Posts Tagged ‘mildly epic’

Will It Blend? iPad edition

I love how nothing is sacred tothese guys.¬† I’m waiting for them to blend the BlendTec blender one of these days…

The Secret Policeman’s Balls: History of the Joke

Nothing quite like the classics. ūüôā

The Producers (2005)

The musical short “Springtime for Hitler” from Mel Brooks’ “The Producers”

Two words:

Pure genius

Winston the Bulldog vs Patrol Car

If Video Games Were Real

Avatar 2 Trailer – Hungry Beast


Down for the Count


The Skinny on the French

There are few rooms that inspire such passions as kitchens.¬† They are fun, social places that inspire extreme joy. Like waiting for the “Triple Chocolate Death Brownies” in the oven.¬† Or bouts of godliness (beware mortals! I am doing SCIENCE…!)

Other times inspire FEAR and LOATHING.

Like this poor mother who decides to try French cooking:

I recently saw the movie Julie & Julia, and found myself fired up to learn how to cook like that.  My middle daughter loves to cook, and would like to learn how to cook more things, and I can’t cook, so I thought….hey, let’s do this thing!  I went out and bought the cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, subscribed to Julie’s blog so I could follow along her same journey, and set about picking the first dish!

(Sidenote:¬† When I say I can‚Äôt cook, I‚Äôm not exaggerating.¬† My poor family.¬† I‚Äôve been known to ask questions like ‚Äúhow do you reheat pizza without a microwave?‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúwhat‚Äôs a broiler?‚Ä̬† or ‚Äúwhy is there an oven made just for toast?‚Ä̬† As a wedding gift, I actually got the cookbook ‚ÄúHow To Boil An Egg‚ÄĚ.¬† You get the picture‚Ķ)

So, I decide to start with this meal (is it a bad sign when you can’t pronounce any of the words for the foods you are about to cook and then eat?):

Potage Parmentier

Filets de Poisson Bercy aux Champignons

In layman’s terms, potato & leek soup with fancy fish.

First, let me say that after cooking this meal, I now understand why French women are skinny.


WORLDMAPPER: The world as you’ve never seen it before

Suffice it to say I love maps.¬† Current maps, antique maps, topographical maps, dymaxion maps, fantasy maps, non-spatial maps… yeah… I like maps… they almost rival my obsession with clockwork.

So I about died of happiness when I found this site:

They’ve got maps for almost EVERYTHING you could think of:

Transportation                     Food                                       Manufacturering
Resources                               Fuel                                        Income
Education                               Health                                    Disease
Disaster                                   Destruction                          Pollution
Communication                   Exploitation                        Cause of Death
Age of Death                          Religion                                 Language

… to list a few.

Here’s one I find interesting:

Secondary Education Spending

La dama y la muerte – the lady and the reaper

La dama y la muerte – the lady and the reaper