Archive for July 2009

Linksplodge 07/23/09

Above, an archival print of the original oil painting, "Stilton Cheese" by Mike Geno. $20 on Etsy. Also, see our previous coverage of Mike Geno's food paintings.
Update: We've been informed that it should have been called "Huntsman Cheese" since it appears to be Double Gloucester with slices of Stilton within it. Carry on.
Good has a [...]

Digital Big Mac Signals the End of Photography

This video of a Big Mac, fries, and soda, starts out like food porn — sumptuous photography, shallow depth of field, etc. — but like in the Matrix, the simulation starts to break down, revealing that the fast food is entirely digitally rendered.
It was easier to make the video using computers than shooting it live. [...]

Videos of Padma Lakshmi on Star Trek: Enterprise

After Padma Lakshmi signed a development deal with NBC to star in a half-hour comedy series, the AV Club unearthed clips of her in the movie Glitter, so we figured we'd look up some of her other previous acting gigs.
Here are video clips of the episode "Precious Cargo" of Star Trek: Enterprise (aired December 11, [...]

The LA Times Approves of Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien's Crimes Against Food

Left: H-o-t hot boneless buffalo wings using Fat-free Pringles and Fiber One bran cereal as crust. Right: Bacon-bundled BBQ shrimp using extra-lean turkey bacon. Photographs via latimes.com.
What the hell, LA Times? We thought we were all supposed to grow gardens and buy local and seasonal and everything. Why are you giving Hungry Girl aka Lisa [...]

RIP Taco Bell Chihuahua [video tribute]

Gidget, the chihuahua known as the iconic "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" dog has passed away. People reports:
"She made so many people happy," says Gidget's trainer, Sue Chipperton.... The mostly retired actor lived out her days laying in the sun – "I like to joke that it's like looking after a plant," says Chipperton – [...]

Parodies of Snickers Ads by Olde English

Photo via blog.oldeenglish.org
The sketch comedy group Olde English posted a series of brilliant parodies of Snickers ads. Photoshopped or real-life vandalism, doesn't really matter.
[via The Daily What]

The National Baby Food Festival in Fremont, Michigan

Photos via nbff.org
Look out, Aspen and South Beach: Fremont, Michigan, home of the Gerber Products Company, kicks off its National Baby Food Festival today. Events include competitive baby food-making and (our favorite) an adults-eating-baby-food contest in which two-person teams are blindfolded and forced to feed one another various fruit purees.
Beyond the requisite parades, beauty queens, [...]

TMZ Compares Susan Boyle to Julia Child

Without epic celebrity deaths to cover, TMZ is back to its regular celebrity grind (fisticuffs, nudity, DWIs, what have you), but when they post a "this person looks like that person" — saying that British fameball Susan Boyle looks like Julia Child "back in the day" — you know they're just hurting for content. [...]

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