“Some Double AA Batteries For Your Vibrator You Pussy” — RadioShack, Now A Cryptocurrency Platform, Trends Over Profane Tweets

RadioShack, a bankrupt electronics retailer recast as a cryptocurrency platform, is getting unexpected attention online after its Twitter account took an abruptly explicit tone.

The former tech retail giant’s still active Twitter account began trending on Friday after it shifted from tweeting about cryptocurrencies to roasting other users on the social media platform. The reasons for the verified account’s apparent turn aren’t clear, but its profanity-laced tweets amused other users on the social media platform.

“[W]ho else high [as f**k] [right now],” the account tweeted Thursday morning.

Twitter user @ChrisWooleyAC tweeted a picture of an old remote control car at RadioShack, asking, “what’s y’all’s return policy? I got a remote control car for Christmas back in 03 that stopped working. I need a refund.”

“Got a receipt?” RadioShack tweeted in response. “Head over to our Antartica[sic] location for a *potential* refund.”

After tech mogul Elon Musk tweeted about a SpaceX Falcon 9 landing, the account tweeted, “congrats on the landing of your new giant metal c**k elon.”

“Any last words before we close the coffin?” Twitter user @Mare_Loch tweeted in response. “Radio Shack: Yes, a tweet. Please engrave it on our headstone.”

The RadioShack account replied, “we’ve prepared something special for you,” and included a photo of marquee lettering used to spell “d**krash” featuring the company’s trademark circle “R” logo.

RadioShack, once a household name in the 1990s, filed for bankruptcy in 2015, ending its then-ubiquitous retail presence. However, investors Alex Mehr and Tai Lopez purchased the company earlier this year and relaunched it as a cryptocurrency swap, keeping much of its retro branding, reports Fortune magazine.

The company’s website even appears to sell household electronics and has a store locator showing locations across the country.

As the brand’s Twitter account took on a new tenor, users took a swipe at RadioShack becoming a cryptocurrency platform. Other Twitter users seemed to enjoy interacting with a once-bankrupt brand.

Twitter user @snoopdoug44 tweeted, “Congrats on your bankruptcy!”

“Bankruptcy my a** dawg,” RadioShack said in a reply with a map of the U.S. covered in the company’s logo.

“F**k you! Lots of love, The Shack,” the crypto swap wrote in another tweet.

Twitter user @coffeebreak_YT responded, “the store I used to buy double AA batteries at is trying to start internet beef while running a crypto scam. 2022 is WILD [for real].”

RadioShack fired back.

“[H]i now that we finally got your attention, wanna dm us? we’ve got some double AA batteries for your vibrator you p**sy,” RadioShack said in a response.

Source: Newsweek

Video Of TikToker Joel Hansen (Modelvsfood) Gagging In Asian Grocery Store, Saying It Has A ‘Pet Store’ Draws Backlash

A Canadian social media influencer faced fierce backlash over a racist video in which he joked that an Asian market has a “pet store” in the back.

The influencer ultimately apologized for his ignorance—but viewers aren’t buying it.

“Under his apology video, there are people saying ‘we’ forgive u. Bro, who’s we?!” one TikTok user commented.

Joel Hansen, known as @modelvsfood across TikTokInstagram, and Facebook, set himself up for failure in May—Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month—when he mocked the Asian store and its items in the TikTok video. The 3-minute video, which has been deleted, was captured by TikToker Michael or @chachamyeonmikal.

In the clip, which has a text banner reading “This food should be illegal,” Hansen can be seen standing outside the Asian supermarket T&T.

“If you have never been in an Asian grocery store, you’re about to be shocked!” he says.

The video then shows Hansen inside the store, where he smells durian—a fruit popular in Southeast Asia—and makes a disgusted face. Next, he questions a plucked chicken and why it was being sold with its feet still intact.

“They even have a pet store back here where you can grab whatever animals you want!” Hansen exclaims while holding a crab with tongs at the seafood counter.

At this point, Michael interrupts the video repost to make a statement about Hansen’s racist comments.

“I had to stop right at that comment about there being a pet store at the back of an Asian grocery store,” Michael says. “Like, you have to know how bad that sounds and how bad that looks.”

Then, Michael transitions back to Hansen’s TikTok footage, which includes visible hashtags like “food challenge,” “eww,” “gross,” “gross food,” “gross food challenge,” and “California food.”

