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  • Thief posing as repairman hits popular San Francisco ice cream shop

    10/14/2020 12:27:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KTVU ^ | 10/11 | Amber Lee
    A bizarre and upsetting burglary at a popular ice cream shop in San Francisco. The Toy Boat Cafe has been in business for 38 years. The shop is known for its window display of colorful vintage toys, such as tin robots, wind-up cars and godzilla figurines. Thursday morning, someone in an orange vest posed as a repairman to fix store windows that were tagged by graffiti. While the staff was busy serving customers, in 10 minutes, he made off with a quarter of the store's collectibles.
  • RZA wrote a new ice cream truck jingle to replace ‘racist’ song ‘Turkey in the Straw’

    08/14/2020 8:53:19 AM PDT · by bkopto · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/13/2020 | brett gubitosi
    RZA, of the Wu-Tang Clan, has partnered with Good Humor to write a cheerful new ice cream truck jingle in place of “Turkey in the Straw” — an earworm with a troubled history long criticized for being racist. “[The] melody originated from British and Irish folk songs, which had no racial connotations,” Good Humor wrote of “Turkey in the Straw” in a statement on its website. “But the song itself was first performed (and gained popularity) in American minstrel shows in the 1800s. Some songs using its same melody contained highly offensive, racist lyrics.” “While these associations of ‘Turkey in...
  • Ice cream sales are up with more people at home but deodorant sales are down

    07/25/2020 1:44:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 1:46 PM ET, Fri July 24, 2020 | Allen Kim and Julia Horowitz,
    Consumer goods company Unilever said on Thursday that demand for personal care items have slumped. The company, which owns brands such as Dove soap and Axe deodorant, said that the lockdowns have led to the decline in sales. It hasn't been all bad for Unilever, though. The company owns ice cream brands such as Breyer's, Ben & Jerry's and Magnum, and ice cream sales at home are up as people consume more food at home.
  • Police Respond to Protests outside Ice Cream Shop in Gastonia

    07/23/2020 4:42:54 AM PDT · by Cecily · 31 replies ^ | July 22, 2020
    GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - Police responded to protests outside an ice cream shop in Gastonia Wednesday night. The situation happened at Tony’s Ice Cream on East Franklin Boulevard. All roads were closed near the business. The situation is happening at Tony’s Ice Cream on East Franklin Boulevard. All roads were closed near the business. Gastonia Police, Gaston County Police, the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office, N.C. Highway Patrol, Belmont Police, Mt. Holly Police, Bessemer City Police and Lowell Police responded to the incident they say started at 3:15 p.m. Police say the protests happened following some civil disturbances there at Tony’s...
  • Protecting Our Heroes(Stimupork IV from nanzi)

    05/16/2020 7:18:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 5/15/2020 | n. pelosi
    Dear San Franciscan, Today, the House passed H.R. 6800, the Heroes Act to support our frontline workers who risk their lives to save lives, pursue a science-based path to safely open our economy and put money in the pockets of America’s workers and families. House Democrats have committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of the American people and the life of our democracy in responding to the pandemic and the economic catastrophe that has followed. Here's what is included in the Heroes Act:
  • SF's oldest ice cream parlor could close for good, but owner says the pandemic isn't the problem

    05/07/2020 2:24:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 7, 2020 | By Amanda Bartlett
    San Francisco’s oldest ice cream parlor opened during a pandemic and will likely close during one, too. But the co-owner of 102-year-old St. Francis Fountain says that’s not the reason he’s potentially shuttering for good. Instead, he blames the city. “We were already undergoing an extinction level event for small businesses, first in metropolitan areas, and spreading out across California,” Peter Hood told SFGATE in an e-mail. “We could survive a pandemic. The deeper question is why? Why even try in a city that has been actively driving small businesses out of business for over a decade?”
  • Pelosi to Trump: Ice Cream in My Freezer Is Better Than ‘Lysol in Somebody’s Lungs’

