WBEZ | Burger King http://www.wbez.org/tags/burger-king Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Should concealed guns be allowed on the CTA? http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/should-concealed-guns-be-allowed-cta-105622 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/CTA riders.jpg" alt="" /><p><div><strong>&#39;YES, THAT WOULD SOLVE SO MANY PROBLEMS,&#39; SAID <em>NO ONE WHO ACTUALLY RIDES THE CTA.&nbsp;</em></strong><a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18341703-761/nra-let-bus-and-l-riders-pack-heat.html" target="_blank">The&nbsp;National Rifle Association wants public transit riders allowed to carry concealed guns on buses and trains</a>. A lobbyist tells the <em>Sun-Times</em> it&#39;s only fair for those who can&#39;t afford their own cars: &quot;They don&rsquo;t get the right to self-defense? They&rsquo;re supposed to roam around defenseless?&quot;<br />* From WBEZ&#39;s Tony Arnold: NRA lobbyist says &quot;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/wbez/from-springfield-conceal-carry" target="_blank">There will be no ... local rules about where you can or cannot carry</a>.&quot;<br />* And yet,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-illinois-gun-control-debate-0220-20130220,0,2603985.story" target="_blank">time&#39;s running out for the state to draft a concealed weapons law</a>.<br /><iframe align="right" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" longdesc="&quot;Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.&quot;" name="Biden's gun advice" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EDU2LWwDNcs?rel=0" width="300"></iframe>* Emanuel&#39;s solution to Chicago&#39;s violence includes&nbsp;<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18338217-761/emanuel-launches-plan-to-raise-50-million-to-help-at-risk-kids.html" target="_blank">new $50 million fundraising drive for city&#39;s poorest kids</a>.<br />* The <em>Tribune</em>&#39;s John Kass: Why <em>is</em> New York&#39;s pro-gun-control Mayor Bloomberg &quot;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0220-20130220,0,810480.column" target="_blank">butting his way into Chicago politics</a>&quot;?<br />*&nbsp;<strong>Vice President Biden</strong>: Want to protect yourself? &quot;<a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/283837-biden-buy-a-shotgun-buy-a-shotgun-" target="_blank">Get a double-barrel shotgun</a>.&quot;<br />* <a href="http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2013/02/10-social-media-moments-that-shaped-the-gun-control-debate051.html" target="_blank">10 social media moments that shaped the gun-control debate</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>DE-SIGNING DAY.</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130219/river-north/racy-billboard-above-river-north-portillos-removed" target="_blank">A billboard a residents group found offensive</a>&nbsp;has been removed from a River North neighborhood whose restaurants are popular as family destinations,&nbsp;<em>DNAinfo.com Chicago</em>&nbsp;reports.</div><div>* <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-taste-of-chicago-0220-20130220,0,419501.story" target="_blank">Taste of Chicago lost $1.3 million</a> last year.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>THE GUY WHO HACKED BURGER KING?</strong> <em>Gizmodo</em> says it&#39;s figured out <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5985353/exclusive-the-burger-king-and-jeep-hacker-is-probably-this-dj-from-new-england" target="_blank">who took over the @BurgerKing account on Twitter</a>.<br />* <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5985385/jeeps-twitter-account-has-been-hacked" target="_blank">@Jeep jacked</a>, too.<br />* MTV and BET <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-jeep-twitter-hack-0221-20130219,0,1949915.story">fake their own twitjackings</a>.<br />* Twitter&#39;s blog:&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.twitter.com/2013/02/a-friendly-reminder-about-password.html" target="_blank">&quot;Best practices&quot; for passwords</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>&#39;DO NOT VISIT THIS SITE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM.&#39;&nbsp;</strong>That&#39;s ZDNet&#39;s advice about the Web address linked to compromise of computers at Facebook and Apple.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/facebook-apple-hacks-could-affect-anyone-heres-what-you-can-do-7000011520/" target="_blank">Here&#39;s what it says you&nbsp;<em>should</em>&nbsp;do</a>.<br />* All Things D: &quot;... And&nbsp;<a href="http://allthingsd.com/20130219/this-is-the-site-likely-responsible-for-the-recent-major-tech-company-hacks/" target="_blank">there&rsquo;s probably more to come</a>.&quot;<br />* Andy Ihnatko: &quot;If any of you is driving a vintage Ford Pinto ...&nbsp;<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/technology/ihnatko/18340857-452/apple-hacked-and-java-is-the-weak-spot.html" target="_blank">get a Java bumper sticker for it</a>.&quot;<br />* What is a &quot;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-day_attack" target="_blank">zero-day attack</a>&quot;?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>SEN. McCONNELL, IS YOUR REFRIGERATOR RUNNING?