Archive for the ‘food’ Category
(Cincinnati) Chemist/inventor Fredric J. Baur passed away last month at the age of 89. As a food storage/quality control expert for the Proctor and Gamble corporation, Baur designed the tubular packaging for Pringles, the bizarre, potato-like snack food product. Baur filed to patent the design in 1966. Apparently, Baur was pretty proud of his creation, because he requested that his family bury a portion of his ashes in a Pringles can. I guess that once you pop, you really can’t stop.
Fred Baur at ’06 World Cup Finals Read the rest of this entry »
Blogging every day has decimated my creativity. While I await the return of last year’s burning inspiration, I’ve hotwired the wayback machine, in search of things I wrote before RationReality.
In ’02, I began playing on HalfBakery.com — a site where you present your ideas that could almost (but not quite) solve important problems — under the name Skyloo. You might also recognize the nick from pre-y2k Undernet. I mostly lurked on HB, but I did write a few things. This was my fave: Read the rest of this entry »
I love it when stickers talk dirty to me.
VendingLabels.com is the most unintentionally awesome site I’ve seen in a while. The site looks like a pre-Web2.0 attempt at professionalism (except that it plays music at you — I hate that.) You gotta love those pretentious Yahoo Domains templates.
They sell stickers for vending machines, but I think just maybe they’re missing a whole demographic. People like stickers. Read the rest of this entry »
Irish Pizzaria’s Libel Award Against Food Critic Overturned.
Belfast–The proprietor of an Irish restaurant who won a libel suit against a newspaper has seen his award overturned by The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland. Lord Chief Justice Sir Brian Kerr overturned the lower court’s ruling, which had become a landmark case among the UK press.
More than 7 years ago, restaurant critic Caroline Workman reviewed Goodfellas restaurant for The Irish News. Her commentary on the Goodfellas dining experience was less-than-flattering, referring to the eatery as “joyless” and “smoky”. Scathing! Some others of Workman’s assertaions: “The staff have no more time to be involved with their customers than those in a motorway cafe” and “Our main courses arrived in as much time as it took the chef in view to rip open three blue industrial-size bags of processed cheese.” Read the rest of this entry »
Cordyceps: Killer Dicks
Cordyceps Sinensis are fungi used for centuries in Chinese medicine. The ingredient has been showing up in the U.S. as a health suppliment, and even in mass market energy drinks recently. The phallic appearance is defiantly a plus, but that’s not enough to earn their place as this week’s !WORD!. Read the rest of this entry »
People have asked me why I chose WordPress to host our site.
I love WP’s stability!
That’s right folks, in the year 2045, there will be a 30 minute window where I won’t be able to access my account. Short notice indeed! Read the rest of this entry »
The collaborative effort of P.J. Gray and Stanley Hunter, Bear Cookin’: The Original Guide To Bear Comfort Foods is expertly organized into six major sections: Lip Smackin’ Snackin’; Woofy Breakfast; Hearty Sides; Come-And-Get-It Entrees; Bear Meat; and Beyond The Honeypot. With easy-to-follow recipes ranging from Cheese on Rye Pizzas; Hobo Hash; and Cabin Fever Soup; to Spaghetti Carbonara; Husbear Burgers; and Banana Split Cake, Bear Cookin’ is a wonderful compendium of palate pleasing, appetite satisfying, kitchen cook friendly recipes. (Midwest Book Review)