Delta and Coke are sorry for those weird in-flight napkins
Hey @Delta and @CocaCola These napkins are creepy AF. Pretty sure no one appreciated unsolicited phone numbers in the ‘good old days’ and they sure as heck don’t want the number of someone who has been gawking at them on a plane for hours today. Not a good look. pic.twitter.com/PJAiurFRMh— ducksauz (@ducksauz) January 21, 2019
File this one under “poorly thought-out marketing campaigns”: Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola are apologizing for in-flight napkins that suggested passengers write down their phone number and hand it to their “plane crush.” Turns out maybe people just want to be left the hell alone after enduring TSA and having only seven pretzels to eat!!! The airline began removing the napkins from flights in January and is replacing them with “other designs” that presumably don’t encourage unwanted come-ons.
And in other news...
• Chipotle’s adding drive-thru lanes at dozens of stores, but they’ll only be for customers who pre-ordered via the mobile app. [Business Insider]
• Speaking of pseudo-Mexican fast-food, Taco Bell is now offering delivery nationwide via Grubhub. [USA Today]
• Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the El Paso Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex and feed the bug to its meerkats. [CBS News]
• The hottest dessert of 2019 thus far may be the burnt Basque cheesecake, which is basically “a typical cheesecake but with textural twists like singed edges and a gooey core.” (Bonus: No Funfetti, glitter, or other Instagram bait in sight.) [Bloomberg]
• New emoji include oysters, garlic, onion, falafel, waffles, butter, a juice box, and ice cubes. They probably won’t be on your phone till at least September, though, so your sexts will have to remain sadly falafel-free for now. [Unicode]
• Chris Pratt revealed that he used to steal uneaten shrimp off people’s plates when he was a server at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Times Square, and many people are disgusted. Presumably, Pratt can afford to buy his own untouched shrimp now. [Bored Panda]
• Finally, the New York Times is acknowledging its role as the progenitor of the extremely weird “generously buttered noodles” meme: