Archive for July 2009

Taxidermia Film Trailer [video]

Opening in New York City and Los Angeles on August 14th is the dark comedy/horror film Taxidermia, which explores the dangers of gluttony not seen since Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Delicatessen, or Se7en. Out of Hungary and directed by György Pálfi, it tells the story of three generations of men who succumb to [...]

Linksplodge 07/21/09

Above, David Rees's comic strip Get Your War On — built entirely out of public domain clip art — has been more or less ripped off by Jamba Juice and turned into an ad campaign, and he's not happy about it. [via Mediabistro]
Slashfood gets in touch with Judith Jones regarding the Julia Child / Julie [...]

Gourmet and Bon App's Ad Page Meltdown

Condé Nast released its official projections for its September ad sales, and it's not pretty. It's bad. If we're reading the chart after the jump correctly, then year-over-year from Sep 08 to Sep 09, Bon Appetit's ad pages are down 40% (from 74 to 44) and Gourmet's ad pages are down 51.9% (from 85 to [...]

Hell's Kitchen Season Six, Tonight

Tonight is the two hour premiere of season six of Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen, the show that Anthony Bourdain astutely called a "freak show... a circus of cruelty." Note that this is the second season of HK that Fox is running this year — season five started in January and concluded in May. Ramsay's restaurant [...]

Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream and Cake Commercial [video]

Here's a commercial for Baskin-Robbins that AdFreak appropriately calls "brain-drilling," using the song "Ice Cream and Cake" by The Buckwheat Boyz, who were responsible for the internet meme song "Peanut Butter Jelly Time." Depending on your outlook on things, this is either a funny and joyous celebration of ice cream and cake, or aggravating and [...]

Human Slaughterhouse to Feed Pigs: 'Foodmaster' by Atelier Van Lieshout

"Foodmaster," Atelier Van Lieshout, 2009. Photos: Eveline van Egdom, via stroom.typepad.com
In the installation "Foodmaster" by art/design firm Atelier Van Lieshout, a slaughterhouse works in reverse — here, humans are slaughtered to feed the pigs. It's part of the ongoing "Foodprint. Food for the city." program in The Hague, Netherlands, a two-year series of exhibitions, [...]

Retro Recipes: Mabelle's Snickerdoodles, 1949

Photographs by Stephanie Butler
Welcome to Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week revisits a preparation from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. This week: Mabelle's Snickerdoodles.
You can take your chocolate chips, your turtles, humbugs, your oatmeal raisins. Ginger drops, snowballs, thumbprints: [...]

Eat This and Die: Tracking Ridiculous Food Conquests

Say hello to the website Eat This and Die, sort of This Is Why You're Fat meets Man v Food. In their own words: "Scouring the planet for the most ridiculous food conquests... We provide the craziest food eating feats, challenges and contests from around the world."
For example, you'll find "The Texas King" at The [...]

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