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This Just In from GoComics…Friday, July 20, 2018
National Etch A Sketch Day • 8 days ago
Fun facts about the Etch A Sketch, according to Mental Floss:
1. It was created in France.
2. It was originally called “L’Ecran Magique,” or Magic Screen.
3. It connects children with the ephemerality of all things, eventually leading them to existentialism and drinking red wine whilst looking out a window as adults. This is how we know it was definitely a French invention.
The More You Know: The Hapsburg Lip • 19 minutes ago
Perhaps you’ve heard of royal intermarriage, a medieval tradition of ruling kingdoms marrying into other reigning families. One family was particularly affected by this practice: The House of Hapsburg intermarried often and their protruding jaws came to be known as the “Hapsburg Lip.” Remember to bring this to the attention of your drunk uncle at the next family wedding.
Don’t Get Mad, Get Creative • about 1 hour ago
According to Business Insider, Chance the Rapper just bought news site Chicagoist as a way to get back at the Chicago Sun Times for writing a negative editorial about him. Maybe next time, he can get his dad to beat up the Chicago Sun Times' dad.
McDonald's Makes Childhood Dreams Come True • about 2 hours ago
What could it be, you ask? Unlimited happy meal toys? The removal of every creepy Ronald McDonald statue from the Playplace? Close – McDonald's is offering free fries every Friday through 2018 - free, that is, with a minimum purchase of $1 through the McDonald's app. It's the Golden Arches' latest attempt to lure in younger customers to indulge.
One Shell of a Crime • about 3 hours ago
According to USA Today, a Dallas woman was arrested and sentenced to 15 days in jail for taking conch shells from a Florida beach. Aren’t there bigger crimes happening on the shore?
A New Breed of "Cats" • about 5 hours ago
A film adaptation of the classic musical Cats is in development and would star world-famous cat lover Taylor Swift. This would be the Grammy winner's third and most prominent film role to date. Will it be Oscar-worthy? Don't ask Kanye!