Here's a simple step-by-step guide to making that dream come true. Sort of.
(via Pleated Jeans)
|ShareThis | Posted December 8, 2012 at 4:09 PM|
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Jenny's Noodle has hit a milestone — WELCOME TO POSTING #900!
Thank you to all of my loyal readers.
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[Tip: If you're new, start with Monday puzzles. The crosswords get more difficult as the week goes on.]
As part of the launch, there are also new crossword-related videos posted for all of us puzzle geeks to enjoy. Here's one entitled "How a Crossword is Made," starring my hero, NYT crossword editor Will Shortz.
|ShareThis | Posted November 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM|
Google Type uses random Google images as characters for a typeface.
The image above is what Jenny's Noodle looks like using the Google Type font. Try it for yourself at www.google-type.com.
|ShareThis | Posted November 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM|
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|ShareThis | Posted November 24, 2012 at 7:07 PM|
In a series of rhetorical questions, the critic addresses Fieri directly, asking things like: "Hey, did you try that blue drink, the one that glows like nuclear waste? The watermelon margarita? Any idea why it tastes like some combination of radiator fluid and formaldehyde?" and "Why is one of the few things on your menu that can be eaten without fear or regret — a lunch-only sandwich of chopped soy-glazed pork with coleslaw and cucumbers — called a Roasted Pork Bahn Mi, when it resembles that item about as much as you resemble Emily Dickinson?"
Needless to say, the critic was less than impressed with his ride to Flavor Town.
This week, "Saturday Night Live" posted an unaired video of Fieri's response to the critic. Watch:
|ShareThis | Posted at 6:21 PM|
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Maybe they weren't always the healthiest snack options, but everyone deserves a treat once in a while. School lunches and after school snack times will never be the same.
Hostess Brands Inc. today announced that it is winding down operations and has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to close its business and sell its assets, including its iconic brands and facilities.In memoriam, here's an inside look at how Sno Balls
“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” said Gregory F. Rayburn, chief executive officer. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”
The wind down means the closure of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores throughout the United States.
|ShareThis | Posted November 16, 2012 at 10:07 PM|
Until today, pretty much nobody paid any real attention to Metro Trains Melbourne — I'm presuming. But now their new PSA, "Dumb Ways to Die," is making its way around the web, and it's the cutest video about death that you'll ever see.
|ShareThis | Posted at 7:45 PM|
Ever watch an all day "Law & Hour" marathon and think to yourself, "Damn that Jack McCoy is good. Does he ever lose a case?" Turns out he does. But not very often.
Some dudes at Overthinking It over-analyzed all 456 episodes of the show and compiled the verdicts into this
useless super handy chart.
Here are their findings. Doink, doink.
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|ShareThis | Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:19 PM|
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After watching this video I want to A: dive into a vat of marshmallow fluff (see 1:10), and 2: eat this delicious concoction immediately. I'm not familiar with Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams — although I do appreciate the name, obvi reasons — but apparently it's being sold just down the street at my local market. YES!
(via HuffPost Taste)
|ShareThis | Posted November 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM|
Four Men in HatsAnswer (highlight the white text below):
Shown above are four men buried up to their necks in the ground. They cannot move, so they can only look forward. Between A and B is a brick wall which cannot be seen through. They all know that between them they are wearing four hats—two black and two white—but they do not know what color they are wearing. Each of them know where the other three men are buried.
In order to avoid being shot, one of them must call out to the executioner the color of their hat. If they get it wrong, everyone will be shot. They are not allowed to talk to each other and have 10 minutes to fathom it out. After one minute, one of them calls out.
Question: Which one of them calls out? Why is he 100% certain of the color of his hat?
This is not a trick question. There are no outside influences nor other ways of communicating. They cannot move and are buried in a straight line; A and B can only see their respective sides of the wall, C can see B, and D can see B and C.
Did you get it?
|ShareThis | Posted November 4, 2012 at 4:47 AM|
Warning: If you watch this, you will never unhear these.
