Friday, July 16, 2010

Man Super Excited to Meet Sarah Palin! [inappropriate]

This man is far more excited than one should be when meeting Sarah Palin. Or while in public.

Watch the video on Gawker here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

What is Wrong with John Stamos? [cocaine & underage women, that's what!]

John Stamos allegedly had oral sex with a 17-year-old girl while she was on spring break in Florida back in 2004.

This same woman is now being charged with trying to extort Good Ole' Uncle Jesse to the tune of $860,000 because she claims she has pictures of him with strippers and cocaine.

The FBI found no such photographs after searching the defendant's residence. Stamos declined to comment to the AP but attended the trial's opening day and is expected to testify.

Oil Spill Capped? [not likely]

@NewsHour recently tweeted that oil has stopped flowing a la the new cap BP has put on the oil well, but a camera above shows otherwise.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wate-On Helps You Gain Weight [then & now].

"I Put on 10 pounds, 3 ounces!"

This newspaper advertisement from the 1960's for a weight-gaining product is quite a testament to the ever-changing sociocultural values throughout the decades. In modern times one couldn't dream of seeing a product marketed to help you put on weight; diet cookies, drinks, and fads are the norm now.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The SF Symphony Does Hitchcock [psycho!].

The San Francisco Symphony is performing a live orchestral accompaniment to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) on July 17th.

via the SF Symphony & SF Weekly:

Treat yourself to a night at the movies-with a live symphony orchestra! Bernard Herrmann revolutionized the art of film music with his hair-raising soundtrack to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. On July 17 the San Francisco Symphony performs the score live alongside Hitchcock’s iconic film that changed the silver screen and shocked audiences 50 years ago. Don't miss this opportunity to experience a cinematic classic as you've never seen (or heard) it before!

Arrive one hour prior to the concert for music and dancing with the Martini Brothers, plus desserts and specialty drinks.

Concert includes intermission.

Recommended for ages 18 and older. Groups of ten or more save 20%. Side and Center Terrace seats are not available for this performance.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

There Will Be Scream 4 [movies].

You thought the 1990's Scream-brand slasher films were over a decade ago, but Scream 4 has been cast! Before you start to get depressed, worry not because Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette will be back to star in the film; Adam Brody, Marley Shelton, and Erik Knudsen have also been cast.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Cultural Specific Flavors [more reasons japan is cooler than us]

Japan has Cucumber Ice flavored Pepsi.
I'd take that any day over some of the flavors of soda we can buy here in the US.

What people consider "tasty" or a "delicacy" is culturally specific; you won't likely find many fans of soft-shell crab or shrimp-flavored Pringles potato chips here in the US, but over in the UK it's as standard as BBQ or Sour Cream & Onion.

Of course there are many flavors put out by various companies besides Pepsi; Sprite Ice was introduced to Canada and Belgium in 2003.

Seattlites Have More Outdoor Sexytime [urban sex]

While Seattle locals may get the least sex of any urban area in the US, they have the most sexytime outdoors.

According to Gawker:

In a recent survey of 1,000 adults, the Trojan condom company found that while Seattle residents tend to have the least sex of any major metropolitan denizens, they have sex outdoors the most. Quality, not quantity?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

SF Eats: Bacon Moon Pie! [foodie]

More about the Bacon Moon Pie on Thrillist:


I've used my favorite bacon from Bledsoe Pork in Woodland, CA (Davis Farmer's Market) to make traditional Scottish shortbread with stone ground rice flour, bacon fat, and bacon cracklin.

Between these two pieces of shortbread you'll find a marshmallow made with Vermont maple syrup and Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon, surrounding a bacon fat and bacon cracklin caramel.

The whole thing is coated with a thick layer of my favorite blended chocolate, Michel Cluizel's 72% dark.

Per normal, the recipe is included.

Each order contains four pies at ~5.25oz each.

The 9" pie is ~5lbs (about 20 servings) and includes bacon ganache made with Michel Cluizel 72% dark chocolate and Bledsoe bacon.

In case you care about such things, these snacks/desserts are soy free.

Michel Cluizel 72% Dark Chocolate (cocoa butter, cocoa, cane sugar, bourbon vanilla), Bledsoe Pork Bacon, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour, Celles Sur Belle Butter, Glucose (Corn Syrup), Organic California 100% Jersey Milk, Filtered Water, Organic California Stone Ground Rice, Organic Vermont Maple Syrup (Grade B Dark), Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon, Gelatin, Sea Salt

Al Qaeda: Now in English! [propaganda]

Great news! You can now read propaganda from Al Qaeda in English! It's a magazine, and it's called "Inspire!"

It even includes a section on "how to make a bomb in kitchen of your mom" and "what to expect in jihad." Fantastic!

iPad Becomes MenuPad [tech]

A restaurant in Australia has employed the use of the MenuApp for the iPad and thus has replaced its menus with iPads.

According to Gawker:

The app allows the restaurant to easily change its menu, shows pictures of each dish, and also communicates orders directly to the kitchen, cutting down on server error. And, just to show off, it can even recommend dishes based on the weather or your mood. The video below shows the MenuPad at work.

Elian Gonzalez, 10 Years Later [now & then]

Remember the controversial custody case in 2000 a la Elian Gonzalez & co? That's him pictured above with Cuban President Raul Castro, marking the ten-year anniversary of his return to Cuba.

Ed Vulliamy explores the case that was the decade-opening custody battle here in an article featured in the Guardian.