Friday, February 27, 2015

Dear Tina - How can I dump Starbucks?

By +Tina Cruris

Dear Tina, I am a huge coffee fan but I am sick of paying Starbucks prices. Even though I like their products, I think they are overpriced. What are my options for getting barista quality coffee for less than the price of my daily brew. I don't mind making my own, but I am not impressed by name brand 'instant' coffee. Please help me feed my caffeine craving without emptying my bank account.

Thanks, Carrie Boo

Thursday, February 26, 2015

KFC to test edible coffee cups in UK

By +Sue Casa

Fast food monster, KFC, celebrates it's 50th anniversary this year and as part of the palaver it is introducing a new, edible coffee cup made from cookie called the Scoff-ee Cup. Now people can dunk their coffee in their cookie.

The KFC Scoff-ee cup
KFC will introduce the Scoff-ee Cup later this year

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New York City unveils electric police cars

By +Alexa Rankin

Government departments are under constant pressure and scrutiny to adopt cleaner, greener methods while staying within federal budgets and maintaining service levels. While this is a tricky tightrope for anybody to walk, the city of New York is doing it's part by introducing electric police cars to the fleet.

The Dodge Police Interceptoy
The original concept for the electric cop car

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chili's ToGo BoGo NoGo Logo

By +Brad Naylor

Casual dining restaurant, Chili's, have made a U-turn on their latest idea after complaints from the employees that it would reduce the number customers coming into the restaurant to eat. The company executives have since shelved plans for the Buy-One-Get-One To Go menu items.

BoGo ToGo Logo No Go
No Go on the BoGo To Go Logo

Thursday, February 19, 2015

TaxSniper software slammed by experts

By +Tina Cruris

Spokespersons from H&R Block, TaxACT and TurboTax have all warned US taxpayers about the dangers of using a brand new tax software from a company called TaxSniper.

TaxSniper tax software by Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes promotes TaxSniper software

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Print out your own Valentine's Day extension

By +Ian C

This year Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday, which means that there are very few excuses for forgetting to get the love of your life a card/chocolates/bunch of flowers/fluffy toy. However, those who do forget can print out an official extension from the US Department of Marital Harmony. The extension is valid only for married couples and is a one time benefit to prevent men from spending the weekend sleeping on the couch.

Form VD1 Valentine's Day extension
Click this image, then print it and get a reprieve

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday 13th part VI

By +Sue Casa

I'm the new girl so it looks like I have to do this year's Friday 13th post. I will probably have to do tomorrows St. Valentine's day post too. I took a little time to look back through previous posts to get an idea of what is required in a Slap the Penguin F13 post. It looks like we just rehash the same ideas over and over with different characters, and a similar story. Not unlike a certain series of horror movies...

Friday 13th movies 1-12
Friday 13th movies 1-12

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Brian Williams moves from Nightly News to Daily Show

By +Alexa Rankin

Just days after being officially suspended without pay for 6 months, NBC Nightly News anchor, Brian Williams, has found himself in a new job. Today Comedy Central announced that Brian Williams will be the new anchor of The Daily Show in September when John Stewart's contract expires.

Brian Williams to host The Daily Show
Brian Williams to host The Daily Show

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Radioshack to close nearly 1800 stores

Since 1921, Radioshack has been a Mecca for geeks. Or at least it was until the internet was invented and the geeks abandoned their real social life in favor of the safer, virtual social life. The international high street chain which started out as THE place to get electronic components for Ham Radios, and later, state of the art High Fidelity music equipment has announced that it will close 1784 of it's US stores by March of this year.

Personal HiFi for the 21st Century
Personal HiFi for the 21st Century

Monday, February 9, 2015

Six Flags responds to Disneyland Measles

By +Ian C

Just weeks after Main Street in Disneyland CA. was pinpointed as the source of the biggest measles outbreak of the 21st century, Six Flags have responded with a series of Chicken Pox Parties at their US parks. This bold move could bring in hundreds of extra visits as crazy anti-vaccine moms try to get their young kids immunized through natural exposure to the varicella virus.

Six Flags Over Texas Chicken Pox Party
Take a varicella vacation at Six Flags

Sunday, February 8, 2015

What got slapped 12 months ago - February 2014

By +Tina Cruris

Happy February everyone. By now you should all know what a reslap is. It's a chance for us to look back and enjoy what was getting slapped this time last year. I have taken some time to review February 2014, to see what our funniest and most popular posts were.

Listed below are the top 5 posts from yesteryear, with a brief introduction to tempt you into learning more. Just click the title of any story you want to read and you will be automagically whisked to a new page with that story on your screen. Or you can use the archive in the right hand side bar, scroll down and you will see it.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Top 10 - Rhode Island to repeal dumb laws

By +Brad Naylor

Everybody seems to know at least one stupid law which made sense when it was written, but is no longer valid in today's society. Rhode Island, the smallest state, is revisiting some of these outdated laws and either repealing or rewriting them. I took a brief trip around the interwebs to find some of the most amusingly irrelevant ones.
Stupid Rhode Island Laws

Monday, February 2, 2015

Dear Tina - Groundhog Day

By +Tina Cruris

Dear Tina, I am confused about the whole groundhog day thing. What does his shadow have to do with the weather? Can those guys in hats really speak groundhogese? Is Phil really 126 years old? It seems to me that those old farts in the hats are just trying to perpetuate a stupid tourist tradition so that they only have to work for 1 week per year.

Sincerely, Anti-Groundhog Girl

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