Archive for September 2009

Tyra Banks NYC Food Truck Spectacular [video]

Yesterday's food truck segment on the Tyra Banks Show was sort of a mess, what with her repeating the term "high end" and "high class" innumerable times and mispronouncing the names of two of the three featured trucks, calling Rickshaw "ricksaw" and Le Gamin "le gameen." Says Banks excitedly, "We're gonna teach you how to [...]

Linksplodge 09/29/09

Matt Siber: Left: Denny's, 2005. Right: McDonald's, 2003. Photos via siberart.comM

Above, photographs from Matt Siber's "Floating Logos" series. Also see an interview with him over at It's Nice That.
Video montage of every mention of a brand on The Jay Leno Show: Is Jay Leno a Corporate Shill?
Math is hard: Super Chef questions Grub Street's chef [...]

'Wanna Lose Fat?!' Glitch Video from Everything Is Terrible

This glitch video reworking of a 1980s fat-fighting infomercial from Everything Is Terrible takes a little bit to get rolling, but once it does, it enters a mind-melting, transcendental territory.
Somewhat similar to the Sandra Lee Seizure-Inducing Glitch Video (at least in spirit), but just way more bizarre.

Retro Recipes: Spareribs and Rutabagas, 1956

Photo: Stephanie Butler
Welcome to Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week we take a look at preparations from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. This week, Edward Harris Heth's Spareribs and Rutabagas.
With September nearly gone, those decorative squash with all usefulness [...]

Backstage with Frank Bruni on The Colbert Report [video]

Here's a bonus video clip of Frank Bruni's visit to The Colbert Report's Green Room, with the terrified assistant nervously reading the menu: "For an appetizer, we have some hummus... from a deli... specials, which you can eat from a bowl... also, you can get milk."
Bruni tells him, "Anything is fine. Surprise me," causing a [...]

The Breakfast Machine at Platform 21 [video]

Photo via platform21.nl

Photo via Yuri Suzuki on Flickr
Under the direction of Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki and artist Masa Kimura, visitors built "The Breakfast Machine," a Rube Goldberg-ish device that made an omelet, orange juice, coffee, and toast with jam. The project was part of Dutch Design Double, and its construction was documented over at [...]

Japanese Noodle Waterslide

Somen are a Japanese wheat noodle which are usually eaten cold, with a dipping sauce. During the summer, they're occasionally eaten out of a long bamboo trough flowing with fish or seaweed broth in which diners must pluck the noodles with chopsticks as fast as they can. As added pressure, noodles that aren’t caught [...]

Turkeys Fight Back [video]

In Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a group of wild turkeys fought back against their human oppressors. They're totally fearless, going after a little kid and not caring at all when someone in a car drives up and starts honking the horn. These turkeys will show you thankful!

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