Red Robin adds wine milkshakes to its menu and the Internet tries not to vomit

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador holds a wine glass full of strawberry milkshake in 2008. Smartly, there is no wine in said milkshake. We think. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images) Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador holds a wine glass full of strawberry milkshake in 2008. Smartly, there is no wine in said milkshake. We think. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

Seriously, would you drink a milkshake made with Moscato? Red Robin restaurants are betting on it. Plus, the Internet reacts to Lorde’s tweets from a Monday night NBA game, and a 9-year-old takes Neil deGrasse Tyson to school. Welcome to your daily Blog Log.

“I’d hate to have to throw that up.” — commenter Lencho at npr.org fears a possible consequence of consuming the latest offering at the diner chain Red Robin — milkshakes made with wine. The first wine shake on the menu, called the Mango Moscato, includes both wine and vodka mixed into mango puree and vanilla ice cream. The pleasure could be all yours for $7.49.

“Those are probably the most detached, unemotional tweets concerning sports you are likely to read …” — Sean Newell at deadspin.com offers his opinion on the thoughts tweeted out by pop star Lorde on Monday when she attended an NBA basketball game in Chicago. While the home team failed to pull out a victory (the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Bulls 97-85), the Internet won thanks to Lorde’s deadpan observations.

 

 

 

“My ex-wife’s 90-year- old grandmother had three ‘special vases’ that were her prized possessions. … They were bongs.” — redditor StickleyMan at reddit.com answers the question, “What’s the weirdest thing that you’ve seen at someone’s house that they thought was completely normal?” StickleyMan adds, “No one ever had the heart to tell her. Flowers are flowers, I suppose!”

“Such honesty rubbed some people the wrong way, especially the prudish reviewers at the New York Herald Tribune Book Review …” — Sean Hutchinson at mentalfloss.com finds an early bad review of J.D. Salinger’s 1951 novel “The Catcher in the Rye.” Around the time the book was published, the New York Herald Tribune Book Review wrote: “Recent war novels have accustomed us all to ugly words and images, but from the mouths of the very young and protected they sound peculiarly offensive.” 

“I freaking cheered out loud when the kid said ‘non-Newtonian solid (fluid).’ ” — commenter House Pandas at sploid.gizmodo.com reacts to a video that shows a 9-year-old boy named Jacob debating with “Cosmos” host Neil deGrasse Tyson about the best way to deflect or destroy asteroids on a collision course with Earth. The video, which was filmed last year, just started to go viral this week. Meanwhile, Jacob probably already earned his Ph.D. Just a guess.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.

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