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People are listing their Pokémon Oreos on eBay for as much as $15,000

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Some people are attempting to cash in on Poké-fever by offering rare “Pokémon” Oreo cookies on eBay for ridiculous amounts of money — up to $15,000.

Is this for real?: The “Pokémon” x Oreo collaboration was available for pre-order on Sept. 8 for $3.88, but to prevent hoarding, the company only allowed up to three boxes per customer, according to Dexerto.

  • A week later, people began posting listings on eBay to sell the rarest Pokémon Oreo cookie, which features the character Mew. Prices vary for Mew listings on the e-commerce site, which go from as low as $5.50 and up to $15,000.
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  • A Twitter user, who goes by the handle name @effnaaron, decided to place a listing on eBay for his Mew Pokémon Oreo cookie as a joke. However, he was later surprised to see someone had placed a $51 bid on his auction. The final bid was $5,000.

Limited edition: The cookies come in 16 different designs that feature iconic “Pokémon” characters such as Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. Those who would like to collect them all will have to buy multiple packages as the cookies were packed randomly.

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NFL Picks: Green Bay big home favorite over terrible Washington defense

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Game of the week

Kansas City at Tennessee

The Chiefs are a 4 1/2-point road favorite and the combination of their blowout win at Washington and the Chargers’ blowout loss at Baltimore last week put them just a game behind the Bolts/Las Vegas. Tennessee is coming off an emotional win over Buffalo on Monday night and the Titans will have a letdown.

Chiefs 34, Titans 24

Lock of the week

Washington at Green Bay

Before traveling to Denver next Sunday, WFT (a 9 1/2-point underdog) will serve as the Packers’ punching bag at Lambeau Field. It is remarkable that a defense with so many first-round picks, led by Chase Young, can be so bad. WFT is second-worst in yards allowed (423.0), worst in pass defense (309.5) and worst in points allowed (31.0).

Packers 38, Washington 17

Upset of the week

Atlanta at Miami

How can anybody pick the Dolphins after their loss to Jacksonville last week in London? The 1-4 Fins are a 2 1/2-point favorite and declined the post-London bye week to play the Falcons, who were off last week. The only thing that may save general manager Chris Grier and coach Brian Flores is swinging a deal for quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Falcons 30, Dolphins 14


Around the AFC: Tennessee’s Derrick Henry running away from other tailbacks

Mark Zaleski, The Associated Press

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) dives into the end zone for a touchdown ahead of Buffalo Bills cornerback Levi Wallace (39) in the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Henry running wild. Tennessee tailback/wrecking crew Derrick Henry is running away with the NFL rushing lead … literally. The Yulee Bulldozer — the nickname I’ll take credit for giving him when he was a high school player in the Jacksonville, Fla., area — enters Week 7 with 783 rushing yards, a whopping 260 more than the next-closest player (Cleveland’s Nick Chubb). Henry’s 10 rushing touchdowns are double any other player. He can’t keep up this pace, right? His current projections are for 459 carries for 2,218 yards, which would both be single-season records albeit in a 17-game season. The current record holders are Eric Dickerson (2,105 yards for the Rams in 1984) and Larry Johnson (416 carries for Kansas City in 2006).

Perryman trade working out. Those watching last week’s Broncos game against Las Vegas probably noticed No. 52 in a white jersey/silver britches all over the field. It was middle linebacker Denzel Perryman and he has proved to be one of the best preseason acquisitions in the league. Perryman signed a two-year, $6 million contract with Carolina, which flipped him with a seventh-round pick to the Raiders for a sixth-round pick on Aug. 26. Perryman previously played for Las Vegas defensive coordinator Gus Bradley with the Chargers and replaced Nicholas Morrow, who sustained an August foot injury. Perryman is tied with Seattle’s Bobby Wagner for the NFL tackle lead (72) and has at least 10 tackles in every game.

AFC cross-off teams. The AFC has only one team with five wins (Baltimore) compared with six for the NFC (Arizona has six to lead the way). Cross-off-from-playoff-contention teams already are the Jets (1-4), Miami (1-5), Houston (1-5) and Jacksonville (1-5). A 9-8 record could secure the seventh and final playoff spot. At least the Jets and Jaguars feel they have their quarterbacks in place.


Around the NFC: Dallas cornerback Trevon Diggs’ interception ability puts him in rare company

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs on ...

Steven Senne, The Associated Press

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass.

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Record-tying Diggs. Dallas cornerback Trevon Diggs is outshining his brother Stefon, the Buffalo Bills’ star receiver. Trevon joined Pittsburgh’s Rod Woodson as the only two players in league history with seven interceptions in their team’s first six games with last week’s interception-for-a-touchdown at New England. Frequent notes contributor Dan Daly researched that Diggs is only the 10th player to have at least 10 interceptions in their first 18 career games; the only Hall of Famer on the list is Mike Haynes. In the last 42 years, the only player with a season of more than 11 interceptions is the Raiders’ Lester Hayes (13 in 1980).

