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Pringles Can Designer Buried in Pringles Can

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(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
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June 16, 2008 at 2:09 pm

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The Doggie-Style Diet

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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 »

Written by The Bagel of Everything

March 19, 2008 at 2:58 am

25cents: a big handfull

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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 »

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March 18, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Belfast pizzaria sues food critic

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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 »

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March 17, 2008 at 2:50 am

Posted in food, ireland, law, news, world

Word of the Week: Cordyceps

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Cordyceps capitata  
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 »

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September 7, 2007 at 7:28 am

In the year 2045

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People have asked me why I chose WordPress to host our site.
I love WP’s stability!

wp dashboard screen cap

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 »

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August 17, 2007 at 1:09 am

How to cook for your fat hairy gay man

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Bear Cookin’: The Original Guide to Bear Comfort Foods

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)

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August 11, 2007 at 2:50 am