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Thread about worst restaurants derailed as everyone just shits on Applebee’s 

If there is one thing you can say about Reddit, it’s that its structure leads to riffing. Remember when one man’s harrowing story of fucking a coconut gave way to a chapbook’s worth of coconut-fucking fan fiction? Truth is truly a fluid thing in the digital world; threads are often hijacked by those conjuring…

People have resorted to making edible Tide laundry pods to stop you from eating the real ones

As Americans, our natural response to anything that’s both colorful and soft is to cram it into our mouths and swallow. That’s why brands like Tide must issue elaborate warnings like this about their soft, colorful laundry pods. Sure, the promise of a fruity, Gushers-like splash is enticing, but do know that this is…

What’s the deal with airline food? An in-flight dining critic explains

Airline food: butt of jokes, favorite subject of ’90s stand-up comedy routines, butt of jokes about ’90s stand-up comedy routines. It’s also the passion of Nikos Loukas, the primary voice behind the 4-year-old website Inflightfeed.com and its associated Instagram account, a hypnotic scroll of seat-back trays and tiny…

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Popeyes’ Cajun turkey is tastier than whatever you’re roasting this Thanksgiving

I just about fell out of my chair when a colleague suggested turkey meat tastes better than chicken. Taste is subjective, but still, the clean neutrality of chicken is more delicious (and versatile) than the gamey undertones you get with turkey. At the risk of heresy, I’m of the opinion Thanksgiving dinner is the…

Some pop culture paths to get your picky eaters and reluctant chefs into food

Our A.V. Club Field Guide To Parenting is designed to guide you toward the best kids’ books, shows, movies, and music, just like we do with The A.V. Club for adults. Every month or so, we will feature a new subject with a few essential pop culture takes parents should know, saving you from the mountains of kids’ dreck…

Let's now consider the "postmodern design hellscape" of The Cheesecake Factory

California’s Winchester Mystery House is said to be haunted, its bizarre architecture full of nonsensical room layouts and stairs to nowhere the result of a ghostly curse laid on its builder, Sarah Winchester. The (very shakily established) legend states that the deaths brought about by the source of the Winchester’s…

Papa John's now resorting to literally telling neo-Nazis to fuck off to get people to like them again

It’s been a weird couple of weeks for the Papa John’s online marketing team, as they continue to desperately try to spin their way past negative comments the company’s founder and CEO, John Schnatter, made earlier this month, blaming protesting NFL players for the company’s declining profits. First, they had to watch…