“I know he leads a flavourless life,” someone commented under Michael’s repost of the video.

“Bro shocked by fresh seafood lmao,” another viewer posted.

In another video reposted by Michael, Hansen is still at the grocery store making jokes about the customers.

“We have customers in training,” Hansen says as an Asian child walks by with a kiddie cart.

“Omg,” a TikTok viewer commented under the video. “I used to watch him all the time on YouTube, but I literally stopped because any time he eats somewhere that has non American food—”

“The way he treats Asian people as props in his video to poke and make fun at,” another user said.

After the relentless criticism, Hansen issued a 6-minute apology on TikTok on May 20, titled “Sorry” with a frowning emoticon. The video is captioned, “No excuses. I am sorry. I cannot change the past, but I can change the future. I will do better. Thank you.”

“I’ll start by saying I truly regret what was released, how it was released, and I really do take responsibility, and I really apologize,” Hansen says. “The video has been removed, and I’m here again to verbalize and to ensure that nothing like this happens again. The video was absolutely clickbait-y, marketed, edited, and created for shock value. With my layers of privilege, I did not identify really with how this video was.”

Hansen implies that he was unaware of how the video was being edited and marketed, but that he still takes responsibility for its production. Then, Hansen tries to downplay his reactions to the supermarket.

“I never spoke the words ‘weird,’ ‘gross.’ I just kind of wanted to show items that you normally can’t acquire in a North American grocery store,” he says in the apology video. (For the record: T&T is the largest Asian grocery store chain in Canada with nearly 30 locations.)

Source: The Daily Beast

Man With Over 30 Kids Goes Off On Everyone After Being Called Irresponsible: “I Don’t Pull Out!”

A truck driver named Demond George fired back at his critics after a viral Facebook post posing with over 20 children that he admitted were biologically his. If that wasn’t shocking enough, he added that he had nine more children who were not present in the photo.

In his post, George thanked the mother of his children for arranging the gathering. Viewers pointed out that many of the children looked close in age, leading them to assume various women were pregnant at the same time.

“The LEGEND The Legacy WILL LIVE FOREVER,” George’s post read. “I want [to] thank my kids mothers for helping me make dis day possible…with 9 missing it still turned out good I’m truly blessed.”

The viral photo incited widespread criticism from social media users, with one woman tweeting, “33 children. This is so irresponsible and nasty.”

George posted a fiery response by going live on social media and responding to the widespread criticism. The father of 33 specifically responded to comments about his “weak pull-out game” and emphatically stated that he doesn’t pull out.

“My pull-out game ain’t weak, I just don’t pull out b***h!” George yelled. “It ain’t weak, motherf**** I don’t pull out!”

George proceeded to claim he takes care of all of his children while flashing a stack of cash.

Source: Kollege Kidd Media, VladTV

OnlyFans Creator Kitty Lixo Claims Having Sex With Multiple Meta/FaceBook Employees To Get Her Instagram Account Back

An OnlyFans creator has claimed during a recent podcast appearance that she had sex with Meta employees to have her blocked Instagram account restored.

Kitty Lixo, who has a growing following on Instagram, made the shocking allegation on the “No Jumper” podcast.

Podcast host Adam John Grandmaison uploaded the segment to Twitter with the caption “How to get your Instagram back if it gets deleted.”

According to Lixo, her Instagram account got “shut down like three or four times,” so she slept with “multiple” employees from the company that owns Instagram, Facebook and other social media products.

“All you have to do is have someone really, really like you,” the influencer can be heard saying in the clip, which has been viewed over 1.4 million times.

On Instagram, Lixo frequently linked her OnlyFans account, which has adult content. While it was not made clear what got her account blocked, Meta updated its community guidelines in Dec. 2020 to prohibit advertising adult content.

A Facebook spokesperson was quoted by Refinery29 last year as saying that “while OnlyFans isn’t a porn website, we know it can be used in that way, so we take action on accounts that share OnlyFans links when paired with other sexually suggestive content.”

“The first time I got my Instagram shut down, one of my friends, he works at Instagram, he’s a guy friend,” Lixo shared. “So I started sleeping with him to have him get my Instagram account back. And he did, which was really nice of him.”

