Drunk Norwegian man-seal is better at winter than you

February 11, 2011

I want to be his friend.

How to open a wine bottle with a shoe

July 13, 2010

wine bottle cork corkscrew open shoe easy

Just put the bottle into the heel of your shoe, hold it so the bottom is parallel to the wall, and give it a few firm taps against a hard wall. Here’s a demo video; it’s in French but the visuals makes sense.

Do you know the lengths I’ve gone to to find a corkscrew? Trying to befriend snotty neighbours, wandering into Greek restaurants at 1AM, poking around with knives… and all this time I was standing on the answer. I can’t wait to try this. If I show up with a giant purple splotch on my pants you’ll know it was a fail.
Via MeFi.

Karate Kid ruined my happiness.

May 31, 2010

Fig. 1: Artist's impression of my life.

“You know that TV show where Gordon Ramsay tours various failing restaurants and swears at the owners until everything is fine again? Every episode is a great example. They all involve some haggard restaurant owner, a half a million dollars in debt, looking exhausted into the camera and saying, “How can we be losing money? I work 90 hours a week!”

The world demands more. So, so much more. How have we gotten to adulthood and failed to realize this? Why would our expectations of the world be so off? I blame the montages. Five breezy minutes, from sucking at karate to being great at karate, from morbid obesity to trim, from geeky girl to prom queen, from terrible garage band to awesome rock band.”

OMG, this is my life. Read it and weep at Cracked.
Thanks to Nicolas for the tip.

Bacon Fruit Cups

May 20, 2010


Wait, you made little cups out of bacon and then filled them with basil, aioli, avocado, mango chunks, and caramelized onion confit? And then you dusted them with homemade bacon powder? Where do I line up to join your church?

I do not really like making high-prep recipes, but srsly? Can you imagine?
I think I’d fill these with roasted pineapple or mango chunks + gooey charred mini marshmallows on baby lettuce leaves and call it a day.

Via Instructables.

Oh and what’s that? You want to see my recipe for Candied Bacon again? Okay here.

Facedown Travel Photos

March 7, 2010

She hoped backpacking through Asia would leave her more grounded.

Make your travel photos more interesting by posing facedown.
Via MeFi.

Umbrella Today

January 20, 2010

(Photo source)

Umbrella Today is a website that will send you an email only on days when you should bring an umbrella. Customize by your location and the time of day you’d like the emails to arrive. There’s also an iPhone app.
Via AskMe.

Moff’s Law

January 9, 2010

On how critical thinking about art and pop culture is often stifled by idiots hollering “Caintchoo jus’ stop all this thinkin’ and jus’ ENJOY it??!!” (OMG U GUYZ REMEMBR WHEN DAT HAPPIND ON MAH BLOOG HEER? DAT SUKED SO HARD!!1!!!)

Well, here comes an excellent rant by an io9 contributor named Mott, responding to some turd who tried to shut down a pretty interesting critical conversation about Avatar. The rant is reproduced under the jump here. It’s the best. I’m excited that this has been written.

Via Racialicious.

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Paint Chip Art

October 7, 2009

Found this paint chip Marilyn Monroe:

paint chip art

paint chip art marilyn


Awesome! From Apartment Therapy.

There are more great ideas on the interweb:

paint chip art manet

And this one, which I luuuurve so much it was my computer wallpaper for a while:

paint chip art mod wall

Those last two are from Greenwala.

A reader named Griffen sent a link to a Flickr set of a beautiful pixel mural in a Brooklyn pilates studio, made of 14,000 Post-It Notes cut into 1″ squares. This is awesome- thanks, Griffen!


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Outsourcing child care

May 27, 2009

Thanks to Virtue for the tip.

Water bottles repurposed as 50w bulbs

April 28, 2009

This video depicts a bunch of people in Brazil who light their homes with plastic bottles of water wedged through holes in the roof. The water acts as a reflector, bouncing the daylight all over the room. In the video you can see them popping black plastic film cannisters over the lids of the bottles- they do that because that type of bottle comes with a cheap lid that cracks when exposed to sunlight for too long.

Each bottle gives off about as much light as a 50w bulb, reduces energy use, and is a clever way to divert those bottles from becoming waste. This whole idea made me really happy.