&nbsp;</strong>The military&#39;s answer to&nbsp;<em>The Onion</em>,&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.duffelblog.com/" target="_blank">The Duffel Blog</a></em>, fooled the U.S. Senate Republican leader into taking seriously a report that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/mcconnell-duffel-blog/" target="_blank">Guantanamo Bay prisoners have been getting post-Sept. 11 GI Bill of Rights benefits</a>.<br />* Columbia University prof under review&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57570198/columbia-professor-strips-shows-9-11-tape-during-class/" target="_blank">after stripping, showing 9/11 video</a>&nbsp;during quantum mechanics class, where student <a href="http://bwog.com/2013/02/18/frosci-gone-wil/" target="_blank">catches it on video</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>CUBS STRETCH INTO THE 21st CENTURY.&nbsp;</strong>Among the <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-stretch-20130219,0,7801200.story" target="_blank">changes coming to Wrigley Field and on-air broadcasts this year</a>, the <em>Tribune</em> reports: During the seventh-inning stretch, more focus on ex-Cubs and Chicago natives; and more songs recorded <em>after</em> the 1980s. And the Cubs want your music suggestions,&nbsp;<a href="http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/help/email.jsp?c_id=chc&amp;prim" target="_blank">emailed to in-game programming director Jim Oboikowitch or&nbsp;senior marketing director Alison Miller</a>.<br />* Website <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-snafu-in-chicago-marathon-registration-20130219,0,6085495.story" target="_blank">glitches suspend Chicago Marathon online registration</a> until at least Thursday.<br />* <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-usoc-sounding-out-25-cities-on-2024-summer-games-bid-20130219,0,2561812.story" target="_blank">Chicago passes on 2024 Olympics</a> candidacy.</div><hr /><p><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong></em><br /><em>* Suggestions for this blog?&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Things%20and%20stuff">Email anytime</a>.<br />* Get this blog by email, free. <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;amp;loc=en_US" target="_blank">Sign up here</a>.</em><br /><em>* Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/wbez" target="_blank">@WBEZ</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/meyerson" target="_blank">@Meyerson</a>.<br />* Looking for the most recent WBEZ Meyerson News Quiz? <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/are-you-news-quiz-whiz-105548" target="_blank">Here you go</a>.</em></p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/should-concealed-guns-be-allowed-cta-105622 Burger King twit-hacked; Wendy's: 'We have an alibi' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/burger-king-twit-hacked-wendys-we-have-alibi-105596 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Screen%20shot%202013-02-19%20at%2012.17.55%20AM.png" style="float: right; height: 56px; width: 294px; border-width: 3px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px;" title="" /><strong>WENDY&#39;S: &#39;WE HAVE AN ALIBI.&#39;&nbsp;</strong>That was&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/02/18/burger-kings-twitter-account-hacked/" target="_blank">just one rival&#39;s response</a>&nbsp;to the hacking of Burger King&#39;s Twitter account, beginning with a fake tweet that read&nbsp;&quot;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-burger-king-twitter-hack-0219-20130218,0,477071.story" target="_blank">We just got sold to McDonalds!</a>&quot;<br />* Bogus tweets deleted by day&#39;s end, followed by &quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/BurgerKing/status/303700327037816832" target="_blank">Interesting day here at BURGER KING ...</a>&quot;<br />* No prank:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-officemax-office-depot-said-to-be-close-to-merger-20130218,0,7359927.story" target="_blank">OfficeMax, Office Depot could merge</a>.</p><p><strong>&#39;I&#39;VE HEARD ALL KINDS OF CRITICS SAYING THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS IS WHINING ABOUT A GOLF GAME AND VIOLATING THE PRESIDENT&#39;S PRIVACY.&#39;&nbsp;</strong>But the president of the White House Correspondents Association says &quot;nothing could be further from the truth&quot; in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/02/ed-henry-this-isnt-about-a-golf-game-157258.html" target="_blank">complaints over reporters&#39; lack of access to the president during his golf outing with Tiger Woods</a>.<br />* Indication the president&nbsp;<a href="http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/18/17004589-obamas-secret-round-with-tiger-woods-prompts-press-complaint?lite" target="_blank">just doesn&#39;t care so much about his image</a>&nbsp;in this second term?<br />* Big tobacco and anti-cancer activists agree:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/02/18/big-tobacco-and-anti-cancer-activists-agree-health-provision-goes-too-far/" target="_blank">One part of Obama&#39;s Affordable Health Care Act is not a good idea</a>.