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Apparently WikiLeaks Released An E-mail That Included Foodbeast

Well, this is rather interesting.

Following news of the Vault 7 release by Wikileaks, Foodbeast’s Head of Product Rudy uncovered an e-mail on the Wikileaks website that involved us.

The e-mail wasn’t part of the Vault 7 release, since that hasn’t included any emails so far. The e-mail Rudy found was part of an older release from Wikileaks called “Berat’s Box,” which uncovered a trove of emails from Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son-in-law, Berat Albayrak.

The message in question appears to be a regular news briefing from Foreign Policy from June 2013. Foodbeast is mentioned within the e-mail thanks to a viral news story regarding Captain Crunch, that apparently made it onto Foreign Policy’s radar:

“*It’s a full-blown Washington scandal: *We are crestfallen at what we are reading today after the Navy responded to the Cap’n Crunch scandal, saying, yeah, that’s right, the Captain is a total poser. */FP’s Michael Peck: /*”After 50 years of purporting to be a naval captain, the imposter was finally unmasked yesterday by an alert fan on culinary site Foodbeast, who pointed out that Crunch is wearing the wrist stripes of a U.S. Navy commander rather than a captain. The scandal quickly blossomed, even garnering Gawker coverage. ‘You are correct that Cap’n Crunch appears to be wearing the rank of a U.S. Navy commander,’ Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Flaherty, a U.S. Navy spokeswoman, tells Foreign Policy. ‘Oddly, our personnel records do not show a ‘Cap’n Crunch’ who currently serves or has served in the Navy.”

This was one of Foodbeast’s most viral stories of all time, even picking up coverage and discussions by CNN and the U.S. Navy.

It’s interesting to see that even a food site like Foodbeast can relate to foreign policy and get noticed by somebody like the Turkish Minister of Energy.

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Microsoft Sent Out A Sketchy E-mail About ‘Baes’ Playing Beer Pong

In a world dominated by the ‘coolness’ of Snapchat, Facebook and Google, Microsoft has become the ugly older sister in the corner that no one wants to chill with, unless you play Xbox all day. So, being the resourceful thing Microsoft is — it decided the easiest way for people to pay more attention to Microsoft would be to get “bae” interns super “lit” on, “lots of dranks” at a post Internapolooza party in San Francisco, on Monday July 11.

Like, hells yeah, right!? Not so much.

The Internet spoiled Microsoft’s date with destiny when people started circulating the crudely worded email. Twitter user, Patrick Burtchaell, posted a screenshot of the email he claims was sent to his roommate.

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Intenapolooza, according to its website, is the largest gathering of interns in the world, where everyone can connect and learn from professionals.

So, what’s wrong with stating just stating the facts?

For example a message that simply said, “You’re invited to Microsoft’s Post-Internapolooza After Party! Hope you can make it!” would have been so legit. With that said, Microsoft’s introductory salutation was, “Hey Bae Intern <3,” and concluded with the phrase, “HELL YES TO GETTING LIT ON A MONDAY NIGHT.”

Really, all caps? Talk about desperate. At least the event is co-sponsored by Snapchat, Google and Facebook, because I don’t think Microsoft has pure intentions.

What the hell is a Yammer beer pong table, anyway? Roomba beer pong is where it’s at.

Sorry Microsoft, I’m really busy that week.