MEMES: 99 Civics, Realistic Facebook Notifications, Working Nights, and More!
It’s Monday which can mean only one thing – more restaurant memes. Here’s this week’s batch of hilarity and commiseration. Everything from the realities of working late at night, hitting up the local hibachi restaurant, what was Heinz Ketchup thinking, and more. Share ‘em with staff; share ‘em with guests on your social.
DID YOU KNOWS…
Who’s Got the Biggest Vocabulary?
William Shakespeare and Herman Melville are, without a doubt, two of the most renowned figures in English literature. Both writers are said to have had an incredible vocabulary. But are Shakespearean English and Melville’s prose the most sophisticated idioms of the language spoken by 365 million native speakers or has there been some development in the 160 years since the release of Moby Dick? As the following chart indicates, English teachers around the world should consider adding some Shaolin flavor to their syllabus.
This Dude likes Costco Beer… a Lot
Everyone has their favorite adult beverage, right? But how many of us claim that our fav beer comes from Costco? Welp, there’s at least one in the world. A man loves Kirkland Light so much he created a fake ad for it. Some of the comedy is a bit… outdated, shall we shall, but here it is in all its glory.
Turner’s ELEAGUE Goes Reality
ELEAGUE, Turner Broadcasting’s eSports league and TV series, is diving into the reality TV waters. They’ll be running a contest called ELEAGUE The Challenger: Street Fighter V, which contestants compete for a slot in the full Street Fighter V Invitational 2018 for a prize pool of $250,000. Will it be a flawless victory, though?
DOGGY BAG S'IL VOUS PLAIT?
What it means to you: Soon it will no longer be embarrassing to ask for a to-go container in France.
In recent news, France’s National Assembly's Committee of Sustainable Development passed an amendment requiring all restaurants to stock to-go containers for their customers. This is part of a nationwide attempt to cut down on food waste. Let’s be honest, it is about damn time. Sure, it is not really a part of French culture but they’re evolving with the times.
We at The Rail say kudos to you France. Of course, it is not ideal to make restaurants pay for to-go containers (or anything for that matter) but the good outweighs the bad here. There is no need to throw away all of that food so consistently when a paying guest might want to keep the remainders of the portion they paid for. Plus, as long as they have some environmentally friendly packaging, then they will not be contributing to any other massive global issues. Let’s hope something like this gains steam globally so we can really make a dent.
THIS IS THE MOST MEAT WE’VE EVER STEALEN AT ONE TIME [CLIP]
Why it matters to you: Half a million dollars in beer and beef jerky was stolen in Quebec.
In a story that sounds straight out of a Trailer Park Boys episode, someone(s) just stole three tractor trailers worth of Grolsch beer and beef jerky valued at roughly half a million dollars. The trucks were stolen and then later found empty in Montreal. This sounds like a classic heist to us! In fact, the only reason that we believe that this wasn’t the Trailer Park Boys is that they’ve (at this point) not gotten caught and it didn’t happen in Nova Scotia. Anyway, this is clearly unfortunate for all involved and we’d never agree with thievery or the purchasing of stolen goods.
But we still can’t help but think back to all of those classic heist scenes in cinema through the years! The beginning of Beverly Hills Cop, the Lufthansa heist in Goodfellas, Ocean’s Eleven, The Italian Job, Heat, The Usual Suspects, Snatch. Who doesn’t love a good heist story? So long as nobody was hurt (and they weren’t) then enjoy this hilarious stoner-esque heist story for what it is, absolutely ridiculous. We know we aren’t the only ones who are thinking it was the Boys from Nova Scotia.