ODO 55: Pirates, Parrots, and Bikini Baristas
This week brought a bunch of new trailers for Pirates of the Caribbean, Justice League and Spiderman: Homecoming. So obviously I’m gonna talk about them. In the news I’ve got a man that just wants to display his family pride, some interesting marketing practices, and a phone scammer that really should look into who he’s calling. In “Recommended Listening” my wife, ReAnna, joined me to talk about the “Myths and Legends Podcast.”
-PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES-
-BULLSHIT FROM THE NEWS-
-Man Named ‘Grabher’ Is Appalled He Can’t Have His Name On A Licence Plate
Lorne Grabher of Nova Scotia, Canada had a vanity plate reading “GRABHER” made for his father in 1991 to honor their German last name. In December he got a letter informing him the plate would be canceled because people could “misinterpret it as a socially unacceptable slogan
-Man in Colorful Parrot Costume Helps Sell House Online
-“Bikini Beans” Dress Code Stirs Up Emotions
Thanks in no small part to its attractive dress code, Bikini Beans Espresso has become hugely popular. But critics claim that the mandatory dress code of the staff is degrading for women. The owners, many of which are women, claim the “uniforms” actually empower women, helping them feel comfortable in their own skin.
-A hot-pot restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan, recently got a lot of attention online after photos of young bikini-clad waitresses serving and interacting with customers went viral.
-Beijing Public Toilets Use Facial Scanners to Combat Toilet Paper Theft
Authorities in Beijing, China, have begun installing high-tech facial scanners at the Temple of Heaven, one of the most popular tourist attractions. The machines prevent users from taking any more toilet paper if they show up again within a certain period of time.
-A Fake IRS Agent Tried To Scam A Cop
Every year scammers, posed as IRS agents rip people off for millions of dollars. This time they called a police officer and threatened him with arrest for not paying their made up fines. He kept them on the line asking questions to collect evidence of the scam.
-MYTHS AND LEGENDS PODCAST-
“Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.”