I hope everyone is enjoying the Winter weather across the country. I know I’m glad the kids are back at school today. Here are some fun things I found online this week:
- The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. The article is really long and I haven’t taken the time to go through it, but I’m sure I can figure some things out that will make the cookies I bake even better!
- Have you seen videos of Teddy Bear, the talking porcupine? I had no idea porcupines made these sorts of noises!
- Delightful satire about the Bieber meltdown, courtesy of The Washington Post.
- A great zombie-related short film (7mins).
- Bill Murray is the Most Interesting Man in the World.
- Jacques Pepin shows you how to debone a chicken.
- Tiny house living.
- Hilarious fake British underground signs.
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Hi folks! Time for the round-up of fun things I found on the Internet this week.
- Invisible Bike Helmets? Hell yes!
- Hey soup lovers, want a neat randomizer for recipes? Check this out!
- I thought the photography of these abandoned places was really gorgeous.
- Laurie Anderson’s farewell to Lou Reed from Rolling Stone made me cry.
- Yoko Ono? Yep, Yoko Ono!
- A beautiful animated self-portrait illustrating reincarnation.
- Have you heard about Honest Trailers? It’s a YouTube thing where they make brutally honest trailers for TV shows and movies. Check out their trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness and then go check the rest of their offerings out. It’ll be time well spent.
- Morgan Freeman reads Ylvis’ “The Fox”. With DeNiro, Douglas and Klein also doing awful pop song readings.
- Thug Notes has reviewed Heart of Darkness. It’s awesome.
I’ve found a few entertaining things online in the last few days.
- How to de-seed a pomegranate in 10 seconds. This is neat!
- It reminded me of How to Peel a Head of Garlic in less than 10 seconds. If you haven’t seen this, watch it now!
- Anthony Hopkins wrote Bryan Cranston a fan letter about Breaking Bad. If I were an actor, this would definitely get framed and go on the wall.
- Are you seeing Thor this weekend? I know I am! If you don’t there may be spoilers in the November 19th episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Hello all -
Here’s tidbits from the Internet that I’ve gathered over the last week. I hope you enjoy them.
- A great history of the character of Riddick. I have to admit, I wasn’t aware of the Shockwave comic or the Flash game, had forgotten about the Xbox and Xbox360 games and probably knew but ignored the novels. I still think Into Pitch Black is one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen.
- Bowling with the cast from the Cornetto Trilogy? Heck yes!
- The trailer for the next Avengers film (was shown at ComicCon) was finally released. Enjoy.
- Are you in the mood to smile? Jimmy Fallon & The Roots sing the theme from Sesame Street with the muppets.
- More smiling. Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake and #hashtags.
- Amazing schwarma chef.
- Robert Downey, Jr. is awesome. And has awesome toys.
- Constantine (Hellblazer) on NBC? It could be good… or horrific like that Keanu Reeves movie.
- An abandoned Wizard of Oz theme park? Oh, if I’d only had advance notice…
- This is what a Wonder Woman movie should look like.
- The new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
I’ll be back Thursday with a link to the new episode of Tabletop!Read More
Hola folks -
This week had wide ranging things of interest. I hope you enjoy!
- Do you eat meat? Are you a vegetarian? Do you think about the impact of what you eat and how you eat on your health, your community, or the planet? This is a well-written and well thought out article on what it means to be a conscious carnivore.
- Two key members of House Lannister from Game of Thrones appeared on Sesame Street recently. Enjoy Peter Dinklage (singing!) and Lena Headey!
- Did you back Neal Stephenson’s videogame kickstarter? It was all about creating a realistic motion capture sword fighting game. I’m a huge kickstarter participant and I remember looking at this. I thought to myself, I’ve been mad at Stephenson since he stopped writing good books, so I’m not going to back this project. Petty, really. Well, now I’m glad I didn’t back it. Definitely a lesson in the pitfalls of kickstarter investing and in thinking about where you decide to put your money.
- Have you upgraded to iOS7? Do you know about the privacy settings that you need to enable STAT?
- Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are awesome. And their friendship is a thing to envy. Truly, these two are way up on my list of people I’d invite to a dinner party.
Enjoy these tidbits. I’ll be back tomorrow with a review of Riddick!Read More
You may not know what this soup is if you don’t eat Greek regularly. Think of the most splendid homemade chicken-and-rice soup you’ve ever had, add a lemon flavor throughout the broth, and make it creamy as well. That’s avgolemono! It’s really fantastic, and now that the season is changing to Fall and the weather is cooler, I am craving soups!
1. Roast a whole chicken (3-4lbs). I like to rub mine with olive oil, stuff with an onion and a lemon (and maybe some rosemary), and pepper liberally before roasting.
2. Make stock with the roasted chicken. I like to add onion, parsley, celery, carrot, bay, leeks, peppercorns, garlic, ginger, thyme, and anything else that is starting to look old that is kicking around in my veggie drawer. Throw it all in a pot, cover with water and boil for an hour. Strain everything out of the broth and reserve all of the chicken meat.
3. Put the broth back on the stove and add 2/3c arborio rice (or 1/2c orzo). Cook 30 minutes. Add all of the chicken meat back into the broth.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 eggs and 1/2c lemon juice. Pour 2 cups of (slightly cooled) broth very slowly into the bowl, whisking continuously. Once incorporated, add the mixture back into the soup pot and stir to blend throughout.
5. Add 1Tbsp salt and 1tsp pepper.
I’ve found this recipe makes about 12 cups of soup. It freezes really well, so if you decide to eat half and freeze half, you’ll have easy soup to have again in the future.Read More