Guy Kicked Off Plane Because His Broad City Shirt Had Profanity On It

Comedy Central Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, creators and stars of Comedy Central's Broad City

Should have just taken the Chinatown bus

People get kicked off planes for all kinds of reasons — but college student Daniel Podolsky was thrown off a plane Monday for a conflict that happened over a T-shirt.

Podolsky was heading home from the South by Southwest festival in Texas and had a layover in St. Louis, KTVI-TV reports. He was wearing a shirt advertising the Comedy Central show Broad City — but the shirt didn’t just say “Broad City.” It said “Broad F—king City.” Podolsky said he removed his jacket during the layover, revealing the words, and then he was booted from the connecting flight.

“It just happened so fast. Within thirty seconds the flight was gone,” Podolsky said, adding that he would have “gladly” covered up the shirt.

However, Podolsky provided video of the incident that seemed to tell a different story, KTVI-TV reports. According to the footage, when a Southwest Airlines worker asked him to change the shirt or turn it inside out, he simply replied, “Nope.” He insisted that he had freedom of speech and that the shirt wasn’t bothering anyone. Soon, though, airport police escorted him from the terminal like he was some kind of a counterfeit bag peddler.

Eventually, Podolsky made it to his final destination — but only after changing his clothes. Should have just worn a Garol shirt.

TIME Food & Drink

Taco Bell Folded a Biscuit Into the Shape of a Taco and Is Calling It Breakfast

taco bell biscuit taco frito taco
Taco Bell—AP

It will reportedly also test a taco shell made of Fritos

Taco Bell is adding a biscuit taco to its national menu beginning March 26. It is exactly what it sounds like — a biscuit shaped like a taco that can be stuffed with “eggs, sausage, cheese or deep-fried chicken and jalapeño honey sauce,” the Associated Press reports. “It has between 370 and 470 calories, depending on the fillings.”

The biscuit taco is an attempt to offer something fresh and different and paint McDonald’s breakfast offerings as staid, USA Today reports. Just like the waffle taco promotion last year, the chain sees the new sandwich as a way of establishing Taco Bell as a place to go in the morning. As Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol told the newspaper, “We have to train people that we’re now open for breakfast.”

The newspaper reports that Taco Bell also plans to test a taco shell made out of Fritos and hopes it will be the next Doritos Locos Taco.

(h/t USA Today)

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Watch Tom Hanks and James Corden Act Out All of His Movies in Six Minutes

The new Late Late Show host made viral magic with his first guest

On the first episode of the Late Late Show with James Corden Monday night, Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks acted out the movies he is best known for, with the help of the late-night host. The duo started off the sketch with Forrest Gump and ended it nearly seven minutes later singing Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from the Toy Story movie series. Other highlights include seeing the two recreate the rap scene from Big and watching James Corden pretend to be the Mona Lisa in their spoof of The Da Vinci Code.

Read next: Critics and Jay Leno Agree: James Corden is ‘Likeable’ on The Late Late Show

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Help This Air Force Vet Find Little Girl He Rescued During Hurricane Katrina

The Twitter hashtag #FindKatrinaKid has gained thousands of responses

Former Staff Sgt. Mike Maroney spent his entire career saving the lives of strangers – but now he’s asking for America’s help in completing one final mission.

When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, Maroney was there as a para-rescuer – descending from helicopters onto the rooftops of flooded homes and hoisting entire families to safety.

One of those lucky families had a little girl with them, and after being stranded on the roof of her former home for over a week, she leapt into Maroney’s arms with a heartwarming smile that, for a moment, helped the airman find peace in a seemingly hopeless disaster.

“It had been such a rough week, when she wrapped me up in that hug, I was in la-la land,” Maroney said, according to the Washington Post. “Nothing else existed. I was just loving that hug.”

The moment was immortalized by a military photographer named Veronica Pierce, who snapped the shot after Maroney’s chopper had landed at the New Orleans International Airport, delivering the little girl and her family to safety.

Soon, the image went viral.

“It was everywhere, on Burger King placemats and AT&T phone cards,” Maroney told the Air Force Times, who first broke the story. “A foundation for fallen rescue airmen – That Others May Live Foundation – used it on their brochures.”

But like so many others whom Maroney lifted to safety during those trying weeks, he never caught the girl’s name – or the names of her parents and their other four children.

