Mike Schneider and Josh Replogle Associated Press Published 3:54 p.m. UTC Aug 25, 2018 Orlando, Fla. – Mayo, Florida is holding the mayo, at least for a few days. The mayor of this tiny town of less than 1,500 residents, located where Florida’s Panhandle morphs into a peninsula, is announcing Saturday that the city is switching its name to “Miracle Whip.” But it’s a joke. The name change started as a secret, tongue-in-cheek marketing proposal for the Kraft Heinz-owned mayonnaise-alternative. Videographers for Miracle Whip on Saturday wanted to capture the shock of residents when they hear that the name of their town is being changed to a corporate brand. Representatives of the condiment planned to spend the next few days filming their jocular efforts to get residents to remove mayonnaise from their homes. The town’s elected officials say they will let residents in on the joke after a few days, but not before street signs and the name on the … [Read more...] about Hold the Mayo! Fla. town changes name temporarily
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Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 2:20 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 Get your dragsters ready! Legal street drag racing returns to Woodward Avenue this summer, and applications for amateur drag racers who want to take part in Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge are available. The speed party is set for Aug.11 at M1 Concourse in Pontiac. The event, in its fourth year overall and third on Woodward, marks the unofficial beginning of Cruise Week, a festival of sheet metal leading up to the Dream Cruise on Aug. 18. For each of the last several years, tens of thousands of gearheads, race fans and car buffs have come to watch the racing or take part in a host of affiliated happenings, including this year catching a ride in a 707-horsepower Dodge Charger or Challenger SRT Hellcat. Amateur drag racers can compete for a piece of the $30,000 purse. An additional $10,000 will go to the celebrity showdown race winner's charity of choice. Read more: How to … [Read more...] about Street drag racing is back on Woodward Avenue this summer
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Avi Selk by Avi Selk Email the author April 12 at 1:29 PM Email the author (Courtesy of Stricker family) Robert Stricker — 31, insurance actuary, reluctant lawn owner for nearly five years — would be perfectly content if every yard on his block was a jungle of weeds, all equal in ugliness. He accepts that this is not the world in which he lives. Rather, he and his wife, Abby, live in the United States — in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, specifically, where lawns are basically social caste symbols, and Stricker has no ambitions of ever leaving … [Read more...] about He found a ‘lawn shaming’ sign in his crabgrass. Thousands avenged him.
Sports Bourdais, Pagenaud hit desert in all-French front row By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story April 07, 2018 09:44 PM AVONDALE, Ariz. Sebastien Bourdais and Simon Pagenaud took the green flag on an all-French front row Saturday night at ISM Raceway. Bourdais is coming off a victory in the IndyCar opener on the streets of St. Petersburg, about nine months after the Dale Coyne Racing driver fractured his pelvis and right hip in a crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifying. The four-time CART season champion has 37 race victories. Pagenaud won last year in the desert for his first oval victory. Team Penske teammate Will Power started third, followed by Andretti Autosports' Alexander Rossi and Schmidt Peterson's Canadian duo of James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens. The 250-lap race is the first oval event for the sleek new car designed to improve competition and cut costs. Never miss a … [Read more...] about Bourdais, Pagenaud hit desert in all-French front row
Outside of my hometown of Chicago, New York City remains one of my favorite metropolises. I don’t know why – Manhattan is overstuffed with cars and people, garbage is put out on the sidewalks, hotel rooms are no oasis from street noise, and most goods and services are way too expensive. Perhaps New York has a unique sort of charm that compensates for all its flaws, some sort of charisma that continues to exist despite the continuing transformation of Manhattan into a living Disney city for the wealthy. I mean, in what other city would I be brazenly approached by a young man trying to sell me cocaine as I walked back to my hotel after some late-night pizza (partake, I did not. Drugs aren’t my thing. Pizza was good, though) while almost within sight of the most famous urban intersection in the world – one that was undoubtedly crowded to the gills even at that hour? In what other city would I have a surreal on-street argument with a fellow pedestrian over an … [Read more...] about 2018 New York Auto Show Recap – Optimism in the City