September 30, 2010
|Schwarzwaldtårta (black forest cake)|
We wanted to ensure a connection between IKEA's kitchen appliances and one of the best things you can do in a kitchen, some great baking. So the main attraction in the campaign became a 140 page coffee-table baking book presented in a very visually unique and spectacular way.The recipes may be in a foreign language, but the photos alone make purchasing this cookbook worthwhile. After all, recipes can be found all over the internet; I buy cookbooks to enjoy food visually.
|Fina Kanelbullar (cinnamon buns)|
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The September 30, 2010 Google Doodle was a colorful tribute to the Flintstones.
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September 27, 2010
Here's a guy that has the right idea. Watch him methodically fit a Macy's into his small luggage bag.
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|Image credit: Wayne Thiebaud via Google|
Or was it?
Like the age of a Hollywood actress, the debate over Google's real birthday has eluded the public for years. According to techie insiders, September 12 doesn't correspond to any major event in Google history. More on that here.
Either way, it's always interesting to see the creative doodles. Wonder if we'll all be invited to Google's Bar/Bat Mitzvah next year?
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September 26, 2010
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Answer: Multiple solutions are possible --
- ITALY (Chile, Qatar, Ghana, Malta, Egypt)
- INDIA (Haiti, Congo, Sudan, China, Ghana)
- LIBYA (Malta, China, Gabon, Egypt, Spain)
This week's challenge will test your ability to solve anagrams.
Note: The hint was provided along with the puzzle.
NPR Sunday Puzzle for September 26: Take the phrase "patron saint," remove a letter, then rearrange the letters to create a new, familiar two-word phrase that names something important in life.Submit your answer to NPR for a chance to be on next week's broadcast and be sure to visit Jenny's Noodle next Sunday to see the correct answer!
Hint: The first word has three letters, the second word has seven.
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September 25, 2010
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The mac and cheese was sold for $5 and served in colorfully painted ceramic bowls made by The Magnolia School, a nonprofit that serves adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. The funds were donated to the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity and any leftovers were given to Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans.
World Record-Setting Macaroni and Cheese (yields 2,100 pounds)[via Slashfood]
575 pounds cooked macaroni
286 pounds mixed Cabot cheese
56 pounds butter
26 pounds flour
1,100 pounds of milk
61 pounds dry seasoning blend
In the kettle, melt butter over medium-high heat. Mix in flour and cook for 5 minutes. Slowly stir in milk until all is incorporated. Add seasoning blend and stir to mix well. Cook until milk mixture reaches 165°F, stirring occasionally. Add Cabot cheese and stir constantly until it is completely melted while maintaining heat. Add cooked macaroni and mix well while thoroughly heating throughout. Top with additional Cabot cheese and garlic-butter bread crumbs.
To try a family-size version of the recipe, click here
|ShareThis | Posted September 25, 2010 at 11:21 PM|
The annual Forbes 400 list of The Richest People in America was released this week. Here are the Top 10 (Tip: If you didn't make this year's list, aspire to marry a Walton in 2011)...
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Physical Pizza Networking Theory is meant to address the ontology of the social as material in art. Using mise en abyme to illuminate a relationship between the layers of material and our experience, and meta symbolic experience of pizza as a hearth, as meeting point, as cultural convergence, as party, as sculpture, as gift, as collage, as pie, and individuals as ingredients within pieces of a social pie adding up to something greater than their whole in a deliciously simple way. This work of art celebrates the event and temporal moments of art-as-happening, document, and experience.A masterpiece after my own belly.
[via Serious Eats]
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September 24, 2010
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National Punctuation Day was created in 2004 by Californian Jeff Rubin, as "a celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis."
Here are a few ways to "mark" this occasion:
• Join the Facebook group the "Society Against the Overuse of Exclamation Marks (!)"
• Read The Great Typo Hunt
• Buy these or wear these
Part of Speech: n
Definition: the practice or system of using certain conventional marks or characters in writing or printing in order to separate elements and make the meaning clear, as in ending a sentence or separating clauses.
Etymology: 1539, "pointing of the psalms," from Latin punctuationem (nom. punctuatio) "a marking with points," from punctuatus, pp. of punctuare "to mark with points or dots," from L. punctus "a prick" (see point).
