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World’s Biggest Omelette—1932 Version

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 02, 2010 | Comments (5)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Food, 1930's

Chedder Cheese for Heros

Not safe for PETAites.
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Posted By: Expat47 | Date: Thu Feb 18, 2010 | Comments (3)
Category: Food

A Little Light Weirdness – 7

banana skins ahoy
It’s an election year in the UK, and politicians there are suddenly more image conscious than ever. None more so than incumbent Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who - at his wife’s suggestion - has swapped his regular Kit-Kat munching habit for a diet of bananas in an effort to slim down a bit. While it’s nice to know that the British PM’s wife is perhaps a reader this blog, she’s obviously not a regular one, or she’d have known that portly politicos are more trusted. Now if only he’d show the common touch by going on a bacon binge (Orange News).

Mind you, Mr. Brown is not the only statesman trying to avert a bleak future this week, an unnamed Arab ambassador got the shock of his life when he finally lifted his new bride’s niqab, only to find she had cross-eyes and a beard. The groom immediately went to court to have the marriage annulled, claiming he had been tricked into the marriage and that the bride’s parents had used pictures of her attractive older sister to deceive him. The court found for the groom and dissolved the marriage, but turned down his demand for $150000 compensation (Daily Mail).

But perhaps he’s been a bit quick to judge by appearances. Two Chinese men certainly were when the found a hoard of 20 clay artefacts in an old tomb they discovered in a field near their home, only to later sell the whole lot to a collector for less than $2000. Unfortunately for the pair, theirs were rare finds from the Sui-Tang Dynasty, making the collection over 1000 years old. One item alone, a pottery figurine, recently reached $150,000 at auction (Daily Times).

More fortunate was Wendy Jones of Aberglasney in Wales, who took the old plate she’d had perched on her sideboard for years – except on those odd occasions it had fallen off it - to a TV antiques show, in a plastic carrier bag, only to be told it was part of a rare, Prussian royal service worth over £100000 (Telegraph).

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Smart Bacon

Witness the blasphemous abomination that is--VEGAN BACON!!!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Feb 04, 2010 | Comments (17)
Category: Eccentrics, Food, Vegetarians and Vegans

Eat Your Music

These records are made of chocolate and are cheaper than CD's -- only $6 a record.

It makes we wonder how the cola and butter trial records tasted.
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Fri Jan 29, 2010 | Comments (5)
Category: Food


Just watched this last night. Magic mushrooms indeed!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 25, 2010 | Comments (7)
Category: Disasters, Dreams and Nightmares, Drugs, Food, Horror, Movies, 1960's, Asia

Follies of the Mad Men #83

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jan 20, 2010 | Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Horror, Injuries, War, Weapons

Follies of the Mad Men #78

Now that the coffee tastes better and hubby will drink it, wifey can add the poison this idiot so richly deserves.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 09, 2009 | Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Crime, Domestic, Marriage, Food, 1960's

Roly Poly

In this era of rampant childhood obesity, shouldn't we just give in and celebrate fat kids? Here's our new theme song.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 08, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Food, Music, Obesity

Electric Chair for Lobsters

A Lawyer in Jolly old Britain has invented a new method of killing lobsters. The "Crusta-Stun" (presumably a shortening of crustacean and stun gun) will retail for about £2,000. That's around $3,300. Yikes.

This "humane" way to dispatch your lobster is supposedly even sanctioned by PETA. If we invented machines big enough for cows, does that mean beef's back on the menu too?

The image above originally comes from MAKE
Posted By: dherlich | Date: Wed Nov 25, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Food, Ethics and Morals
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