Lixo shared that her friend from Instagram had earlier revealed to her “what the review process is like when you get your Instagram account shut down.”

“So, basically, he told me that the integrity department is up for reviews,” said the social media personality.

Lixo explained that Instagram’s review system implements a tedious process that involves multiple persons handling an account review.

“Every time they put in another review, it gets sent to a different person,” she explained. “In order to get it [the account] back if they deny you the first time, basically what a person has to do is keep trying, keep putting in reviews.”

She stated that the goal is to get someone to like you and perhaps they’ll “rally for you and you’ll get your account back.”

Lixo then purportedly went digging on LinkedIn to find any connections in the integrity department.

“I contacted them on Instagram through my backup and still slutty account,” said Lixo, who claimed she was able to reach some who knew her by her “Girls Gone Wireless” podcast.

“We met up and like I f*cked a couple of them, and I was able to get my account back like two or three times,” claimed Lixo.

Source: Yahoo News

Balenciaga Is Selling ‘Destroyed’ Sneakers With Tattered Fabric, Holes, And Dirty Soles For $1,850

Take your old Converse out of the closet and they probably look a lot like Balenciaga’s newest sneakers.

At least that’s what some social media users are saying about the fashion company’s new kicks. Balenciaga is releasing a new collection of distressed shoes called the Paris Sneaker, and some are going for nearly $2,000. The shoes are “extremely worn, marked up, and dirtied,” in Balenciaga’s own words, and they’re already being roasted online.

The priciest pair in the collection is an $1,850 limited edition of women’s high-tops that have “destroyed cotton and rubber” and “rippings all over the fabric,” according to the product listing. They also have dark smudges and marks dirtying the rubber soles and the brand name written in what resembles Sharpie marker. These shoes are available in black and white. Balenciaga says it’ll only sell 100 pairs of these “extra destroyed” shoes.

The collection also includes a pair of less-distressed high-tops available in red, black, and white for $625. Unlike the more expensive pair, these come without slashes in the fabric and have much less prominent smudging on the soles, but they do have scuff marks.

Mules in red, black, and white round out the collection with some fraying and light smudges on the soles. They’ll set you back $495.

In a press release, Balenciaga said the shoes’ worn-out appearance suggests they are “meant to be worn for a lifetime.” The shoes are available for pre-order.

The collection is drawing plenty of attention and criticism online, with one Twitter user posting a picture of the shoes and saying, “Balenciaga is releasing a new pair of shoes, and I have to assume they are just trolling people at this point.”

“Balenciaga is now selling beat-up Converse for $1850,” another Twitter user commented.

“Balenciaga gotta be a social experiment,” a third Twitter user said.

The fashion house is no stranger to controversy and ridicule. Last summer, the brand caught heat for $1,200 sweatpants that some people said “gentrified sagging” and were “tremendously racist.” In 2017, the company debuted a $2,145 tote bag strongly resembling Ikea’s 99-cent blue Frakta bag.

Source: Business Insider

Snickers Incites Flood Of Dirty Jokes By Playfully Denying Rumor It Removed ‘Dick Veins’ From Candy Bar

Earlier this month, Snickers began trending on social media after photos circulated suggesting the Mars Inc.-owned company “deveined” its classic treat so it would no longer be blatantly reminiscent of a penis.

People started running with the rumor on the grounds that another Mars-owned company, M&M’s, announced in January plans to give its iconic characters a makeover to coincide with our “more dynamic, progressive world.”

Despite the lack of—ahem—hard evidence in the rumored redesign of Snickers bars, the company took to Twitter on Tuesday to shut down the rumblings.

“Good news, contrary to what’s trending on Twitter…THE VEINS REMAIN!” Snickers wrote on its Twitter account.

From there, several candy companies joined in on the fun.

“Phew…close call,” Twix wrote, to which Snickers responded, “Waiting for the day you show yours off.”

“This seems a little juicy for Twitter,” Starburst replied to the chocolate bar’s tweet. 

Skittles jumped in the replies to remind consumers there’s no need to worry about encountering any suggestive veins, and Pizza Hut came just to watch the show.

The brand also offered a truly staggering amount of innuendo-filled replies to users.

