The world's most expensive 3G iPad 2 is up for purchase on eBay with a "Buy it Now" price of $620,000...and it comes with a 1:1 replica of the Batmobile featured in the original Tim Burton movies.
On today's episode of The 404 podcast, we'll about the original Batmobile design and get to more stories, including Beyonce setting Twitter records with her pregnancy announcement at this weekend's VMAs, 260 mph paintballs causing problems for plastic surgeons, and a Dominos pizza location on the moon. We also choose sides in the Chris Brown vs. Jay-Z feud!The 404 Digest for Episode 893 Beyonce's VMA fallout sets record at 8,868 Tweets per second. Beyonce and Jay-Z's baby already has a Twitter page. The original Tim Burton Batmobile is up for sale on eBay. Paintball shot ruptures woman's silicone breast implant. Dominos to open first generic pizza store on the moon. Episode 893 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
Pizza inspires great debate. Some of these conundrums that become unraveled when the word is mentioned are easily solvable. Asking what one wants on his pizza may set off a torrid rant about the benefits (or lack thereof) of everything from anchovies to pineapples. Luckily, controversial toppings can be easily negated, as pizzerias everywhere have figured out that the only way to make sure that the customer is always right is to offer to pizza with customizable sides; the anchovy and jalapeno crowd get one half, while those in the fresh garlic and pineapple camp get the other. Everybody is … Read more
This week, Donald and Jasmine bask in the glory of an Eric Franklin-less Crave, ogling a glimpse of the future in the form of new holographic technology. Also on our radar at the moment: a new type of mood lighting for your teeth, some bus-stop distractions for our fellow San Franciscans, and superdangerous flaming gloves that no meth head should ever possess. And, of course, no show would be complete without some excitement over beer, in this case a speedy bottom-filling beer-dispensing system. Finally, we stuff our faces--both real and ceramic--with cookies, pizza, and a spectacular-looking torta.
I was stoked to answer my door yesterday to see a package from ThinkGeek. Last week, I wrote about the awesome U.S.S. Enterprise Star Trek pizza cutter it's selling and strongly hinted that I wanted one. Someone very nice listened. I'm going to make pizza tonight.
I eagerly opened the box and was struck by the minimalist, almost Apple-esque design of the packaging.
Behold the very simple foam on the top: It's a rectangle, and that is all. But what is beneath?
It's a tease. A peek at the Enterprise's nacelles, the domain of Scotty. To the front, over the saucer, is a saucer itself of more foam. A perfect, simple circle. No extra papers, no coupons, no extras.
I think I have spotted a trend. Google is trying to be funny.
Please, put down that meat cleaver and hear me out. Only the other day, CEO Eric Schmidt appeared on "The Colbert Report." He explained that he is making jokes, although he conceded he needs a little more practice.
So who could not think that this new extraordinary, strange, annoying, demented, surreal work of art that Google has just emitted on behalf of its Mobile service is not another attempt at humor?
You must decide if it is a successful attempt. However, I find myself admiring … Read more
"Bones," Kirk said quietly. "This odd-looking Klingon dish is--too large--for one man to eat. They call it Pi'Zza. We must consume it to prove our honor to the Klingon high council. But how?"
"Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a chef."
"Captain," Spock interjected. "Perhaps the toy model of the Enterprise that you cut your hand on last week might be of use. Its blade is sharp enough to cut this--what is it?--food?"
"That's it, Spock! Scotty, bring my toy chest," Kirk said into … Read more
There's just something magical about pizza. Somehow the simple combination of flour, cheese, and tomatoes has the ability to transform into a cohesive whole that is much more than the sum of its parts. Add in the fact that pies are easily customized with myriad toppings and a wide range of crust styles, and it becomes apparent that pizza might just be the perfect food. But the ability to create individualized pizzas by choosing favorite toppings and crusts is only half the story. Making your own and watching it bake completes the experience.
Despite what some advertisements would lead you to believe, frozen pizza will never equal fresh pizza (unless, of course it is New York pizza, but that's another topic altogether). However, for the ultimate in convenience, pulling a food item out of the fridge and popping it in the oven can't be beat. In truth, frozen pizza has come a long way, but the other items on the refrigerator shelves could use a bit more convenience. At the very least, a do-it-all appliance is needed to enjoy the convenience of easy-to-make food at the press of a button.
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For years, baffled consumers looked to Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for answers when mysterious charges from "shadowy companies" began appearing on their credit card statements.
Even though all three card companies have rules designed to protect users from unauthorized charges as well as to weed out problem-plagued merchants, thousands of people appear to have complained to their card companies for years about three post-transaction marketing companies: Webloyalty, Vertrue, and Affinion. Perhaps as many as 30 million people were affected, according to a government report.