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Rick & Morty Fans Annoyed With McDonald’s

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McDonald’s has issued an apology after Rick and Morty fans complained vehemently about being unable to get their promised packet of sought-after Szechuan sauce during the fast food chain’s one-day-only revival of the long-discontinued item. McDonald’s brought back Szechuan sauce, originally given out for a limited time as part of a tie-in campaign for the Disney film Mulan, along with an array of other sauces as part of a wider promotion for their new Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Tenders.

Szechuan sauce became the stuff of legend when it was featured as part of a gag during the season 3 premiere of Rick and Morty, the popular Adult Swim animated comedy about a dimension-hopping mad scientist and his anxiety-ridden grandson. In the episode, Rick reveals his mad obsession with Szechuan and claims the entire purpose of his television quest is to once again taste the savory dipping sauce. Never one to miss out on a marketing opportunity, McDonald’s not only hooked up Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland (whose real-life obsession inspired the joke) with a batch of the long-lost sauce, they also gave a limited supply out to a small number of lucky fans. On Saturday, McDonald’s brought the sauce back to their restaurants at a limited number of locations across the United States.

Unfortunately, when sauce-happy Rick and Morty fans showed up at their local McDonald’s to score some Szechuan, many of them found the restaurants had either run out of the sauce or never actually had any to begin with. What was intended as a fun celebration of a great show and a legendary sauce turned ugly as angry Rick and Morty fans took to the internet to channel Rick Sanchez and call McDonald’s all sorts of unrepeatable names. Videos popped up on Twitter and YouTube showing fans protesting McDonald’s failure to deliver the sauce, and people became so unruly at a few locations that police had to be called. One online posting showed Szechuan-crazed fans jumping the counter and stealing packets of the sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The backlash over unexpected Szechuan shortages has forced McDonald’s to issue an apology to all the upset Rick and Morty fans out there.

 

 

It appears that McDonald’s greatly underestimated the passion of Rick and Morty fans, and failed to ensure that locations offering Szechuan sauce were stocked with a large enough supply to meet demand. McDonald’s also may have messed up their promotion of the event, failing to clarify on their website which locations would actually have Szechuan sauce, and which would only be offering the array of other non-Szechuan sauces also included in their campaign. Those who still wish to score Szechuan are not entirely out-of-luck, as packets of the sauce are now being offered on eBay, with bids rising close to $1,000-per-packet.

Ever-opinionated and never-shy Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon will be sure to have something to say about Saturday’s Szechuan mini-riot, and it might be a little bit snarky. At NYCC on Friday, Harmon took a small dig at McDonald’s over the way they slyly co-opted Rick and Morty to build up hype for their promotion. McDonald’s even went so far as to offer artwork that apes the style of Rick and Morty and slightly rips off some of the show’s characters, a move that earned a blast of patented Harmon sarcasm, and will likely also earn McDonald’s a few crushing take-downs when/if Rick and Morty returns to Adult Swim.

Source: McDonald’s/Twitter, YouTube

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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

 

 

Harvey Weinstein was apologetic and contrite during the Board of Directors meeting Tuesday when he resigned under pressure from the Board … sources connected to the meeting tell TMZ.

We’re told there was no screaming, no yelling, no anger. Harvey Weinstein told the Board, “I have a real problem,” and then apologized for the “trouble and confusion” he caused TWC.

We’re told Weinstein, who was on speaker phone from Arizona, told the Board he needed to build a new life and move on.

Our sources say everyone sounded conciliatory … partly because the handwriting was on the wall.  The Board made it clear Weinstein had a legal obligation to resign from the Board after it ratified his firing from TWC. He did just that.

Harvey, we’re told, was “peaceful” during the meeting and Bob was subdued.

We’re told the sense of the Board is that Harvey Weinstein will not force his firing to arbitration or court.

Our sources say both Harvey and Bob Weinstein have an overriding interest in making sure Colony Capital succeeds in restructuring the company — money. The each have roughly 21% equity interest in TWC, and if the company fails, they walk away with nothing.

As one source put it, “Harvey and Bob have a huge stake in making sure Colony Capital can put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”

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Trump’s Net Worth Plummets By $600 Million

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As much as Donald Trump loves to brag about how rich he is, turns out he’s a lot less wealthy than he was a year ago.

Forbes magazine has just released their annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans has some very bad news for the Donald: His net worth has fallen drastically by $600 million, meaning he’s only worth an estimated $3.1 billion. That drops him 92 spots on the Top 400 list, from #146 to #248.

Ouch!

What led to the sudden drop in Trump’s worth? Forbes notes:

“A tough New York real estate market, particularly for retail locations; a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign.”

Ironically, America’s richest people are richer than they were in 2016, but not Trump.

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For the 24th year in a row, Bill Gates tops the list, with an estimated net worth of $89 billion. Here’s the rest of the top 10:

  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon, $67 billion
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, $65.5 billion
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, $55.5 billion
  • Larry Ellison, Oracle, $49.3 billion
  • Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP, $45 billion
  • Charles Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • David Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • Larry Page, Google, $48.5 billion
  • Sergey Brin, Google, $37.5 billion

And Trump fared even worse on the Bloomberg’s worldwide billionaires list, which rates his worth at $2.86 billion. That doesn’t even qualify him to be named as one of the 500 richest people in the world.

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Expect a Trump Twitter meltdown before the end of business Tuesday.

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Trump Just Spread This Horrible Lie About the Last Few Presidents

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ust a day after Donald Trump’s controversial blatantly false remarks that former President Barack Obama and the other presidents didn’t call the families of soldiers killed in action ignited the internet, the president is at it again. At a radio event at the White House, Trump doubled-down on his comments, telling Fox News Radio host Brian Killmeade, “I mean, you could ask General [John] Kelly did he get a call from Obama. You could ask other people. I don’t know what Obama’s policy was.”

By General John Kelly, Trump was referring to his beleaguered chief of staff, who tragically lost his son in 2010. First Lieutenant Robert Michael Kelly was leading a unit when he stepped on a concealed explosive device.

Kelly – *understandably* – didn’t comment on Trump’s allegations, and while former White House aides can’t remember Obama calling him, they do remember that the former president did something even better than call…

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