Spider-Man Surprises Unsuspecting Starbucks Customers In Viral Prank Video

Meeting Spider-Man would be extremely exciting, but you probably wouldn’t expect him to just be at your local Starbucks, picking up some coffee on his way to a meeting with The Avengers. He’s supposed to catch you as you fly through the air after an attack from the Green Goblin. Then you’re already screaming, unlike all these people who were calmly waiting for a caffeinated beverage before their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man dropped out of the ceiling.

That’s when they started screaming:

The prank was set up to promote Spider-Man: Homecoming, but that’s not Tom Holland in the suit. Though Holland is admirably lithe and able, he is not a professional stunt-man, unlike Chris Silcox, who is usually the body inside the suit. His account isn’t verified, but some guy named Chris Silcox on Instagram sure loves dressing up as Spidey and running around town, so I’m fairly certain this is him:

Mashableinterviewed Silcox and the ad group that came up with the idea—they had to find a Starbucks with high ceilings so they could build a false one for Silcox to crouch in, then tie him up in a harness to await his targets. It’s actually kind of nerve-wracking to watch. While some people are thrilled to meet a Marvel super hero, enough people screamed that I was a little afraid Spider-Man would get a cup of hot coffee in the face.

Silcox said the best part was, of course, the kids:

“When a very bright upside-down superhero appears out of no where, what do you do? Little kids seemed to take to Spider-Man best, which was funny! [They thought,] ‘Of course Spidey’s here … Why wouldn’t he be here to grab a Cap’n Crunch Frappuccino?! It’s hot out!’ Plus, if a mocha latte was thrown at me, the amazing baristas working with us — who were actually working and gave every single person we surprised a drink and a smile — would have helped me clean my Tony Stark suit in a jiffy.”

This whole thing definitely made me excited for Spider-Man the film, and also for an absolutely enormous cup of coffee. I mean, who knows who I’ll meet?

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Customers Angry Over 'Misleading' Chip Bags Are Suing For Getting Bags Of Air

Customers Angry Over ‘Misleading’ Chip Bags Are Suing For Getting Bags Of Air

Back when I was a child and I’d unabashedly eat junk food without the slightest shred of guilt, I used to have really high standards for the garbage I was shoveling into my body.

I started becoming appalled when I noticed that chocolate bars were getting smaller and smaller with each season, and I noticed some bags of Big League Chew were much lighter than others. The greatest and most egregious junk food transgression, however, has to come on the part of chip manufacturers everywhere:  those goddamn bags of air.

I’d become disgusted (but not enough to not eat the chips) whenever I’d open a bag and see that it was over 70% filled with air. I’d always huff and puff and complain to my mom or siblings or anyone patient enough to listen that it should be illegal for people to do this to my precious chips. I’ve often said I wanted to sue the bastards for doing so.

So I’m happy these two brave souls decided to launch a lawsuit against Wise chips for putting so few chips in their bags.

If you live on East Coast, then you’ve definitely come across Wise brand chips. If you go to any bodega, they’re the ones that come free with your sandwich order, along with a can of soda. 

The Bronx and DC Plaintiffs are saying Wise packages their chips in bags with excessively misleading “slack-fill.”

They’re disputing that the actual amount of chips in the bag cannot be determined because their packaging is opaque, so customers can’t fairly see the amount of food they’re getting for their money.

Photos included in the law suit show rulers placed in bags of Wise chips, show that the bags are filled only a third of the way.

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“When competitors fit more potato chips into the same size bag that Defendant uses, it proves that some of the empty space in Defendant’s Product bags is in excess for potato ship manufacturing and shipping,” the lawsuit says.

They even compared the amount of “slack fill” in their bags to other leading brands./ Non-Wise chips, like Lays Ruffles brand, were filled to 2/3 the bag’s capacity.

The Plaintiffs are looking for $ 1,500 per violation as per the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act.

That’s not all, they’ve included a court order demanding that Wise Foods repackage their chips to no longer mislead customers.

If you’ve ever had a bag of these bad boys, then you’re all too familiar with the crazy amount of air in them.

Just search for it on Twitter and you’ll see plenty of complaints like the ones above. Although I’m clearly happy these two people have decided to carry the torch for the rest of us and make Wise chips answer for their crimes.

But then again, I’m not exactly normal per se. Anyone think that this lawsuit is a frivolous one?

