Apple Computer Check Signed By Steve Jobs Sells For $46,000

A check signed by former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs sold for $46,063 at auction this week. Issued by “Apple Computer Company” in 1976, the $4.01 check was made out to electronics retailer RadioShack.

Jobs filled out the check on July 23, 1976, which was the time that he and Steve Wozniak were working on the Apple-1 computer. The two produced approximately 200 Apple-1 machines, 50 of which were sold to The Byte Shop in July 1976 and retailed for $666.66.

The RadioShack check lists a Palo Alto address for an answering service and mail drop off point that Jobs used while Apple was being run out of his parents’ garage.

RR Auction expected the check to sell for at least $25,000, but it sold for more. Apple and Steve Jobs memorabilia has been fetching higher and higher prices in recent years.

Aardman Animations: Creating The Magic of Stop-Motion

The animation wizards behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep are back with a sequel to their 2000 hit feature, “Chicken Run.” Correspondent Seth Doane from CBS Sunday Morning visits the Bristol, England studios of Aardman Animations, where artists have painstakingly filmed “Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget,” a comic adventure in which daredevil chickens seek to rescue their precious hen from a dastardly factory farm. (Think “Chicken: Impossible.”)

What Will Be On The Menu At McDonald’s New Coffee Shop-Style Chain ‘CosMc’s’?

McDonald’s is set to open its first coffee themed shop in Bolingbrook, Illinois, on Friday, with the goal of expanding its market with a new chain of restaurants. 

The chain of stores, called CosMc’s, is named after a space alien character who appeared in McDonald’s ads in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The company intends to open ten stores throughout the first half of 2024 in Illinois and Texas. It will test the results for a year before deciding whether to expand further.

McDonald’s already has the McCafé coffee brand, which provides some beverage options within its stores, but CosMc’s is expected to focus more on its drinks menu with unique new offerings including churro frappes, turmeric spiced lattes and blueberry ginger boosts. Check out the full menu below!

Are you excited for McDonald’s new coffee shop-style chain ‘CosMc’s’?

Leave A Box And Get A Box: Pizza Hut Launches “Reverse Delivery” Doormat To Gift Pizza To Delivery Drivers This Holiday Season

Last year, there were more than 11.7 billion mail pieces and packages delivered during the holiday season1; meaning every December, thousands of delivery drivers work extra hard to deliver joy to families across the country. Pizza Hut knows a thing or two about delivery, seeing that Pizza Hut drivers deliver customers over 110,000,000 pizzas every year. This holiday season, Pizza Hut wants to help say ‘thank you’ to ALL delivery drivers during the busiest time of the year with the new “Reverse Delivery” doormat that will give them a free box in return – of pizza, that is.

Starting today, customers can order the new “Reverse Delivery” doormat to leave on their doorstep to help spread joy to delivery drivers this holiday season. 50 mats a day will be offered from 12/6/23-12/10/23 on a first come first served basis on the website. Here’s how it works: the doormat features a code that scans directly to where any delivery driver can have the opportunity to redeem a gift card code from Pizza Hut while supplies last. During a time where delivery drivers work countless hours to spread joy to families across the country, the team at Pizza Hut wants to encourage customers to help say thank you and give joy back to them.

Apple Releases The Masters of The Air Trailer

Based on Donald L. Miller’s book of the same name, and scripted by John Orloff, “Masters of the Air” follows the men of the 100th Bomb Group (the “Bloody Hundredth”) as they conduct perilous bombing raids over Nazi Germany and grapple with the frigid conditions, lack of oxygen, and sheer terror of combat conducted at 25,000 feet in the air. Portraying the psychological and emotional price paid by these young men as they helped destroy the horror of Hitler’s Third Reich, is at the heart of “Masters of the Air.” Some were shot down and captured; some were wounded or killed. And some were lucky enough to make it home. Regardless of individual fate, a toll was exacted on them all.

The series features a stellar cast led by Academy Award nominee Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle and Nate Mann, who are joined by Raff Law, Academy Award nominee Barry Keoghan, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook and Ncuti Gatwa.

The 9-part series event premieres January 26, 2024.

