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I'm Freddy, Crypt Keeper of Retail Hell Underground RHU -- a place for service slaves to have a voice, tell their story, support each other, or just have a chuckle about the insanity of working in the 10th Circle of Hell! I'm also the author of "Retail Hell," the funny memoir about life as a handbag sales associate at an upscale department store! The sequel, "Return To The Big Fancy," has just been released in hardcover and e-reader and is available wherever books are sold!
U.K. Pizza Hut is offering Hot Dog stuffed crust pizzas. Would you order one?
What say you RHU? Do you want to buy a glass you can't fill up? They are 12 bucks by Half Full.
What say you RHU? FAIL or WIN? I couldn't decide how to post this because I do love me some Hershey's and M&M's but 20 bucks seems seriously overpriced! And you know the store (Alberstons in this case) pulled the items from their stock which probably cost them all of a few bucks and as shoppers we all know the prices of those candy bars. Is it an extreme mark up for a fun novelty gift?
Tired of going to the trouble of making your own bacon milkshakes at home? You're in luck -- as long as you don't live in the Northeast or Midwest. Eater reports that Jack in the Box, which has 2100 locations in 19 states, is adding a bacon milkshake to its menu for as part of its new "Marry Bacon" ad campaign.
The ad for the Jack in the Box bacon milkshake includes the important disclaimer that the beverage's stay on the menu will be "as limited as limited can be," and encourages would-be shake drinkers to act fast.
A Jack In The Box spokesperson told the Huffington Post, "The shake is not listed on our menus in the restaurants, so it’s more of a 'secret item' that people can order. Each restaurant is getting a very limited quantity, so we don’t know how long they will last."
After looking into the nutritional information on the bacon milkshake, we can't help but feeling relieved it won't be around forever. According to the Jack in the Box website, which lists the bacon shake as a beverage rather than a dessert, a "regular" 16 oz bacon shake weighs in at 773 calories and 40 grams and fat. A 24 oz large, meanwhile, add a whopping 1081 calories and 54 grams of fat to your meal.
We couldn't find any other examples of major chains serving bacon milkshakes in the past. But Denny's has been serving a bacon sundae since April, so Jack in the Box isn't the first chain to hop on the bacon dessert bandwagon.
Here's one man's Bacon Shake testament:
From Bookstore Slave:
Dear god, who thinks of this "shit"? Yes, it's a game where your little hellspawn feed a toy dog play-dough rolls, squeeze a hand pump according to a dice roll and the dog eventually shits it out. Your child "wins" if they collect more "dog shit" than their friends. PLEASE tell me you would never EVER let your children THINK of collecting dog shit, much less buy this fucking game!
May all your hellspawn never get a "whiff" of this new toy...
Fragrance for your e-readers? While it looks like a joke, the folks at Smell of Books.com are dead serious and call their new tech-cessory product "Aerosol E-Book Enhancer." With Eau to cats and Classic Musty, they may need to rethink their fragrances - How about some chocolate, beer, new car smell, or fresh baked bread? Would you buy a can of fragrance for your e-reader?
So Starbucks jumped into bed with a few lesser-known fashion designers and let them spill coffee at a retail price of $85. Will you spill the cash to buy one?
Starbucks is celebrating their 40th birthday, and to commemorate they’ve asked Alexander Wang, Sophie Theallet, and Billy Reid, the recipients of the past three annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards, to design limited edition t-shirts for the brand. The tees are currently available at StarbucksStore.com and select Nordstrom locations for a very pricey $85. Do they not realize it's a recession? We can't even spend $85 on our close friends for their birthdays, so why would we give it to Starbucks for theirs?
All of the tees incorporate the company logos and Alexander Wang decided to do so with a coffee stain design that bleeds into the Starbucks Siren. Funny? Slightly. But we think the joke is on you if you spend $85 to wear a designer coffee stain that promotes Starbucks.
The other thing that makes us sad is that Starbucks tries to act like they did some great thing by selecting Vogue Fashion Fund award winners to make these t-shirts. The Vogue Fashion Fund gives annual grants to support emerging designers. But Alexander Wang is now a well established, successful designer and NONE of the proceeds of these expensive t-shirts go to anything other than Starbucks.
Well, Happy birthday, Starbucks, but consider our skim latte your birthday gift. Maybe we'll even spill it on ourselves for free.
Would you eat Ben and Jerry's Schweddy Balls? Perhaps you've already had them in your mouth? What do you think RHU? Are these Schweddy Balls tasty like Chef's chocolatey ones? Or are these balls about to be sent packing to the 99 cent store?
The Huffington Post wants to see those balls squashed:
Ice cream and SNL enthusiasts were atwitter yesterday with the news that Ben & Jerry's was releasing Schweddy Balls ice cream. HuffPost Food just couldn't resist those schweddy balls, so we got our hands on a pint (okay, four actually). The flavor is a vanilla base with two kinds of balls: chocolate covered rum balls and chocolate covered milk balls.
Molly Shannon may have told Pete Schweddy that he had some beautiful balls, but our taste testers were decidedly more mixed:
Final grade: C. Sadly, maybe we can resist those Schweddy Balls after all.
- "Disappointed for all the hype."
- "Disappointing. Essentially just vanilla ice cream with some Whoppers in it. Not the flavor explosion I would expect out of Schweddy Balls."
- "Good vanilla ice cream, as is standard from Ben & Jerry, but I didn't think there were enough balls in the ice cream. Even when you open the carton, you can see, like, a single ball, and that's it."
- "The quality of the malt balls itself is pretty great -- they're crunchy and contrast nicely with the ice cream. Schweddy Balls suffers from the unfortunate problem of un-ballsyness. There just aren't enough balls to go around. Sad.
- "The flavor isn't nearly as exciting as the name. Not nearly as rummy as I expected, and the texture of the balls was a little on the soft side."
- "The ice cream itself is nice and vanilla-beany, but no hint of rum as described. Not enough balls for an ice cream whose main selling point is ballage, but the rum ball I tried was nice and rummy."
- "Not enough balls! And the freezing of a malt ball is sort of a weird texture."
- "It would be better if there were more balls."
Alec Baldwin is obviously proud to become part of an elite few who receive the honor of a Ben & Jerry's tribute flavor, and we're sure Molly Shannon, Anna Gasteyer and rest of "SNL" are too. They join fellow funny people Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Monty Python.
WATCH: The original sketch