It’s mid-October, and you know what that means: it’s time for companies to start preparing for Christmas!
One such company, Starbucks Coffee, courts controversy every year with their Holiday Cups – no matter how “Holiday” themed they turn out to be. Past cups have ranged from plain red, to wintery nature scenes, to open references to Christmas.
This year, well before the big unveiling, a Starbucks employee leaked the holiday cup design on Reddit:
In 2015, Starbucks’ plain red cup led to a boycott from evangelical Christians who believed the company “hated Jesus.” It seems they’ve taken steps to avoid that scenario by including a whimsical Christmas tree and gifts on this cup. Good luck with that.
I mean, certainly someone will be offended by this design…
The mockery was swift…
Some are comparing the design to some familiar stories…
It’s also possible, of course, that this isn’t Starbucks’ only design. Last year, they crowd-sourced 13 designs from 13 different women, 6 of whom were from other countries. Perhaps we’ve finally reached a point, as a species, where one of these designs will allow us to order a coffee (or not) and go on with our lives without being outraged.
Look, you can keep your zombie dragons. For me, the coolest part of Game of Thrones season 7 was Lady Olenna’s deathbed speech in which she confesses to Jaime that she killed Joffrey, his son.
The matriarch of House Tyrell, played by absolute legend Diana Rigg, was the coolest cucumber in Westeros and my favorite character in the entire series. So, of course, the internet has been paying its respects to the fallen Lady of Highgarden in the only way it knows: cat memes.
It’s a very simple meme, and yet it inspires delight in me every time I see it.
Maybe because cats always do look like they will poison your firstborn if you put stuff on their head.
But you might be wondering—does this meme work with dogs, too?
As it turns out, there’s more to San Diego Comic Con than updates on the complex and intertwined worlds of Marvel comics. It’s also the place to be for bonus material from pretty much any T.V. show you’re binging. At this year’s convention, the powers that be released a Season Six ‘Game Of Thrones’ blooper reel— and it’s everything we hoped for and more.
TBH, there’s nothing more fun than watching actors break character… And watching Peter Dinklage wage a war on the English language.
We have Peter Dinklage struggling to say the word “benevolent.”
…Some unintended indecent exposure…
The ‘unintended’ part being very rare for this show.
…More of Peter Dinklage trying to say “benevolent…”
…And, again, Peter Dinklage epically failing to say the word “benevolent.”
Personal favorite: some priceless footage of Dinklage finding out that he has to say the word again in another scene.
Watch all the magic below.
This is definitely just as good as the show. We thank the ~benevolent~ HBO people for bestowing upon us this gem.
Remember earlier this year when everyone was losing their minds over Making A Murderer? Well, Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are about to make a return. Netflix has confirmed that season 2 is currently in production.
The new episodes will feature Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner as she takes on the case. In a statement, show runners Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said:
“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series.
“The viewers’ interest and attention has ensured that the story is not over, and we are fully committed to continuing to document events as they unfold.”
There’s no word on when it will be released, or how many episodes we’ll get, so we’re just going to have to wait patiently for that.
If you’ve forgotten the facts, here’s a quick run down. In 1985, Avery was wrongfully imprisoned for 18 years for sexual assault. He was set free in 2003 after advances proved that it was another man. But he Dassey were quickly accused and found guilty of murdering 25-year-old Teresa Halbach.
Many believe that they were set up by police in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, to avoid a $ 36 million lawsuit for the wrongful conviction. You can read more about that here.
Fans are understandably excited by the show’s return…
@MakingAMurderer Tell me when so I can block out the time not to speak with anyone.