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Uber's CEO Is Leaving Trump's Advisory Council After Facing Backlash From Customers

The #DeleteUber campaign that surfaced over the weekend after the company was accused of trying to capitalize on New York City’s taxi union strike At JFK Airport while nationwide protests against Trump’s executive order that banned all travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries has shaken the company to its core.

People saw the tweet as Uber trying to turn a profit while concerned citizens and workers stood out in the cold in solidarity with those who were told they weren’t welcome into the country they were cleared to travel to once they landed.

In an attempt to clarify their stance, Uber later released this statement:

“We’re sorry for any confusion about our earlier tweet—it was not meant to break up any strike. We wanted people to know they could use Uber to get to and from JFK at normal prices, especially last night.”

It was too little, too late for the people of New York City. Both drivers and passengers began canceling their accounts with Uber and deleting the app, sparking the hashtag #DeleteUber that continued to trend the days following the protest as the company scrambled to do damage control.

The fact that CEO Travis Kalanick was on Trump’s economic advisory committee didn’t help their image. 

Uber publicly stated that they were against Trump’s immigration ban, but because the statement came after the backlash had already begun, people doubted the company’s sincerity on the matter.

On Thursday, Kalanick spoke with Trump and told him that he was leaving his advisory board. The following is a letter he sent to employees regarding the matter:

Dear Team,

Earlier today I spoke briefly with the President about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community. I also let him know that I would not be able to participate on his economic council. Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that.

I spent a lot of time thinking about this and mapping it to our values. There are a couple that are particularly relevant:

Inside Out – The implicit assumption that Uber (or I) was somehow endorsing the Administration’s agenda has created a perception-reality gap between who people think we are, and who we actually are.

Just Change – We must believe that the actions we take ultimately move the ball forward. There are many ways we will continue to advocate for just change on immigration but staying on the council was going to get in the way of that. The executive order is hurting many people in communities all across America. Families are being separated, people are stranded overseas and there’s a growing fear the U.S. is no longer a place that welcomes immigrants.

Immigration and openness to refugees is an important part of our country’s success and quite honestly to Uber’s. I am incredibly proud to work directly with people like Thuan and Emil, both of whom were refugees who came here to build a better life for themselves. I know it has been a tough week for many of you and your families, as well as many thousands of drivers whose stories are heartfelt and heart-wrenching.

Please know, your questions and stories on Tuesday, along with what I heard from drivers, have kept me resilient and reminded me of one of our most essential cultural values, Be Yourself. We will fight for the rights of immigrants in our communities so that each of us can be who we are with optimism and hope for the future.

Kalanick’s relationship with Trump has strained the company’s relationship with employees, contractors, and customers.

Do you think the people one and the #DeleteUber campaign was successful or that it was a mistake to pressure the head of one of the largest tech companies in the world to leave a panel that would ultimately be responsible for guiding Trump to make certain decisions that would impact the economy while he’s president? Let us know in the comments.

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18 Scandalous Confessions From People Who've Slept With Customers At Work

I’ve never slept with a customer. Mostly because of the caliber of people who visited the small town grocery store where I used to work. But apparently sleeping with customers is a pretty common deed, these people took to Whisper to confess what they’ve done…

  1. I had sex with a customer from work.. and I would totally do it again.
  2. I
  3. I slept with a client at work today in the bathroom. Now I
  4. I had sex with my client to achieve my sales target and get a promotion
  5. Long time ago I slept with a customer from my cafe, she was much older than me and to this day im hooked on older women!!
  6. At my last job, I slept with a customer...he
  7. I
  8. I had sex with a potential client on my desk at work..after I refused business with his company bc I didn
  9. I had sex with a customer at my work in the dressing room. nobody knows and I don
  10. I had sex with a customer of a store that I work at, I
  11. I slept with a customer who didn
  12. I work with customers and about a year ago I started having sex with them. A lucky guy or girl says the right thing and we go in the back.
  13. Just had sex with a customer in my office, I
  14. I had sex with a customer at the gas station i work at. And she liked it, she said will cone for more but we will see. Hope my boss didn
  15. I have had sex with a customer. Not on the clock or at the store but I went to his house after my shift
  16. I slept with a customer on the clock one day. We snuck into the dressing room, most thrilling 10 minutes of my life
  17. A customer came to me to complain about something but we ended up having sex, and I didn
  18. I know going into work tomorrow is going to be awkward because I slept with a customer who comes in everyday

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