Eat Teddy Bear-Shaped Food at Japan’s Strange ‘Ted 2’ Cafe & Bar

The only thing more questionable than the theme is the dates of operation. If you’re in Tokyo from September 21st to November 20th, you can check out Ted Cafe & Barthe only Ted-themed restaurant offering both teddy-bear-shaped food and oddly inappropriate quotes.

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How to Achieve Sponsorship Loss: What We Can Learn from Ryan Lochte and the Court of Public Opinion

With seemingly the whole world (okay, maybe just the U.S. and Brazil) engrossed in the Ryan Lochte scandal, one of the dominos to fall on the swimmer’s formerly-silver head was the loss of sponsors. Which begs the question: How does an athlete get dropped by a sponsor? Based on recent years in which the likes of Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice went through the scandal carousel, we’re closer to an answer. 

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Reality TV Suicides & Schadenfreude

In the past decade, more than 21 reality television stars committed suicide. Rather than assuming any serious criticism or blame for the deaths, television networks are fueling their own ratings cycle. Current reality TV is pure schadenfreude—pleasure in the humiliation of others—even after death.

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‘Kai The Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker’ and the Changing Viral Video

What ever happened to viral news interviews and their Autotune counterparts? From 2010 to 2013, four characters—Antoine Dodson, “Sweet Brown,” Charles Ramsey, and of course Kai—garnered hundreds of millions of views on their respective segments. Since then, shorter attention spans and the domination of Vine and Snapchat have killed the once-great form. Kai’s story reminds me of a better time, a time when people could sit through five-minute videos.

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