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Does anyone out there remember back in the late 1980s and early 1990s when Wendy’s had the “Super Bar”??  They had it at the one in Ypsilanti, but I’m not sure how wide spread the whole thing was.

If you are unfamiliar with it, The Super Bar was sort of a buffet that was split up into at least three sections.  One section being a typical salad bar, one Mexican with all the fixins to make your own tacos, burritos, etc., and the other Italian, often with small slices of pizza (cheese or pepperoni), pasta, garlic bread, etc..

I swear to god I used to go to Wendy’s and get the Super Bar once a week growing up.  Why on earth did they get rid of it????


I feel like I don’t need to write anything about the following picture, nor do I have anything to say.

Edit: My editor/girlfriend found this pretty disgusting, so I deleted the picture and just put up a link.  But I have to say, it’s gold.


Call me weird or whatever but I’m a big fan of lip balm.  I’m also a big fan of Peeps.  Put these together, and you have a product that I NEED to own.

What’s better is Peeps flavored lip balm in one of four marshmallow cream flavors: cotton candy, grape, strawberry and vanilla.

For $3.99 at, you can pick up a stick of whatever flavor you want.

Domino’s accidentally gave away 11,000 pizzas earlier this week.  11,000 pizzas.

How does that happen you ask?

Apparently, a savvy customer found out that an unannounced coupon code for online ordering in the form of the code word, “bailout” would grant the customer 1 free medium pizza. The code spread like wildfire, and one day and 11,000 pizzas later, the code was deactivated.

How did I not hear about this????

Bacon Easter eggs.  Oh baby.

So I’m driving down Washtenaw today in Ypsilanti, and I see that someone has run their truck into Wendy’s sign.  Hilarious.

Starbucks in China

As a non-coffee drinker, it is hard for me to understand the gigantic appeal that Starbucks has created.  Starbucks is an international phenomenon with nearly 11,000 stores and 6.4 billion dollars in Revenue last year. The company can move swiftly and forcefully into new products as it did when it bought Tazo Tea in 1999.  The power of market domination allows them to simply buy out their competition when they wish as they did with Torrefazione and Seattle’s Best in 2003.  They can dominate green coffee bean markets with their substantial buying power and leverage.

My dislike for Starbucks has nothing to do with being a corporation. I love corporations. They have worked hard before they were corporations to get where they were. Some hippies will get all up in your face and say that Starbucks is bad for the “mom and pop” coffee shops. That’s a silly argument because Starbucks at one point was one of those coffee shops that just happen to find success.

Starbucks make me feel ill with their carefully chosen subtle, but not too bland, color scheme.  Even the background music has been Starbucked, with watered down instrumental versions of Jimi Hendrix, for example.   The quirky living room sofas and tables, which are not so quirky when you realize they are identical to the other thousands of stores.  Starbucks is simply a McDonalds for the new media generation. Starbucks wants a consistent cup of coffee, just like McDonalds wants the Big Mac to taste the same wherever you go, so they over-roast it to remove any minor flavor variations in the beans.

Starbucks in India

“Will that be a Tall, Grande or a Venti?”

Starbucks’ menu language is just stupid – especially for espresso drinks. All I have to say is “tall” is small. The barista or cashier will not speak to you in normal cafe speak either… If you order a double cappuccino, you get the most dreaded question of all – “Will that be a Tall, Grande or a Venti?”

“Line up, suckers.”

If the long lines out the door were for being so great and so popular that would be fine. But, the sad fact is that they purposefully designed the shop layout to encourage snaking lines creating a sense of excitement and encourage the sheep mentality in consumers. For people who pay attention to this stuff it shows a lack of respect to the customer.

Starbucks employees have the nerve to stick a tip jar on the counter, and even at the drive thru. Your one job is to mix stuff in coffee and give it to me, and then of course maintain a store.  Millions of people work in mundane jobs like this everyday and Starbucks’ employees, for some reason, complain about it more than I’ve ever seen. I’m convinced that Wendy’s employees work harder. I read a blog from a Starbucks employee who says that we should tip him because…

“we also do customers favors quite often (not charging for refills, not kicking you out when we are supposed to, letting people bring their pets in, etc).

Tipping makes us love you, and when we love you we make better drinks for you, give them to you faster, etc.”

Starbucks in Africa

Take a look around next time you go to a Starbucks.  Guaranteed one the following people is there…

First you may see the writer who wants you do know he’s a writer.  Yes, we all know that writing is a fascinating occupation, but unfortunately, unlike hookers and crack dealers, you cannot simply point them out by looking at them.  However, when a person has to tell you that he’s a writer (intentionally), then writing suddenly becomes less impressive.  Those kind of people usually go to the busiest Starbucks in town and pop open their Macs, making sure that the shining Apple logo is on display for everyone to see. Then they pretend to write, sigh, and brainstorm their thoughts.

You also may possibly see the guy who hates Starbucks but goes there anyway. The world is packed with shitheads and nobody can deny that, but there are those who realize they are complete shitheads, and yet, brag about it. I’m taking about that certain someone who won’t shut up about how crappy Starbucks is, and forget the fact he is ranting while waiting in line inside Starbucks.