Find Every Easter Egg In TIME’s Taylor Swift Artist Portrait

One of the many storylines that emerged from Taylor Swift’s incredible year was her unrivaled dedication to entertaining her fans–often in messages carefully hidden throughout her music, videos, and concerts. To capture this creative spirit of TIME’s 2023 Person of the Year, the magazine commissioned London-based artist Jane Perkins to create a portrait of the singer featuring dozens of “Easter eggs.”

Perkins’ artwork is typically crafted from found materials whose shape and color lend themselves to the specific vision for each project. “I am a ‘re-maker,’ taking inspiration from found objects and working them into something new,” says the artist, who is based in Devon, England and whose previous portraits include Adele, Princess Diana, and Frida Kahlo. “I work with materials that have a history, often things that have reached ‘the end of the line’ which even charity shops cannot sell—broken or unfashionable jewelry and items unsold for a long time.”

For the Swift portrait, I knew every piece used needed to have meaning. So we compiled a detailed list of ideas for Perkins to incorporate: mirrorball, red scarf, the number 13, dice, Scrabble pieces, cats, friendship bracelets, champagne bottle, and a seagull—just to name a few.

“Of course, I’d heard of Taylor Swift and knew some of her music,” said Perkins, “but I needed a crash course in her universe. Swifties, friendship bracelets, and ‘meaningful things’ from song lyrics were all new to me—75 emails were exchanged before I was ready to begin.”

Perkins spent three weeks researching and sourcing the materials and four weeks creating the artwork that features more than 35 secret items. To create the final image, whose glittery, colorful buttons and beads evoke the song and video for “Bejeweled” and the costumes seen on concertgoers at the Eras Tour, she worked on a firm inverted box frame, using combinations of paper collage and paint beneath the items. “I work intuitively, building up a composition that feels pleasing,” she said. “Items get moved around many times before I am happy with the result. I loved making this piece.”

Want to be in on the secrets? HERE is a list to help you locate most of the hidden items.

TIME Names The 2023 Person of The Year: Taylor Swift

TIME Editor-in-Chief Sam Jacobs writes, “The [TIME Person of the Year] has typically been a ruler over traditional domains of power…very often a politician or a titan of industry…And yet the person whose singular influence was revealed throughout 2023 has held none of these roles—or anything remotely similar….much of what Swift accomplished in 2023 exists beyond measurement. She mapped her journey and shared the results with the world: She committed to validating the dreams, feelings, and experiences of people, especially women, who felt overlooked and regularly underestimated.”

Jacobs continues, “For building a world of her own that made a place for so many, for spinning her story into a global legend, for bringing joy to a society desperately in need of it, Taylor Swift is TIME’s 2023 Person of the Year.”

Swift is the first figure from the arts to be named Person of the Year for her success as an entertainer.

In the cover story, which features an exclusive interview with Swift— her first in-depth conversation in nearly four years—TIME’s Sam Lansky writes, “This was the year she perfected her craft—not just with her music, but in her position as the master storyteller of the modern era. The world, in turn, watched, clicked, cried, danced, sang along, swooned, caravanned to stadiums and movie theaters, let her work soundtrack their lives.”

On taking a few hits in her career, Taylor Swift tells TIME, “I’ve been raised up and down the flagpole of public opinion so many times in the last 20 years…I’ve been given a tiara, then had it taken away.”

On her year in 2023: “It feels like the breakthrough moment of my career, happening at 33…And for the first time in my life, I was mentally tough enough to take what comes with that….This is the proudest and happiest I’ve ever felt, and the most creatively fulfilled and free I’ve ever been.”

On training for The Eras Tour: “Every day I would run on the treadmill, singing the entire set list out loud…Fast for fast songs, and a jog or a fast walk for slow songs…Then I had three months of dance training, because I wanted to get it in my bones…I wanted to be so over-rehearsed that I could be silly with the fans, and not lose my train of thought.”

On how fame is a seesaw: “Nothing is permanent…So I’m very careful to be grateful every second that I get to be doing this at this level, because I’ve had it taken away from me before. There is one thing I’ve learned: My response to anything that happens, good or bad, is to keep making things. Keep making art.”

