South Park Creators Want To Own And Operate The Actual Casa Bonita Restaurant

Casa Bonita, a popular Colorado landmark elevated to iconic restaurant since being featured in a 2003 episode of South Park, may soon be owned by the co-creators of the popular animated series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have put in a bid to buy the restaurant–which was a beloved childhood institution for the pair.

Still, nostalgia isn’t clouding Parker and Stone’s vision for the restaurant’s potential. “We started talking about the changes we’re going to make–mostly with the food,” Parker said. “We’re going to make really awesome food. I was already thinking about how I was going to make Black Bart’s Cave a little bigger.”

Added Parker, “It’s just sitting there. It sucks.” He also said that it felt like the restaurant was “neglected even before the pandemic” and that owning Casa Bonita would be “the crowning achievement of my life.”

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Author: David Wolinsky

White House says infrastructure deal includes $65 billion for broadband

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On Wednesday, bipartisan Senate negotiators reached a deal on an infrastructure package after weeks of tense discussion. The package includes billions in new funding, including more money to connect every household to high-speed broadband, according to the White House.

The Senate’s infrastructure package is expected to be around $1.2 trillion over the next eight years with around $559 billion in new spending. The White House sent out a press release Wednesday outlining what’s included in the bill, focusing on “hard” infrastructure issues like roads, bridges, EV charging, public transit, and high-speed broadband. Specifically, the package includes a $65 billion “investment ensuring every American has access to reliable high-speed…

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Author: Makena Kelly

What’s New On Peacock In August 2021? John Wick Movies, American Ninja Warrior, And More

This August, Peacock has plenty of movies, TV shows, and original programming headed your way that you’ll want to check out. This includes all the John Wick movies and new seasons of American Ninja Warrior. Check out everything coming to Peacock in August below along with some recommendations.

It may be a while before you can watch John Wick 4 and the spinoff series The Continental, so you’ll be pleased to learn that the first three John Wick movies are coming to Peacock on August 9. Revisit the story of a man and his dog, which turns into a man hunting everyone connected to murdering said dog, which turns into more films about a man now on the run from a secret underground assassins guild. Anyway, you can learn every intimate detail about the series before John Wick 4 arrives in theaters next May.

If you’re looking for an exciting competition series, keep your eye out for American Ninja Warrior Junior. Seasons 1-2 arrive on the streaming service on August 26. Much like American Ninja Warrior, this series will see competitors try and complete a super-challenging obstacle course. The difference here is that the competitors are between 9-14 years old.

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Author: Mat Elfring

Is Robinhood really democratizing finance?

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Robinhood is scheduled to price its stock today before trading begins tomorrow, and yesterday, it disclosed a new investigation: the finance industry’s self-regulator is checking to see whether founders Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt should be registered with them. Currently, the co-founders aren’t.

Is this a big deal? Maybe, I don’t know. I don’t work at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an organization you may remember from the historic fine it leveled against Robinhood — $70 million — for, among other things, the outages that took place in March 2020. (About $12 million went to the people who were harmed, and the rest went to FINRA because that’s Wall Street, baby.) I am somewhat less concerned with FINRA’s…

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Author: Elizabeth Lopatto

Best PS5 Accessories For 2021: PlayStation 5 Headsets, Controllers, And More

The PlayStation 5 launched with a range of first-party PS5 accessories, from the DualSense Wireless Controller to the Pulse 3D Headset and PlayStation Media Remote, but while each of these can enhance your experience in different ways, they’re not the only accessories worth picking up for your new console. Brands like Logitech, Razer, Samsung, and SteelSeries all have quality products designed specifically for the PS5 (or that will work via backwards compatibility), and now that the PS5 has been on the market for some time, you can find a PS5 accessory for pretty much any specific need at this point. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the very best PS5 accessories worth picking up so far, from standard controllers and headsets to flight sticks, racing wheels, external storage, and more.

For more recommendations on PS5 software and accessories, check out our guides to the best PS5 games of 2021, plus the best PS5 headsets and controllers beyond just the first-party options.

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Author: Jenae Sitzes

United Airlines will let passengers preorder food and snacks online before flights


United Airlines announced a new option for passengers to preorder food, snacks, and beverages online up to five days before their scheduled flight. Orders can be made either on United’s website or through the airline’s mobile app. United claims that it is the “first and only” carrier to allow economy customers this option.

Previously, only premium customers on certain eligible flights could preorder their food and drinks. Now, United is extending the option to all ticket-holders. To start out, only passengers on flights from Chicago to Honolulu; Orange County, CA; Sacramento, CA; and San Diego will be eligible to preorder food and drinks. But by early fall, United says it will extend the option to passengers of all flights over 1,500…

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Fortnite IO Access Card Location – Week 8 Legendary Quest

In Fortnite Week 8, you’ll need to collect an access card from an IO Guard. The in-game map points out where to look, but you might have trouble finding it once you get there. But fear not, we’ll show you precisely whose pockets to pick to grab the access card and earn 45,000 XP as part of this challenge.

Fortnite Access Card Location

IO Guards can be found all over the map, with at least one spawning at every satellite station new to the Season 7 map. When you’re dropping from the Battle Bus, these satellite stations are obvious thanks to their vibrant red lights emitting from the satellite dishes, which the Imagined Order is using to monitor the island’s alien visitors.

Every satellite station has IO Guards, and every IO Guard has an access card while this quest is active.
Every satellite station has IO Guards, and every IO Guard has an access card while this quest is active.

For this challenge, you merely need to drop into any satellite station or Corny Complex, the IO’s hub right now, and defeat an IO Guard. When this quest is active the defeated guard will drop an access card, which you can pick up by approaching it and holding the interact button. There’s no single location for this access card. Instead, every IO Guard has one in their pocket, so you just need to pry it from them.

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Author: Mark Delaney

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine’s protection against severe disease holds steady over six months

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The Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine’s protection against severe cases of the disease holds steady after six months, according to new data released by the companies. But its ability to protect people from developing any symptoms of the disease dropped over time, the analysis showed.

The data could add to the debate around if and when people may need booster doses of the vaccines, which the Biden administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other experts have been deliberating on for the past few months. The issue became more pressing when cases of COVID-19 in the United States started to surge as the Delta variant spread.

Overall, the vaccine was 91 percent effective against symptomatic COVID-19 over six months. It…

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Author: Nicole Wetsman

Mythbusters Props, Including A Buster Dummy, Being Auctioned For Charity

It’s been five years since the original incarnation of Mythbusters–hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman–came to an end. Now, fans of the series could own their very own piece of it thanks to an auction of several of the show’s props, creations, and even one of the iconic Buster dummies. Even better, proceeds from the auction will benefit the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation, named in honor of former host Grant Imahara, who died unexpectedly last year.

The online auction kicks off on Friday, August 20. However, you can get a preview of what will be available now. And trust us, if you were a Mythbusters fan, chances are some of this will look pretty familiar.

Among the items that will be up for grabs is a very big Newton’s Cradle. This particular build was used as a scale model for the Season 11 episode where the team ultimately built a truly gigantic version of the popular desk toy out of cranes and wrecking balls. It would be hard to find a place for a wrecking ball Newton’s Cradle in your house, but this scale version would be an interesting addition to your collection.

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Author: Chris E. Hayner