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Stay classy…Japan?

5 Oct

About 7 weeks ago I was notified that my Facebook account had been compromised and would require a security reset.  I figured someone in the U.S.A. tried to gain access, purposely or otherwise, to hatch some sort of deviant scheme with the intent of world domination (not serious).  When logging into my account, I was presented with the above picture.  Japan?  Really?  Upon a closer look via Google Maps, I come to find out that Uruma is a city on Okinawa Island.  “I know I’ve heard of that island somewhere…”  Wait a sec, could it be the ghost of Pat Morita, reprising his role from the Karate Kid movies?  His character hailed from Okinawa Island.  He was also on the Happy Days television show.  I grew up in Milwaukee…which is where the show took place.  Eventually I decided to chalk it up as an act of complete randomness.  No matter how much the theory did make sense.

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AMC Theaters new concession size: Insanely Large

19 Apr

As I walked up to the concession stand at my local AMC Theater while attending a screening of “21 Jump Street” last weekend, I didn’t have the intention of getting very much food.  Usually the #1 combo for myself & wife is more than sufficient.  First thing I noticed was a price increase- $13.25.  Now I don’t attend many theater screenings, but I have bought this combo enough to note the price used to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $12 bucks.  I shrugged it off as I waited in line…just like anything else I rationalized, prices always go up.  So I placed my order, paid, and waited for the food.  The concessions gal proceeds to first hand me a giant overflowing bucket of popcorn.  I look at it, then look up at the menu board thinking I screwed up the order.  “That’s not a bag of popcorn.  Did I super size the popcorn?”  Next she hands me a 54oz cup of Diet Coke, a size so big I’ve only seen at my local gas station.  “Did I super size the pop too?”  I waddle over to the butter/napkins/salt area and set everything down.  I’m trying to figure out how can I apply butter to the mammoth popcorn bucket.  Underneath the machine it goes and I press the button…stopping soon after.  “This isn’t gonna work.  Where is the salt?  I just want to go sit back down.”  Next thing to figure out is what do I tell my wife about what I just purchased.  She’ll think i’m crazy for buying so much.  Laughing, I shrug my shoulders again and figure this just must be the new sizing structure at AMC Theaters.  They just haven’t updated the signage yet.  It should now read: “#1 Combo – Insanely Large Popcorn + Insanely Large Drink”.  FYI- we only got through about 1/2 the drink and 1/3 of the popcorn.