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…Wendy’s gets an F in Frosty-nomics?

Wendy's Frosty

I have a strange habit of checking the price per unit of the things that I buy, partly because I like to examine the motivation that companies think they need to give you in order to entice you to buy a bigger size.

On a recent trip to Wendy’s, I was waiting for my order (Spicy Chicken Meal and a Small Chocolate Frosty) and staring at the menu when I noticed something strange: Wendy’s doesn’t entice you to buy a bigger size at all. In fact, they actually price the Frosty so that the biggest size isn’t the best deal.

Here’s how it brakes down:

  • Small Frosty (12 ounces) = $1.19 (9.92 cents per ounce)
  • Medium Frosty (16 ounces) = $1.69 (10.56 cents per ounce)
  • Large Frosty (20 ounces) = $1.99 (10.05 cents per ounce)

Though a Large Frosty does cost less than a Medium Frosty, the Small Frosty costs less than either of them, which means if you’re looking for the best deal, you should actually just buy two Small Frostys and pay $2.38 for 24 ounces of Frosty goodness! (At 9.92 cents per ounce.)

I don’t know if this is the case at all Wendy’s, or if each Wendy’s has some choice over how they price their products (let me know in the comments if you’ve noticed the price of a Wendy’s Frosty lately) but it sounds like someone needs to take a repeat course in Frosty-nomics!

I guess sometimes it pays to pay attention…

[Wendy’s – Frosty]

…Khoda was painstakingly painted?


Stop motion and animation are tough, time consuming ways to make a video, but they seem like walks in the park compared to what Reza Dolatabadi went through to create Khoda.

That’s because Reza Dolatabadi created Khoda by painting more than 6,000 individual frames of the story and then combining them to form five minutes of psychological thriller that wows as much for the medium as it does for the message:

[Reza Dolatabadi]

[Via: Geekologie]

…It’s Movie Monday: A Short Love Story In Stop Motion?

A Short Love Story In Stop Motion

Carlos Lascano’s A Short Love Story In Stop Motion is a beautiful example of what’s possible when a talented artist that has mastered a medium tells a story filled with emotion in just a few minutes.

A Short Love Story Detail

Though it’s hard to believe, most of this is not CGI, as the characters are made of wire and wood, then covered in paper, the clothing is paper, and the indoor scenarios are all made with paper and cardboard.

Says Carlos,

I wanted to achieve an organic look, away from the perfection found in computer drawing, so I used only real objects and hand-drawing that were later composed in After Effects.


[Carlos Lascano – A Short Love Story In Stop Motion]

…YouTube smokes?

Burning Cigarette

It’s not exactly the most entertaining set of YouTube videos, but Rafael Rozendaal’s Burning Cigarette is definitely a unique use of the medium.

Start the videos as fast as you can from right to left to get the full effect.

[Rafael Rozendaal – Burning Cigarette]

[Via: The Presurfer]

…Facebook can tell stories?

Facebook as a story telling medium is a new and interesting concept. Here’s the story of a modern day romance with Facebook’s News Feed used as the narrative device:

(Just make sure to read it top to bottom, not bottom to top like it would be on Facebook.)

Facebook Story

[Via: HeadCancy]