5 Lunchtime Links: Amy Schumer angered by plus-size label

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FILE - In this July 14, 2015 file photo, Amy Schumer attends the world premiere of "Trainwreck" in New York. On Oct. 10, Schumer will make her hosting debut on "Saturday Night Live." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this July 14, 2015 file photo, Amy Schumer attends the world premiere of "Trainwreck" in New York. On Oct. 10, Schumer will make her hosting debut on "Saturday Night Live." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Amy Schumer attends the world premiere of “Trainwreck” in New York. On Oct. 10, Schumer will make her hosting debut on “Saturday Night Live.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

1. Amy Schumer calls out Glamour for labeling her plus-size.

Amy Schumer makes a joke out of most things, but when Glamour included her in its recent plus-size feature the comedian did not take the labeling lightly, Time reports. Schumer took to Instagram to address the feature saying, “Plus size is considered a size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8.” She also asked Instagram users if “Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size?” Schumer also took issue with the magazine’s failure to ask for her approval before labeling her and including her in the issue.

2. Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79.

Country legend Merle Haggard has died at 79-years-old on his birthday. The singer, and good friend to Willie Nelson, had recently been ill and forced to cancel tour dates due to his health. His death was first announced by T.G. Sheppard via Twitter and later confirmed by the Bakersfield Californian.

3. Austin’s Fleet Coffee opens, explores coffee as an ingredient.

East Austin’s new Fleet Coffee features a menu called “Coffee And…” which aims to “showcase the uniqueness of coffee as an ingredient,” and includes unique beverages like the E.T. which mixes  espresso with lime syrup and tonic water. Not to say Fleet doesn’t offer all of your run-of-the-mill espresso, latte, iced coffee options, the American-Statesman’s Arianna Auber assures us. The shops owners are hoping to offer a subscription coffee service to customers within the coming months.

4. “Don’t Mess With Texas” campaign celebrates 30 years.

TxDot is celebrating 30 years reminding you which state you definitely should not mess with. The “Don’t Mess With Texas” anti-litter campaign first started employing ads starring Texas celebrities like Willie Nelson and Matthew McConaughey in 1986, and recently underwent a revamp to help target the state’s worst litterers: young adults. Sure those red, blue and white painted trashcans cost Texas quite a bit of money, but anti-littering programs reportedly save the state around $4.7 million each year. All of this serves to remind you, your trash goes in the trash.

5. F1, Taylor Swift tickets to go on sale today.

Today’s your day, F1 and Taylor Swift fans alike! Tickets for this year’s Formula One Grand Prix go on sale at 10 a.m., the American-Statesman’s Deborah Sengupta Stith reports. Tickets for all three days and the concert are $150. Single-day tickets start at $175. The race’s organizers have also instated a new rain policy following last year’s weather, which guarantees 105% refund given it rains over two inches in the 24-hour period before the 2 p.m. start of the F1 USGP on Sunday.


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