    04/28/2020 9:46:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 4/28/2020 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) shot back at President Donald Trump for commenting about her freezer full of ice cream today at the White House. While discussing Pelosi canceling plans to call Congress back to Washington, Trump said, “The Democrats, they don’t want to come back. I think they should be back here, but they don’t, they’re enjoying their vacation…If you look at Nancy Pelosi eating ice cream on late-night television.” She continued, “So rather than spending talking about the president saying we are injecting Lysol in our lungs —he mades a big fuss about my...
  • For Nancy Antoinette

    04/25/2020 9:38:43 PM PDT · by TBP
    She Loves Me (Youtube) ^ | 1963 | Sheldon Harnick/Jerry Bock
    "VAnilla Ice Cream" from She Loves Me
  • Whoopi Goldberg Defends Pelosi Ad: ‘The Ice Cream She’s Talking About Actually Comes From A Small Business’

    04/21/2020 10:50:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/21/20 | Virginia Kruta
    Whoopi Goldberg defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after an attack ad juxtaposed her comments about stalling small business funding and her appearance on a late-night comedy show. Goldberg and cohost Joy Behar appeared to claim that because the ice cream in Pelosi’s well-stocked freezer came from a small business, any argument that she was working against small businesses in Congress was invalid. Goldberg began by airing the attack ad, which showed part of an interview Pelosi did for “The Late Late Show” with James Corden alongside her comments about stalling Republican efforts to pass a boost to the Paycheck Protection...
  • Meghan McCain: Trump campaign delivered 'kill shot' with ad on Pelosi's ice cream

    04/21/2020 12:52:48 PM PDT · by RouxStir · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/218/2020 | Sam Dorman
    Megan McCain comments on Trump campaign ad: "I thought this ad was a kill shot."
  • Trump Campaign Web Ad Hits Pelosi For Snacking While People Lose Jobs: "Let Them Eat Ice Cream"

    04/20/2020 9:41:01 PM PDT · by catnipman · 62 replies
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was mocked as "Nancy Antoinette" last week for showing off her posh freezer with boutique ice cream that goes for $13 a pint in a webcam interview on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden.' The Trump campaign showed off her extravagant fridge and freezer set in a new campaign web video highlighting Americans standing in line at food banks.
  • Disagreement on Blame for Coronavirus [semi-satire]

    04/20/2020 9:56:57 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 April 2020 | John Semmens
    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo) has introduced legislation called the Justice for Victims of COVID-19 Act. If passed, this bill would enable victims of the virus to sue the Chinese Government for damages. "There is overwhelming evidence that the Chinese Communist Party's lies, deceit, and incompetence caused COVID-19 to transform from a local disease outbreak into a global pandemic. We need to empower Americans and other victims around the world to recover damages." Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn) disagreed and insisted that "Trump, not China is to blame for the coronavirus global pandemic. For more than three years I've had the chance...
  • Speaker Pelosi rips Trump as ‘weak leader,’ tells ‘Fox News Sunday’ he’s failed on coronavirus response

    04/19/2020 9:03:06 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/19/2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave President Trump an ‘F’ for what she called “weak” leadership during the coronavirus pandemic and promised that despite recent snags, Congress will "soon" reach an agreement for adding $250 billion to replenish a program that provides forgivable loans to small businesses.
  • Bay Area’s Three Twins Organic Ice Cream Company Loses

    04/18/2020 7:46:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KRON4 ^ | Apr 18, 2020
    The Bay Area’s very own Three Twins Ice Cream closed on Friday. After 15 years, founder and CEO Neal Gottlieb announced he was ceasing operations as of Friday, April 17. Gottlieb shared the news on Facebook, noting the coronavirus had an effect on the difficult decision. He said business began to be unsustainable and any chance of trying to save it went down the drain because of the pandemic. He said it is likely that someone may revive the brand in the future, but unsure how likely. Gottlieb showed his appreciation for all of the support over the years. “One...
  • Blue Bell Ice Cream Licker Gets Jail Time, Must Pay $1,565 Fine