Maroney retired from active duty a year after the storm in August 2006. He continued serving in the Air Force Reserve – rising to the rank of Master Sgt. – and later went on to fight in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But he never forgot about that little girl – maybe 4 or 5 years old at the time – with the pink shirt and pigtails, whose fearless smile inspired him (and many others) to keep hope.

And now, the man who’s given so much, is asking for something in return: our help in finding her.

After years of circulating the picture online – and even writing a letter for help to Oprah Winfrey that reportedly went unanswered – he decided to turn to social media for help.

Maroney’s story has now gone viral, and the Twitter hashtag #FindKatrinaKid has gained thousands of responses.

As for what the Master Sgt. would do if he ever does reconnect with the mystery girl: “I would love to get another hug and see how she’s doing,” he told the Air Force Times.

“I’d love her to know that there isn’t a day I haven’t thought of her.”

If you know the identity of the little girl in the photo, please contact Air Force Times Managing Editor Richard Sandza at rsandza@militarytimes.com.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

TIME viral

Did the ‘Face of Jesus’ Appear in a Colombian Rockslide?

A landslide in Colombia has reportedly yielded what some are calling a miracle — the face of Jesus, etched on a hillside.

So many worshippers came to the site in Putumayo that police have been brought in to manage the crowd, Colombian newspaper El Tiempo reports, and some locals have begun charging the pilgrims to see the face.

“If you believe in Jesus, you will see your image,” Ximena Rosero Arango, one of the people who came to the site, told the newspaper. The image has also been making the rounds on social media since Saturday, when the crowds first began arriving.

If the image is real it would be a departure for the Son of God; usually, the countenance divine is revealed in foodstuffs.

[El Tiempo]

TIME Food & Drink

You Can Grab Cold-Brew Coffee at Starbucks This Summer

Starbucks Starbucks Cold Brew

No, it's not the same as traditional iced coffee

Starbucks — the same company that brought us a neon-green, chocolate-drizzled Franken Frappuccino for Halloween — is rolling out something slightly more subtle for summer.

The coffee chain announced Thursday that cold-brew coffee will be available at more than 2,800 stores across the U.S. (the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest) and Canada (Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary).

Not to be confused with traditional iced coffee — which is hot-brewed, chilled and served over ice — cold-brew coffee gets its name from its specific brewing process: Coffee grounds are steeped in cool water for an extended period of time (Starbucks’ magic number is 20 hours) to produce a concentrated coffee flavor, which is then diluted with water (usually by 50%) and served chilled.

So what makes this high-maintenance coffee so popular? The lack of heat in the brewing process gives the brew a less bitter flavor.

“Iced coffee and espresso beverages have a stronger, roastier flavor with a bit of nuttiness that comes from brewing with hot water,” Michelle Sundquist, of Starbucks’ research and development team, said in a statement.

This announcement comes just two months after the company added the Flat White to its permanent menu — an Australian espresso beverage that was previously dubbed (a.k.a. before Starbucks got a hold of it) the “hipster drink of choice.”

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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The 10 Best Pranks in the History of The Office

The new millennium has seen its fair share of compelling rivalries: Bush vs. Gore, Jay Z vs. Nas, Swift vs. Perry. Standing toe-to-toe with any of these frenemy pairings, though, are Jim Halpert and Dwight Schrute. The two longtime Dunder-Mifflin officemates were foes from the start, with Dwight resenting Jim’s lackadaisical attitude and Jim being annoyed by Dwight’s very existence. They’d eventually bury the hatchet — Dwight asked Jim to be the bestest mensch in his wedding, after all — but only after nine grueling years of open hostility, cruel words and an endless litany of pranks.

On the 10th anniversary of The Office, let’s take a moment to remember this epic battle of wits, which gave us big laughs over the years and provides great fodder for anyone’s real-life office hijinks. We’re still waiting for the perfect Thursday to trick a colleague into thinking it’s actually Friday.

  • 10. Quad Desk


    Season 6, Episode 19

    Jim returns from paternity leave to find that Dwight has taken over his and Pam’s desks to form a sprawling workspace called “megadesk.” As revenge, Jim stacks the desks together to form an even more monstrous structure, “quad desk.” When Dwight sees that Jim has taken over his workstation, his primary concern, of course, is that you can’t call a three-desk structure “quad” anything. Silly Jim.

