Food and Drink

White House Staffers Are Icing Each Other in the Office

Phil Dokas / Flickr
Phil Dokas / Flickr
Phil Dokas / Flickr

Official government buildings were filled with a bunch of bros icing bros in January, according to a new report by The Washington Post. To celebrate a government employee’s 30th birthday, staff members in the Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) threw back to the early 2000s and stocked up on Smirnoff Ice.

Not fake news. The White House confirmed that people were being iced, and referred to happy hours as a way for staffers to network. Networking for the PPO apparently also includes chugging on one knee. The PPO is responsible for recruiting and vetting political appointees, and the Post writes that it’s currently a “refuge for young campaign workers” who helped President Donald Trump run for office.

The “networking” in question was done in the Eisenhower Office Building, which is adjacent to the White House and houses a “majority of offices for White House staff.” The building was completed in 1888 and is described by the the official White House website as “an impressive building that commands a unique position in both our national history and architectural heritage.” No word yet if an addendum will be added that honors the building’s unique position in our national history of chugging malt beverages.

After all, nothing screams networking like asking Jimmy to grab an FBI background check out of your desk, but instead of a folder there’s a Smirnoff Ice, right? In terms of drinking games, they could have done better. But hey, you only turn 30 while vetting the future rulers of the U.S. once.

Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.


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