bring some of the biggest blockbusters in the world to the streaming platform:
From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.
It’s not clear yet just how much of the full catalogs will be available when the deal goes into effect this September, but what is clear is that if you want to watch movies from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm or Disney on TV, Netflix will be the only place you can do it. The agreement is exclusive, meaning that none of the new titles will be on Hulu or Amazon Prime. Discuss
The man who just took home the awards for Top Male Artist and Top Social Media Artist at the Billboard Music Awards has some strong opinions about awards shows themselves.
After the show this week, Justin Bieber took to Instagram to explained why he looked so bummed out during the broadcast. And, honestly, he sounds both enlightened about and jaded by the whole celebrity experience.
He wrote (in part):
I don't know about these award shows … I don't feel good when I'm there nor after. I try to think of it as a celebration but can't help feeling like people are rating and grading my performance. A lot of people in the audience there to be seem worried about how much camera time they will get or who they can network with…
These award shows seem so hollow. I get the premise is to award people for their accomplishments, but is it really? Because when I look in the audience I see a bunch of fake smiles so that when the camera hits them they look happy.
He said that he’s concerned the whole show seems like it’s celebrating the wrong things.
I'm getting awarded for the things that I'm doing and not for who I am which is understandable I know it would probably be hard to calculate and award someone's spirit lol.
But When I do get these awards the temptation of putting my worth in what I do is so hard to fight!!!I am privileged and honored to be recognized by my peers in but in these settings I can't feel the recognition. There's an authenticity missing that I crave! And I wonder does anybody else.
It’s not the first time Bieber’s been blunt about the spiritual trappings of being a young celebrity. Back in March, he told the Mirror that there’s a real danger in a culture that worships celebrities: “I would really suggest to people, ‘Don’t put your faith in me’. Because I’m gonna disappoint you every time … I just want people to know humans aren’t meant to be worshipped. We’re just not. So when a human is being worshipped, this is dangerous. ’Cause it does nothing but give you pride.”
The 22-year-old pop star has also been increasingly open about his own personal faith, telling Complex that his goal is to be more Christ-like: “I just wanna honestly live like Jesus. Not be Jesus—I could never—I don’t want that to come across weird. He created a pretty awesome template of how to love people and how to be gracious and kind. If you believe it, he died for our sins.”
A day before the post calling out award shows, he posted another image to Instagram: A screen shot of Bethel Music’s “No Longer Slaves” playing on his iPhone with the caption, “This song puts my heart and soul at ease.” It’s not the first time he’s discussed the song. Over the summer, he said it was one of the top three songs played on his iPhone.