  • 9. Pavlov Experiment

    Season 3, Episode 15

    Jim is a patient prankster. Over the course of several weeks he conducts Pavlov’s experiment, a classical conditioning exercise that trains dogs to salivate at the sound of a bell, on the unsuspecting Dwight. Each time Dwight hears the login chime of Windows XP, Jim feeds him an Altoid, and Dwight eventually comes to expect the treat. Even a man that can raise his cholesterol at will is susceptible to base biological impulses, it seems.

  • 8. Jim puts Dwight’s stuff in the vending machine


    Season 2, Episode 11

    We learn that Jim is friends with the vending machine maintenance guy, who kindly helps him pull off a clever prank. Jim puts all of Dwight’s stuff — from his stapler to his beloved bobblehead dolls — in the vending machine alongside bags of chips and pretzels. Dwight decides he’ll just buy all his stuff back before he realizes his wallet is in the machine too. Jim’s a kind soul, though, so he hands Dwight a bag of nickels so he can get to work.

  • 7. Jim puts Dwight’s desk in the bathroom

    Season 2, Episode 6

    When Dwight shows up in the morning, he sees his desk has vanished. Through a game of “hot-cold,” Jim leads Dwight to the bathroom, where his desk is set up right next to the urinals. Jim was meticulous here, arranging all of Dwight’s stuff perfectly and ensuring that his computer and phone worked perfectly. At least Dwight can still be productive.

  • 6. Faxes to Future Dwight

    Season 3, Episode 7

    Before leaving for the Stamford branch of Dunder-Mifflin, Jim swipes some of Dwight’s stationery and proceeds to send him warnings from “Future Dwight.” Dwight, apparently convinced of his own future ability to send office memos across time, believes the faxes without question. The real victim here, though, is clearly Stanley.

  • 5. Dwight gets his revenge

    Season 7, Episode 11

    By season 7, a lot of Office fans had realized Jim isn’t necessarily that great of a guy. So when Dwight snaps after a particularly demeaning attack — Jim throws a snowball at Dwight’s face — there’s a kind of catharsis in seeing Jim get a dose of his own medicine. Dwight plots out an elaborate series of physical and psychological revenge tactics, including dressing up as Pam to launch a surprise snowball attack. But the coup de grace comes at the end of the episode, when Dwight dots the Dunder-Mifflin parking lot with dozens of giant, eerie snowmen. As Jim blindly attacks the snowmen, seemingly descending into madness, Dwight looks on stoically from the office rooftop. Perhaps Schrute has really had the upper hand all along.

  • 4. Dwight gets gaydar

    Season 3, Episode 1

    Following the accidental outing of Oscar, Jim mails Dwight a “gaydar” machine from the Stamford branch (it’s actually just a metal detector). Dwight seems confident in the device’s accuracy after it identifies Oscar as gay, but you can see him questioning his entire identity when he tests himself and gets the same classification.

  • 3. Asian Jim

    Season 9, Episode 3

    In this perfectly-executed scheme, Jim and Pam enlist the help of their actor friend, Steve, to play Jim while he’s at the dentist. Steve’s Asian — and pretends Jim has always been Asian. “Hats off to you for not seeing race,” Steve says to an increasingly confused Dwight, who soon notices a framed photo of Steve, Pam and two Asian children resting on Jim’s desk. Pam helps pull it all off by letting Steve know she got them that special dinner reservation, and even gives him a peck on the lips. Some pranks are about inconveniencing Dwight — but this one is all about messing with his head.

  • 2. Jim impersonates Dwight

    Season 3, Episode 2

    In Season 3, we learn that Jim can find inspiration for pranks just about anywhere. He explains that while shopping at a drugstore he happened upon some glasses that resembled Dwight’s, and then decided to really commit and buy a shirt, tie and watch to create a complete Dwight costume. Then, after showing up to work in the ensemble, Jim busts out his best Dwight impersonation. It takes Dwight about 45 seconds to realize what’s happening and then totally lose his cool. Later in the episode he retaliates by attempting to impersonate Jim.

  • 1. Jim puts Dwight’s stapler in Jell-O

    Season 1, Episode 1

    The first episode of a television series is supposed to set everything up for us: tell us who the characters are and what they’re all about. So, naturally, the very first episode of The Office establishes one of Jim’s chief characteristics. He’s a total prankster — and his favorite target is his deskmate Dwight. After nine seasons of pranks and gags, Jim putting Dwight’s stapler in Jell-O remains a total classic. It’s a striking visual that Jim clearly put some — but not too much — work into, and, most of all, it infuriates Dwight. Though Jim ended up pulling off more elaborate and clever pranks later in the series, this will always be the one that started it all.

