We’ve gathered all the best — or at least the most entertaining — Web scraps of the day and posted them right here in our trusty Blog Log, aka your virtual coffee break. Today, we cover upset stomachs in inconvenient places, family bonding over waffle fries, mainlining coffee in Colombia and a fictional solution to our local football team’s name problem.
jalopnik.com advises a Utah man who was sentenced Monday after leading state police on a high-speed car chase. According to the Herald-Journal, Jeffrey Laub, 39, told police he didn’t mean to lead them on a chase; he said he was only trying to get to a toilet because he had eaten something that upset his stomach.
arlnow.com is skeptical about a promotion Chick-fil-A plans to run Monday at Arlington locations. Dubbed “Daddy-Daughter Date Night,” the fast-food chain is offering reservation-only table service that night, as well as a list of “conversation starters.” But that’s not all! A Chick-fil-A news release says diners will also get the take-home brochure “Continuing the Conversation.”
modernfarmer.com points out a bit of irony in the coffee-rich country of Colombia. Despite the nation’s ample exports of the bean, enjoying a cup of quality joe at cafes is just now becoming trendy in such major cities as Medellin and Bogota.
“The Onion nails it as Washington sheds racist name. Almost.” — @Neil_Ewen comments on a satirical report — “Washington Redskins Change Their Name To The D.C. Redskins” — published on fake-newspaper The Onion’s website. In it, a fictional version of team owner Dan Snyder says, “It was a difficult decision — and one that, frankly, I’m a little embarrassed took me so long to make.”
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