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Unicorn heads are about to invade your bowl of Lucky Charms Unicorn heads are about to invade your bowl of Lucky Charms

Too bad, hourglass fans: That timely shape is about to depart from your favorite breakfast cereal. ABC News reports that for the first time in 10 years, Lucky Charms is adding a new permanent marshmallow to its lineup: a surprisingly detailed unicorn head. “Magical” may be overstating it, but it certainly looks…

Go ahead, be lazy today: Cleaning products may be as harmful to your lungs as cigarettes   Go ahead, be lazy today: Cleaning products may be as harmful to your lungs as cigarettes  

If you’re lucky, you have President’s Day off as a national holiday, which may get you thinking that it’s time to clean out the fridge or scrub toilets with your precious leisure time. Good news if you’re looking for an excuse (any excuse) not to do that: Fortune reports today that a recent long-term European study…

Clustercluck: KFC chicken shortage in U.K. not actual sign of apocalypse Clustercluck: KFC chicken shortage in U.K. not actual sign of apocalypse

Bad news if you’re a KFC fan in the U.K. today: You’ll have a hard time finding an outlet that’s open. The BBC reports that “KFC has closed 750 of its 900 UK outlets after delivery problems meant they ran out of chicken.”

Divorce shows that growing up never really ends Divorce shows that growing up never really ends

Parenting teens has to be hard enough when you’re still married, but likely kicks up to an exponentially difficult level when you’re divorced. As this Divorce episode indicates, Frances and Robert have to deal with Tom’s brand-new sex life while coming to terms with their own fledgling relationships. After ignoring…

This is a great week to give Divorce a try This is a great week to give Divorce a try

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, February 18. All times are Eastern. 

Last Call: Queer Eye, an astrology app, revisiting Phil Collins Last Call: Queer Eye, an astrology app, revisiting Phil Collins

Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and bullshit the night away. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

At this point in Gilmore Girls, even fun parties end in disaster At this point in Gilmore Girls, even fun parties end in disaster

“I Get A Sidekick Out Of You,” season six, episode 19, originally aired 4/18/2006

What’s up with the back of the Little Caesars mascot’s throat? What’s up with the back of the Little Caesars mascot’s throat?

Sure, we’ve all enjoyed Little Caesars’ “Pizza Pizza” guy and his sandals and his strange tuft of chest hair for many years. But a Twitter thread this week strangely focused on a even more specific thing: Namely the stripes at the back of the mascot’s throat.

There’s a secret meaning behind Costco’s prices There’s a secret meaning behind Costco’s prices

Yes, yes, we love Costco. So we were both fascinated and impressed by this Uproxx exploration of the different meanings behind certain Costco price codes. Turns out, something that ends in .99 has a different meaning that something that ends in .97: “We’ve also all noticed that Costco prices things… oddly. There are…

Everything Sucks! ironically does not appear to suck Everything Sucks! ironically does not appear to suck

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Friday, February 16, and Saturday, February 17. All times are Eastern. 

Make takeout-worthy Mongolian beef from the comforts of home Make takeout-worthy Mongolian beef from the comforts of home

In Hasty Gourmet, The Takeout writers offer reliable recipes that are dinner-party worthy with only a handful of ingredients and a minimum of effort.

Last Call: One book, one poem, one song to soothe our spirits Last Call: One book, one poem, one song to soothe our spirits

Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and bullshit the night away. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

Latest in dream jobs: Chocolate taster for Cadbury and Oreos Latest in dream jobs: Chocolate taster for Cadbury and Oreos

Sure, we have a pretty great job, where we are actually getting paid to learn how to make pie. But every once in awhile another attractive offer flies across our desks—and this one includes the advantages of a relocation to England along with a dream schedule.

Should coffeeshops just ditch outlets and wifi? Should coffeeshops just ditch outlets and wifi?

I am fortunate enough to work from home frequently, but if I stay in my actual house all day, I can easily get distracted by unfolded laundry and dirty dishes. So I have cased my neighborhood selection of cafés and coffeeshops. Starbucks gives me free wifi and high-octane coffee, but can get kind of crowded and noisy.…

McDonald’s to remove cheeseburgers from Happy Meals McDonald’s to remove cheeseburgers from Happy Meals

Many parents find themselves in the McDonald’s drive-through from time to time, or making a stop at a McDonald’s Playland to enjoy the free wifi while their kids frolic on a plastic playground. These parents are grateful for the healthy options attempted to be inserted in the McDonald’s Happy Meal (even if the kids…

Not today, Satan: An ode to Lent and self-deprivation Not today, Satan: An ode to Lent and self-deprivation

This is how terrible my Catholic grade school was: Once I went on a press run to a printer on Chicago’s South side, and somehow, the business owner and I figured out we had gone to the same elementary school (he was in my brother’s grade). He immediately dragged me onto the press floor to corroborate all the terrible…

Life as a Led Zeppelin cover band: The high-wire act of “Stairway” and how not to kill your voice Life as a Led Zeppelin cover band: The high-wire act of “Stairway” and how not to kill your voice

In Expert Witness, The A.V. Club talks to industry insiders to shed some light on how the pop culture sausage gets made. In this installment, we talk to the Robert Plant and Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin cover band Led Zeppelin 2.

Some Valentine’s Day alternatives: a cool documentary and a musical TV show Some Valentine’s Day alternatives: a cool documentary and a musical TV show

Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and bullshit the night away. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

Which winter Olympic athletes get to eat the most? Which winter Olympic athletes get to eat the most?

Ah, the life of an Olympic athlete. Sure, years of pre-dawn training, but you’ve got to be able to eat whatever you want, right? Like swimmer Michael Phelps and his 10,000 calories a day or whatever?

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