Surge Is Making A Comeback And The World Is Strangely Enthusiastic About It

Surge

The good people at Coca-Cola are bringing Surge back into our lives because the internet made them. Get excited, I guess? The citrus-y 90′s soda, which was sold from 1997-2003, was marketed as a soda or a pseudo-energy drink depending on the day. It was kind of like a poseur version of Mountain Dew but “loaded with carbos” (whatever that means), and was apparently beloved enough to spark a Facebook campaign to bring it back. The Facebook page “SURGE Movement” revealed that the drink has a major cult following, and reps from the movement even flew to Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta to talk with the company. Surge’s revival will be facilitated through Amazon, and for $14, you’ll be able to have yourself a dozen cans of prepackaged 90′s nostalgia. I don’t remember much about what Surge tasted like, but if it’s deliciously sugar-filled enough to inspire all this, I wouldn’t exactly be opposed to trying some for old times’ sake. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about ordering a beverage through Amazon, though. If you’re still drawing a blank on what the hell this drink even is, allow me to jog your memory with this 90′s-tastic commercial: Keep reading »

The Top 10 Episodes Of “Gilmore Girls” To Watch When The Series Debuts On Netflix In October

As a way to pass the time this weekend, I decided to take five minutes and make a list of all the people/places/things I love unconditionally. For the first 60 seconds, I couldn’t stop staring my dusty floorboards. However, once I finally focused on something other than the brood of dust bunnies huddled between my bed and my nightstand, I put pen to paper and came up with four sacred items. That might not sound like a lot, but I’m relatively proud of my choices.

On Leslie’s list of the things she loves unconditionally—and in no particular order—includes the following:

  1. My parents
  2. The family of Gund Snuffles teddy bears I sleep with every night. (Don’t hate the stuffed animal player; hate the stuffed animal game.)
  3. Jimmy John’s Sandwiches, particularly the #4 Turkey Tom with no tomato and light mayo.
  4. The phrase, “I want to go to there.”
  5. “Gilmore Girls”

Seeing that Netflix recently made the announcement that, starting Oct. 1, all seven seasons of “Gilmore Girls” will be available for streaming, you can imagine I’ve been walking on sunshine for the past week. Instead of gnawing on my cuticles and furiously cleaning my floorboards, I decided to put my Stars Hollow-inspired energy to good use and come up with a list of the Top 10 Must-See Episodes Of “Gilmore Girls.” Keep reading »

Chicago Is Officially The Best Drinking City in America

Chicago Is Officially the Best Drinking City in America

BOOM, SON! I’ve been saying this for years, but now GQ has officially validated my opinion: Chicago is the best place to drink in the United States. Even my fellow Chicagoans are like “Oh, everyone drinks everywhere.” Nuh-uh, bro. Chicago cares way more about its liquor than any other city I’ve been to in America. Come to town and I’ll meet you at Scofflaw for some Aviations. [GQ]

The Soapbox: We Need To Talk About Criminalizing Pregnancy

SB criminalizing pregnancy

A new Tennessee law makes it legal to charge a woman with child abuse and assault if she takes illegal narcotic substances while pregnant. The first woman who was arrested under this new law was a 26-year old woman whose baby girl tested positive for methamphetamines after being born. The woman was reportedly arrested on her way out of the hospital. Although she was later directed to a rehab, this new law may set a terrifying precedent to all pregnant women.

Laws like this are disguised at protecting babies, but in fact just feed the prison pipeline and deter pregnant women from seeking healthcare.  If we really want to uplift the status of women, then community resources and further education better serve this, rather than the cycle of incarceration for one nonviolent act after another. Keep reading »

Man Ordered To Pay $5K For Taking Woman’s Virginity

Man Ordered to Pay $5K for Taking Woman's Virginity

A Chinese woman’s virginity is worth $5,000, at least in this instance. A woman referred to only by her surname Chen was awarded that amount yesterday by a Chinese court after she sued a man she was dating (and later learned was married) for “violating her right to virginity.” She alleged that he pretended to be single, vowed to marry her, and bedded her, according to Shanghai media via AFP; one outlet goes so far as to specify that they consummated the relationship while on a trip to Singapore late last year.  The South China Morning Post reports “Li” ended things soon after the trip. Looking to talk to him, Chen went to his home in February and discovered his wife. The suit followed. Read more on Newser…

“Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers” Does Not Apply To Pets

Found Dog

The good news: a lost Boston Terrier puppy was found by someone in Jackson Heights, Queens, and is safe and sound. The bad news: his finder doesn’t seem to have any intention of returning him to his rightful owners. I mean, I guess it’s nice that this person put up signs assuring the puppy’s owners that he’s a-okay, but suddenly being “homies” with an adorable dog doesn’t make him yours to keep. I hope this is a joke, because if anyone found Lucca and refused to return her, I would spend the rest of my life hunting them down. [Twitter]

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