Source: Complex

Kardashians Ride Disneyland Attractions By Themselves As Furious People Wait

A viral TikTok video showing the Kardashians riding the Mad Tea Party surrounded by 15 empty teacups sparks social media outrage.

The Kardashians made headlines during a recent trip to Disneyland when they cut in line and jumped on rides all by themselves while crowds were forced to wait as the reality TV stars enjoyed the Mad Tea Party and Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Kim Kardashian, sister Khloe and their children “sparked outrage” after a viral TikTok video showed them riding the Mad Tea Party surrounded by 15 empty teacups as “disgruntled” and “furious” visitors waited in a “massive” line for the Fantasyland attraction, according to the Daily Mail.

“You can’t sit with us!” screamed the Daily Mail headline. “Massive crowd forced to wait as Kardashian family enjoy teacups and Dumbo ride with EMPTY seats at Disneyland while on $3K VIP tour.”

Photos posted to Kim Kardashian’s Instagram account show the family also riding on the otherwise empty Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction during their day at the Anaheim theme park, according to the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail.

The social media photos show the Kardashians escorted throughout the park by a Disneyland guest relations cast member in a familiar red-and-green plaid vest. The reality TV stars paid $2,975 for a VIP tour of Disneyland that included priority access to rides, according to the Daily Mail.

The Kardashian’s Disneyland trip complete with VIP treatment “highlighted the difficulty of being one of the most famous families on earth,” according to TMZ.

“For them, it’s kinda a necessity, since they would be overwhelmed by fans if they stood in line and the trip would be a disaster for the kids,” according to TMZ.

The tabloid darlings visited Disneyland to celebrate the fourth birthday of Khloe Kardashian’s daughter True, according to the Daily Mail.

The decision to shut down the teacup ride to everyone but the Kardashians was made by Disneyland, according to TMZ.

“We’re told the Kardashians didn’t request that the ride be shut down to other guests,” according to TMZ. “Disneyland staff just did it. They did not shut down other rides for the fam.”

Source: OC Register

Your Earthquake Kit Should Include Cash. But How Much?

Dear Liz: In these uncertain times, I decided I need to have cash on hand. I withdrew $500 in small bills from the bank and put it in a fireproof pouch. Is there a recommended amount of cash one should have available for emergencies?

Answer: The appropriate amount depends on how much you spend and how paranoid you are.

Many financial planners recommend storing a few hundred dollars somewhere safe in your home in case a widespread electrical outage — after an earthquake, for instance — affects ATMs and point-of-sale devices. The idea is that you’ll want enough cash to cover spending for a few days until the power comes back on. Smaller denominations are better than larger ones because you may have trouble finding anyone to give change for $50 or $100 bills.

Emergency preparedness sites tend to recommend storing even larger amounts — $1,000 to $3,000, or whatever you would need — in case access to ATMs and credit cards was affected for a few weeks.

Obviously, storing cash has its perils. The money could be lost, stolen or destroyed in a disaster. You’ll have to weigh those risks against the possibility of needing the cash, and make your own call.

Dear Liz: You mentioned in a recent column that people should check estate plans created before 2010 because they might contain bypass trusts that are no longer needed. The classic AB Trust, although not necessary now for the estate tax exemption for most people, still can be useful if one spouse wants to ensure her half of the estate goes as she desires if she is the first to die.

Answer: Possibly, but people should make the decision proactively by having their estate plan reviewed and discussing their options with an experienced attorney, since these trusts have some significant disadvantages.

Bypass, or AB, trusts were a routine part of estate planning even for middle-income couples when the estate tax exemption limit was just $675,000. When the first spouse died, a portion of the couple’s assets went into an irrevocable trust that would avoid estate taxes when the surviving spouse died. Because the trust was irrevocable, the surviving spouse couldn’t change its terms and had limited access to the assets.

Also, assets in the irrevocable trust don’t get a step up in tax basis when the survivor dies. That means the ultimate beneficiaries could wind up paying higher capital gains rates when they sell the assets. When the estate tax exemption limit was low, couples were gambling that the estate tax savings would outweigh the future capital gains cost.

