In a special Star Wars edition of one of the Internet’s greatest long-running jokes, the folks from Will It Blend give the sci-fi franchise's most notoriously annoying character the ending he’s always deserved. For reasons that may never be clear, watching an assortment of items getting shoved into Blendtec blender never gets old. Discuss
Verizon—a company that provides cellular services that powers phones, tablets and electronic devices—has released a new ad that suggests this Thanksgiving, maybe you should just shut them down for a while. The leader of Verizon’s brand creative team explained to The New York Times, “Once we get you to the people that matter the most, it’s taking that time to be present with those people once you get there. I hope what people take out of it, quite honestly, is we’re America’s most reliable network and we got you where you needed to go.” Discuss
A pizza shop in Ohio is technically closed for business today, but they still may get some visitors this Thanksgiving. This week, Bada Bing! Pizzeria posted a sign on their door that read,
We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. However, we will be having dinner around 2 p.m. with our family, employees, and friends. If you are hungry, or don’t have any money, please come in. We will welcome you and make sure you get plenty to eat.
After news of the pizzeria’s plans spread on Facebook, locals have volunteered to come out and help serve anyone who shows up. Discuss
A billionaire businessman named Shlomo Rechnitz was so moved by the site of 400 American military service members traveling through an airport that he decided to do something to show is appreciation. He paid $50 for each of the soldiers to get a good dinner before the next leg of their trip. You can see a cell phone video of the encounter below. Discuss
Some of your favorite childhood TV shows are coming back. After announcing a plan to reboot and revisit classic series from their ‘90s catalogue, executives at Nickelodeon have outlined plans for a new Hey Arnold TV movie. According to Variety, the film “will feature a storyline that picks up where the original series ended and resolves unanswered plotlines–including the whereabouts of Arnold’s parents, long missing from the program. So far, no released date has been announced. Hopefully, this is one step closer to the comeback we’ve all been waiting for: A Doug reboot. Make it happen Nickelodeon. We want Doug Funnie back on TV. Discuss
A non-profit called Carry the Future has raised more than $83,000 through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to provide refugee families with baby carriers. The group is distributing thousands of the backpack-like carriers to recently arrived families in Greece, that provide parents with a safe, warm way to transport their children. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have escaped to Europe, fleeing a brutal civil war in Syria.
So far, volunteers have distributed more than 3,000 of the carriers to families on the island of Kos, and today, they’ll hand out 2,500 in Athens. Cristal Logothetis, the organization’s founder told Mashable, "Being a mom myself, it was easy to imagine myself in their place, and how hard it would be for me to hold my son while I walked for hundreds of miles.” As their Indiegogo explains, "Kos is only the beginning of a long and [arduous] trip for Syrian refugees, so we want to make sure their lives are a bit easier with baby carriers that will lessen the weight and free their arms." Discuss