Paul Rudd is now the face of the Pentagon's Baskin-Robbins for a very good reason

Mandatory Fun

VIDEO: MRE Pizza vs New York City slice of pizza

As the heart of America's military-industrial complex, the Pentagon is among the most heavily-fortified office buildings on the planet. But no security system is a match for Scott Lang, the small-time criminal-turned Marvel superhero (played by Paul Rudd) whose electronics expertise and high-tech shrinking suit allow him to infiltrate bank vaults and secret bases with ease.

Luckily, it seems that Lang found a faster way into the center of America's military might by scooping sherbert at the Pentagon Baskin-Robbins — at least, that's the impression we get from the Google Maps photo for the DoD HQ's strategic ice cream repository.


Look it up yourself, and you'll find a picture of Rudd's five-o-clock-shadowed face from the 2015 film Ant-Man looking back at you:

Baskin-Robbins always finds out(Google Maps)

As first reported by Washingtonian's Elliot Williams, the photo was uploaded three years ago by a user under the name "Lloyd Christmas."

The image comes from an early scene in Ant-Man where our hero, fresh out of prison for breaking-and-entering, grand larceny, and other "cool crimes," gets a gig slinging scoops while he struggles to get back on his feet.

The Baskin-Robbins scene from 2015's 'Ant-Man' www.youtube.com

Sadly, Lang is eventually fired from Baskin-Robbins in the movie because of his criminal record (and because Baskin-Robbins always finds out). Perhaps that's why the Pentagon location got only 3.5 out of five stars on Google Maps.

"I found a missile in my ice cream. will NOT be back," wrote a local guide named Quinn, who was one of 18 critics to publish their thoughts on the shop.

One ice cream critic used Google Translate to write "A good establishment, but the impression is spoiled by some tasteless pentagonal building in the neighborhood," in both English and Russian. Four stars.

The image of Paul Rudd/Scott Lang/Ant-Man isn't the only unusual photo gracing the Google Maps page of a Pentagon-based fast food chain. Click on the Panda Express there and you'll find a photo uploaded this month by user Bruh Bruhov of somebody holding what appears to be a dead fish over a flat wooden surface.

The Google Maps photo shenanigans continue at KFC, where several young men have left striking self-portraits over the past two years.

In our opinion, the award for most impressive gallery of Google Maps images at a fast food chain at the Pentagon goes to one of its Subway Restaurants locations. The portfolio there includes a Mr. Krabs in powered armor, and an image of "Communism Man" claiming that communism is good for weight loss.

"Are you SO bored that you're reading through Subway reviews at the Pentagon??," wrote McMc in a particularly portentous five-star review last year.

Yes, McMc. Yes I am.

In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Marines of the U.S., left, and South Korea, wearing blue headbands on their helmets, take positions after landing on a beach during the joint military combined amphibious exercise, called Ssangyong, part of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea. (Associated Press/Yonhap/Kim Jun-bum)

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea said on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang.

The drills, known as the Combined Flying Training Event, would have simulated air combat scenarios and involved an undisclosed number of warplanes from both the United States and South Korea.

Read More Show Less

An opening ceremony will be held Monday on Hawaii island for a military exercise with China that will involve about 100 People's Liberation Army soldiers training alongside U.S. Army counterparts.

This comes after Adm. Phil Davidson, head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, spoke on Veterans Day at Punchbowl cemetery about the "rules-based international order" that followed U.S. victory in the Pacific in World War II, and China's attempts to usurp it.

Those American standards "are even more important today," Davidson said, "as malicious actors like the Communist Party of China seek to redefine the international order through corruption, malign cyber activities, intellectual property theft, restriction of individual liberties, military coercion and the direct attempts to override other nations' sovereignty."

Read More Show Less

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to "act quickly" to reach a deal with the United States, in a tweet weighing in on North Korea's criticism of his political rival former Vice President Joe Biden.

Trump, who has met Kim three times since 2018 over ending the North's missile and nuclear programs, addressed Kim directly, referring to the one-party state's ruler as "Mr. Chairman".

In his tweet, Trump told Kim, "You should act quickly, get the deal done," and hinted at a further meeting, signing off "See you soon!"

Read More Show Less

It is impossible to tune out news about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump now that the hearings have become public. And this means that cable news networks and Congress are happier than pigs in manure: this story will dominate the news for the foreseeable future unless Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt get back together.

But the wall-to-wall coverage of impeachment mania has also created a news desert. To those of you who would rather emigrate to North Korea than watch one more lawmaker grandstand for the cameras, I humbly offer you an oasis of news that has absolutely nothing to do with Washington intrigue.

Read More Show Less

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kiev, Crimea's border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday.

A Reuters reporter in Crimea, which Russian annexed from Ukraine in 2014, earlier on Sunday saw coastguard boats pulling the three vessels through the Kerch Strait toward the Black Sea where they could potentially be handed over to Ukraine.

Read More Show Less