Oh, the webbernet! It gets me all riled up with dire news and mainstream idiocy, then blammo! it hits me with something so awesome, it must be shared. Welcome to this week’s collection of Rants & Raves!
Wanna get worked up? Let’s get worked up!
I love savory and sweet together, but this is beyond the beyond.
Even I cannot get behind the idea of a chocolate eclair stuffed with a hotdog — and I’m a girl who daydreams about the days I used to dunk french fries into chocolate milkshakes. But I cannot with this. Thanks to blog reader Emily for sharing this monstrosity with us.
When using your own appendages is just too challenging…
A tool to dunk Oreos into milk. People, please! If you need assistance dunking your cookies, maybe you don’t deserve cookies. PUT DOWN THE COOKIES. (Thanks for the heads-up, Laura!)
So, it’s free with purchase, then?
An employee at an Albertson’s grocery store in Roswell, NM, found a loaded pistol inside a package of frozen meat. A semi-automatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super, to be specific, along with seven rounds of ammo. “I have personally never heard of this in 13 years,” said Sgt. Jim Preston of the Roswell Police Department…. “We could speculate on a lot of things,” he said. “It could have been someone just dropped it there, or it could have been something that someone put it there trying to hide it for 100 different reasons.
And now the good stuff… whew!
RadioLab gets us in the gut.
This is a contribution from my main man Dave, who listens to RadioLab while he cleans up the kitchen. (I cook; he cleans.) The first story is about how we digest, the second story connects food and emotion, and how our gut affects our thinking. The last story, about a guy who loses the ability to eat, is really touching.
Train Like a Man, But Eat Like A Woman
Breaking Muscle demystifies intermittent fasting and whether it’s the right approach for most women. (Spoiler: It’s not.) “In the end, you have to find the nutrition style that works best for YOU… with so many respectable females being brave and sharing their nightmare experiences, I only hope that women will approach any kind of starvation or restriction eating with serious caution. ”
I’d like a crown made of popcorn, please.
Gastronomista put together a round-up of adorable and inexplicable photos of foodie pin-ups girls. Meet the Pork Queen and the ladies of her court. (And for more funny food photos, check out these adventures of the Radish Man.)
In full-body spandex, no less!
Fitbomb shows us how superheroes stay in shape. In the ’80s, I think.
Cooking Isn’t Creative, and It Isn’t Easy
This interview with Chris Kimball of Cook’s Illustrated just makes me love the curmudgeon all the more. Sample quote: “I hate the idea that cooking should be a celebration or a party. Cooking is about putting food on the table night after night, and there isn’t anything glamorous about it.” This article also makes boiling an egg sound like an impossible task. I relished every word.
Well Fed, Out in the World
I love these photos and stories about two weeks of cookups from Well Fed — and the compliments are tasty, too: “What I absolutely love about Well Fed is that my food turns out just like Melissa’s photos. This is because her instructions are spot on easy for any home cook.” Thanks, Shara!
I need this dress. That is all.
Fall in love with these dresses inspired by literature, including this one, which, clearly, I desperately need. Immediately.
I unabashedly love this, and I’m on a mission to create a playlist of all the songs, minus anything by Chris Brown, ’cause he’s a bad, bad man.
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