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20 Highlights and Lowlights from April Fools’ Day
1. In Australia, McDonald’s teased a new sandwich called the “McFry” . . . a Quarter Pounder with French fries stuffed inside. And people were so excited that they were disappointed that this WASN’T a real thing.
And in the U.K., McDonald’s hyped “McNugget boots.”
2. Tinder claimed they were banning photos of singles . . . holding FISH . . . making Tinder the first dating app in history to be “fish free.”
3. The Columbus, Ohio public library claimed they were debuting “a large boat filled with books that goes up and down the river.”
4. Stouffer’s announced that they’d now be calling their chicken enchiladas “ladas” in an attempt to attract more Gen Z customers. And the brand itself was going to be called “Stouff’s” . . . to save you even more time.
5. Glenlivet said they were debuting a new “boxed whiskey,” as a play on (terrible) boxed wine.
6. Subaru said that they were entering the granola business, with “Subaru Forager Granola” . . . described as, “The closest thing you’ll find to eating compost for breakfast.”
7. The Chicago Botanic Garden claimed they were installing a “smart garden” with “emergent plants.”
8. The GasBuddy app joked that they were coming out with a new signature fragrance called “Pump #5.”
9. This one is straight out of that Xzibit show “Pimp My Ride”: Fiat USA said they’d be selling cars with a pasta maker installed in the console. (???)
10. Panera Bread tried to convince (very gullible people) people that they’d be releasing a “Breadbowl Hot Tub.”
That wasn’t the only silly product “unveiled” . . .
11. You can’t buy bad seatmate plane insurance.
12. You can’t buy car seat covers laced with caffeine.
13. You can’t buy an 18.7 pound solid-steel coffee mug.
14. You can’t buy square doughnut holes from Tim Hortons.
15. You can’t lick a package of frozen broccoli florets to taste before you buy.
16. You can’t buy a shirt with a special pocket for pizza slices.
17. You can’t buy Peet’s Coffee perfume . . . or carrot and parsnip perfume . . . or Gibson guitar cologne . . . or a Spam candle.
18. The Eiffel Tower is not installing the world’s tallest slide.
19. Emory University claimed it was launching a new degree: A Bachelor of Science in Mascot Arts. (Here’s a video about that.) And England’s University of Gloucestershire is not offering a degree in “cheese rolling and exercise sciences.”
20. And just in case you were fooled by this one . . . there are no GIANT SQUIRRELS in Zion National Park. Also, the National Park Service did not regenerate the cherry tree George Washington cut down. You know, the one he didn’t actually cut down.
A 50-year old man has died and over 40 are injured after a roof collapsed at Belvedere, Illinois’ Apollo Theatre Friday night. A powerful storm ripped through the area during Morbid Angel’s scheduled show. Crypta had just finished their set when the roof caved. Video shared online showed people trying to pull the rubble offstage to search for the injured. Morbid Angel wrote on Facebook “On behalf of Morbid Angel, we want to first and foremost send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the individual who tragically lost their life last night in the venue roof collapse due to heavy winds from a Tornado. We lost a brother in Metal last night, and many were hurt and injured in this tragedy. We would like to express how truly thankful we are for those in attendance (Fans, Venue Staff, Bands and Crew) that assisted with getting people out and to safety.” The band gave their gratitude to first responders, as well. A GoFundMe fundraiser has started to help the family of Fred Livingston, Jr, the man killed in the collapse. As of this writing, $24,000 has been raised with an original goal of $20,000.
Snoop Dogg co-hosted Wrestlemania 39 with The Miz this weekend in L.A. And during Sunday night’s show, he actually got involved in the action.
Shane McMahon, the son of former WWE boss Vince McMahon, made a surprise return and challenged the Miz to a match. But a few seconds in, he suffered a leg injury and couldn’t continue.
So Snoop jumped into the ring, laid The Miz out with a right hand, then delivered a hilariously substandard People’s Elbow . . . which is The Rock’s classic move. Then he covered Miz for the pin.
(Check out videos here. It’s still not clear if Shane’s injury was legit or part of the show . . . but it was awkward enough that it didn’t look scripted. If that’s the case, then props to Snoop for being able to improvise.) (Check out results for Wrestlemania Night 1 and Night 2.)
The patriarch of the Wayans family has died. Howell Wayans passed away. He was 86. Mr. Wayans and his wife Elvira, (who passed in 2020), had ten children. Several of them, like Keenen Ivory, Damon, Marlon, Kim, and Shawn, grew up and became entertainers. Marlon posted a tribute to his father on Instagram. He wrote in part, “When I was a child I asked my Dad what did you want to be when grew up. He simply said ‘I wanted to be a man’ I said ‘not a lawyer? A doctor? An actor?’ He said ‘just a man’ I said ‘but every boy becomes a man’ Dad said ‘Not true’ I asked ‘then what’s a man?’ My Dad said ‘A man takes care of himself and his responsibilities. His family is always FIRST’. From that day on I wanted to be a MAN.”
