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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Food Blogs

Unwholesome Foods - This is a blog by my friend Beth from MIT.  She features crazy stuff from how to mummify a chocolate bunny to Ice Cream of Mushroom Soup and TurDunkin'. ("The turDunkin’ is a turkey brined in Dunkin’ Donuts coolattas, stuffed with munchkins and served with coffee gravy and mashed hash browns.") "Unwholesome foods. It’s not that they are unhealthy. It’s not that they taste bad. It’s just that the mere thought of eating them leaves you with a feeling that you’d really just rather not. The foods we feature are edible and even at times delicious. In fact, we give you the recipes and detailed instructions so you can try our unwholesome foods in your own kitchen!"

Adventuresome Kitchen -  My cousin Jen runs a fabulous food blog!  "Fearless Gluten-Free Cooking and Musings from a Restless Kitchen Diva."  She has everything for the gluten-free eater from watermelon gazpacho and Buche de Noel to Taco Tuesday!  She brought gluten-free cookies to my cousin Dan's wedding and they were divine.

Epic Meal Time - Note: language not suitable for children.  "We make your dreams come true, and then we eat them."  I haven't watched many of these, but they came highly recommended by a friend.  The food is along the lines of Unwholesome Foods... like "Meatzza" which is an epic pizza of meat and cheese and "Squeaky Grease Sandwiches" which are epic poutine sandwiches.  They also show you how much fat and calories are in each thing...   It's epic.

Will it Blend? - This started as a series of infomercials by Blendtec that went viral.  "See what the Total Blender can do in the Blendtec test lab, as we ask the question, Will It Blend?"  They also have a website that tells you what you should and shouldn't try at home.  Watch the blending of glow sticks, old spice, a vuvuzela, and a video camera (so you can see what it's like to be blended!)  Spoilers: yes, it blends.

My Drunk Kitchen - Hannah Hart is an internet celebrity.  Her concept is simple.  Drink, then cook.  Chaos and hilarity ensues.  Of course, she also had a blog and and official website.  She also sings!  My favorites are "Show me Where ya Noms at" and "Oh, Internet".  Some of her content should come with a parental warning too...

Anthony Bourdain - Anthony Bourdain is a chef turned tv host of No Reservations.  His show tours the world to eat strange local cuisine.  (Also, parental guidance suggested... yadda yadda...)  While his personality is abrasive to some, I enjoy his witty commentary and enthusiasm for the unknown.  I highly recommend watching his Lebanon show.  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.  From Wikipedia:
"In July 2006, Bourdain was in Beirut filming an episode of No Reservations when the Israel-Lebanon conflict broke out. Bourdain and his crew were evacuated with other American citizens on the morning of July 20 by the United States Marines...  the episode included footage of both Bourdain and his production staff, and included not only their initial attempts to film the episode, but also their firsthand encounters with Hezbollah supporters, their days of waiting for news with other expatriates in a Beirut hotel, and their eventual escape aided by a "cleaner"..."

Cake Wrecks - On the great internets since May of 2008, this blog is full of the worst (and best!) decorated cakes on the planet. "A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places."

Grammy Gertie's Recipe Box - My Aunt Gertie's blog was previously featured on this blog, but it's worth mentioning again!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Funny Blogs & Blog-like objects

The Oatmeal - The Oatmeal's real name is Matthew and he lives in Seattle, Washington. He subsists on a steady diet of crickets and whiskey. He enjoys long walks on the beach, gravity, and breathing heavily through his mouth. His dislikes include scurvy, typhoons, and tapeworm medication.

The Onion - articles comment on current events, both real and fictional. It parodies such traditional newspaper features as editorials, man on the scene interviews, and stock quotes on a traditional newspaper layout with an AP-style editorial voice. Much of its humor depends on presenting everyday events as newsworthy and by playing on commonly used phrases, as in the headline "Drugs Win Drug War”. is the most visited humor website in the world, with over 300 million monthly page views. The Cracked site also includes a blog, videos, forums, a writer's workshop, four weekly Image Manipulation contests called Photoplasty, and small, one-shot articles called "Quick Fixes." Cracked formerly included a daily "Craptions" contest where users added captions to odd photographs; this feature has been relegated to the forums. - The first thing you should know is that isn't a Weblog., the Web site, is a news aggregator and an edited social networking news site. Every day Fark receives 2,000 or so news submissions from its readership, from which we hand-pick the funny and weird notable news -- and not-news -- of the day. Fark isn't an acronym. It doesn't mean anything. The idea was to have the word Fark come to symbolize news that is really Not News. Hence the slogan "It's not news, it's Fark." Fark was originally a word Drew became known for using online back in the early 1990s. He can't remember why, but his guess is that it was either to replace another F-word or that he was just drunk and mistyped something. He tells everyone it was the former since it's a better story that way.

Text From Dog - What's your favourite piece of technology, and how has it improved your life? - I have a rubber hamburger that squeaks. It's pretty awesome but I suppose it doesn't count as "technology". I have a mobile phone, and I learned to text on it. It hasn't really improved my life. Maybe if I was a human I'd say "My phone is AMAZING. I couldn't LIVE without it." Luckily I'm a dog. Humans are idiots. - When was the last time you used it, and what for? - Two minutes ago. I sent a text to the guy who "looks after me". It said "Buy me biscuits". I sent it 29 times so he doesn't forget. Now he's swearing at me.

Awkward Family Photos - Childhood friends Mike and Doug began the blog after Mike saw an awkward vacation photo hung in his parents’ house. Realizing there were probably plenty of other people out there with their own awkward family images, the two friends decided to create a friendly place where everyone could come together and share their uncomfortable family moments. Thus, Awkward Family Photos was born. The authors started by posting a few of their own childhood photos and those provided by friends, and the site quickly took off and became an internet sensation; it now receives millions of hits daily and submissions from around the world.