The store only had one item on the menu: a direwolf-shaped piece of whole wheat bread with a bit of orange zest. That sounds perfectly adequate and not one zest more, but every single one of the snacks sold out on the same day they were announced, and there's no indication they'll ever return. We're guessing Hawkey made a tidy sum from agreeing to be the face of the promotion and squawking some terrible adspeak nonsense about how the delivery service is so convenient that you won't even have to walk down the dangerous King's Road.
Hopefully it was a lot of money, because that does not sound worth it.
A Sopranos Actor Sold Fan Art For A Small Fortune
Actor Federico Castelluccio, who played enforcer Furio Giunta on The Sopranos, took a trip to Florence in 2008, where he saw a famous painting by Piero della Francesca that depicted the Duke and Dutchess of Urbino, and he immediately sprouted 16 extra chest hairs from the overload of concentrated Italian. As an artist himself, Federico was inspired to recreate the piece, but with Tony and Carmela Soprano in it instead.
Normally, that's the sort of idea that leads to a few nice comments on DeviantArt, and that's it. But one Canadian oil executive saw the piece and had to have it. He bought it from Castelluccio for $175,000 . Yes, this rich Sopranos watcher dropped more money than you'll make in ten years on a whimsical fan mash-up. Try not to feel too angry about that when you decide which student loan you can risk not paying this month.
That wasn't the end of Castelluccio's adventures in the art world. Once, at auction, he bought what was advertised as an 18th-century painting, but turned out to be an early 17th-century Guercino! OK, that sounds like one of the punchlines from Frasier that you don't get, but the point is that by spending about $140,000 on the painting, and then having it tested and restored, he wound up with a work of art worth $10 million.
HBONot bad for a dude who looks like a waiter at a renaissance fair.