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Restaurants In Italy Band Together To Support Earthquake Victims

When a tragedy or catastrophe strikes, it is not unusual for people to come together in the most outstanding ways. A 6.2 magnitude earthquake, as measured by the U.S. geological survey, struck central Italy Wednesday morning while the historic, medieval town of Amatrice was preparing for a food festival.

In the aftermath of the crisis, restaurants from surrounding areas are raising funds for the victims the best way Italians know how — with their pasta.

Before the devastating quake, which left a reported 247 fatalities, with many more injured, the town was ready to celebrate its 50th annual spaghetti Amatriciana festival. Amatrice is a town and commune in the province of Reiti, known to be the birthplace of the bacon-and-tomato spaghetti sauce that goes on the all’ Amatriciana.

Italian food blogger Paolo Campana spearheaded a proposal that suggested his friends in the food industry donate a Euro for every plate of all’ Amatriciana sold.

Even celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is helping with pasta, as he and 700 of his fellow chefs around the world will be selling Amatriciana for Amatrice, where 2 euros of every plate sold will go toward helping the Italian city, through the Red Cross.

Hi guys in support of the victims of the earthquake in Italy me and my 700 chefs at Jamie’s Italian are cooking the specific dish from the area “Pasta Amatriciana” it will be on the specials board tonight at @jamiesitalianuk for a month £2 pound from each dish will go straight to the international red cross and I think we can easily make thousands and thousands of pounds to help…. Many restaurants are getting involved and this could really make a difference, money will go to supporting to Fire Fighters in the digging set up of tent camps for homeless and provision of food and clothing and medical assistance to people injured, old, kids, pregnant. Sadly this activity will run for months to come as it will take time to relocate people in new accomodations. But we can support for the same time – every bit of help will count big love to all and big love from me and my teams to our Friends in Italy we love you x X X X X 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹 #eatforitaly @elbi #terremotocentroitalia #every1counts

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Mayor of Assisi, Stefania Proletti and other council members are in coordination to distribute aid to the affected towns. Italy’s Prime Minister told the Guardian that the country has shown it’s true face in times of trouble, adding, “No family, no city, no hamlet will be left alone.”

It is extremely unfortunate that in preparation of such joyous events, a tragedy would strike suddenly and leave the Italian people mourning. However, it is inspiring and heart-warming to see that in light of such devastation, one thing that unites us all is a food.


Pope Francis Throws Pizza Parties For The Homeless In Rome, Seriously


The Pope’s throwing Pizza parties and taking everyone to the beach on the western coast of Italy. Where do we sign up?

OK, well, he isn’t exactly taking everybody. You see there is a certain criteria you must meet, as you kinda’ have to be a vagrant or pauper to enjoy the Popes benevolence, Vatican Insider said.

For the past two weeks, the Supreme Pontiff’s aides have rounded up groups of Rome’s homeless, usually 10 or 11 people, for a beach day, followed by dinner at a local pizzeria. These less unfortunate individuals are also provided with fresh clean towels and new bathing suits.

If you are perhaps wondering what a group of homeless individuals look like at the beach other than the beach bum image we all have, overseer to the Vatican’s Charitable Funds Konrad Krajewski stated, “the groups make for a unique sight on the beach, since those who live on the street have very dark faces because of the sun, but bodies as white as milk.”

Krawjewski also added, “We certainly are not saving the world with some of these initiatives, we are not solving the problems of the homeless in Rome, but at least we are restoring to them a little dignity.”

Although Pope Francis is spearheading this amazing charitable act, he unfortunately does not actually partake in the activities because, well, he’s the Pope.  Surely if he wouldn’t be mobbed by the masses he would totally join for a slice or two, but until then he’ll have to enjoy delivery to the Vatican.

h/t people

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Hundreds Of Live Chickens Escape From Truck, End Up In Front Of A KFC

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Every day there is a remarkable occurrence of unfortunate events without any casual connection, but the irony in the following mishap is one huge coincidence.

Last Tuesday, in Melbourne Australia the unthinkable happened, as crates loaded with live chickens flew out of a semi truck, and if these chickens weren’t screwed from the get go, their unfortunate fate landed them exactly in front of a KFC.

The scene was filled with feathers flying everywhere and chicken survivors running around confused AF. Luckily for us, a woman recorded the happenings.  It’s interesting to note before watching that the woman recording was vegan, but take a look at the madness and the proximity of the business that just happened to land itself some more chicken.

On a serious note, sadly, more than 100 chickens were killed and a presumable amount where injured as the video demonstrates.

Local police did arrive on the scene to help clean up the mess, as spectators could not help in laugh and joke about seeing chickens around in front of a fried chicken joint. But, lets be honest before animal rights activists get their panties in a righteous twist, surely these chickens were on their way to the slaughter house anyways.

h/t herald sun


Man Dresses Up Like A Vendor And Casually Walks Out With A Pallet Of Beer [WATCH]

Not sure if anyone has thought of this, or if it has even been done before, but 22-year-old Alabama native named Darrius Williams certainly had the balls and  brains to tactfully steal a large amount of beer by dressing as a delivery guy.

I’m sure nothing is more hated than thievery, but in this particular case Williams cleverness can almost be applauded.