    03/06/2020 8:27:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | 03/06/2020 | Staff
    The infamous Blue Bell “ice cream licker” is going to jail for the crime he committed at a Walmart in Port Arthur, Texas, in August. Wednesday, County Court At Law Judge Terrance Holmes sentenced D’Adrien L’Quinn Anderson to jail for licking the contents of a Blue Bell ice cream tub and placing it back on the store’s shelf on August 19, according to the Port Arthur News. The report continued: Anderson’s 180-day jail sentence was probated for two years. As a condition of probation, Anderson is required to pay a fine of $1000 and restitution in the amount of $1,565...
  • title:Unilever will stop advertising ice cream to children

    02/15/2020 2:26:19 AM PST · by John W · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2020 | Laura Reiley
    Unilever, one of the oldest multinational consumer goods companies, pledged this week to stop advertising ice cream to children. By the end of this year, the company will stop marketing and advertising foods and beverages to children under the age of 12 in television and print, and for children under 13 via social media channels. Unilever may not leap to mind when it comes to frozen dairy confections, but it should. The company owns premium brands Ben & Jerry’s and Talenti, workhorse ice creams Breyers, Klondike and Good Humor, and specialty bars and ice cream treat brands Magnum, Cornetto, Viennetta,...
  • Michael Bloomberg Does Nutty Video Promoting ‘Big Gay Ice Cream’

    01/29/2020 7:37:29 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/29/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Just when you think today’s politics couldn’t get any more nuts, liberal billionaire 2020 Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg decided to promote “Big Gay Ice Cream.” The company being promoted, Big Gay Ice Cream, has about the same level of cringe as Kellogg’s LGBT-themed cereal. Their “best-known cone” is actually called “Salty Pimp.”
  • PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Man overboard! As Trump plotted Iraqi strike, shirtless Barack Obama enjoyed a paddleboarding session in Hawaii... before falling off

    01/03/2020 10:47:08 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Carly Stern
    PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Man overboard! As Trump plotted Iraqi strike, shirtless Barack Obama enjoyed a paddleboarding session in Hawaii... before falling off Former President Barack Obama, 58, has been vacationing in Hawaii since before Christmas On January 2, he was pictured paddleboarding in the Pacific Ocean while wearing black swimming trunks with a ying-yang A member of the Secret Service followed close behind in a kayak Meanwhile, President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on Iran that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani Obama has been in his home state since mid-December and had previously been pictured golfing Former President Barack...
  • Portland Salt&Straw Yanks Its artisanal Ice Cream From Hotel Chain Founded by Trump's Amb. Sondland

    10/13/2019 9:56:19 AM PDT · by nwrep · 23 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | October 11, 2019 | Aaron Mesh
    Portland ice cream company Salt & Straw today pulled its products from Provenance Hotels, the Portland-based chain founded by embattled U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland. "After much consideration, we have made a decision to end our wholesale business with Provenance Hotels," Salt & Straw said in a statement provided to WW. "We are very thoughtful with our relationships and, after seven years, have determined it is best to go in a different direction." Oregon Public Broadcasting first reported Salt & Straw's decision. OPB noted that Salt & Straw provided products to Provenance hotels like the Dossier, where guests could order...
  • Teenage Whistle-blower exposes Tainted Ice Cream scandal enveloping Baskin Robins 31 flavors!

    09/28/2019 9:59:04 AM PDT · by GraceG · 6 replies
    This brave girl know someone who knew someone else who knew someone else who tangentially saw Mr. Bueller pass out due to tainted ice cream at Baskin Robbins 31 flarvs last night! The FDA has demanded that all Baskin Robbins chains be shut down immediately pending an investigation. Mr. Bueller could not be reached for comment due to a death in a friend's family.