As much as I hate the Thanksgiving dinner I’m about to tell you about on principle . . . I gotta say it DOES sound better than the Stove Top stuffing and canned green beans I’m going to eat. 5. The dinner also comes with tickets to see “Hamilton” . . . a $7,500 Black Friday shopping spree on Fifth Avenue . . . and a $20,000 watch. The Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York City is open on Thursday and they’re serving the most expensive Thanksgiving dinner in the country. If you want it, it’ll run you $76,000. What could possibly cost that much? 3. The stuffing includes $475-a-pound Wagyu beef and foie gras. 1. The turkey is $105-a-pound because it’s covered in rare spices and comes with a slab of imported Japanese bacon . . . a glaze made of oranges that cost $75 each and special reserve Grand Marnier . . . and gravy made with rare bourbon. 4. Some of the other side dishes are oysters that cost $100 each . . . a cranberry sauce made with balsamic vinegar that’s $60-an-ounce . . . and Wagyu beef lollipops that are made with a cognac that’s $4,800-a-bottle. 2. The sweet potatoes are served with Caspian Sea caviar that’s $1,600-an-ounce . . . and the mashed potatoes are made with $455-a-pound Swedish moose cheese.
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Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jon mitchell Tags:#Blogging#web Tumblr has decided to change its tune about ads. Starting May 2, it will sell the featured post spot on the user dashboard to highlight sponsored posts. “We’re pretty opposed to advertising,” CEO David Karp told the Los Angeles Times in 2010. “It really turns our stomachs.” But for the free blogging service, the stomachs of its investors are more important at the moment. The ads won’t be shown on the blogs themselves, but rather in the Radar section where Tumblr users log in. That screen highlights popular posts now, but starting next month, it will show paid content instead.In Karp’s own words from just a week ago, running ads on Tumblr blogs themselves would be “a complete last resort” for a business model. “We’re selling our desks to avoid that,” he said. But it’s probably not a bad idea to sell the Radar section, too. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… When introducing the new plan this week at the Ad Age Digital Conference, Karp called himself an “idiot” for his past stance on ads, though he made it clear that he still finds digital ads distasteful.Tumblr had some miscellaneous revenue streams, such as paid theme designs and the ability to make one’s posts stand out in other user’s streams for $1. But now it’s time to get serious and put all that traffic to use.Tumblr is an absolute monster traffic-wise. Its 50 million blogs draw over 300 million monthly visits and 12 billion page views. That’s eight times more than WordPress.com blogs.But without ads, all that traffic just means big costs instead of big profits.Tumblr has taken on $125 million in funding, including an $85 million round last September. As much as its founders may not like it, somebody has to start paying the bills around there.With the 50 million blogs on Tumblr, Karp says that advertisers will get 120 million impressions per day from the Radar section. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Real Madrid are trailing 1-2 after the first leg loss against Juventus in the Champions LeagueWith the Spanish league title essentially out of reach, it’s time for Real Madrid again to prove itself in the Champions League.The defending champions host Juventus on Thursday in the second leg of the semifinals, trailing 2-1 from the opening match. A 1-0 win would be enough to advance on away goals.Madrid will, as usual, look to Cristiano Ronaldo to provide the spark, while Juventus will again follow the lead of Andrea Pirlo.”Juventus are back competing at the very highest level,” Pirlo said, “and a Champions League win would be a dream for the fans, for the club, and for me personally.”Here are some things to know about Real Madrid vs Juventus tie:CASCADE OF CRITICISMReal Madrid followed up its 2-1 loss at Juventus with a 2-2 draw against Valencia, a result that dropped the team four points behind leader Barcelona with two matches to go.Those two results have led to harsh criticism of some of the team’s top players, including goalkeeper Iker Casillas, defender Sergio Ramos and forward Gareth Bale.Ramos, who was a key part of the defense that helped Spain win two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup, played in the midfield against Juventus to cover for the injured Luka Modric. The tactic didn’t work well as the 29-year-old Spain international gave the ball away twice at crucial moments.WOUNDED WARRIORGiorgio Chiellini finished the first leg with a blood-stained bandage wrapped around his head, and he’s looking forward to more.advertisementThe Juventus center back was injured in a clash of heads with Bale. But that didn’t stop him from putting in another stellar performance last week.”We can’t wait for Wednesday evening to come,” Chiellini said. “This is certainly the most prestigious and important game I’ll be playing in since I joined the club. I’ve been here for 10 years and it’s been 12 since we last reached the semifinals.”We’ve never been as close as we are now,” he said. “The final is still a long way away and we’ll need a super performance to get there.”The last time Juventus was in the semifinals, in 2003, it lost 2-1 at Madrid before winning 3-1 in Turin to progress to the final, where it lost on penalties to AC Milan.Juventus also knocked Madrid out in the last 16 in 2005 and the two have met twice in the group stage since then.”I’ve played at the Bernabeu twice,” Chiellini said. “Let’s hope it doesn’t end like last year, when we lost and I was sent off, but instead like the first game, when we won thanks to (Alessandro) Del Piero’s double.”TACTICSReal Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, who said he grew to regard Pirlo “as a brother” during their time together at AC Milan, needs to decide how best to handle him on Wednesday.On the other side, Ronaldo will be left to charge up the left flank and Bale will play on the right, but Ancelotti must decide if the job of sole striker will go to Karim Benzema, who is back in training after an injury, or Javier Hernandez.Hernandez has played only 296 minutes in the Champions League and scored one goal, compared to six goals in 597 minutes for Benzema. Ronaldo has scored nine goals in 975 minutes.POGBA’S BACKPaul Pogba is back, but it remains to be seen if he is back to his best.Pogba played for an hour in the 1-1 draw against Cagliari before being substituted, 52 days after tearing a right thigh muscle at Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16.”I’m always ready,” the France midfielder said. “I’m happy with my performance and with my level of fitness during the game. It was good. I did lots of running and I didn’t feel anything so I’m on the right road.”Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, who has a full squad to choose from, had the luxury of resting most of his regular players on Saturday because the team won the Italian league the previous week. He is likely to stick with the same team that beat Madrid in Turin, bringing Pogba off the bench in the second half.”Paul is the same as always, such a young lad with so much strength that he doesn’t need to get back into the swing of things regardless of his two-month absence,” Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli said. “The Cagliari match was an important test and the boss will decide for Madrid.”advertisementPogba scored nine goals before his injury, including one in the group stage of the Champions League.