(via Pleated Jeans)
|ShareThis | Posted November 3, 2012 at 9:59 AM|
Clips from the Internet Movie Database’s Top 250 list, plus 33 additional top-ranked movies are mashed up into this 2.5 minute montage.
The scenes flash by pretty quickly, but can you name them all? How many of these top movies have you seen?
|ShareThis | Posted at 9:27 AM|
Sixty years ago, the book "Charlotte's Web" first appeared in print. This children's classic is often seen as a story of a spider and a pig. But when E.B. White recorded a narration of the book, he said something different:
"This is a story of the barn. I wrote it for children, and to amuse myself."
That's "some pig" tale!
> Buy the 60th Anniversary Edition of "Charlotte's Web"
|ShareThis | Posted October 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM|
"The Guide to Trading Candy" provides many useful Halloween trick-or-treating tips, including:
If you like Necco wafers, the original candy wafer — yeah that's a category that really took off — there's no need to watch this video. You're going to get screwed no matter what. Same goes if you like those nasty little orange and black candies. Save yourself some time, don't go trick-or-treating, just eat random crap you find on the floor.(via Buzzfeed)
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The Emergency Compliment website generates various affirmations "to be used at a time of great insecurity or to be displayed as a constant reminder of awesomeness." Click the link to feel better about yourself immediately.
|ShareThis | Posted October 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM|
(Although if you really want to be evil, you could fill them with something terribly inedible and/or poisonous. MWAHAHAHA)
These cute Halloween cookies are the creation of Megan at Not Martha. The secret is to stack three cookies, with the middle layer hollowed out, and "glue" them all together with icing.
> Learn how to make Trick-or-Treat cookies
(via Laughing Squid)
|ShareThis | Posted October 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM|
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Bruno Mars was both the host and musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" this week, proving that he's not only talented but that the show can sometimes still be funny. The pop star showed off his ability to impersonate various famous musicians in a skit featuring him as a Pandora intern named Devin. His performance of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" (at 5:35) is THE highlight.
(Note: I realize now that if Pandora happens to crash in reality, it would be a struggle to make it through a work day. It's hard enough having to wait through the intermittent ads and time outs. #FirstWorldProblems)
(via eBaum's World)
|ShareThis | Posted October 22, 2012 at 9:28 PM|
Designing a Vipp bin using spots makes the Vipp bin joyful." –Damien Hirst
Cute and stylish? Yes. Practical? Not really.
Artist Damien Hirst, of formaldehyde preserved shark fame, has created a limited edition of Vipp trash cans in the style of his popular spot paintings.
Available in limited quantity from the Astrup Fearnley Museet, each can is just $595. That's right — almost $600 for a garbage can. The place where you throw used tissues and banana peels.
Seems like a perfect spot in which to waste one's disposable income.
(via Incredible Things)
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> Get the Spooky Ghost Pizza recipe
(via Laughing Squid)
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It's First Lady Michelle Obama vs. Ann Romney for Best Cookie recipe!
Will voters choose Michelle Obama's Mama Kaye’s White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies or Ann Romney’s M&M’s Cookies?
Baking and tasting these cookies is your patriotic duty, people. (Seems like a legit excuse.)
> Vote now at www.familycircle.com/cookievote
The 2012 contest votes are in! And the winner is...
(Drum roll please...)
|ShareThis | Posted October 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM|
Eighty years ago, the iconic photo "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper" was taken on 69th floor of the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center (later renamed the GE Building). Ever since the photograph was published anonymously in the New York Herald Tribune on October 2, 1932, the identities of the 11 men at lunch have remained a mystery. Archivists are now certain, however, that the photo was actually a staged publicity stunt to help promote the skyscraper.
A new documentary film “Men at Lunch” explores the story behind the iconic photograph.
(via NYTimes; The Independent)
|ShareThis | Posted September 23, 2012 at 9:44 AM|
|ShareThis | Posted September 19, 2012 at 9:07 PM|
On September 19, 1982 at 11:44 am, Professor Scott Fahlman of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University sent the following email to a colleague.
