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Loot Crate’s theme for August 2016 is ANTI-HERO! Here’s a little teaser about what you can expect:

This month, we’re celebrating unconventional heroism with those that walk that fine line with ?ANTI-HERO?! Because let’s face it, sometimes to do some good, you need to be a little bad.

Get ready for EXCLUSIVE loot featuring Loot Crate’s most wanted: Hellboy, Harley Quinn, Kill Bill and Archer! Plus BONUS World of Warcraft downloadable content.

If you would like to try out Loot Crate for yourself, signup for a subscription and save 10% off your order with the code “NERDAPPROVED”.

Feel free to peruse our monthly reviews to see what a Loot Crate subscription is all about.

Better hurry though, signups for The ANTI-HERO crate end today, August 19th at 9pm PT.

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As one of the main 2016 Olympic sponsors and the official restaurant of the Games, McDonald’s is attempting to break away from its unhealthy image by offering a “STEP-it” fitness tracker as a Happy Meal toy.

The wrist-worn pedometers encourage physical activity by blinking slowly or quickly depending on a child’s activity. They will be available in Happy Meals for a four week period at locations in the U.S. and Canada.

“Step-it is in line with McDonald’s general philosophy for Happy Meal toys, which is to make toys that encourage either physical or imagination-based play,” McDonald’s Canada Senior Marketing Manager, Michelle McIImoyle, explains to CityNews.

See the tracker in action in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Our shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 this week! But that’s not all—the designs are also on sale in everything from tanks and hoodies to mugs and laptop cases.

Head on over to the store and grab your favorite designs at a discount while you still can!

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If you think an entire vacation should be built around your love of beer, SoCal brewer Stone Brewing is about to make your dream come true.

The company is planning to open Stone Hotel in Escondido, California, right across the street from its massive brewery-restaurant complex. The establishment will reportedly allow guests to “delight in a craft beer experience complete from the moment of arrival” – beginning with a driveway design inspired by beer flowing from a tap.

Upon checking-in, guests will receive free beer and a choice of three hotel bars offering “an incredibly wide array” of beers, including rare and limited offerings. In-room growler delivery and a “unique culinary experience” are also promised, although additional details have not yet been released.

The hotel, which also includes a rooftop pool and garden, walking trails, and an acre of outdoor event space, is currently slated to open in 2018.

(via Eater)

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Nabisco is continuing to push the Oreo flavor boundaries with a new version that features Swedish Fish-flavored filling. I have to admit, I did not see this one coming.

Without an official announcement, the limited edition release came as a surprise when it hit Kroger stores this week, and prompted a number of reviews that described the flavor and consistency as being similar to strawberry play dough and walking the fine line between candy and medicine.

A pack of 20 will set you back $2.99 and an untold amount in fuel, as they are apparently only available at Kroger stores. Whether or not they will see an expanded release remains to be seen. Check out a couple video reviews below. [click to continue…]

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ThinkGeek is old enough to see Rated-R movies, and they’re celebrating by FINALLY watching Deadpool. Also? They’ve launched a huge sale with 40-60% off over 100 items. This includes three deep daily deal discounts every day this week—but the entire list is pretty awesome.

We’re talking 50% off the Death Star Waffle Maker, 50% off Star Trek TNG Uniform Hoodies, R2-D2 measuring cups for only $5 and a Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger for only $10. Make sure to grab your favorites quickly before they sell out.

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Burger King’s “Whopperrito” experiment has proven successful and the chain has announced that it will be available nationwide as a limited time offering starting next week.

As previously reported, the Whopper / burrito hybrid takes the staple ingredients of the famous burger (flame-grilled beef, American cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, ketchup, pickles, and white onions) and wraps them in a tortilla – although the mayo is substituted with queso sauce.

The official Whopperrito launch date is set for August 15th, and it will remain on menus for approximately three to four months.

(via Bloomberg)

antihero

Loot Crate’s theme for August 2016 is ANTI-HERO! Here’s a little teaser about what you can expect:

This month, we’re celebrating unconventional heroism with those that walk that fine line with ?ANTI-HERO?! Because let’s face it, sometimes to do some good, you need to be a little bad.

Get ready for EXCLUSIVE loot featuring Loot Crate’s most wanted: Hellboy, Harley Quinn, Kill Bill and Archer! Plus BONUS World of Warcraft downloadable content.

If you would like to try out Loot Crate for yourself, signup for a subscription and save 10% off your order with the code “NERDAPPROVED”.

Feel free to peruse our monthly reviews to see what a Loot Crate subscription is all about.

Signups for The ANTI-HERO crate end on August 19th at 9pm PT.

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Rhode Island-based brewery Narragansett recently announced the release of a new beer in their H.P. Lovecraft-inspired series: the White Ship White IPA.

Each beer included in the series is inspired by a different Lovecraft story and, as the name implies, the newest ale is an homage to Lovecraft’s The White Ship.

Here’s what Narragansett Beer has to say about the brew: [click to continue…]

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If your passions include researching and drinking beer, there could be a job waiting for you at the Smithsonian. The institution is looking to hire “a professional historian / scholar to conduct archival and field research for a new initiative on American brewing history, with special emphasis on the craft industry.”

The three-year appointment will reportedly pay $64k per year and will be funded by the Brewers Association as part of a the Smithsonian Food History project. The position will involve “working to expand the museum’s collections, including artifacts such as archival documents, business records, branding and logo development, label sketches, [and] brewery floor plans”, and will include traveling across the nation.

Ideal applicants for the job will possess an advanced degree in American business, brewing, food, cultural, or similar specialization within history.

You can check out the full details of the job posting here (PDF).

(WJLA and WCP via Eater)