Briefly: Australians Eat 800,000 Zinger Pies, ‘Party Girls’ Cringe-Fest, Big Mac On A Plate?

Briefly: Australians Eat 800,000 Zinger Pies, ‘Party Girls’ Cringe-Fest, Big Mac On A Plate?

Brief news items for Lifehacker readers including: McDonald’s trials burgers served on plates, get a free Hoyts Kiosk movie rental this Wednesday, why the Adelaide “party girls” are the worst thing ever.

  • According to KFC, over 800,000 Zinger Pies have been sold in Australia since the snack’s launch. (That’s 1,654,400,000 kilojoules, number-crunching fans.) The Zinger Pie will only be sticking around until 7 October, so if you’ve yet to try one you better be quick. You can read what we thought of the pie in our taste-taste article . You can also check out how the advertisement stacked up to reality here.
  • If you’re still using DVDs, Hoyts Kiosk is offering a free movie rental this Wednesday. New titles include Star Trek Into Darkness and The Place Beyond the Pines. [Via OzBargain]
  • The Good Guys has knocked $20 off Telstra’s $30 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kits. The deal is available in all SIM card varieties including Nano and Micro-SIM for iPad. [Via OzBargain]
  • Would a Big Mac taste better if it was served on a plate? In a bid to find out, McDonald’s has been serving its flagship burger like a restaurant meal, complete with a knife and fork. The trial has been taking place at eight restaurants in the NSW Illawarra region, south of Sydney. “I think people thought it was a bit of an interesting experience,” a McDonald’s spokeswoman said. Well, it’s certainly classier than Whopper feed bags. [Via Business Insider]
  • If you needed a reason to hate Today Tonight and humanity in general, this soul-crushing episode about the Adelaide “party girls” being sent to LA for absolutely no reason ought to do it.