Last week, the Killers noticed that Panda Express has been using the phrase “smile like you mean it” on some of their fortune cookie fortunes, and sent a tweet directed at the Chinese fast-food chain saying, “I’m thinkin’ orange chicken for life and we’ll let you off the hook for using our stuff.” Of course, “Smile Like You Mean It” is the name of a popular Killers song off of their debut album Hot Fuss, but it’s also just a thing that people have probably been saying since the dawn of time?
But it all worked out for everyone in the end: Panda Express responded to the band saying that they would make a donation to a charity, and the Killers said that Serving Our Kids — a foundation based out of the group’s hometown of Las Vegas — seemed like a good fit, and per The Las Vegas Review-Journal, the company did indeed make a donation. “I loved the way it worked out,” the Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci told the paper. “Now fervently working on a tweet deal with McDonald’s for that house in Tahoe.”
— The Killers (@thekillers) January 12, 2017
— Serving Our Kids (@servingourkids) January 12, 2017
So everyone got some free publicity and some kids in need got fed! Seems like an OK day, except, oh wait, we’re all living in a totalitarian hellscape! Happy Friday!