Deadmau5 Spent $15K On “Rick And Morty” McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce To Give To Fans [Listen]
As Dedmau5, a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman, explains in the new podcast, dubbed The Sauce, “I just kept bidding on that, and then ended up getting in touch with the guy personally about it. He said, ‘Well, I’ve been getting all these bids, and I think a lot of them are phony…’ I said, ‘Okay, I tell you what. You pull it down right now, and I’ll give you x-amount for it.’” The agreed-upon “x amount” wound up being roughly $15,000.In October of last year, Deadmau5 made good use of the hallowed Szechuan Sauce: He shared it with his fans during a performance in Toronto, giving about 1,000 fans some nuggets and a dip of the pricey condiment, however “shitty” it may be (as he says onstage in the clip below): The podcast also gives the McDonald’s perspective on the Szechuan phenomenon, as executives explain that they did not know who Deadmau5 was prior, or even that they had once made a Szechuan Sauce to begin with. Now, however, they are planning to re-introduce the sauce once again–promising more than enough stock for everyone to try a taste. Keep an eye out for it at your local Mickey D’s–It’ll surely be a shorter wait for the sauce than it will be for season 4…You can listen to The Sauce, the multi-episode investigative podcast about the insanity surrounding the Rick and Morty McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce, here in its entirety.[H/T – Billboard] In a new podcast sponsored by McDonald‘s, Canadian EDM superstar Deadmau5 explains how he came to procure a large jug of the infamous Rick and Morty promotional Szechuan Sauce for a hefty sum. Adult Swim cartoon sci-fi sitcom Rick and Morty has been a veritable goldmine for advertisers and merchandisers since its creation. The show, which follows the multi-dimensional misadventures of unhinged genius scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson/reluctant sidekick, Morty Smith, dominated the coveted Male 18-34 demographic last year, thoroughly eclipsing competing prime-time network TV ratings. Rick and Morty memorabilia has also become a lucrative market, as the show’s rabid cult following has proven to go to great lengths to cop any merchandise pertaining to the show. Anything? Anything. Even chicken nugget dipping sauce.Rick and Morty fans’ insane voracious hunger for Rick and Morty swag was best summed up by last year’s McDonald‘s Szechuan Sauce scandal. In the show’s season 3 premiere, Rick plots to go back in time so he can once again taste the limited edition Szechuan Sauce that the fast food giant briefly produced as a 1998 promotion for Disney‘s Mulan. In response to the episode’s popularity and the sudden demand it created, McDonald’s announced they’d re-release a limited amount of the infamous dipping sauce. However, they underestimated just how many people wanted this sauce, and to what extent they were willing to go to get their hands on it.Fans lined up at McDonald’s locations nationwide hours before restaurant locations opened in an attempt to snag a packet. Supplies quickly ran out, prompting riotous responses from the gathered masses. By the end of that day, the special edition sauce packets were selling for hundreds of dollars online. In addition to individual packets, a 64-ounce jug of the McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce sold for tens of thousands of dollars on eBay. Shortly after the big sale made waves on the Internet, it came out that the buyer was…none other than famously cartoon-prone DJ/producer Deadmau5.
Premier League leaders Leicester leave it late, Chelsea win at Southampton
Leonardo Ulloa scored late for Premier League leaders Leicester City to clinch a dramatic 1-0 win over Norwich City at the King Power Stadium.Leicester went into the game looking to recover from their late loss at Arsenal, and it looked like they would have to settle for a point against struggling Norwich.But in the 89th minute Marc Albrighton drilled in a cross which Ulloa met to secure a huge victory for Claudio Ranieri’s men.The result sees Leicester five points clear of Tottenham and Arsenal, who play on Sunday against Swansea and Manchester United respectively.Chelsea fought back for a victory against in-form Southampton as Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster was finally beaten in a 2-1 win for the Blues at St Mary’s The first half saw Forster set a new top-flight record for Southampton, with the shot-stopper surpassing 667 minutes without conceding a goal.The home team went in front when Shane Long capitalised on a poor header from Baba Rahman before dinking the ball over goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.Chelsea hit back with 15 minutes left on the clock when Cesc Fabregas’ cross evaded everyone and nestled in the back of the net.The comeback was complete when Willian sent in a corner and Branislav Ivanovic powerfully headed home. West Ham United defeated former manager Sam Allardyce and his Sunderland side 1-0 at Upton Park in the day’s lunchtime kickoff.Michail Antonio scored the only goal of the game, curling home on 30 minutes with a fine left-footed finish.Sunderland were unable to find a response as the Hammers held on to climb to fifth in the table.Stoke City piled more misery on bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa as they triumphed 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium. Stoke took the lead on 51 minutes when Marko Arnautovic kept his cool from the penalty spot after Phil Bardsley was brought down in the box by Ashley Westwood.Arnautovic doubled his side’s advantage just four minutes later, meeting Xherdan Shaqiri’s cross at the back post to convert past goalkeeper Mark Bunn.Villa scored a late consolation when Leandro Bacuna thundered into the corner for Remi Garde’s side.Elsewhere, Bournemouth avoided a third straight league loss as they ground out a 0-0 draw at Watford.The result sees Bournemouth five points above the relegation zone while Watford are 10th in the standings. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports