Columbia students stuff Nutella in their pants to the tune of $1,000s a week.
(SLNYT) Last month one of Columbia’s undergraduate dining halls began serving Nutella every day, not just in crepes on weekends. The problem was that the Columbia students went through jars and jars of Nutella — at least 100 pounds a day. Apparently they were not just eating it in the dining hall. They were spiriting it away in soup containers and other receptacles, to be eaten later.
posted by grobstein
on Mar 7, 2013 -
Which isn't to say it's not a deep record — it's just a record that wears its depth lightly, couching it in gags and a multitude of weird voices and ball-busting autocritique. The almost-hit-single "Passin' Me By" stands out most clearly as a foundational text for modern nerd-rap of all stripes, but the whole record operates in previously uncharted territory, foregoing both tough-guy posturing and didacticism in favor of honesty. It's about hormonal mischief and formative heartbreak, the mistakes these guys have made and the mistakes they'll make again, and the fact that it's one of the funniest-on-purpose rap albums ever made never quite overshadows its precocious intelligence. 20 years later, it's time for another Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde. [more inside]
posted by mannequito
on Nov 25, 2012 -
"There was no sleight of hand; each bite was cut open, pushed back together, then dropped on a table. The goal was to see moist white meat when it bounced." Inside the world of tabletop directing
- the people whose job it is to make food look delicious.
posted by mippy
on Oct 10, 2011 -
After rumors late last year about the Delicious bookmarking service being shut down, it was just announced that it has been sold. It's present version will disappear in July 2011. If you want your bookmarks to be transferred to the new incarnation, you have to opt in.
According to a post on the Delicious help pages
: "Sorry if we've caught you by surprise. Delicious has been acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen and will become part of their new Internet company, AVOS."
posted by kdern
on Apr 27, 2011 -
Anatomy of a Crushing:
Imagine you're a relatively small company (Pinboard) and news leaks that your vastly larger competitor (Delicious) might be about to disappear. A huge bonanza? Sure, if you can keep the site running under traffic that's suddenly 20 times higher than normal. (previously) (via)
posted by Horace Rumpole
on Mar 8, 2011 -
was launched in early 2005 and is my way of combining my passions for design and food, as well as craft tidbits about Munich, the wonderful Bavarian town we live in, our occasional travel experiences, cookbook reviews and, to cut to the chase, all things delicious."
posted by nomadicink
on Oct 5, 2010 -
Eat at Doug's
. An Orlando Weekly reporter investigates the existence of secret manatee eating clubs in Florida.
posted by Telf
on Jul 21, 2009 -
On Friday, Michelle Obama will begin digging up a patch of White House lawn to plant a vegetable garden
, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II.
posted by jbiz
on Mar 19, 2009 -
What is a Munchy Box? In the west of Scotland, in the towns and villages surrounding Glasgow, there is a delicacy available in some of the more discerning fast-food outlets. It’s called the Munchy Box (sometimes just Munch Box) and it’s a sight to behold.
posted by armoured-ant
on Jun 11, 2008 -
Del.icio.us bought by Yahoo. Another one bites the dust? I miss the days when del.icio.us was largely undocumented and was a somewhat underground, community-based project. What will the corporate buyout mean for everyone's favourite link sharing site?
posted by sid
on Dec 9, 2005 -
Diggdot.us Digg, slashdot, and del.icio.us/popular - this is a constant browsing cycle for us. So why not combine them into a unified format without all the extra chrome? We can eliminate dupes and add some extra niceities.
posted by srboisvert
on Nov 21, 2005 -
A fun time waster
for anyone stuck in a Mexican hotel room, like me, or bored sitting at home. A joining of del.icio.us and flickr. Related to this askme
posted by mss
on Jan 16, 2005 -
Yet another del.icio.us ? "One of the main purposes of social bookmarking systems is allowing people to see what other people are bookmarking. I frequently find things that people are linking to very interesting, and thought it would be nice to slap together a system that could tell me, automatically, what lots of other people have just bookmarked. Thus, oishii was born".
posted by azul
on Jan 11, 2005 -
Recently we've all been thinking
about flat (or better, faceted
web apps that organize email
, and general knowledge
. The common threads are metadata
(tags, categories, labels) that enrich relationships within and hence searchability
of large collections. But besides marketroid hype
, snark) and a computer that plays Twenty Questions
can we do and study using faceted data structures: searchable culture references
in The Simpsons, library science
, computer filesystems
development, models for human memory and cognition
posted by fatllama
on Dec 5, 2004 -
"So I thought about the story of the rabbit jumping into the fire and realized that Grendel would have wanted to give me every last little bit of joy possible, and I should do something truly personal with her body. I decided to make a fancy dinner with her
." (via memepool
posted by emelenjr
on Aug 11, 2003 -
The new google bookmarklets
are amazingly simple and useful. I've been wanting to do something like this for a while
, and after seeing them, I decided to rework the code to make the web-based spellchecker I always wanted. If you bookmark this:
bookmarklet, highlight a word on a web page, and hit the bookmark for it, it will load that word into dictionary.com's site. It's IE-only, but I'll redo the Netscape one too.
posted by mathowie
on Mar 2, 2000 -