Bilious Alka-Seltzer shill, 1942

Hard to imagine a contemporary ad headed with a picture showing a man who's just vomited into his mouth. Read the rest

Indispensable lifehacks to thrill and amaze

"For perfectly cooked burgers every time, go to a restaurant."

"How to tell if your avocado is ripe: squeeze it, then cut it open and see if it is ripe."

" No time to boil water? You must be incredibly busy if you don’t have time for that. I think you might be overextending yourself. Take a look at your schedule and see if there are some things you could re-prioritize. You may be headed for a burn-out."

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R2D2 measuring cup set (legs become measuring spoons!)

The $20 R2D2 measuring cup set decomposes into four measuring cups and his legs turn into four measuring spoons.

This set of R2-D2 Measuring Cups disassembles into 4 measuring cups plus 4 measuring spoons and reassembles in a snap (fortunately, it's not as complicated as C-3PO). Each has its measurement written inside so you can't forget what they are and handles on the back that don't distract from R2's aesthetic. The only problem we can foresee with these is that if you show somebody else your R2-D2 Measuring Cups, you may have to install a restraining bolt to keep them from wandering off.

R2D2 measuring cup set

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Old Tabasco ad

Sets the mouth to watering, it does. An image of the one true sauce, before which all other sauces are mockers, from the Vintage Ads LJ group. Read the rest

Wasp crackers

It's pretty predictable that a list of the world's "100 strangest" foods would be mostly entrails and arthropods, but the digger wasp-crackers of Omachi, Japan are curiously appetizing (YMMV). Read the rest

Pepperoni bed-set

€60/$80 for a quilt cover/pillowcases screened with delicious, jpeggy pepperoni pizza photo-art. Read the rest

Surgical sim dinner: food made to look like entrails of writhing "patient"

It's another one from the twisted and brilliant imagination of London's Miss Cakehead: diners were given surgical gowns and gloves, and feasted on trompe l'oeil dishes the they dug out of a rib-cage that appeared to be connected to a screaming victim. Read the rest

My grandmother, the poisoner

Now that his grandmother has dementia and lives on a ward, John Reed has finally confronted his memories of growing up with her and concluded that all the people and animals that died around her were probably deliberately poisoned, and that's why whenever he'd visit her and eat her weird "health food," he'd fall asleep for days at a time, sometimes waking up in a hospital with near-fatal breathing problems. Read the rest

Pizzeria asks judge to find rival's flavor to be trademark-infringing

New York Pizzeria claimed that Gina's Italian Kitchen -- founded by an ousted exec -- violated its trademark by creating a pizza that tasted the same as its own pie. The judge wasn't buying it. Read the rest

Sushi in spaaace!

The National Sushi and Space Administration's @Spacesushipic account is your best source for keeping track of the stirring imagery of our program to launch delicious raw fish into space. (via IO9) Read the rest

Photorealistic bacon scarf

Natalie Luder's "Fou Lard" silk scarf (a play on words; "scarf" in French is "foulard," while "fou lard" means "insane bacon") is digitally printed with photorealistic baconry, for a delicious, drapey accessory that's as lovely as it is treyfe.

Fou Lard

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Mold for producing skull-shaped hard-boiled eggs

Thinkgeek's Egg-o-matic Skull Egg Mold, $10, will take your boiled eggs and mold them into skulls as they cool, so that you can serve them as ghastly breakfast treats. Read the rest

3D printed Adventure Time cookie-cutter

Make your own delicious, edible BMO biscuits with this $9 starch-based 3D printed cookie cutter from Star Cookies, who also does Dragonball, Ghostbusters and more. (via Geekymerch) Read the rest


McDonald's earnings are down 30%. The company has bet everything on its Monopoly promotion. Or maybe McRib will help. Read the rest

Jean Baudrillard predicted the Pumpkin Spice Latte

When a "seasonal" drink has no "seasonal" ingredients, including pumpkin, what can it be, but simulacrum? Read the rest

Great makerish Hallowe'en projects from Evil Mad Scientist Labs

The nicest mad scientists on the net have collected years' worth of projects into four categories: costumes, pumpkins, decor and food. Read the rest

Zombie pancakes!

Nathan "Saipancakes" Shields has made some zombie pancakes: "I make a lot of pancakes for kids, but these I made for myself." Read the rest

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