Archive for July 2009

Epic Hoarding: "Waste Not" by Song Dong at the Museum of Modern Art

"Waste Not," Song Dong, 2005.
Currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City is the installation "Waste Not" by the Beijing-based artist Song Dong. A collaboration conceived of with his mother, Zhao Xiangyuan (1938-2009), the installation consists of the complete contents of her home, amassed over fifty years, including the wooden [...]

Lost Promo: Hurley's Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack Commercial [video]

Unveiled during Comic-Con over the weekend, here's a somewhat spoiler-ish promo for season six of Lost featuring Hugo Reyes (aka Hurley) as the owner and CEO of Mr. Cluck’s Chicken Shack, promoting the Outback Roasters with "authentic Australian spices." If you're a Lost nerd, this should offer some serious insinuations, but is of potentially dubious [...]

Linksplodge 07/24/09

Above, Creative Review posted sketches and finished posters by Robert McGinnis for a retro campaign for Stella Artois 4%.
An exhaustive roundup of McDonald's logos.
Fake Restaurant Girl for-real interviews Sullivan Street Bakery and Company's Jim Lahey.
Indecision Forever on recent Obama food madness: "I was just about to go into full-on panic mode. I was all like, [...]

Banksy 'Donuts' Prints on Sale

Photo via e-days.cc
The gallery Pictures on Walls has just made available 30 x 22 inch prints of Banksy's "Donuts," which recently debuted at his Bristol City Museum exhibit. Only 598 copies are available — 299 each of chocolate and strawberry flavors — through a lottery that runs through Tuesday at noon. Whether you're a cop [...]

Offal of the Week: Gizzards

Photo by Ryan Adams
If it's Friday, it must be Offal of the Week! Brought to you by Ryan Adams, author of the blog Nose to Tail at Home, each week we highlight a different part of the animal that you've always wanted to work with, but were afraid to ask your butcher for. This week: [...]

That Mitchell and Webb Look Lampoons Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

Here's a clip from a recent episode of the British comedy sketch show That Mitchell and Webb Look criticizing and poking fun at the flaws in Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.
After failing to properly execute a new dish taught by "Max," the desperate restaurateur pleads: "You are much better at this than me. You are much [...]

Brain Freeze Fish Breath on I Survived a Japanese Game Show [video]

Last night on I Survived a Japanese Game Show, one of the challenges was "Brain Freeze Fish Breath," in which the contestants had to dunk their heads into vats of ice water to pull out fish and squid with their mouths. Granted, it wasn't nearly as horrifying as last week's "Stretchy Squid Face" challenge, but [...]

Get Down With Submarine Cuisine

Photo by Erik Slavin / S&S, via stripes.com

Sailors aboard US submarines may have to live confined in an underwater metal tube for up to six months without internet access, but they're dining on vittles worlds better than their land-bound brethren.
Reporter Erik Slavin joined the crew of USS Seawolf in the Pacific and is chronicling his [...]

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