More thank likely you will see at least one study group.  Why go to a proper school library that is filled with textbooks, resources, and free computers when you have the most crowded Starbucks in the area?  It definitely makes more sense to go to a place where noise is a popular demanding song, has tables that barely support an encyclopedia, and a crowd that’s yelling for a proper frappuccino.  It’s like Turkish prison, except with worse

Guarantee you’ll see the person who peruses the DVD/music section as if he might purchase something. It’s really great when you’re waiting in line behind somebody only to realize that they’re not in line, but instead deciding whether or not they want to purchase Akeelah and the DVD, which I am positively sure that no one ever bought. Yes, we know that you want to shed the stereotypes that white people don’t watch Black movies, but if that particular Black movie sucks, then we understand the reason that you didn’t see it in theaters.

It’s a tough world out there these days with our recent economic problems and even producers of soup are feeling the heat.  Campbell’s Soup Company recently decided to begin a campaign asking people for help.  Don’t take it from me, the CEO posted a letter on-line:

“Dear Friend of Campbell,

Campbell Soup Company has a passion for innovation. We continually seek to improve the quality, convenience, and value of our products. We are always interested in ideas for new products, packaging, marketing, and production technologies that will help us meet the needs of our consumers and customers better, faster and more completely.

At Campbell, we recognize that valuable ideas for innovation may come to us from many sources, both inside and outside the Company. Consumers, customers, suppliers, contractors, inventors and friends often have suggestions that they would like to share with us, and we welcome their interest in doing so.

We have created this Web site to provide a convenient method for people who are not employed by Campbell to submit ideas for innovation to us. If you have an idea that you think may interest us, we hope you will submit it for our consideration.

Thank you for your interest – we look forward to hearing from you!

Douglas R. Conant
President and CEO”

As a friend of Campbell’s Soup and someone who eats their soup all the time, I felt inclined to offer my assistance.  What am I supposed to eat if Campbell’s goes under?  Progresso?  You’ve got to be shitting me.   I went further and checked into Campbell’s current stock info.  While not terrible, it’s still not looking good.  Plus, it appears Progresso isn’t a publically traded company so I can get any information on them.  I’m in the dark here.

Campbells Current Stock Information

Campbell's Current Stock Information

Campbell’s cry for help was enough for me.  I decided to submit the one idea that would keep Campbell’s soup afloat for good.  The one idea that will keep me eating Campbell’s and my future children eating Campbell’s.  Ladies and Gentlemen, here is my submission.

“Dear Friend,

I understand that times are tough right now.  Just last week I was forced to eat cereal rather than my usual eggs and bacon.  It was an unfortunate experience but it opened my eyes.

This the part where I give to you the idea that will save Campbell’s Co.

“Biscuits & Gravy Soup”.

Yes, I agree that it is surprising that no one had thought of this before, but that’s not the issue here.  The issue is that you now have the product that will bring Campbell’s out of the red and into the green.  The best part?  All you have to do is mix fat with flour, and add pieces of biscuits.  Plus, it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  I would say it’s genius, but you and I already know this.

I require no charge for this submission.  I will simply take pride in the fact that I contributed to me not having to eat Progresso soup.

God Bless You,

John Moors
Eater of Soup”

If you would like to offer an idea, you can visit  I wouldn’t really bother because they will more than likely shut the site down after my idea is read, but you can humor yourself and submit something.

For some reason, McDonald’s continues to serve snack wraps. I got the courage to order one a while ago and it was literally one of the most disgusting things I have ever eaten.  It’s basically a small chicken tender, shredded lettuce, a TINY sprinkle of cheese and some dressing.

I guess the new idea is to shrink their Big Mac into one of these wraps and hope people are sick of the sandwich that made them famous. The Snack Wrap Mac features the fixings of a Big Mac–a sliced burger patty, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickle and onions–but no sesame seed bun. It’s packaged in a warm flour tortilla. It was launched at all 1,400 McDonald’s outlets in Canada this week selling for $1.49, and will be on the menu there through May 18.

This is really stupid.

I managed to find some Canadians who stopped in to try one posted their findings on the web.  Behold, the Snack Wrap Mac:

Update: They took the picture down.  Crap.


Not exactly food related, but I did a post on Vince, the ShamWow and Slap Chop guy a few weeks ago and felt that I should update you on what he’s up to these days — punching prostitutes.

ShamWow pitchman Vince Shlomi (i had his last name wrong, oops) was arrested last month on felony battery charges for allegedly punching a stripper, according to the Web site

Police reports obtained by the site claim that Shlomi met 26-year-old prostitute Lenea Harris at a Miami nightclub, and subsequently brought her back to his room at Setai Hotel. Shlomi allegedly paid Harris $1,000 for “straight sex.”

That’s went things took a turn.

Shlomi told police “that he kissed [Harris] when all of a sudden [Harris] bit his tongue and would not let go,” according to the report.

Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue, and then ran to the lobby to call police. Harris suffered several cuts and fractures to her face.

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