What better way to celebrate a serious federal law enforcement presence in your hometown than making sweet treats named after a (possibly) dead guy?
A bakery in Milford Township, Mich., is … uh … making a killing selling Jimmy Hoffa cupcakes.
Fortunately, they do not actually taste like Jimmy Hoffa — they’re chocolate — but they do feature a ghoulish hand reaching out of dirty, wormy, dark brown frosting.
"We've sold a ton," Laura Helwig, owner of Milford Baking Company, said. "We just think it makes it all fun. Everybody is having fun with this. A lot of customers walk by, point to our sign and chuckle.”
The town became the focus of the FBI’s long-running search for the missing Teamster’s leader last week. Since then, tongue firmly in cheek, local businesses have been marketing the morbid memorabilia, Michigan’s Hometown Life reports.
It seems, in fact, that the township’s formerly sleepy streets are positively stuffed with snarky references to the search, like Bakers of Milford sign reading “Forget Waldo. Where’s Hoffa?” and the Red Dog Saloon’s proud proclamation “Milford, Home to Hoffa 4 - 31 Years.”
Also on the bandwagon is Leslie Watson, who’s selling T-shirts that read “The FBI Digs Milford. Do You?”
"It think it's funny," Watson said.
And Watson’s not alone.
Angela Carus-Wilson, who says her favorite sign reads “Special Hoffa Steak Salad. Buried under field greens, wild mushrooms, edible flowers,” says she’s gone around town taking pictures of the quips to send to David Letterman.
"Milford's enjoying its 15 minutes of fame. Everyone is having fun with it, and I think it's cool we are getting national attention," Carus-Wilson said.
Click on the picture box at the top of the story to see the creepy cupcakes.
Thanks to Out There readers Rob E. and Melissa P.
I Face Pressure! You Face Pressure!
HONG KONG (AP) — Forget "The DaVinci Code." One of the most popular movies in Hong Kong is a 6-minute film apparently shot with a cell phone.
"Bus Uncle," as the film is commonly known, has been viewed nearly 1.7 million times on the video Web site Youtube.com — the second most-viewed on the site in May as of Thursday — spawning spoofs and new slang drawn from the ranting subject's emotionally charged soliloquy.
The film starts out when the protagonist, a middle-aged grumpy man, reacts strongly when a young man sitting behind him taps his shoulder to ask him to keep his voice down while talking on the phone.
"I don't know you. You don't know me. Why do you do this?" the infuriated bus rider said, punctuating the sentence by jabbing his right hand downward in the air.
When the young man, who rarely talks back during the argument, expressed an unwillingness to continue the conversation, the middle-aged man exploded, "This is not resolved! This is not resolved! This is not resolved!" — now a new catch phrase in Hong Kong.
He goes on to say, "I face pressure. You face pressure. Why did you provoke me?"
The video has inspired numerous spoofs, including a karaoke version and a rap song using the middle-aged man's refrain, "I face pressure. You face pressure." Internet users have also added Chinese and English subtitles.
Soul Patrol Gets the Wrong McNumber
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There's at least one couple who isn't upset that America's most popular TV show has finished its fifth season.
Dorothy and Jerry Few are tired of getting calls from people who believe they're phoning in a vote for their favorite "American Idol" contestant.
"It's aggravating when it happens," said Dorothy Few, 74, who doesn't watch the FOX show that crowned Taylor Hicks its latest winner Wednesday night. "I hate when somebody calls and hangs up."
During the show's season, from late February through May, viewers call national toll-free numbers to cast their votes for their favorite contestant after Tuesday night performances.
The Fews' phone number closely resembles the toll-free number Fox uses to let viewers vote for their favorite contestants. The voting lines begin 1-866-436-57XX — or 1-866-IDOLSXX — with the last two digits corresponding to a singer.
Ethel Boling, 79, also has phone number with the 866 prefix and said she had been getting eight to 10 wrong numbers a week from "Idol" fans. But as a fellow "Idol" watcher, she doesn't mind the misdials.
"It's kind of exciting, really," she said.
More than 63 million callers cast their vote for the finals this week.
Hansel and Gretel Turn to a Life of Crime
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police investigating a convenience store break-in got a lot of help from Little Debbie.
Syracuse cops say burglars smashed a window at a neighborhood store and made off with lottery tickets and some snack food. Officers followed a trail of discarded Little Debbie coffee cake wrappers to a nearby apartment building.
The trail led to an apartment. After being let inside, officers say they found a box of Little Debbie coffee cakes and numerous lottery tickets.
Three people were arrested, including a 20-year-old man and two teenagers.
A police department spokesman called the arrests "a combination of good police work and a stupid criminal."
Thanks to Out There readers Robert P. and Eric D.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Taylor Timmins.
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