TIME Drones

Drones Help Find Stray Dogs in Texas

Drones Texas Tests
Eric Gay—AP A test drone with a wing span of almost 13 feet flies over a ranch near Sarita, Texas, Jan. 15, 2014.

It's for a TV show

We all know about drones and their more dangerous missions – flying in war zones, crashing onto the White House lawn. But now they’re being used in Texas for a gentler reason: to find stray dogs.

The World Animal Awareness Society (WA2S) is filming a new television show called “Operation Houston: Stray Dog City,” USA Today reports, to examine the stray dog problem in Houston and profile the people trying to save the animals.

That’s where the drones come in. Tom McPhee, executive director of WA2S, said the drones will “draw a big circle in the air” while volunteers and GPS technology work on the ground, and that combination will help them count all the stray dogs in the Houston area.

“It’s another amazing tool,” McPhee said of drones.

[USA Today]

TIME technology

There Are Now Martini Glasses Designed for Space Travel

The designs for a space-friendly cocktail glass and drinking glass are seen from the Zero Gravity Cocktail Project kickstarter campaign.
Cosmic Lifestyle Corp The design for a space-friendly cocktail glass and drinking glass are seen from the Zero Gravity Cocktail Project kickstarter campaign

Houston, we have stemware

For the stylish space voyager, sucking liquids through a straw out of a foil bag is never going to cut it. But a new Kickstarter venture hopes to smarten things up by raising money to produce a zero-gravity-friendly martini glass.

Created under the Zero Gravity Cocktail Project, the glass is designed with a series of grooves that prevent the liquid inside from forming into a floating blob and instead guide it neatly towards the mouth.

“The glass is a stepping-stone to say that, Hey, this is possible, you can create these things for space,” Samuel Coniglio, COO of Cosmic Lifestyle Corp., the company designing the glass, says in a promotional video.

Cosmic Lifestyle is hoping that this new product can be the beginning of a wider project to create a lifestyle brand for anyone wanting to travel to space in style.

Presumably a zero-gravity cocktail shaker is on the drawing board next, or else nobody is going to get served their cosmic martini any time soon.

TIME Appreciation

Florida Crocheter Helps Kids Beat Cancer in Style

Unraveled by Samantha Dawn Samantha Mutschler with one of her hat recipients

She spends as much time and money as she can creating colorful and cozy hats for them.

Samantha Mutschler has turned her hobby into a way to help others.

The West Orange, Florida, resident spends as much time and money as she can creating colorful and cozy hats for children fighting cancer, reports the West Orange Times & Observer.

Mutschler’s mission to cover the head of every young cancer patient began when her family friend, Katie Karp, was diagnosed with bone cancer. Wanting to comfort the 12-year-old in some way, Mutschler, 24, decided to make a blanket for the girl. The creation was such a hit that soon Mutschler was being asked to make wraps for the patients of the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children through Katie’s Kause, a nonprofit set up by Karp’s family that works to keep kids with cancer optimistic.

Wanting to give more to the children she was cheering up, Mutschler began crocheting in 2011, making simple hats to include with her blankets. In a few months Mutschler had created her own cancer support program, Unraveled by Samantha Dawn, and was taking requests from young patients and their families for hats.

From SpongeBob SquarePants to sharks, she has crocheted beanies featuring all kinds of characters and animals, with Disney princesses being a big favorite. Mutschler has donated more than 160 of her hats so far, sending some as far as Holland and Australia.

Mutschler is willing to add and alter any details a child desires in order to make their hat perfect for them. To add even more magic to her gifts, she often makes care packages with stuffed animals and dolls to send along with her hats.

Mutschler is currently working on turning this passion project into a nonprofit, and she has a GoFundMe page to help support her drive to bring smiles to young cancer patients.

“It brings joy to them; it brings joy to me,” Mutschler said. “I know I’m doing what God wants me to do. My dream is to one day see a team of ladies working for me in getting more hats out to these precious warriors.”

If you would like to commission a hat from Mutschler or donate to her work, visit Unraveled by Samantha Dawn’s Facebook page.

This article originally appeared on People.com

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