Remnants Of Poop Found On All Of McDonald’s Touchscreens Tested In London

No dipping sauce, please. Yo! We’ve all heard about how dirty handrails and toilet seats are, right? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Hey Arnold / Via giphy.com Well, germaphobes everywhere beware because traces of feces (yes, poop) were found on every McDonald’s touchscreen tested in an exclusive investigation by Metro UK . Susannah Ireland for metro.co.uk / Via metro.co.uk “We were all surprised how much gut and fecal bacteria there was on the touchscreen machines. These cause the kind of infections that people pick up in hospitals.” Susannah Ireland for metro.co.uk / Via metro.co.uk
That’s a Quote: from Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at the London Metropolitan University Dr. Paul Matewele.
Dr. Matewele also revealed the bacteria could be on the touchscreen machines for days. Susannah Ireland for metro.co.uk / Via metro.co.uk TBH, people are grossed out — but not surprised. Not one bit. Justin Mc Inerney @WaterManaged @MetroUK Very scary on the Poop front. What do you expect. These screens were a great idea initially, but based on some recent experience the screens are making the staff dumb. Now with little interaction with customers, staff are losing any ability to engage.
07:24 PM – 28 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Gemma 🐝 @Mrs_Gatenby @MetroUK What do we expect, people are dirty!
05:01 PM – 28 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite They even have jokes. I mean, if there’s ever a time for toilet humor… John Pearce @JohnPearce44 @MetroUK I wouldn’t order a chocolate milkshake then!
06:58 PM – 28 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Then there’s the obvious assumption that people are just…dirty. Daniel Jenks @DanielJenks89 @MetroUK What do you expect. Some people don’t wash their hands after going to the toilet
06:26 PM – 28 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Gemma 🐝 @Mrs_Gatenby @MetroUK What do we expect, people are dirty!
05:01 PM – 28 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Hey, there’s always that hand gel? Caroline Dixon ♿ @CazamazazaB @MetroUK And yet I get looks for washing my hands and carrying hand gel everywhere even though I have an immuno suppressing disease!
05:12 PM – 28 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite A spokesperson for McDonalds said they clean their screens frequently throughout the day. Susannah Ireland for metro.co.uk / Via metro.co.uk Top trending videos Facebook Share Twitter Tweet Copy Copy link Watch more BuzzFeed Video Caret right

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Gloria Katz, ‘American Graffiti’ Writer and ‘Star Wars’ Script Doctor, Dies at 76

Gloria Katz, ‘American Graffiti’ Writer and ‘Star Wars’ Script Doctor, Dies at 76 Gloria Katz Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic 8:51 PM PST 11/28/2018 by Mike Barnes The Oscar nominee collaborated with her husband, Willard Huyck, on the George Lucas films and many other projects.
Gloria Katz, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter who partnered with her husband, Willard Huyck, on the scripts for the George Lucas classics American Graffiti and Star Wars, has died. She was 76.
Katz died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a long battle with ovarian cancer, Huyck told The Hollywood Reporter . She died on their 49th wedding anniversary.
Katz and her husband also penned the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), produced by Lucas from his story.
The couple wrote the script for Stanley Donan’s Lucky Lady (1975) as well as those for Messiah of Evil (1973), French Postcards (1979), Best Defense (1984), Howard the Duck (1986) — all directed by Huyck — and Radioland Murders (1994).
They shared an Oscar nomination with Lucas for their work on American Graffiti (1973).
Born in Los Angeles on Oct. 25, 1942, Katz attended UC Berkeley as an English major. She went to UCLA to get her graduate degree in history but left with a masters in film. She married Huyck, who became friends with Lucas at USC, in 1969.
Lucas wanted her husband “to write about cruising for American Graffiti , and I sort of came with the package,” she recalled in a 2017 interview.
She said that Lucas had “a lot of reservations” about his script for his follow-up, Star Wars (1977), as filming was about to begin. “He said, ‘Polish it — write anything you want and then I’ll go over it and see what I need,'” she said. “George didn’t want anyone to know we worked on the script, so we were in a cone of silence.”
Katz noted she and Huyck tried to add as much humor as possible and wrote about 30 percent of the film’s dialogue. They also shaped Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia to be a woman who “can take command; she doesn’t take any shit … instead of just [being] a beautiful woman that schlepped along to be saved,” she said.
Katz was on the board of the WGA and an advisor at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, set to open next year.
Chair of the Photographic Arts Council Los Angeles, Katz and her husband were collectors of Japanese photographs, and their collection was recently acquired by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian. They also were authors of the 2017 book Views of Japan and active members of the Getty Museum.
Survivors include their daughter, Rebecca. ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Movie in the Works at Universal NOVEMBER 30, 2018 6:08AM PST by ‘Wonder’ director Stephen Chbosky is in early talks to direct the screen adaptation of the six-time Tony-winning Broadway smash.

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Netflix Is—Gulp—Making a Live-Action Version of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ – VICE

Cowboy Bebop is one of the coolest, most prescient , best-soundtracked anime of all time certainly the cream of the 90s anime crop and, in my experience, it’s the best show for getting newbies into Japanese cartoons. Netflix announced late Tuesday that it’s getting in on Bebop ‘s jazzy, cyberpunk street cred with its own live-action adaptation, and we really hope it won’t suck.
The original show follows a gang of misfit bounty hunters trying to make it in an interstellar society of corrupt cops, violent gangs, hyper-intelligent dogs, and wild martial arts. Everyone on the teamSpike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine, and Edhas a dark and mysterious past that they reconcile one way or another throughout its all-too-brief 22 episode run. Created by Shinichir Watanabe, the show debuted in Japan in 1998 and became the first anime broadcast on Adult Swim when it came to the US in 2001.
The idea of a live-action Bebop is exciting, but Netflix’s record with anime adaptations doesn’t exactly bode well for this trailblazer. Live-action anime tends to cram too many plot points or too much fan service into visually stunning but bloated behemoths. Or it can whitewash and transform the original so much that it loses what made the thing great to begin with, like Ghost in the Shell or M. Night Shyamalan’s Avatar: The Last Airbender . Netflix’s movie adaptations of Fullmetal Alchemist and Death Note were pretty awful , despite the the former being produced by Japanese filmmakers and the latter landing performances by Willem Dafoe and Lakeith Stanfield.
Previous anime failures aside, the version Netflix picked up was put in motion and then dropped by Amazon, which isn’t a good sign. On top of that, Cowboy Bebop is notoriously hard to adapt. Another version starring Keanu Reeves has been stuck in development hell at Twentieth Century Fox for a decade.
However, there are reasons to believe Netflix is learning how to not fuck up anime adaptationsjust in time to make the Cowboy Bebop reboot as sick as it deserves to be. It’s streaming director Shinsuke Sato’s very solid live-action Bleach adaptation, from which it could learn a thing or two about streamlining plot. Plus, the company brought on the original creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender to help with its upcoming Shyamalan-less live-action version , which left traumatized fans hopeful that the thing might actually be good.
It could be a sign of growth that Netflix brought on Watanabe to consult for Cowboy Bebop , and hired producers from the studio behind the original series. Bebop ‘s sweeping narratives also won’t be crammed into a single film, but rather a full ten-episode order. A writing credit for Christopher Yost, who wrote on Thor: Ragnarok , could also bode well for capturing the show’s dynamic pacing and wry humor.
It’s hard to say for sure how the series will turn out, especially before seeing at least a trailer. Until then:
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