0 Actors Dramatically Reading Yelp Reviews: Tamarind of London

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.

(via Buzzfeed)

0 Mr. Bean at the Olympics Opening Ceremony

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.

(via LondonOlympics12)

0 Olympic Torch Cupcakes

olympic torch cupcakes
Quick! You've still got a few minutes to whip these up in time for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

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

0 Spaghetti & Meatballs Ice Cream

spaghetti and meatballs ice cream, Indiana State Fair
Credit: Gannett
This may look like a standard bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, but think again.

The Indiana State Fair has a new entry in the informal weird food competition that occurs every summer across the country: spaghetti and meatballs ice cream. The meatless concoction — made with gelato noodles, strawberry tomato sauce, shredded white chocolate cheese and chocolate meatballs — took best in show to become the state fair's signature food...

I'd definitely give this a try. It has to taste better than deep-fried Oreos or Kool-Aid pickles.

(via USA Today)

0 Cartoon of the Day: Support Bras

cartoon, support bras
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0 The Science of Olympic Torches

The Ontario Science Centre explores the technology behind the Olympic torches - past and present.

(via Explore)

0 Bob Ross 'Happy Little Clouds' Remix

I believe, Bob! I believe!

> Previously

(via PBS)

0 Van Gogh 'Wheat Field with Cypresses' Cake

There's an old culinary proverb that says "you first eat with your eyes." If that's true, this cake (after Vincent van Gogh's "Wheat Field with Cypresses") tastes delicious!

(via Reddit)

0 See the World's Largest Lollipop

Sees Candies, Guinness World Record, World's Largest Lollipop
See's Candies recently broke the Guinness World Record for World's Largest Lollipop. The 7,003-pound chocolate lollipop stood almost 17-feet-tall, including its stick.

Mr. Owl is said to have fainted upon seeing the gigantic confection.

Just kidding, suckers!

(via SFWeekly)

0 A Letter to Andy Warhol from Campbell's Soup Company

In 1964, Campbell's Soup Company wrote a letter to Andy Warhol...

campbell's soup company, andy warhol

(via Flavorwire)

0 'Drew: The Man Behind the Poster' - Official Trailer

The release date has yet to be announced, but this looks interesting...

"Drew: The Man Behind The Poster" is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars movie posters.

Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg and many other filmmakers, artists and critics, the journey spans Drew’s early career in commercial and album cover art through his recent retirement as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time.

Remarkably, most of Drew's illustrations are created by hand, rather than digitally.

> Buy "The Art of Drew Struzan" (2010), a hardcover book

(via The Fire Wire)

0 Thirsty? Order a 'Lindsay Lohan'

Lindsay Lohan, Brown Jug, Ann Arbor

From the Brown Jug drink menu, spotted during the 2012 Ann Arbor Art Fair.

0 Batman Chooses His Voice

So this is how it happened...

(via CollegeHumor)

0 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Celebrates 75 Years

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 75th anniversary
Need a reason to indulge? Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is celebrating its 75th anniversary this week. This short video was created to commemorate the occasion, showing "the original glazed doughnuts being made all the way from dough to box."

Two words - "The Glazer" (at :43).

0 Can You Guess the Artist?

minimalist artist posters
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
minimalist artist posters
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
minimalist artist posters
Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)
minimalist artist posters
Rene Magritte (1898-1967)
Highlight the white text underneath each image to see if you guessed correctly.

How well did you do?

> See more at re:design blog

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0 Piet Mondrian Pong

Piet Mondrian, Pong
Source: wactbprot
Maybe because it's Monday...

Maybe it's a general lack of motivation to be productive at this moment...

Or perhaps there's no good explanation at all...

...but I can't look away.

(via SFMOMA)

0 Vincent van Goghtye

Vincent van Gogh, Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know

Just somebody that I used to Gogh.


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0 Happy Birthday, Gustav Klimt

Australian symbolist painter, Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 - February 6, 1918) was born 150 years ago today.

gustav klimt, the kiss, google doodle
Credit: Google
Google's homepage is marking the occasion with a doodle incorporating one of Klimt's best known paintings, "The Kiss" (1907-1908).  

From The Getty Museum:

The starkness of a hand-drawn line—with its potential for lyrical beauty—is essential to Gustav Klimt's art. Through line, Klimt sought to convey the essence of the human form, and the nature of human existence. 

As an artist, he wanted to explore universal emotions like suffering, hope and love; and it was through the daily practice of life-drawing that he cultivated his ideas.

0 Two Guys in a Car and a Gotye Sing-Along

With the amount this is playing, this should be our national anthem.

No lie.

This, alternating with this, have been permanently playing in my head for at least 2 weeks. Please. Someone. Turn them off.

(via BreakfastToms)

0 Cookie Monster Sings 'Share It Maybe'

This is the only version of that terrible song worth listening to.

Best scene happens at 1:00.

(via Sesame Street)

0 The Most Expensive Cupcake in the World

Bloomsburys Cupcakes, Dubai, The Golden Phoenix
The ingredients include: 23 carats of edible gold sheets, Doves organic flour from the United Kingdom, Rachel's organic butter, Premium Amedei Porcelena cocoa from Italy and gold Ugandan high-quality vanilla beans. Mix 'em all up and you'll get the most expensive cupcake in the world, "The Golden Phoenix."

The gaudy sweet creation was made by Bloomsbury's Cupcakes in Dubai and costs just $1,000 USD. Here's a look at how it was made:

(via The Daily Mail)

0 Watch: The History of Rock N' Roll in 100 Riffs

RIFF: In popular music and jazz, a short repeated phrase, frequently played over changing chords or used as a background to a solo improvisation.

Rock on!  

(via CME)

0 The McQueen-Inspired Gummy Bear Dress

Things you can do with mass quantities of gummy bears:

  1. Eat them all. Feel guilty afterward. 
  2. Squish them between your fingers as a stress reliever. 
  3. Create an Alexander McQueen-inspired dress.
Here's what option #3 looks like.

Alexander McQueen, gummy bear dress
According to TWELVMAG:

To create the masterpiece, steel wire was twisted into the shape of the dress and covered with a sheet of vinyl. Then 50,000 gummy bears were painstakingly glued on by hand in a colorful pattern reminiscent of a Chevron rainbow.

Taking three weeks to complete, the final dress was fitted exactly to MAJOR model Jessica Pitti's measurements. And weighing in at approximately 220 pounds, required the strength of three adults to move.

Pretty sweet, eh?

(via Racked)

0 A-Z Unusual Words, Illustrated

The Project Twins describe their series, "A-Z of Unusual Words," in the following way: "Bold graphics and visual wit are used to interpret and represent a collection of strange, unusual and lost words."

Here are a few of their whimsical word illustrations.

The Project Twins, A-Z of Unusual Words

Acersecomic: A person whose hair has never been cut.

The Project Twins, A-Z of Unusual Words

Recumbentibus: A knockout punch, either verbal or physical.

The Project Twins, A-Z of Unusual Words

Tarantism: A disorder characterised by an uncontrollable urge to dance.

> Prints are available for purchase in the online shop

(via Brain Pickings)

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