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 »
As a human being, this news story repulses me. As a dog owner who thinks of Lucca as my child, it sends a murderous rage pump through my veins. Police say Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh, 34, of Palo Cedro, California, killed his ex-girlfriend’s dog and fed it to her, the last disgusting act in a string of abusive and stalking behavior. I’m just gonna copy and paste The Sacramento Bee‘s summation of the crime because I cannot handle typing it in my own words: Keep reading »
The good people of Vancouver were none too pleased at a new piece of artwork that appeared in view of the city’s SkyTrain commuters: a nine-foot-tall, bright red, naked, erect Satan statue, who saluted viewers with one hand while (you might say devilishly) reaching for his penis with the other. The Lord Of Darkness appeared courtesy of a guerilla artist whose identity is still unknown. The city removed Satan from the Grandview-Woodlands neighborhood with a terse statement: “The statue was not a piece of City commissioned artwork and consequently it has been removed.” [New York Daily News; Van City Buzz]
There’s an old saying: You have to fight fire with fire.
A woman in Los Angeles is threatening to take the same approach with lazy dog owners — except she’s using poop instead of flames. Annie Preece, a street artist and muralist, is so angry at neighbors who let their canines defecate on her yard that she’s posted a public warning to anyone who doesn’t clean up after their pet, according to BigNewsNetwork.com. Read more on Huffington Post…
Lauren Adkins, a 25-year-old student and artist from Las Vegas, loved her cardboard cutout of Robert Pattinson so much that she decided to marry it. Adkins was obsessed with “Twilight” when she came across the cutout of Robert/Edward Cullen at a record store. She told the Mirror, “I grabbed his rigid torso and stuffed him under my arm before marching to the counter and handing over a $20 note. Then, cramming him into my car I headed back to my apartment where I ripped off his cellophane and stood him at the foot of my bed. For the rest of the night I couldn’t take my eyes off him.” She started to take Robert out and about with her. A friend jokingly asked why she didn’t just married the cardboard R-Patz if she loved him so much — and that’s when she decided to do exactly that. Keep reading »
Meet Draven Rodriguez, a junior at Schenectady High School in upstate New York, and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. For reasons that should be pretty obvious, Rodriguez is determined to have the above photo featured in his high school yearbook and has preemptively started an online petition asking for its inclusion. “I’m not trying to make any statement,” Rodriguez told The Daily Gazette, “other than my photo is ridiculous and this is how I am.” While school officials haven’t officially banned the photo entirely, they have told Rodriguez and Bigglesworth that their professionally shot photo cannot be included in the yearbook’s usual portrait section. Luckily, the dynamic duo is willing to compromise and would be cool with the photo appearing elsewhere in the yearbook. In other words, there’s really no controversy to report yet, but the photo is awesome and I wanted you to see it and, hey, early public support can’t hurt, right? See the full photo in all its feline glory after the jump. [via Gawker] Keep reading »