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Will Ferrell Would Be The Dude Who Can Make You Put Your Phone Away At Dinner

Everyone’s favorite funnyman, Will Ferrell, has teamed up with Common Sense Media to promote a movement that we can all get behind: #DeviceFreeDinners

The hilarious PSA shows Ferrell as an obnoxious father who can’t seem to put his phone away at the dinner table, hurting his relationship with his wife and kids. It confirms what most already think of phone usage during dinner — it’s so annoying. In fact, it’s become so annoying that even fast food restaurants are testing out phone lockers to encourage patrons to socialize normally without any distractions while eating.

According to a Time article from 2015, Pew Research Center conducted a study where they found that 88% of respondents believe it’s generally not OK to use a cell phone during dinner, and that 82% of respondents said that using a phone in social settings hurts conversations.

So go through these four short PSAs starring Will Ferrell about #DeviceFreeDinners, stop being that person, and start putting your phone away at the dinner table.

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Fast Food Features

Uncovering If Colonel Sanders Was Even A Real Colonel

 

In some countries, being a colonel is the highest honor a military official can receive, so it makes you wonder, was KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders really a colonel?

The answer is yes, and no.

No, in the sense that he wasn’t a colonel in the way you’re thinking about.

While Sanders was in the military, there’s no cool backstory about him fighting in World War II, becoming a colonel, coming home and taking over the fried chicken world. He did, however, join the army in 1906, served in Cuba for a few months, got honorably discharged, and was never a colonel during his time served.

Yes, he was technically a colonel though, as in 1935, Kentucky Governor Ruby Laffoon named Sanders an honorary colonel for making kick-ass chicken. In 1949, Sanders was again appointed an honorary colonel, and pretty much just said, “I guess I’m a colonel now.”

As KFC grew, Sanders ran with the gimmick, donning a fancy white military-style suit, growing out his beard, and even dying it white.

So yeah, Colonel Sanders was actually an honorary colonel, but in the same way that Will Ferrell is now an honorary doctor. You probably wouldn’t want Ferrell operating on you, and you probably would’t want Sanders leading your military squad into battle.

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Sweets

Ben & Jerry’s Ron Burgundy ‘Scotchy Scotch Scotch’ Ice Cream Arrives

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In the fine words of Ron Burgundy:

“I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.”

There are few things better. Except of course, mixing scotch with ice cream. Which is why Ben and Jerry’s wins at life for releasing their new Run Burgundy-themed flavor, titled, of course, “Scotchy Scotch Scotch,” to promote the upcoming Anchorman 2. It’s kind of a big deal.

The flavor consists of butterscotch ice cream with butterscotch swirls. We’re a bit disappointed there’s no actual scotch in the recipe, but we’re sure that can be remedied by curling up with a bowl of ice cream next to some leather bound books, our favorite lamp, and some riveting Panda watch.

PicThx Ben & Jerry’s