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Pig Tails

Pig Tails from on Vimeo.

Even the most dedicated WU-vie bacon lover might balk at these. And where the heck does one even purchase pig tails?!?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 30, 2011 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Food, Bacon, Butt, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Papa vs. Pretty

Papa Vs Pretty- Wrecking Ball from Guy Verge Wallace on Vimeo.

Third in our recent series on "weird claymation."
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 29, 2011 | Comments (1)
Category: Food, Stop-motion Animation, Skin and Skin Conditions

Follies of the Mad Men #135

It might be true that large corporations such as KFC can crush the government, but is it really necessary to illustrate this unpleasant truth so dramatically?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 17, 2011 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Government, Asia

Follies of the Mad Men #134

This is an actual Japanese McDonald's ad that has become somewhat notorious for its over-the-top portrayal of youthful excitement.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 10, 2011 | Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Toys, Asia

Follies of the Mad Men #131

Cereal for mutants only.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Feb 15, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, 1970's, Fictional Monsters

Spam Jam

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jan 18, 2011 | Comments (3)
Category: Food, Parades and Festivals, Regionalism

How to Eat Fried Furries

WU reader Nicole Cushing would like to alert us to a new piece of fiction of hers that seems designed to click with our sensibilities. She tells us, "HOW TO EAT FRIED FURRIES is set in a world where farmers raise furries as livestock."

Nuff said!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 13, 2011 | Comments (1)
Category: Food, Humor, Books

Another Helping of Food Related Weirdness – 7

Scientists have a history of accomplishing what was once thought impossible, be it walking on the moon, splitting the atom or alleviating pain and disease. But now they may have discovered something that will eclipse all that has come before; scientists are on the verge of making chocolate better! A team lead by Dr. Siela Maximova from Pennsylvania State University has pieced together the genetic code of the cacao tree, and not just any cacao tree but the Criollo variety that is widely recognised to produce the very best chocolate. Because of its poor disease resistance, Criollo is almost entirely ignored in favour of hybrid varieties that yield more – if inferior – beans, but Maximova et al hope their work will enable the development of new, elite strains of cacao (

Meanwhile, here is someone who is taking the chocolate maker’s art way too literally. Jean Zaun of Fredericksburg in Pennsylvania uses a mixture of dark and white chocolate, food colouring and confectioner’s glaze to recreate famous works of art, including the frames, in a deliciously edible form. Her subjects have included the works of Van Gogh, Munch and Da Vinci, as well as a portrait of Ozzy Osborne commissioned by his wife. While the chocolate artworks are edible, Zaun believes they should be souvenirs rather than snacks. “They are meant to be consumed by the eye, not the stomach.” Zaun Explained (Daily Mail).

And the misuse of materials won’t stop there, at least not if Dr. Peter Eisner of the Fraunhofer Institute gets his way. Concerned that meat consumption is both unhealthy and bad for the environment, Dr. Eisner has started looking for ways to supplement or replace animal products with vegetable equivalents. His first success is a milk substitute derived from lupins that can even be used to make cheese, meanwhile co-worker Daniela Sussmann has extracted a protein from the seeds gives low-fat sausages more of the sensation of their unadulterated competition. Eisner reckons that our ever growing appetite for meat could one day be disastrous, arguing that the resources needed to produce 1 kilo of meat could instead yield 80 to 100 kilos of fruit or vegetables (Softpedia).

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Posted By: Dumbfounded | Date: Mon Jan 10, 2011 | Comments (7)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, Farming, Art, Food, Bacon, Candy, Junk Food, Nutrition, Vegetables

The Hungry Lightbulb from Outer Space

Sam Prekop - The Silhouettes from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Have a mind-bendingly cosmic 2011!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Dec 31, 2010 | Comments (5)
Category: Aliens, Food, Surrealism

Kitchen Kabaret

Kitchen Kabaret Tribute from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

How many, many nightmares Walt Disney & Co. did inspire!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 27, 2010 | Comments (1)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, Food, Music
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