December 06, 2010
9 limited-edition foods with cult followings
Wrote Brynn Mannino in a December 1, 2010 post on Shine.com: "Did you hear? For the first time in nearly 16 years, the McRib [top] is available at every McDonald’s in the U.S.! Until recently, the BBQ pork sandwich was only available for limited periods at select locations, inspiring websites for fans to track the beloved menu item down. But the McRib is not alone in its cult status."
"[There] are [other] limited-edition foods that elicit cravings in legions of fans. Whether they're released only once a year like Girl Scout cookies, or celebrate a specific season like Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte, get the facts on some of your favorite foods that are available for a limited time only."
[via Joe Peach who wrote, "I am guilty of four of these, and probably the rest if I tried (or they were available)!" Joe, not "guilty" — proud! As the great ballerina Allegra Kent wrote in her autobiography (admittedly in another context entirely, i.e., regarding finally gaining control of her weight: "The secret is to be proud of everything you eat." Me, I'm proud of every McRib I've ever eaten AND the one I'm driving down to McDonald's to order as soon as I complete this post]
Disney Roller Eraser Set
Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Stitch "hide those things you don't want to be seen by others, with one simple swipe."
Set of three: $64 (ink included).
Birth to 10 years old — in 90 seconds
The caption for the YouTube video above: "We take a photo every day (at least we tried to!) since birth until the present."
From PetaPixel: "Noah Kalina's famous 'everyday' project spanned six years of his life, but began when he was 19 years old. 'Natalie Time Lapse' is similar, but begins when the subject is born and ends when she is 10 years old. Even though the pose and expression are far from being as precise as in Kalina’s video, it's quite interesting watching someone go from newborn to ten-year-old."
Onion Ring Mints
Jewelbeat — music & sound effects
Good news: free , the way we like it.
Bad news: "You only need to link to our website from yours: 'Music by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.'"
[via Joe Peach]
What is it?
Answer here this time tomorrow.
Many of you have asked why the popular "What is it?" feature went on hiatus for a while.
I guess I just got tired of it.
But now I'm refreshed with a whole new line-up of strange objects for your mystification and delight.
Only existing Titanic film footage
Candy Bar Keychain Cam
640 x 480 pixels (remember those days?); 2.3" x 1.6" x 0.5"; weighs 1.3 oz.
Available in Japan next month for ¥2,730 ($33).