</p><p><img alt="Marco Rubio's rebuttal speech" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Screen%20shot%202013-02-13%20at%205.56.47%20AM.png" style="height: 202px; width: 300px; float: right;" title="Marco Rubio's fateful sip of water" /><strong>BOTTLED LIGHTNING.&nbsp;</strong>Sen. Marco Rubio&#39;s capitalizing bigtime on <a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/02/marco-rubio-state-union-response-drink-gifs/62084/"><strong>that awkward water break</strong></a> during his State of the Union response last week. <em>Slate</em> reports <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/02/18/marco_rubio_water_bottles_reclaim_america_pac_raises_100_000.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content" target="_blank">his political action committee has raised $100,000</a> by selling Rubio-branded water bottles.<br />* Hillary Clinton now available to speak at your next birthday party or bar mitzvah -- for &quot;<a href="http://www.politico.com/playbook/0213/playbook10052.html?hp=l6" target="_blank">fees well into the six figures</a>.&quot;<br />* <em>Chicago</em> magazine&#39;s Carol Felsenthal: Late jockeying could tilt race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. <a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Felsenthal-Files/February-2013/Could-Alderman-Beale-Be-the-Last-Man-Standing-in-the-2nd-District-Race/" target="_blank">toward Ald. Anthony Beale</a>.<br />* <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18316806-761/halvorson-blasts-nyc-mayor-bloomberg-says-hes-trying-to-buy-this-district.html" target="_blank">Halvorsen accuses NYC Mayor Bloomberg</a> of trying to buy race.</p><p><strong>SURE, NOW.</strong> NASA and other organizations are <a href="http://www.rappler.com/science-nature/22083-nasa-scrambles-for-better-asteroid-detection" target="_blank">scrambling for better ways to detect incoming space-borne objects</a>&nbsp;like the meteorite that hit Russia last week -- reportedly <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/18/4003224/russian-meteor-was-biggest-in-100-years" target="_blank">the biggest to enter Earth&#39;s atmosphere in more than 100 years</a>.<br />* <em>Wall Street Journal:&nbsp;</em>Fireball unleashed <a href="http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323764804578312264130040432.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories&amp;mg=reno64-wsj" target="_blank">more than 30 times Hiroshima atomic bomb&#39;s energy</a>.</p><p><iframe align="right" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="225" longdesc="&quot;Cabin in the Woods&quot;: The elevator scene" name="&quot;Cabin in the Woods&quot;" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aOAmRxvPXLE?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p><div><strong>IF YOU LOVED &#39;BUFFY,&#39; &#39;AVENGERS,&#39; &#39;FIREFLY&#39; ...&nbsp;</strong> Then be excited. Be very excited. <a href="http://tvline.com/2013/02/18/shield-tv-series-spoilers-joss-whedon-maria-hill/" target="_blank">Joss Whedon is bringing Marvel Comics&#39; super-spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. to television</a>.<br />* Whedon previously explored <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOAmRxvPXLE">high-tech government agency milieu with &quot;<strong>Cabin in the Woods</strong>.&quot;</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>ON THE BRINK OF HISTORY.</strong> <a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1533518-red-hot-chicago-blackhawks-on-the-brink-of-history-after-lasted-win-vs-kings" target="_blank">The Blackhawks could make the NHL record books tonight</a>.<br />*&nbsp;<a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nfl-player-accused-having-gun-ny-airport" target="_blank">NFL player arrested</a>&nbsp;on charges of carrying a handgun in luggage at NYC airport.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>HOW ARE <em>YOU</em> WIRED?</strong><br />* <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324432004578304250252788528.html" target="_blank">To hate exercise</a>?<br />* <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/srinivasan-pillay/psychopaths-attachment-sex_b_2679411.html" target="_blank">To engage in sex with psychopaths</a>?</div><hr /><p><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong></em><br /><em>* Suggestions for this blog?&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Things%20and%20stuff">Email anytime</a>.<br />* Get this blog by email, free. <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;amp;loc=en_US" target="_blank">Sign up here</a>.</em><br /><em>* Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/wbez" target="_blank">@WBEZ</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/meyerson" target="_blank">@Meyerson</a>.<br />* Looking for the most recent WBEZ Meyerson News Quiz? <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/are-you-news-quiz-whiz-105548" target="_blank">Here you go</a>.<br />* And if you missed the on-air quiz experience during yesterday&#39;s &quot;Morning Shift&quot; on WBEZ, <a href="http://soundcloud.com/morningshiftwbez/130218-morning-shift-seg-e" target="_blank">here it is</a>. (Quiz fun begins around 2:55 in.)</em></p></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/burger-king-twit-hacked-wendys-we-have-alibi-105596