"This was a little bit of silliness that I tossed into a discussion about physics," Fahlman said. "It was ten minutes of my life. I expected my note might amuse a few of my friends, and that would be the end of it." Boy was he wrong. =(
(via The Independent)
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> Click here for the easy 12-Step ARRRRRt Tutorial
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> Learn how to make Spaghetti IN Meatballs
(via Laughing Squid)
|ShareThis | Posted September 8, 2012 at 10:17 PM|
I think we can all collectively agree that we'd rather shoot our eyes out than sit through any part of this sequel.
Years after realizing his childhood dream of getting a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, 16-year-old Ralphie (Braeden Lemasters) sets his bespectacled sights on a gift of the four-wheeled variety in this belated sequel to Bob Clark's beloved 1983 classic "A Christmas Story." As the snow begins to fall and the carolers start to sing, Ralphie dreams of waking up on Christmas morning to find the keys to a 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible dangling from the tree, and embracing a whole new world of freedom as he cruises the streets of Hohman, Indiana in style. "Home Alone" alumni Daniel Stern takes over for the late Darren McGavin as The Old Man, with Stacey Travis, David Buehrle, David W. Thompson, and Valin Shinyei sounding out the supporting cast as Mrs. Parker, Schwartz, Flick, and Randy respectively.Don't worry — it's heading straight to Blu-Ray/DVD.
|ShareThis | Posted at 9:24 PM|
Hence, this could go either way.
Candy Corn Oreos will be sold exclusively at Target starting Monday, September 10. The limited-edition cookies will only be offered during the Halloween season.
These would be festive treats for holiday parties, so hopefully they taste like traditional Oreos.
|ShareThis | Posted at 8:33 PM|
|The bathroom in Vanity Nightclub - Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas|
Last year's winner was the Field Museum in Chicago, IL. After scrolling through this year's finalists, it seems to me the bathroom in the Hard Rock Hotel's Vanity Nightclub looks like a nice place to take care of business.
Situated in the heart of the Vegas strip this lavish lair spans 2,000 square feet and features eleven stalls and six sinks. But it’s the individual vanity stations, each separately lighted and paired with red-velvet cushioned seats that really get the gals talking! The porcelain palace is also flush with gold plated faucets, gold laced curtains and finished off with a custom-designed $40,000 chandelier made from 70 hand-blown glass globes. With a cocktail waitress making rounds in the restroom, we might just argue the life of the party is in this lounge's loo.> See all 10 finalists and vote for your favorite
(via Boing Boing)
|ShareThis | Posted at 7:38 PM|
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s 1962 famed work, "32 Campbell’s Soup Cans," Campbell Soup Company is introducing limited-edition cans of Campbell’s Tomato soup with labels derived from original Warhol artwork.(via Grocery Headquarters)
Beginning Sunday, Sept. 2, the cans will be exclusively available at most Target locations nationwide for $.75 per 10.75-ounce can, while supplies last.
|ShareThis | Posted September 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM|
Here's a neat kitchen tip for the next time you're whipping up an egg white omelet or lemon meringue pie.
Did you know? An empty plastic water bottle can be used to easily separate egg yolks from the whites. All you have to do is slightly squeeze the bottle, hold it over the yolk and it will magically suck up into the bottle.
I must try this immediately. As soon as I stop replaying this video.
|ShareThis | Posted August 26, 2012 at 9:06 AM|
What's so entertaining about a simple kitchen tool that evenly slices bananas? Nothing at all. Which is why reviewers are having a little fun with the product. (Truthfully, I kind of want to buy one now.)
Here are a couple of the better ones thus far:
No More Hard Work! August 19, 2012
No longer do I have to get out a ruler to make sure I slice the banana in to equal pieces. Every time I am a centimeter off I would have to throw away the whole banana and start over! I spent an average of $1.00 a week on banana because of this. Thanks to this amazing invention I can save so much time and money now!
