KFC to ‘Double Down’ on college girls’ butts [via AdFreak]
KFC has found a new way to promote its Double Down sandwich (Monterey and pepper jack cheese, bacon and sauce sandwiched between two fried pieces of chicken) to college guys: splashing it across the backside of girls’ sweatpants. “On select college campuses,” the press release says, “female undergraduates will sport KFC Double Down branded sweatpants to encourage students to try the unique bun-less sandwich.” It pays $500, in case you were on the fence.
German scientists discover rare ape species in Asia [via Agence France-Presse]
A new rare and endangered species of ape has been discovered in the tropical rainforests between Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The discovery of the northern buffed-cheeked gibbon, by scientists from the German Primate Center, “is a minor sensation,” GPC spokesman Christian Roos said. “The male of the new species is covered with black fur that appears silver in sunlight. His chest is brownish and his cheeks deep orange-golden in colour. The females are orange-beige in colour.”
Thanks to friend of the blog Barbara King for this tip.
The underrated brilliance of Steve Buschemi [via Salon]
Steve Buschemi doesn’t fit with HBO’s textbook leading men, “intense, deep-voiced, fearsomely macho.” But the “Boardwalk Empire” star is “the actor as Swiss Army Knife: Whatever a story needs, he’s probably got it. … He is always immediately recognizable as Steve Buscemi, rarely playing parts that require him to disguise his face or voice (as if such a thing were possible). But he rarely recycles performances, even when he seems to have been typecast in a particular mode that he’s mastered before: the fast-talking criminal, for instance, or the philosophical outsider, or the small-town loser.”