Marvel Studios released a new trailer for Secret Invasion during ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. The brand-new series will see the return of Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, and Cobie Smulders to the franchise. Here’s a summary of the show: Set in the present-day MCU, Nick Fury learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls. Fury joins his allies, including Everett Ross, Maria Hill, and the Skrull Talos, who has made a life for himself on Earth. Together they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity. Secret Invasion will begin streaming on June 10 on Disney +.
Are you ready for one last ride? Tickets for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3. are on sale today, Monday, April 3, and a new “get ready” teaser just dropped to celebrate. Join the Guardians — Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, Drax, Mantis, Nebula, and the rest of the crew — as they prepare for their next galaxy-saving adventure. The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter, Maria Bakalova and Sylvester Stallone. Tickets include 3D, IMAX screenings, and Thursday previews on May 4. The film opens up on May 5th.
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is the new number-one movie. The film brought in $38.5 million in its opening weekend. Last week’s top movie, John Wick: Chapter 4, finished in second place with $28.2 million in ticket sales. The rest of the top five includes Scream VI, His Only Son, and Creed III.
Robert Smith is REALLY trying to return FAIRNESS to the process of buying concert tickets.
Over the weekend, he announced that 7,000 scalped tickets to the upcoming Cure tour have been canceled . . . and he plans to resell them and donate the original fees to Amnesty International.
The Cure had previously opted out of Ticketmaster’s “platinum” and “dynamically priced” ticket options . . . which have been responsible for grossly inflating ticket prices on other tours.
He also got Ticketmaster to issue REFUNDS to some buyers to compensate for higher fees. (Variety)
It looks like the Yellowstone universe is growing! ViacomCBS President Chris McCarthy confirmed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the rumored Matthew McConaughey-led spin-off of the popular Paramount+ series is moving forward — whether or not star Kevin Costner returns to Yellowstone. This will be the latest spin-off inspired by Taylor Sheridan’s series — preceded by the prequel 1883 starring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill; the Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford-led prequel, 1923; and 6666. While McCarthy couldn’t share any new details about the upcoming projects, he did tell THR that the franchise “wouldn’t be what it is today without Kevin and we hope that that stays for a long time to come.”
McConaughey, 53, was reportedly in talks to star in a Yellowstone spin-off in February as Costner, 68, was considering exiting the show to focus on directing and starring in the upcoming Western film Horizon, according to Deadline.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie was specifically designed to keep from spoiling anyone’s memories of Nintendo’s iconic plumber. The movie, which revolves around Mario’s quest to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, instead is meant to highlight the bright and lovable nature of the games. Along the way, it incorporates Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart, and several beloved other Mario games.
After the last Mario movie presented live-action versions of Mario and Luigi and proved to be a complete disaster, it is only natural to be wary of The Super Mario Bros. Movie. That is especially true in light of the Chris Pratt Mario voice controversy. Yet Pratt told The Hollywood Reporter that no one will find their childhood memories ruined by the movie, much to his relief. Check out his quote:
“It makes sense, I was pretty nervous when they offered it to me. I thought, ‘Wow, let’s not screw this up.’ That’s where it all comes from, I think. People are passionate about this character and they’ve probably seen some of their favorite IP getting screwed up. It’s kind of a cynical business. People make movies just because a title has reach. I saw it with the Lego Movie. I was like, ‘How are you going to make a movie about Legos? What is that?’ And then Chris [Miller] and Phil [Lord] made this incredible movie, I was part of it, I loved it. So it’s a big challenge. Just because something has reach doesn’t mean it’s going to be a good movie and there’s instances of people making bad movies and ruining people’s childhoods. So the pressure was on to not do that and, thankfully, we didn’t. I think the movie is fantastic and I think your childhood is firmly intact.”
Baseball season is here. And to celebrate, AV Club put together a list of the best baseball-themed movies.
Here are the Top 10:
- “Bull Durham”(1988)
- “Field of Dreams”(1989)
- “The Natural”(1984)
- “Eight Men Out”(1988)
- “A League of Their Own” (1992)
- “Major League” (1989)
- “The Sandlot” (1993)
- “The Bad News Bears” (1976)
(See the complete list at AVClub.com. I guess no love for 2006’s “The Benchwarmers“?)
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