On life in the public eye: “Over the years, I’ve learned I don’t have the time or bandwidth to get pressed about things that don’t matter. Yes, if I go out to dinner, there’s going to be a whole chaotic situation outside the restaurant. But I still want to go to dinner with my friends…Life is short. Have adventures. Me locking myself away in my house for a lot of years—I’ll never get that time back. I’m more trusting now than I was six years ago.”

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Fatburger Launches New 1.25-Pound Burger In Celebration of Pepsi’s 125th Anniversary

Fatburger, the beloved all-American burger chain, is thrilled to announce it will join the celebration of the 125th anniversary of Pepsi. Fatburger and Pepsi will offer customers a massive celebratory 1.25 pound Fatburger, a free Pepsi, and a chance to win ultra-exclusive merchandise.

Beginning December 5, Fatburger guests can enjoy a massive 1.25 pound Fatburger, a nod to 125 sparkling years of Pepsi. To sweeten the deal, each purchase of the hefty anniversary burger will be served with a free medium Pepsi. This celebratory deal lasts until December 10.

The collaboration also features a sweepstakes allowing fans a chance to snag one of 20 ultra-exclusive Fatburger x Pepsi Prize Packs. The Prize Packs include limited edition swag including a Fatburger x Pepsi cooler with built in speakers, a Fatburger x Pepsi insulated tumbler, perfect for chilling ice-cold Pepsi, and an array of apparel and accessories that fans will not want to miss. 

To enter, guests can visit to fill out an entry form. Fans can increase their chances by engaging with Fatburger’s Instagram by commenting on the sweepstakes post and sharing in an Instagram Story.

Taco Bell SOS Kit Available For College Students

As finals season begins across college campuses nationwide, thousands of students find themselves without a Taco Bell restaurant within walking distance – leaving them in distress when study session cravings hit. 

Taco Bell at Home comes to the rescue with the new “Taco Bell SOS Kit,” designed to give students on these campuses the mouthwatering Taco Bell goodness they are craving, even without a restaurant nearby. The kit features the newest Taco Bell at Home essentials from Kraft Heinz for students to recreate fan-favorite menu items.

Each kit contains a wide variety of Taco Bell at Home products, including new Mild and Hot Flavored Crunchy Taco Shells, fan-favorite Mild, Hot, Fire and Diablo sauces, and Original and Fajita seasoning packets. Kits will be delivered straight to students’ doors, courtesy of Amazon, while supplies last. Just add a protein and/or veggies and enjoy delicious Taco Bell from the comfort of the dorm.

But it wouldn’t be dorm life if students weren’t eating in bed, and with over two million views, Taco Bell in bed seems to be the obvious choice. To give students the opportunity to enjoy their craveable Taco Bell at Home creations from the comfort of their beds while preventing spills, drips, and crumbs from staining their bedding, the kit also features a never-before-seen, exclusive spill- and stain-resistant TwinXL-sized bedsheet. Simply lay the sheet over the bedding, get comfortable, and dig in.

Students across the country can purchase their own kit for $7.99 on and rest easy knowing their craving satisfaction is on the way.

Justice League: Crisis On Infinite Earths – Part One Available On Digital January 9 And On Blu-ray January 23

Based on DC’s iconic comic book limited series ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, join DC Super Heroes from across the multiverse in the first of three parts of DC’s new animated film Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One, which marks the beginning of the end to the Tomorrowverse story arc.

The all-new, action-packed DC animated film features some of DC’s most famous Super Heroes from multiple universes including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, who come together to stop an impending threat of doom and destruction. 

Death is coming. Worse than death: oblivion. Not just for our Earth, but for everyone, everywhere, in every universe! Against this ultimate destruction, the mysterious Monitor has gathered the greatest team of Super Heroes ever assembled. But what can the combined might of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern and hundreds of Super Heroes from multiple Earths even do to save all of reality from an unstoppable antimatter Armageddon?!

The film will be available to purchase exclusively on digital on January 9 and on 4K UHD in limited edition steelbook packaging and Blu-ray on January 23.