Williams has definitely mastered the art of disguise as he managed to straight-up walk into a grocery store and nonchalantly walk out of the grocery store with a cart full of beer cases, without being stopped or questioned.

This Pink Panther has managed to get away four different times. You can see how smooth, confident and well executed he manages to roll out with roughly 16 cases of beer. Darrius has been recognized from surveillance videos and local law enforcement are in efforts to track him down, but until he gets caught, the last thing this guy will run short of at his parties, are the brewskies.

h/t brobible


Watch This Cowboy Ride His Horse Inside Taco Bell After The Drive-Thru Busted

‘Live Mas’ is a slogan being taken seriously in the great state of Texas.

The classic Wild Wild West story of the cowboy strolling into town on horseback, was the case in North Texas when professional cowboy Lathan Crump galloped not into a saloon, but a Taco Bell.

According to Crump, he had just finished a tie-down calf roping contest at the Commerce Rodeo, and it is tradition to enjoy a meal at Taco Bell after competitions. Surely, his horse Hollywood was craving a Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch, at least that’s what Crump felt in his Instagram post.

If you thought just for a second that perhaps he tied up his horse outside, I reckon’ your mistaken, cos’ this horse came on in inside with Crump. Apparently the drive through was out of service, motivating this urban cowboy to enter Taco Bell, fully straddled.

“When you roll through Taco Bell in Texas but the Drive-thru is out of order”, was Crumps witty caption to his video. “Well it’s just kind of an everyday thing for us to do stuff like that, It’s not really a big deal, but I guess everybody else don’t ever see nothing like that.” Latham told the local news.

Only in Texas.

h/t fox news


Edibles Accidentally Get 19 Kids Sick At A Quinceanera

SFWhat started off as a sweet, fun party for many, almost ended in what could have been an unfortunate tragedy, as marijuana-laced gummy candy caused 19 people to get sick at a quinceañera in San Francisco, with most of the victims being children.

According to the LA Times, the affected party-goers presented signs and symptoms comparable to those who have ingested weed edibles: lethargy, high blood pressure, dizziness, confusion and nausea. More than 68% of the people affected were 18 years old or younger.

The party took place at the Women’s Building in the Mission District of San Francisco and officials are now investigating the catering company to make sure they, or anyone who assisted the party didn’t provide the weed edibles intentionally.

Dr. Thomas Argon, a health officer in San Francisco stated, “If these candies are confirmed as edible marijuana, then this event is a strong warning about the dangers of edibles, which can be very potent and hard to control in dosage in the best circumstances.” Argon added, “A situation like this, where they were consumed by unsuspecting people — and many children — is greatly concerning.”


The candies were tested and it was later confirmed that they did, in fact, contain THC, which is the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

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“We want to make sure from this perspective this wasn’t an intentional act by the caterer or anyone who attended the party,” SFPD Ofc. Grace Gatpandan said.

In the last couple of years, with the ongoing discussion of the legalization of marijuana throughout various states, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released several reports on the potential dangers of the consumption of marijuana-infused edibles.

As of now the San Francisco Police Department has not released the catering company’s name and are proceeding with further investigation.


Sprite’s New Campaign Gets Savage, Low-Key Calling You A Slut

“Slut-shaming” is a topic that has become very prevalent, as personalities such as Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian have spear-headed efforts to stop people from criticizing women for their presumed sexual activity. With that said, it’s surprising that Sprite blatantly slut shamed in their most recent Irish advertising campaign, using the hashtag #brutallyrefreshing.

Sprite in Ireland hyper-sexualized women and used cheap street lingo such as ” You’re not popular, you’re easy. A 2 at 10 is a 10 at 2” and “ She’s seen more ceilings than Michelangelo,” in these unusual ads.

Tommy Smith described his version of how the campaign probably came about:

So who’s the moron agency who screwed it up for Sprite?

OK, not going to lie, these are kind of funny, but  I’m sure there are less offensive ways to sell the product. The product sells itself. I mean, its Sprite for crying out loud. It’s been around since 1961 and people love it, but now they’ve pissed everyone off:

Sprite’s ‘Brutally Refreshing’ campaign has been brutally criticized online, and in efforts to make amends, the Coca-Cola Company has apologized for the sexist ads after social media ignited a total counterblast.

“We strive to deliver the highest standards of advertising, and we recognize that on this occasion the content did not meet our, or our consumers’, expectations,” a spokeswoman for Coca-Cola Ireland said.

Anywho, at the end of the day its just Soda, let’s leave all the sexiness to the Carl’s Jr. commercials.


Trump Eating Fried Chicken With A Fork And Knife Is Borderline Un-American

Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has shown that he has pretty unhealthy eating habits, which I guess is pretty American, but his most recent eating endeavor is almost un-American.

Tuesday, Trump graced us with an image of himself eating Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is fine, but there is something very wrong with this photo.

The man was not simply eating fried chicken, he was eating chicken with lotsa’ class, and fancy schmancy silverware.

I don’t know what’s more offensive, that Trump is eating his chicken using a fork and knife, or the fact that he is eating KFC over Popeye’s?

In any event, if one thing Trump is good for, it’s giving us a good laugh. The question now should be if America can trust a man who eats fast food fried chicken with a fork and knife, and added salt, which is quite frankly pretty un-American.