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September 23, 2010
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The scenario: I was at work, doing my social media gig. I had just hit send on an email flyer distributed to literally thousands of subscribers, for—of all things—a Facebook promotion. Seconds later, the little yellow "You've got mail" envelope icon alert popped up in the corner of my task bar.
I proceeded to check my email.
Sender: "Your link is broken. I wanted to enter your sweepstakes but I can't open the page."What's a gal to do at that point? Call the I.T. department? Crouch under my desk in a fetal position? I decided to consult the almighty guru, to go where everyone else goes during a Facebook catastrophe—I went to Twitter! And that's where I discovered what really happened.
Recipient (me, screaming): "DOUBLEYOU-TEE-EFF!"
In case you missed them, here are 5 Humorous Tweets from the Great Facebook Outage of 2010 (I'm still only partially convinced that this wasn't my doing):
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September 22, 2010
Note to readers: If anyone would like to buy me a Pillow Pet, I am particularly fond of Comfy Panda, Icy Polar Bear, Wiggly Pig, Perky Penguin and Ms Lady Bug. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
- Calico Critters Luxury Townhome by International Playthings | Buy it here
- Cuponk by Hasbro Inc. | Buy it here
- Disney Princess & Me dolls by Jakks Pacific | Buy it here
- Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 3" Imaginext Tri-County Landfill by Fisher-Price | Buy it here
- Fast Lane Wild Fire RC by Toys"R"Us | Buy it here
- Imaginext Bigfoot the Monster by Fisher-Price | Buy it here
- Leapster Explorer by LeapFrog | Buy it here
- Loopz from Mattel | Buy it here
- Minotaurus by Lego Systems Inc. | Buy it here
- Monster High Cleo DeNile and Deuce Gorgon doll set by Mattel | Buy it here
- Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS by Hasbro | Buy it here
- Pillow Pets by Ontel Products Corp. | Buy it here
- Sing-a-ma-jigs by Mattel | Buy it here
- Squinkies Cupcake Surprise Bake Shop by Blip Toys | Buy it here
- Tomica Hypercity Mega Station Set by Tomy | Buy it here
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September 21, 2010
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|ShareThis | Posted September 21, 2010 at 9:45 PM|
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I am: Perpetua Titling Light -- 4.4% of the 310,000+ who have taken this quiz are like me.
What font type are you? Take the quiz
P.S. Make sure your speakers are on so you can be fully creeped out by the headless inquirer.
[via Lost at E Minor]
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September 20, 2010
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The YouTube video description reads, in part:
"If you're watching videos with your preschooler and would like to do so in a safe, child-friendly environment, please join us at http://www.sesamestreet.org/."
Way to look out for the best interest of the children, Sesame Street. Seriously, what preschooler isn't a Katy Perry fan? "I kissed a girl and I liked it" was practically an anthem around the sandbox this summer.
Does this collaboration make sense to anyone? Is that a nipple? Really, Sesame Street?
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September 19, 2010
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"I'm workin' for an hourly wage. I, went to high school, didn't do great. Still I gotta make more cash. More education is what I'm lookin' at..."
The effort they put into this catchy music video almost helps legitimize their service—which is what, exactly? Because if Education Connection is actually concerned with education, maybe the graphic shouldn't improperly split words into syllables: "EDU-CA-TION conn-ec-tion." See for yourself below. [Note: You will want to use this afterwards.]
|ShareThis | Posted September 19, 2010 at 4:16 PM|
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Arrr . . .
The annual celebration was started by John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur and Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers back in 1995. Yo ho!
Aye, ye landlubbers best get to studying these pirate phrases here -- Blimey!
Arrr . . .
Aye, ye scallywags better also watch this 60s footage from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean attraction to help ye find yer inner pirate. Do as I say, or ye'll be walkin' the plank!
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Answer: Catcall, batball
NPR Sunday Puzzle for September 19: Name five countries whose names are five letters long. Using the middle letter of each country's name, spell the five-letter name of a sixth country.(Hint: Here's a list of countries if you're having trouble.)
Submit your answer to NPR for a chance to be on next week's broadcast and be sure to visit Jenny's Noodle next Sunday to see the correct answer!
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