This old lady was so focused on getting her cd that nothing was gonna throw her off. If you thought some yellow tape was gonna stop her, you're in for a surprise. People in retail have to deal with some of the most aggravating people on the planet, so our hats are off to anyone who can keep their composure in situations like these.
Summer's drawing to a close, and it's high time to throw the season finale BBQ where people torch a bunch of meats on shiny, overpriced grills under the hot gaze of the late summer sun, while aggressively shoving booze down their gullets like it's oxygen.
Yes, BBQ's are a place for us all to gather round as we reconnect and swap shameless glory stories of our potentially depraved antics; or reminisce on the older, wilder times before we settled down. With that said, consider the following series of items most necessary to ensure you achieve maximum lit-ness for the occasion: your guests will thank you.
Tired of just watching your favorite movies?
Well now you can wear them too, with Vans new "Toy Story" line and Nike's "Back to the Future" self-lacing do-hickies.
Vans is keeping tight-lipped about this line despite some leaked pics, so we'll have to wait a bit longer until their release date of Nov. 29th to see the rest of them, but they definitely look cute.
Right now you could win a pair of Nike Self-Lacing shoes in an online lottery that's live today. According to CNN, you can purchase lottery tix online or through the Nike+ App if you live in the U.S. or Canada, "but a pair of the shoes will be auctioned in Hong Kong (Oct. 11), London (Oct. 14 & Oct. 17) and New York City (Nov. 12)."
The lottery ends on Oct. 11 and the lucky winners will be contacted on Oct. 17.
The shoes feature an "Adaptive Fit," which "senses the wearer and tightens or loosens accordingly."
Here's Michael J. Fox wearing them back in 2015:
So sing it with me now...
Fancy some eggs, or wanna slay like Bey for a tenner? Then check out Facebook's new Marketplace, which quickly went from innocently selling baby photoshoots, to a used car (with no brakes), to selling drugs to your Mom.
A quick look locally and we found a real gem:
Other people have found live hedgehogs and snakes...
Glad FB Marketplace is taking up prime real estate in the app with deals like this!!! pic.twitter.com/a8ugvXJHuU— Jillian D'Onfro (@jillianiles) October 3, 2016
There's also a snowsuit for your baby, I mean cat, no, I mean baby cat:
...or a passage through time:
Or some lamb:
A yurt for your bird...
...and a creepy AF clown toy:
This is already my favorite place to shop and it's only been open two days.
So GQ recently did an article showcasing Fall clothing as a backdrop to male climbers in Joshua Tree National Park:
Well, Outdoor Research didn't like how the women in the story were only portrayed as accessories to the climbers, frolicking in tiny bathing suits and adorning the men as stereotypes.
So they took it upon themselves to answer GQ's article, picture-by-picture using bad*ss women climbers:
Read the original GQ article here, and OutdoorResearch's awesome feminist response article here.
OutdoorResearch, you have one more fan right here.
Amazon has plans to open 100 retail stores across the U.S., adding to it's current tally of 16 pop-up stores in malls across the Country.
According to Business Insider, "The miniature retail storefronts are a separate effort from the physical bookstore that Amazon opened in Seattle last year and are primarily designed to showcase and sell the company's hardware devices, particularly its Echo home speakers."
They sell the pop-ups as places where you can "Ask an Expert," test drive the products, and buy them on the spot without having to pay for Amazon shipping. Right now they only sell mostly Amazon-specific products like covers for Kindles, headphones, or the Amazon Echo, but brick-and-mortar stores are potential future options if the model proves to be a revenue-driver.
We recommend Amazon sell what it delivers best: disappointment. To that end, they could stock the following products, straight from their warehouses:
More reviews here.
Get it here.
Buy it here.
...and anything from this slightly-NSFW list.
Check out Amazon's low rating and reviews on Consumer Affairs' website here, and shop for goods at places that support human rights and living wages here and here.
FINALLY, you might be able to grab some organic kale and get a tattoo of it right there at the store. It's such a pain to have to carry it all the way to a separate tattoo parlor.
According to USA Today, Whole Foods is launching a "Millennial-focused" branch of stores called Whole Foods 365. The plan is to attract a younger crowd by lowering prices and inviting other businesses into the stores to offer more than just groceries.
What kind of other services will they have? Maybe a bicycle repair shop, a record shop, a craft brewery or even a tattoo parlor. These are merely some of the stereotypical "Millennial" things they have suggested or implied on the website asking established and start-up independent businesses to partner with Whole Foods.
The stores begin opening in May with plans to open 10 by October 2017.
Is this guy the new "Alex from Target?"
Before the doors busted open on Black Friday last week, this manager stood on the register and delivered a speech to his employees worthy of Gerard Butler in "300."
According to the video description, we as an Internet can refer to him as "Scot from Target."
He may not have Alex's dreamy eyes and Bieber-esque hair, but this guy is going places. See you at the movies Scot, or on the battlefield.