Adams, Kupp starring. The last time the NFL had two 1,600-yard receivers in the same year was 2015 when defenses had no answers for Atlanta’s Julio Jones (1,871) and Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown (1,834). Through six games, Green Bay’s Davante Adams (668) and the Los Angeles Rams’ Cooper Kupp (653) are averaging 100-plus yards per game. Their statistics are even more impressive considering both of their teams are 5-1 and have three wins by double digits, meaning they aren’t in must-throw-to-rally mode. Both players should have big games Sunday — Adams faces Washington’s league-worst pass defense and Kupp plays the 19th-ranked Detroit pass defense.

Panthers back to .500. Feel better, Broncos fans, your team isn’t the only one who followed a 3-0 start with three consecutive losses to fall crashing back to reality. Carolina won by five, 19 and 15 points and have lost by eight (at Dallas), three (vs. Philadelphia) and six (vs. Minnesota) points. Credit coach Matt Rhule for pounding the drums after the overtime loss to the Vikings in which Carolina passed 41 times and ran 23 (four of those were quarterback scrambles). “We’re going to run the football,” he said. The Panthers play at the lowly Giants on Sunday.

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Upcoming DC Comics live-action ‘Batgirl’ movie to cast trans Asian American woman

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HBO Max’s upcoming “Batgirl” movie is currently looking to cast a trans Asian American woman for a supporting role.

Awaiting: On Oct. 14, Kate Ringsell Casting tweeted an open call for an untitled DC project under Warner Bros, which is suspected to be for character Alysia Yeoh, according to ScreenRant.

  • The movie will focus on the character Barbara Gordon’s rendition of the masked vigilante, who is also the daughter of Jim Gordon, Gotham City’s Police Commissioner.
  • Yeoh is one of the first major trans characters to be added into mainstream comics and first appeared in “Batgirl (vol. 4) #1” in 2011.
  • Created by writer Gail Simone and Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf, Yeoh becomes Gordon’s roommate and longtime friend, with the latter later also becoming her maid of honor.
  • Although it’s unconfirmed that the role is for Yeoh, “Bad Boys for Life” directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were confirmed to lead the “Batgirl” movie in May and were also listed on the call.
  • Whoever secures the supporting role will fit the bill for a woman in her mid-to-late 20s, named Alanna. A childhood version of Alanna is also being cast as an Asian American trans girl or nonbinary person between the ages of 10 and 12.
  • The deadline for the possible Yeoh role ends on Oct. 28, and the movie is slated to premiere in 2022.

Featured Image via DC Comics/Joshua Middleton

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Workers flood the streets of Seoul wearing ‘Squid Game’ attire to protest for better working conditions

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South Korean union workers recently took to the streets to demand job security while wearing costumes from the hit show “Squid Game.” 

Call for better working conditions: On Wednesday, around 80,000 members of the South Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) came out to protest across the country wearing the now familiar red and black tracksuits from the Netflix show, Business Insider reported.

  • KCTU, which has about 1.1 million members spread out in 13 different cities, is one of South Korea’s two major labor unions.
  • The group said it is seeking help for the irregular workers — which includes temporary and contract workers — who suffered the most from the pandemic, but “the government tried to muzzle us without giving an answer.”
  • Their main demands include an increase in the minimum wage and better working conditions.
  • Seoul saw around 27,000 members participating in the national strike, which prompted the deployment of about 12,000 local officers. In Gwanghwamun Plaza, where many of the demonstrators converged, authorities created fences out of buses to control the crowd, reported The Straits Times.
  • The demonstrations go against South Korea’s strict social distancing policies that aim to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The government has placed a ban on all rallies in Seoul and the greater Seoul area, Reuters reported.
  • Local authorities said they will file legal action against the rally organizers.

Squid Game IRL: Union workers said they connected with the main characters from the hit series as they are similarly “struggling to make a living,” a tweet from Channel News Asia’s Lim Yun Suk revealed.

  • Squid Game” focuses on 456 participants of a brutal contest who are pitted against each other in deadly “children’s games” to win 45 billion won (about $40 million).
  • South Korea is known to have a notoriously punishing work culture, as NextShark previously reported.
  • Korean employees, on average, worked for 2,113 hours in 2015, placing them third among 35 countries, just behind Mexico and Costa Rica in more worked hours.
  • Lee Chang-keun, one of the thousands of workers laid off at South Korea’s Ssangyong Motors in 2009, said scenes from the show reminded him of his co-workers who have died, ABC reported.
  • “In ‘Squid Game,’ you see characters scrambling to survive after being laid off at work, struggling to operate fried chicken diners or working as ‘daeri’ drivers,” a rental service where drivers take drunk people home in their own cars,” Lee was quoted as saying.

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