Singer/Songwriter Pat Regan performs his hilarious song, “Facebook Stalking (My More Successful Friends)” in which he laments about staying up way too late, spending too much time on social media to see what his friends are doing and feeling inadequate in comparison, that is until he realizes that it’s all an illusion.
I stayed up til 5 am again
Fa fa fa fa fa fa Facebook stalking my more successful friends
Jack’s got a house, Jane’s in Tangiers
I made 11 thousand dollars last year
Your girlfriend’s a 10 and mine’s not even real
Facebook stalking my more successful friends
Jeff just got cast on an HBO show
I’m on my ass watching HBO Go…
But I only get half the story when
I’m Fa fa fa fa fa fa Facebook stalking my more successful friends
Cuz Jack’s new house just got repossessed
Jane’s in jail in Tangier for writing fake checks
HBO got Zach Braff and fired poor Jeff
The disappointing settlement of a trademark infringement suit between The Hershey Company and the New Jersey-based import company Let’s Buy British (LBB) has disallowed LBB from bringing British-made chocolates into the United States. Hershey claimed that the British made chocolate confections too closely visually resembled their own brands.
It is important for Hershey to protect its trademark rights and to prevent consumers from being confused or misled when they see a product name or product package that is confusingly similar to a Hershey name or trade dress. Our iconic brands are among our company’s most important assets. We have spent decades investing in building these brands with consumers so that they stand for an assurance of high quality, consistency and great taste. Given the immeasurable value of our brands, we work hard to protect these important intellectual assets and defend them against infringement.
Chocolate in Britain has a higher fat content; the first ingredient listed on a British Cadbury’s Dairy Milk (plain milk chocolate) is milk. In an American-made Cadbury’s bar, the first ingredient is sugar. American Cadbury bars also include PGPR and soy lecithin, both emulsifiers that reduce the viscosity of chocolate, giving it a longer shelf life. British Cadbury bars used vegetable fats and different emulsifiers.
photos by Scott Beale
Joe Franklin (born Joseph Fortgang), the pioneering radio and television talk show host who earned a Guinness World Record for being the “longest running continuous on-air TV talk show host”, logging over 21,000 episodes of his late night talk show between 1950 and 1993, died in Manhattan after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 88 years old.
Rest in peace Mr. Franklin. You will be missed.
image via New York Daily News
Canadian artist Marie-Lou Desmeules slathers paint, hair, fabric, paper, and plastic on models, transforming them into garish, wonderfully creepy living replicas of famous people and pop culture characters. Photos of her wondrous pop culture replicants can be viewed on her Behance portfolio and her Instagram account.
photos by Marie-Lou Desmeules
These humorous photographic slides, circa 1912, kindly inform movie theater audiences of basic theater etiquette. It turns out that even a century ago, talking was a problem at movie theaters (even though the films were silent). The slides reside in the collection of the Library of Congress.
photos via Library of Congress