In an effort to lighten the mood a bit consider too of my favorite obscure news stories of the day......
1) What's the one ingredient you have to have in a Pumpkin Pie Donut? Well, obviously pumpkin right? Not if you're Dunkin Donuts apparently. Over 50 ingredients in their Pumpkin Pie Donut but surprisingly absent --- Pumpkin.
INGREDIENTS: Donut: Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron as Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Enzyme, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Palm Oil, Water, Dextrose, Soybean Oil, Whey (a milk derivative), Skim Milk, Yeast, Contains less than 2% of the following: Salt, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda), Defatted Soy Flour, Wheat Starch, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cellulose Gum, Soy Lecithin, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Artificial Flavor, Sodium Caseinate (a milk derivative), Enzyme, Colored with (Turmeric and Annatto Extracts, Beta Carotene), Eggs; Pumpkin Pie Flavored Buttercreme Filling: Sugar, Vegetable Shortening (Palm Oil, Canola Oil, Mono and Diglycerides), Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Spices, Yellow 5, Corn Starch, Guar Gum, Salt, Natural Flavor, Artificial Color (Fractionated Coconut Oil, Caramel Color, Blue 2 Lake, Red 40 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Sunflower Lecithin), Polysorbate 60, Red 40, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Citric Acid; White Icing: Sugar, Water, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Contains 2% or less of: Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Soybean Oil, Corn Starch, Sodium Propionate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Salt, Titanium Dioxide (Color), Citric Acid, Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids, Agar, Soy Lecithin (Emulsifier), Artificial Flavor; Graham Crumb: Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Whole Wheat Flour, Sugar, Soybean and/or Palm Oils, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Molasses, Honey, Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate.
2) This is just a promo piece for an upcoming Carrie remake which I normally would ignore, but the effort that went into creating this piece was pretty clever. It's been viewed almost 10 million times since it's release yesterday so if you haven't seen this yet, you will soon.