Thank you, come again: Radio Shack, the venerable electronics retailer whose stores you haven’t set foot in since 2002, now seeks to remake itself as a sort of convenience store that sells batteries, smartphone charging cables and earbuds instead of cigarettes, beer and lottery tickets.
In a neat meta touch, they’ll also sell you those electronic chimes that ring whenever someone walks through the door.
Warning: This product may cause you to enjoy the music of Nickelback: The federal government has spent millions on a program that tries to discourage urban hipsters from smoking cigarettes.
Instead of pictures of diseased lungs, the program tries to frighten hipsters with images of middle-age men wearing beige Dockers.
Seven reasons why we don’t know much about history: On this day in 1904, Longacre Square in Manhattan was renamed Times Square after The New York Times.
On this day in near-future history, Times Square in Manhattan will be renamed BuzzFeed Square after the Internet “listicle” purveyor.
— Mark Carlson, Herald staff