Consumers Outraged That Reese’s Special Christmas Tree Candies Resemble Something Rather Unappetizing!


(PCM) Reese’s fans have taken to social media to express their outrage over the fact that the companies special edition Christmas tree shaped candies do not at all resemble a Christmas tree shape, but rather look more like something you would find floating in a toilet bowl.

The company has been creating the special edition Christmas tree shaped candy since 1993, however with this being the day and age when individuals are offended by just about anything and social media being an open platform, consumers have finally decided to voice their complaints that the candy looks absolutely nothing like a Christmas tree and more closely resembles a “turd”.

The Reese’s social media administrators have gone into overload in an attempt to address the customers concerns and have been responding with the same basic phrase “This is not the perfect experience we’re going for. Please send us a note so we can help.”  They are then directing customers to the Hershey’s customer service page.

A spokesperson for the Hershey company has released the following statement in regards to the Christmas tree’s odd shape saying “that the seasonal shapes –which have been made the same way since their initial release over two decades ago–are created differently than the regular peanut butter cups and have a higher ratio of peanut butter to chocolate. These products are not solid chocolate made in molds, which would have a more distinct shape. They are soft peanut butter centers that are enrobed in chocolate, a process which by its nature creates a less distinct shape.”

The spokesperson goes on to say that despite the criticisms over the shape of the candy, the Reese’s special edition candies which also include egg shapes at Easter and pumpkins for Halloween, result in massive amounts of annual sales for the company.

What do you think?  Should the company invest in some better molds for the holiday candy or should well enough be left alone?

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Cyber Monday Deals Begin Early


(PCM) The same way that Black Friday shopping is now beginning to spill over onto Thanksgiving Day, online Cyber Monday shopping deals are already beginning to pop up on the net about 24 hours ahead of schedule.

Cyber Monday was a phrase that was initially created by a website called and is viewed as the official kick-off to the online holiday shopping season. It is paired up with both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday to create the retail trifecta.

Currently, is offering up sales from approximately 20 various retailers that are rotating on the hour.  During a recent survey, about 78% of consumers said that they plan to shop on Cyber Monday equaling out to about 183.8 million shoppers.

This year, Black Friday sales saw a bit of a decline, as more and more individuals are shopping from the comfort of their own homes online rather than dealing with the long lines and craziness that can go along with visiting a brick and mortar store during the holiday weekend.

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#CondomChallenge Is As Stupid As It Sounds


(PCM) Taking influence from the ever popular Ice Bucket Challenge that over took social media, the #CondomChallenge is now beginning to go viral and it could have some very dangerous consequences.

The way it works is an individual takes a condom, fills it with water and then has someone else drop it over his or her head. The idea is that it forms a bubble around the persons face for a few seconds before eventually popping.

The claims, at least according to the Condom Challenge official Twitter page, is that it was created to raise awareness for safe sex. The original video was posted by two guys and received thousands of retweets and spawned hundreds of copycat videos using the hashtag #CondomChallenge.

The danger lies in the fact that this particular challenge could lead to suffocation or even possibly death if for some reason the condom fails to pop. The challenge is supposed to promote safe sex, it truly only shows that a condom can fit over a person’s head and does not at all explain the benefits or proper usage of a condom as a way to promote safe sexual behavior.

It has done nothing more than turn condoms into a game that can lead to some very stupid and dangerous situations. The rules for the challenge state that you should be prepared to pop the condom after a period of seven seconds if it does not pop on it’s own.

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Disney And Google Partner Up To Offer Fans Extraordinary Interactive Experiences To Celebrate “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”


(PCM) Disney announced today that in an unprecedented collaboration with Google, Star Wars fans will have an opportunity to share in immersive experiences—Awaken the Force Within and Google Cardboard Virtual Reality—in celebration of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Awaken the Force Within global program starts today and fans logging onto can make a choice to be on the Dark Side or the Light Side for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Their favorite Google apps will transform to reflect the path they choose. Special experiences have been developed for Android Wear Watches, Google Calendar, Chrome, Chromecast, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Now, Waze and YouTube with added features for fans to discover on their Inbox by Gmail, Google Translate and Google Search.

Coming on December 2 is a new virtual reality experience developed along with Google and Verizon. This will feature the first-of-its-kind serialized Google Cardboard Virtual Reality (VR) experience that combines a compelling story and exclusive, never-seen-before content, which ties directly into the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the very latest cutting-edge Virtual Reality technology.

ILMxLAB, a laboratory for immersive entertainment from Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, created the Virtual Reality content for the Google Cardboard VR Experience utilizing the group’s combined expertise in special effects, design and artistry.

The Google Cardboard Virtual Reality experience launches via the official Star Wars app and is available on both Android and iOS devices.

Four custom Google Cardboard viewer designs featuring popular Star Wars images will also be available exclusively in Verizon stores beginning December 2.

About the movie: 

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.

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Oxford Dictionaries Reveal Their Word Of The Year, Which Is Not Actually A Word!


(PCM) Each year Oxford Dictionaries choose a word of the year and while they have had some questionable choices in the past, this year’s winner really takes the cake.

The winner of this year’s Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is not actually a word at all, but rather the pictograph officially titled “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji! Yes, that’s right, an emoji has been chosen at the word of year!

Oxford Dictionaries claim that they chose the emoji pictograph because it “best reflected the ethos, mood and preoccupations of 2015”. The “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji was the most used emoji globally throughout the year.

Even the word emoji itself has seen a huge increase in usage over the last few years tripling the amount of times it was used in 2014. Emojis are no longer something that only teens incorporate into text speak. They have become part of everyday language and expression and can cross every language barrier.

Other words that were notable contenders for the 2015 Oxford Dictionaries Word of The Year included sharing economy, on fleek, ad blocker, refugee, Dark Web and lumbersexual!

What do you think about this year’s Word of the Year choice? Sound off below!

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Dunkin Donuts Reveals New Holiday Cup Design In The Wake Of The Starbucks Cup Drama


(PCM) We are certain that by now many of you are tired of hearing about the massive drama surrounding the plain red colored Starbucks holiday cup design. Critics are calling the cup anti-Christian because it fails to feature any type of Christmas ornamentation. The debate has gotten so out of hand that many people are beginning to block posts on social media that pertain to the cup drama and some have even started the hilarious hashtag #ItsJustACup.

In the midst of all this cup color drama, Dunkin Donuts has taken advantage of the situation and unveiled their all-new cup for the holiday season which of course features the word “Joy” written in cursive surrounded by red and green holiday designs. While neither cup, Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, explicitly says the phrase “Merry Christmas”, it is quite evident that Dunkin Donuts is making an attempt to cash in on the Starbucks controversy by making quite the festive cup.

Starbucks continues to defend their holiday cup design by saying that left it plain red in color to allow customers to decorate their own coffee cups with messages and drawings. They have not commented on Dunkin Donuts new cup reveal.  We don’t know about you, but seriously how many of us seriously take the time to doodle on our coffee cups let along write out a complete holiday message?  Either way truly remember #ItsJustACup people!

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