Twitter, and social media in general, make for some odd happenstance. McDonald’s, for one, won’t soon forget the sting from their Twitter fiasco. When companies have little feuds or tiffs with each other it makes me secretly very happy inside. I know that there’s some faceless person behind each Tweet or message, but it makes me smile a little bit to think of corporate logos poking a bit of fun at each other.
A very brief but smile inducing twitter “feud” popped up on Reddit yesterday between Old Spice and Taco Bell. The Old Spice Twitter account questioned the provenance of “Fire Sauce.” Taco Bell fires back. It’s all very safe and gentle, and if you poke through the Reddit feed a good many people think it’s a marketing tactic, one way or another. It’s still worth a laugh even if it is some cynical marketing ploy.
This is perhaps the most credible work of evil genius that I’ve seen in recent memory. Who doesn’t love themselves some hot sriracha? What could be better than being able to spray an even layer across your food? The Sriracha Spray Bottle is the creation of Reddit user aoisenshi. Officially titled The Sprayracha – you can make one of your own, and lightly mist your foodstuffs with the most badass of condiments. You can also keep a bottle by your bedside and thwart the violent criminal with a tasty hot spray to the eyes. Who needs mace?
Reddit user LinkBoyJT posted an image Wednesday that started an interesting thread. Interesting and fairly gnarly. He ordered a hash brown and after eating most of it, felt what he ultimately claims was a deep-fried insect stuck to the bottom half. In the thread he says “I was eating a hash brown from McDonald’s on the way home when I felt something on the bottom…” GAH!!
The user wasn’t sure what the bug was. True to form Redditors quickly started to debate as to what exactly the bug was. One user offered information about the membranous wings “not hooked together,” which would distinguish the finding as a cockroach rather than a moth. Users suspected that the roach must have been in the delivery truck and became frozen to the hash brown and slipped by workers at the McDonald’s.
An update from the original poster popped up a bit later:
I took the thing and showed it to the manager and she marked my receipt so I could get the same meal for free the next time I come in for breakfast. She didn’t really seem all that concerned
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