No more winning for you, Mr. Banana! March 3, 2011> Read many more reviews and/or buy your own slicer here
For decades I have been trying to come up with an ideal way to slice a banana. "Use a knife!" they say. Well...my parole officer won't allow me to be around knives. "Shoot it with a gun!" Background check...HELLO! I had to resort to carefully attempt to slice those bananas with my bare hands. 99.9% of the time, I would get so frustrated that I just ended up squishing the fruit in my hands and throwing it against the wall in anger. Then, after a fit of banana-induced rage, my parole officer introduced me to this kitchen marvel and my life was changed. No longer consumed by seething anger and animosity towards thick-skinned yellow fruit, I was able to concentrate on my love of theatre and am writing a musical play about two lovers from rival gangs that just try to make it in the world. I think I'll call it South Side Story.
Banana slicer...thanks to you, I see greatness on the horizon.
|ShareThis | Posted August 22, 2012 at 9:08 AM|
"Oh my goodness, oh my DAYUM!" Hide yo' ketchup, hide yo' fries — The Gregory Brothers have done it again. (And I'm not even a Five Guys gal, however this video is 5-star.)
Here's the original video that inspired this work of genius.
> Previously, in humorous restaurant reviews
|ShareThis | Posted August 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM|
Here's the AIR from PARIS description, for example:
The "AIR from PARIS" is a middle-sized can filled with the spirit of the city, a piece of world heritage. The can is 88 mm (3,46 in) high and 86mm (3,38 in) in diameter.I'm not exactly sure how Detroit would "smell," nor am I really sure whether I'd actually want to know. But air from various other cities is currently being canned, so perhaps we'll soon find out.
We have established a direct contact to a supplier in Paris, France. Each week we receive a few hundreds of gallons of fresh air from Paris. The Air Formula is:
20% The Louvre
20% Notre Dame
25% Eiffel Tower
15% Musée d'Orsay
10% Sacre Coeur
ATTENTION! May contain traces of liberté, égalité and fraternité.
The product is 100% bio. Fresh air from Paris relieves stress, cures homesickness and helps fighting nostalgia.
|ShareThis | Posted at 10:27 PM|
|Merit Winner: "Looking into Another World"|
"This is the great Japanese maple tree in the Portland Japanese Gardens. I tried to bring a
different perspective of this frequently photographed tree." —Fred An, Photographer
As the winning images exhibit, Instagram is a revolutionary tool, but it can only bring amateur photos so far. There's still something to be said for a keen eye and the ability to design an interesting composition with unique perspective.
> View all of the stunning NatGeo contest photos here
|ShareThis | Posted at 10:05 PM|
|Photos: EPA/Julien Warnan|
The flowers are intricately arranged into the famous Tapis de Fleurs (or "carpet of flowers").
This week, more than 120 volunteers painstakingly laid 600,000 flowers across the Belgian capital's square. The theme of the 2012 carpet was a tribute to African tapestry weavers.
|ShareThis | Posted at 8:30 PM|
plus a great love of food, a generous personality and the ability to invent
Hot Chocolate Truffles." —JULIA CHILD (Aug. 15, 1912 – Aug. 13, 2004)
The best part of their #CookForJulia celebration may just be this "Keep On Cooking" remix, from the same folks who brought us Bob Ross "Happy Little Clouds."
Warning: Do not watch while under the influence of hunger.
|ShareThis | Posted August 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM|
Cinnabon is broadening its menu, and metro Atlantans will be the first to have a taste....and the Pizzabon. It's constructed like a cinnamon roll, but made with cheese, pepperoni and tomato sauce. Speaking of over-sized buns, airplane seats may need enlarging if this actually becomes a reality, as being at the airport with limited food resources is the only time it's semi-excusable to patronize Cinnabon. At least that's what I tell myself.
The Atlanta-based company has created a bakery-cafe at its Cumberland Mall location that will be used as a test kitchen for new products, said Cinnabon president Kat Cole. They include a new croissant, an apple danish, cupcakes, breakfast sandwiches and iced coffees.
