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#FastFoodArmsRace: Sonic To Debut A PICKLE JUICE SLUSHIE This Summer

Food & Wine:

This June, Sonic will unveil a pickle juice snow cone slush, according to Sonic representatives. And the drink is exactly what it sounds like: a sweet slush flavored with pickle juice. As could be expected, the beverage is bright green—in a way no brine of pickles ever has been—but this is Sonic, so everything should be a little fluorescent and playful.


Nintendo To Broadcast NINDIES Showcase On March 20th


Nintendo is giving independent developers some time to shine next week with a new showcase of indie games — or “Nindies” — coming to Nintendo Switch. The live video presentation will take place Tuesday, March 20 at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET.

Next week’s Nindies Showcase can be viewed at Nintendo’s live video website ( and on YouTube. The showcase coincides with this year’s Game Developers Conference, where Polygon expects to go hands on with some of the Nindies likely to be part of the presentation.

The video is embedded below.

Amazon Prime Video’s Internal Viewing Numbers Revealed!

Reuters: Inc’s top television shows drew more than 5 million people worldwide to its Prime shopping club by early 2017, according to company documents, revealing for the first time how the retailer’s bet on original video is paying off.

The documents also show that Amazon’s U.S. audience for all video programming on Prime, including films and TV shows it licenses from other companies, was about 26 million customers. Amazon has never released figures for its total audience.

I wonder how Reuters was able to obtain this – all the streaming services play quiet with their numbers, and Amazon in particular has been oblique about well, any/all of their successes, from Kindles sold to Prime subscriptions.

Ridley Scott To Direct QUEEN AND COUNTRY Comic Adaptation

The Wrap:

Sir Ridley Scott is in talks to direct “Queen and Country” at Fox, the spy thriller based on the Eisner award-winning graphic novel by Greg Rucka, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Set in the fictional British Secret Intelligence Service, “Queen and Country” centers on an operative named Tara Chace, a top British intelligence agent who is used as bait to draw out an international terrorist after an attack in London. The hit series ran for 32 issues from March 2001 to August 2007. “Queen & Country: Operation Broken Ground” won the 2002 Eisner Award for Best New Series.

Goddamn, I sure hope I’m 1/10th as active as Sir Ridley Scott is at 80 years old.