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December 6, 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]

December 6, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

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).

December 6, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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."

December 6, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Onion Ring Mints


100 mints.




December 6, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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]

December 6, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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.

December 6, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Only existing Titanic film footage

From Open Culture: "The Titanic under construction in Belfast in 1911 — a year before it became the stuff of legend."

[via @brainpicker and @timleong]

December 6, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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).


[via PetaPixel and Crave]

December 6, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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