Wednesday, October 25, 2006

An Epiphany...and a Question


That wasn't an attempt at hip-speak...this is really about PIZZA. More specifically, my issues with pizza consumption. I don't understand how people like cold pizza. I've heard so many of my friends tell me that they love leftover pizza and that cold pizza is great.

I heartily disagree. In fact, I had leftover pizza yesterday (I even heated it to give it an advantage), and I was NOT impressed. I've also taken it to the extreme. My sister dared me to take a bite of frozen pizza (Jeno's, to be exact) - and that was gross too. Got me $5, though. She dared my brother to take a bite of frozen pizza too, except his was Stouffer's French Bread Pizza, and he was grossed out too.

Why doesn't everyone eat pizza the way it was intended to be eaten - hot, straight out of the oven?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Monkey Alert!

Finally...there's some new monkey business to post. Last Friday, a bonobo ape (her name is Panbanisha) pulled the fire alarm in a research facility in Iowa. When the firefighters responded, there was no fire.

Don't worry, y'all...the researchers told her not to do it again.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

7-up and outta here...

Apparently there have been several new wonders of the world that have sprouted up since the 7 wonders of the ancient world were established. Since U.S. election week is coming up, it is my job to inform you that there's another vote in which you can participate. We're voting for new wonders!

Just to refresh your memory, here are the seven ancient wonders (and yes, they are still wonders!).

And here are the contestants for the new wonders!

So...consider yourself informed...and get out there and vote!!

For all of you Coca-Cola fans...

Stop by the Fried Coke stand when you go through your next county fair! You'll be treated to deep-fried Coke-flavored batter drizzled with Coke fountain syrup. Whipped cream and a cherry tops this sucker off and will take you straight to heart-attack-and-diabetes-ville!

Chinese Education

The CHInese are now requiring their business, economics and computer software majors to take GOLF! Rationale: they believe that most deals are sealed on a golf course and they want their students to be prepared when they enter the workplace.

Making them play golf...what a hard life!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Cream Puff Princess

A pastry chef in the Ukraine surprised his fiancee by making her wedding dress out of cream puffs. The dress consisted of 1500 cream puffs and weighed 20 pounds! But wait! He didn't stop there! He also made a tiara, a necklace, and a bouquet for her - all out of caramelized sugar.

Wowee...a fat kid's dream. Here's the whole story.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

More Stupid Recipes

I re-read my complaint about the Popcorn Cereal Bowl recipe and realized that there had to be other stupid recipes in the world. Of course, the first step to finding stupid recipes would be to type "Stupid Recipes" into Yahoo! (not to say that Yahoo is stupid (it's just my homepage out of habit), but I know you all have your opinions).

(Warning: If you click on the link below, your white screens may appear pink for a short period of time.)

Up came this page with stupid recipes such as "Hot Crunchy Bread" and "Crispy Chunks O' Ramen" - but also has gross recipes, like "Socks."

Stupid kids...

Continue the stupid recipe search, I will.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Buttered Toast

I'm not sure that this has ever happened to me, because usually the toast will land in my mouth faster than it would hit the floor, BUT...the Mythbusters have discovered why buttered toast, when dropped, usually lands butter-side down.

I guess we all just need to hone our toast-buttering techniques...

Monday, October 09, 2006

Stay away from those vegetables, kids...

First, the FDA said to stay away from spinach because of E. coli contamination.
Next, they warned us about carrot juice because of links to botulism.
NOW, they're recalling lettuce - again because of E. coli.

Pluto's not a planet anymore (I know - get off it already, right?), could it be that they will change the books with this one too, and say that vegetables are only sometimes good for you?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Question of the Week

I found this question posted after an article (on Yahoo) about nutrition:

"I sometimes eat a can of frosting, and I also drink chocolate this bad?"

Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a winner for FATTEST KID OF THE YEAR!!!

Tell him to shut his PI hole!

A man in Japan (by the name of Haraguchi) recited PI to 100,000 decimal places today, which he also claimed was a "new world record." The "old" record was set by Haraguchi in 1995, but this was never entered into the Guinness Book of World Records. Oops! No record for you!

To be sure that he didn't cheat (cuz maybe he cheated the first time and that's why it was never entered as a REAL record), the man was videotaped the entire time - including bathroom breaks. I wonder how closely they monitored those. The staff needed to rotate supervision of Haraguchi cuz it took so freaking long! I wonder how many of them had actually counted to 100,000 before. I haven't. Maybe I should start. Anyone want to time me? Eh, nevermind. Too lazy.

He began at 9 a.m. on Tuesday and ended at 1:28 a.m. Wednesday.

Anyhow, here's the whole story.