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Follies of the Mad Men #187


If Zu Zu were witnessed offering cookies to a child today, he'd be in the sniperscopes of a SWAT team's rifles faster than a cocaine-covered bank robber.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 03, 2012 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Clowns, Food, 1900's

Follies of the Mad Men #186

Before The Muppets came--sadistic, coffee-touting puppets?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 26, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Violence, 1960's

Eat the whole animal!

The Globe and Mail has a review of The Feasting Room, a small Toronto restaurant whose motto is "eat the whole animal!" The chef picks a different animal each week and creates a six-course tasting menu from its parts... all its parts. Some of the dishes from pig week included: pig's skin served with a bowl of creamy apple sauce, sweet-pea soup with ribbons of crunchy-chewy pig's ears, pig's spleen layered over pork belly and sage leaves and rolled into a pinwheel, pig's trotter stuffed with pork shoulder, and for dessert pistachio and pig's blood Nanaimo bars.

Shown in the picture is a dish from chicken week: chickens feet with strawberry maple glaze.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Jul 20, 2012 | Comments (11)
Category: Food, Restaurants

No Noodles

No Noodles from Tyler Nicolson on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 13, 2012 | Comments (3)
Category: Food, Surrealism, Fish, Stop-motion Animation

Goldfish Swallowing

There's a site for every fetish, and if your fetish happens to be watching people swallow live goldfish, then check out From their site intro:

Welcome to
Our website offers hundreds of videos of beautiful girls and tight men swallowing whole, live goldfish, tetras, bettas, sharks, and other aquatic creatures. Other small items, like diamond rings, wedding bands, sockets, and pretty much anything else that can fit down a throat, can also be seen within our pages. With the largest swallowing archive anywhere on the Internet, you will definitely find what you're looking for, and we are certain you're going to love it!

They offer some more info in their FAQ:

Millions of people around the world enjoy Goldfish Swallowing, enough so that the swallowing of live creatures actually has its own scientific name (vorephilia). The resources dedicated to this passion are few and far between, and the ones that exist are somewhat sketchy. Goldfish Swallowing, the website, is a common, safe place for people to come together, talk about the activity, and watch videos of others gulping down live fish.

Their sample videos all are safe for work (unless, maybe, you work in an aquarium). Which is to say, that although the site may superficially resemble a porn site, that doesn't seem to be the case -- i.e. no nudity. It's just good-old, wholesome fish swallowing.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jul 05, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: Fads, Food, Fish

Follies of the Mad Men #185

The way to a dwarf's heart is through his stomach.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jun 27, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Myths and Fairytales, 1970's

Happy To See Food

These people sure are happy at the sight of food. Or are they happy because of the amazingly low prices? 49 cents for a 12-pack of Dr. Pepper! That's less than a nickel per can. (These are 1950's prices.)

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jun 16, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: Food, Advertising

Chocolate Toilet

This chocolate toilet was created by artist Art Domantay and displayed at The Project (Fall 2002 - Winter 2003). He titled it, "Sweet Ass."

But his toilet appears to be missing a toilet seat cover. Never fear. Creative Chocolates of Vermont offers a white-chocolate toilet seat cover for $15.

Note that the chocolate toilet is considered art, whereas the white-chocolate toilet seat cover is just a novelty item.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Jun 03, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: Bathrooms, Food, Chocolate

Psychic Land

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 27, 2012 | Comments (2)
Category: Aliens, Food, Surrealism, Cartoons

Snail Porridge

According to Heston Blumenthal, "snail and porridge might sound like a bit of a bizarre combination, but it's totally delicious to eat." I'll take his word for it, but this is one dish I'm not going to try. To make the dish, it sounds like you mix snails and porridge together. Then you add in a whole bunch of other stuff to hide the taste of the snails.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun May 13, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Food
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