Today, far fewer families have to worry about estate taxes. The exemption limit for 2022 is over $12 million per person and over $24 million per couple. Even after the current limit sunsets in 2025, individuals would be able to exempt over $6 million and couples over $12 million from estate taxes. Estate tax exemptions are also now “portable,” which accomplishes much of what the AB trust was designed to do in ensuring the exemption of the first to die wasn’t “wasted.” Now the amount of the exemption limit that isn’t used by the first spouse to die can be transferred to the survivor’s estate.

Bypass trusts are still routinely used for wealthier people and those who live in states with low estate tax exemption limits, but for many people this estate planning tool has outlived its usefulness.

Dear Liz: You recently stated Social Security numbers were never intended to be used as a universal identifier. I’ve found that every place asking for my number has other means of identification and will ask for my mother’s maiden name or my place of birth when I tell them I don’t use my Social Security number for identification purposes. This also works for financial institutions that have a legitimate claim for having it.

Answer: To clarify, you probably had to disclose your Social Security number when you applied for accounts at your financial institutions. You also typically need to disclose it when you apply for credit, employment or government benefits.

But you don’t necessarily have to cough it up on demand to verify your identity or to do business with the many, many other companies and organizations that ask you for it without good reason to do so.

Source: LA Times

Converted London Church Is Now A Swimming Pool With Gothic Architecture

Throughout its life, this building in Essex has pretty much nourished the mind, body, and spirit. The mind was (maybe) taken care of when it opened as a psychiatric hospital in 1892. And the hospital had a church, which filled the soul.

About 20 years ago, Virgin Active took over the space, and that was when the human physique got its sustenance too. The converted asylum now known as Repton Park is a wellness center that’s retained its stunning gothic interior, per Time Out London.

Drawing fitness devotees to the area is the former cathedral, which is now a charming 24-meter (78.7-foot) indoor swimming pool surrounded by its old gothic arches and stained-glass windows.

Elsewhere, members can “lift dumbbells under [the] domed ceiling” of what was once a recreation hall for patients. Other modern amenities for physiological enlightenment include a sauna, steam room, and jacuzzis.

The architect George Thomas Hine, who won the project to build the then-named Claybury Hospital at a design competition in 1887, wanted it to look inviting and “almost palatial,” The Builder journal later reported in 1892 (via Historic Hospitals).

“Its pitch-pine joinery, marble and tile chimney pieces, and glazed brick dados” were so majestic, “some of the visitors rather flippantly expressed a desire to become inmates,” the architecture journal noted.

Source: DesignTAXI

Gas Theft On The Rise As Gas Prices Skyrocket, Thieves Drilling Holes Into Gas Tanks

While gas prices continue to hit record highs, some people in Southern California are now resorting to gasoline theft.

A FOX 11 viewer shared photos of what happened to a vehicle — a thief drilled a hole in the fuel tank, draining all the gas. AAA is seeing a rise in gas siphoning and theft across the country, and now they’re warning car owners about how to keep their vehicles safe. 

“This is a sign of the times you know,” AAA’s Doug Shupe said. “It’s thieves looking for ways that they can make money by stealing what is becoming an increasingly more expensive and valuable commodity, gasoline.”

Mona Garcia says she’s fed up with the prices. “[It] used to be $60, then it went to $70, I think two weeks ago it was $90,” she said. 
“So I’m thinking this might hit $100,” she said while filling up her car Monday night. As she feared, she spent $100 to fill her tank. Garcia says her camera and the floodlight in her driveway deter any would-be thieves from taking that gas from her tank.

And it’s not just the cost of the gas that’s high, but if thieves do drill into your gas tank, the repairs can top $1,000. 

“Oftentimes vehicle owners who find themselves victims of this type of gasoline theft, they have to replace the entire gas tank, Shupe said. “So it is a costly repair and replacement that needs to be made.”

AAA recommends three ways you can keep thieves from targeting your gas tank:

  • Park in the garage at your home if you have one.
  • If you don’t have a garage, or when out in public, park in a well-lit area with high traffic. If possible, park in a secure location like a fenced-in lot or parking garage.
  • When parking in a garage, find a spot near the exit or elevator as those have the most visibility and foot traffic.

If you think your gas tank may have been tampered with, AAA says you can look for telltale signs, like the smell of gasoline, a puddle under your vehicle, or a lit check engine light. If you do have your gas stolen, AAA recommends filing a police report and contact your insurance agent to see if the repairs are covered.

Source: FOX 11 Los Angeles