Archive for December 2009

AM Linksplodge 12/28/09

Above: Photograph/Scan by Steve Poxson.
Cows be tweetin [via @kasekaiserina]
if you can't stand the heat (NSFW) is a tumblog that fulfills the whole "nudity in the kitchen" niche. [via the Cod]

Linksplodge 12/24/09

Above: Dan Akroyd as a Santa in Trading Places. See video »
Food & Think: Christmas Dinner on the International Space Station.
David Lebovitz posts photos of anti-horse-eating and anti-gavage posters in Paris.
Project: Stuffing a coffee maker, a subwoofer, and a Mac mini into an old-generation iMac. [via TUAW]
Midtown Lunch posts an epic photo grid of [...]

Peter Norton Family Christmas Art Projects at the MoMA Design Store

This Christmas is the 22nd anniversary of the Peter Norton Christmas Project, a series of limited-edition artworks once only available to those on the software pioneer's personal Nice list (see a 2005 NYT writeup for more info). Commissioned to make contemporary art more accessible, the artists' creations were unavailable to the general public until this [...]

Stop-Motion Vegetable Nativity Scene by Robyn Hitchcock [video]

From the artist/songwriter/musician Robyn Hitchcock comes "The Day Before Boxing Day," the nativity scene reimagined using vegetables and stop-motion video, featuring a droning soundtrack presumably penned by Hitchcock himself.

Still Life Fruit Bowl by Barnaby Barford and Andre Klauser

The Still Life Fruit Bowl allows you to create your own constantly-changing masterpiece and can be set up in either landscape or portrait format. Designed by Barnaby Barford and Andre Klauser, manufactured by Thorsten Van Elten. It's available at Van Elten's online shop for £59 or at Matter for $100.

Shawn Johnson Does a Backflip Over a Speeding Bobsled to Promote a Candy Bar [video]

In this video for Nestlé Crunch, Olympian Shawn Johnson does a backflip over a speeding bobsled. (This is one way to mash up the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics.) As to what this has to do with Nestlé Crunch, there's something about her being on Team Crispies and Speedskater Apolo Ohno being on Team [...]

Linksplodge 12/23/09

Above, the Subway sandwich shop on a crane that will "be elevated higher and higher until it reaches the 105th floor" during construction of the Freedom Tower. Photo: AP via Gothamist.
USA Today calls safety of food at airports "spotty." [via Coldmud]

Nigel Slater on lists his "Top Cookery Books of All Time."

Jimmy Fallon's Christmas Song: 'Drunk on Christmas' [video]

Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Fallon performed an original Christmas song, "Drunk on Christmas":
Can't be sober when I'm over, everyone's bipolar
So cut the crap and get some Jack and put it my soda
And make it strong enough to put a reindeer in a coma
Gonna get drunk, drunk, drunk on Christmas

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