“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
That was the quote that will go down in history as one of the dumbest comments of all time. I say one of, because approximately 10 months ago, I wrote a ranting post on this very website saying how Kate Upton was overrated and did not deserve to be known as the hottest girl in the world. For every day of the last 10 months, those words have been haunting me, as Upton has been everywhere looking better by the day. This ad is no exception. Marketers, take notice: As Always, all you need to do, again, ALL YOU NEED TO DO, is put a hot girl in an ad. It will do better than anything else you try. Every time. Now I need to cut this post short as I rent a car and begin driving the 65 miles to the closest Carl’s Jr.
So Bud Light just came out with something called Bud Light Platinum. Apparently the same taste and price as Bud Light, but with 6% alcohol (and 137 calories for our weightwatching NSD audience). I don’t know how I haven’t heard about this yet, but I guess Budweiser has been quietly rolling it out in select cities around the country to see how it does, before a huge unveiling this Sunday during the Super Bowl. I don’t really think they need to be secretly rolling it out or “testing” it to be honest. Clearly everyone loves Bud Light, in that you can be casually be drinking watching TV and suddenly you’ve drank 15 beers without even noticing. The only problem is that it’s so low in alcohol that you have to drink about 20 of them to get drunk while you are peeing all over the place. BL Platinum seems to address this need, by upping the percentage to 6% (regular light is 3.9%, Bud Heavy is around 5%). The question is, does it actually taste like light beer? Continue reading
Does anyone have a better life than Anthony Bourdain? His only “work” is to travel around the world eating and drinking all of the best things, and once in awhile saying something witty about the food. That’s literally his job. Like that’s probably the worst part of his life. What he does in his free time one can only guess. The only thing that keeps me and the rest of America from completely hating him is that he put in his time. Before No Reservations, Bourdain toiled for decades in almost every restaurant job imaginable, working his way up from the fryer at a shitty Boston diner and rising to the executive chef at Les Halles in New York. An admitted lifelong drug addict and alcoholic, Bourdain cleaned up his act and wrote an endlessly entertaining and controversial ode to the restaurant business, Kitchen Confidential, in 2000, and from there he skyrocketed to fame. Bourdain himself now admits how ridiculous it is that he gets to do that he does, and that makes his shows (he now has two, No Reservations and The Layover), all the more entertaining. This post has nothing to do with anything in pop culture or relevant in any way, unless you enjoy delicious things like sushi. This place in Japan (obviously), known to have the best sushi in the world, is on my life goals list, along with walking on the moon and marrying Mila Kunis. Something tells me this one is the most likely to happen.
Turd Ferguson Blog proves yet again why Halloween is the 2nd best (after NSD) holiday of the year. A collection of the best costumes this year. And by best I mean the hottest girls. Turd Ferguson Blog
This is why people hate Occupy Wall Street. Plain and Simple. Warming Glow
TheCHIVE has a list up of “The 20 hottest girls wearing knee high socks.” Which is a great look. See this is why those sites make so much money. Who thinks of that as a list? Goddamit. TheCHIVE
I have never heard of the Human Slinky until this week, and apparently it is now on sale for $1 million. After watching this video I’m convinced that its a bargain only to figure how how this guy is doing this. This is unbelievable. Barstool Sports
No better way to start your weekend than watching this. A bunch of hilarious guys making a ridiculous sausage concoction while drinking heavily before inviting about thirty hot girls over to eat them and party with them. Hilarious. Pretty standard weekend for a devoted NSD reader. Enjoy the weekend.
Everyone knows how good Chipotle is. Burrito with half chicken/half carnitas, black beans, corn, medium salsa, pico, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and of course, guacomole ($1.85 but obviously worth it. Once you’ve splurged once you can’t go back. It’s the Rolls Royce of Chipotle toppings.). Now the same company behind Chipotle is taking a stab at Thai, Malaysian, and Vietnamese cuisine with their soon to open ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen. Thai food is obviously amazing, and so is Chipotle, so odds are this place is going to be a hit. The problem now is that every time I want Thai food I have to pay $13. Problem solved, Shophouse is selling it for $6. The menu looks great, with lots of different bowl and sandwich options, as well as a number of toppings for each. The first location just opened in Dupont Circle of Washington, DC yesterday, with locations soon to open all across the U.S. soon. Check out the menu and some other photos in the slideshow above.