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It's just another maniacal Monday. This will either make you laugh... or cry. Or maybe a little bit of both. Mwahahahaha.
|ShareThis | Posted at 7:35 PM|
On August 10, 1932, Danish toymaker Ole Kirk Christiansen founded LEGO company in the city of Bellund, Denmark. The LEGO brand name itself emerged later, in 1934, from an abbreviation of the Danish phrase "LEG GODT," meaning "Play Well." According to LEGO, "the bricks can be combined in an endless variety of combinations in continuously new ways." For example, "For six bricks of the same color with 2 X 4 studs alone, there are 915 million combination possibilities. The imagination has therefore no boundaries."
Watch this cute animated video created for LEGO's 80th birthday to learn more:
|ShareThis | Posted August 10, 2012 at 10:10 PM|
We come in peace. With Oreo cookies.
— Oreo Cookie (@Oreo) August 6, 2012
Note: The red creme is currently unavailable. Photoshop, folks.
(via Daily Twist)
|ShareThis | Posted August 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM|
|"Six Self-Portraits" (1986), Andy Warhol|
Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it.
While they are deciding, make even more art.”
—Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)
> More: A Fan Letter for Warhol's Birthday
|ShareThis | Posted at 8:45 PM|
Welcome, my friends.
|ShareThis | Posted August 4, 2012 at 12:30 PM|
King Ayummayumma (Fruit Islands), Boo Berry, Cap'n Crunch, Dig 'Em (Honey Smacks), Eet (Kellogg's Eet and Ern), Frankenberry, Sir Grapefellow, Honey Nut Cheerios' Buzz Bee, Ice Cream Jones (Ice Cream Cones), Jean LaFoote (Cinnamon Crunch), King Vitaman, L.C. Leprechaun (Lucky Charms), Mr. Mini-Wheat (Mini-Wheats), Newton Owl (Cocoa Hoots), Officer Krum (Cookie Crisp), Pop (Rice Krispies), Quisp, Trix Rabbit, Toucan Sam (Froot Loops), Tony the Tiger (Frosted Flakes), Undercover Bears (Undercover Bears Instant Oatmeal), Baron Von Redberry, Wendell (Cinnamon Toast Crunch), Extreme Creme Taste Oreo's mascot, Yummy Mummy, Zuco Bear (Nestle Snow Flakes / Zucosos)
(via Mike BaBoon)
|ShareThis | Posted August 2, 2012 at 7:51 PM|
|Image credit: Subway|
Aside from Olympian speed skater Apolo
Luckily, Gawker decided to investigate this very pressing matter; Subway provided an official response:
In other words, the x-axis = avocado and the y-axis = taste factor. Makes sense.
The slope of knowing > a good night's sleep = tonight.
|ShareThis | Posted August 1, 2012 at 7:53 PM|
A very happy F U to all!
(via The Atlantic)
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> Many more gems at Kors' Metaphors
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Back in May, "Nathan A." posted an informative Yelp review of Tamarind of London, an Indian restaurant located in Newport Beach, California. "This meal was delectable, exotic, and incinerated everything in my intestines," he wrote. "My morning was an unforgettable thrill ride."
A new video series features various professional actors dramatically reading insightful Yelp reviews like Nathan's.
|ShareThis | Posted July 31, 2012 at 7:41 PM|
In my opinion, Mr. Bean's performance was the highlight of last night's
Oscars Opening Ceremony. Oh and also when the people representing the country of Eritrea walked in during the Parade of Nations.
Seriously? As if that's even a real location. Alright, fine then. As long as we're accepting the presence of pretend countries, I'm relocating to the People's Democratic Republic of Snuggaroon.
|ShareThis | Posted July 28, 2012 at 10:02 AM|
Note: That is not bacon on top of the cupcakes; it's shards of sugar. But it could be bacon if you wanted it to be.
> Get the recipe at Stasty
> More Olympic torch fun
|ShareThis | Posted July 27, 2012 at 7:32 PM|
I'd definitely give this a try. It has to taste better than deep-fried Oreos or Kool-Aid pickles.
(via USA Today)
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