In anticipation of the Wii U Virtual Console release of EarthBound
(Mother 2), Nintendo asked series creator Shiegato Itoi
) to say a few words about the game. What he wrote is nostalgic, heartfelt and perhaps even a little bit wise
. [more inside]
Travel the world flipping flapjacks in Pan Man
What makes a sweet street treat even better? Awesome artists. From Southern China, Sugar Painting makes elaborate, edible toffee masterpieces by carefully draping hot sugar onto cool marble
. In Chongqing they make super floral sugar floss in a rainbow of colours.
This artist from Xian blows hot sugar as if it were glass.
From Istanbul, Tarihi Osmanlı Macunu
(aka Traditional Ottoman Candy) is made with five different flavors of thick taffy spiraled deftly around a stick, creating a delicious lollipop. Dragon Beard Candy
from Thailand is not only tasty but a great way to learn about geometric progression. And while a Thai banana pancake may seem pretty straightforward, there are always ways to jazz it up
. [more inside]
- You have until Saturday, May 19, to make an ugly one.
You've seen them here before: serving ice cream
, with teddy bear heads
, climbing trees
, and sporting hands
. But now robots are truly Metafilteranean, because they want to know: Who here likes pancakes? [more inside]
Low video quality, high Halloween value: the beautiful, original, Hermione
in a magical tale
. Her last line in the film is delightful.
, and structural.
Who here likes pancakes? I love pancakes.
Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf today, teeing off at the Masters
at 1:42 EDT today. ESPN will carry the tee shot live, then begin full coverage at 3 PM. Last time Tiger returned from a long break due to surgery, Nike's ad was lighthearted
. This time, things are very different, and the new ad
released yesterday definitely has a different tone, invoking the words of Tiger's late father, Earl Woods. Of course, some in the media are going to keep teeing off on Tiger's scandalous affairs, including this new revelation
of a tryst with a neighbor's 21-year-old daughter.
Top 10 Food-Based Rube Goldberg Machines
(videos) If this type of food preparation is too elaborate for your tastes, the Super-Fast Pancake-Sorting Flexpicker Robot
might be more to your style.
Good Morning, New pancakes.
And that should about do it. $3500 will get you your very own pancake machine. 200 pancakes/hour in fact.
YouTubing this clip of Smedley serving Chilly Willy
a tall stack of pancakes [More butter? More butter! More syrup? More syrup! Nice? Very nice!]
led me to Chilly's Video Den
at Chilly Willy's Sub-Arctic World
. [Warning: Comic Sans font and a whole cold-butt-load of .wmv's] [more inside]
There is no word on whether IHOP has asked the Vatican to shift the timing of Lent.
As mentioned previously
, today is not only Super Tuesday, but also Fat Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, or...International Pancake Day
. IHOP is not a happy camper that the biggest payday in its calendar (when it admittedly not only gives away free pancakes but raises money for charity in the process) has to compete with our pesky American democracy. As they say in their press release: “Super Tuesday, set for February 5, 2008, encroaches upon the centuries-old celebration of Pancake Day, traditionally held the Tuesday preceding Lent to rid iceboxes of forbidden dairy products.”
So it decided to thumb its nose at the Catholics and declare next Tuesday "National Pancake Day
," even though it's during Lent, which defeats the entire purpose. Except for those whose religion's highest priority is the consumption of free pancakes.
Love pancakes but can't be bothered to make them from scratch? Try aerosol pancakes! Organic Batter Blaster
is all organic, low fat, and "amazing!"
One Pancake at a time.
I don't think pancakes get much more ridiculous than this.
Pancakes and sausage...it's fun on a stick!
As seen on tv
. Parents admit
, "I do spoil [my son] and let him have something which others may disapprove of." Serving size
: 1 piece. A nutritional part of these school menus.
Think of this prison riot
the next time you joke about pancakes on Metafilter.
Not just your everyday pancakes this time though. Alan Clark has turned his family recipe into a c13 isotope lased medical breakthrough. - via Fark
Kansas, flatter than.
The most important scientific discovery of our generation.
Okay, maybe not. But it is nice to know that a math degree
can still have fun applications.
Say goodbye to winter and welcome spring with a Russian-style Mardis Gras celebration of Maslenitsa
-Pancake Day. Maslenitsa
is an ancient pagan
weeklong Slavic holiday
held before the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. Pancakes, the traditional food eaten during this time, are round and hot, representing the sun. "Fat is the key word for Maslenitsa," said Valentina Bakhtina. It is a sort of Mardi Gras without the costumes and with a lot of butter. The central thing is to drink, be merry, and eat - pancakes and more pancakes.
"Add 1 tablespoon of Fajita Marinade & Seasoning to 1 quart of pancake batter, 2 cups of corn niblets, and 1 cup of diced green peppers. Prepare the pancakes to serve with soups, stews, or chili." Thanks to the McCormick spice company we can have the best of both worlds!
, the rabbit well known
for wearing items on his head, has died
Pour a 40oz of pancake syrup for respect.
The New York Times Dining section on pancakes.
Not just for Sunday morning breakfast anymore (like we didn't know that already). (reg. req'd, etc.)
. Called by many names
- Blintz, Palascinta, Flensjes, Pannkuchen, Po-Ping - yes, you know they're yummy
, but what do you know about their history
or their religious significance
? For instance, Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day
and for the past 53 years, women in Olney, England
and Liberal, Kansas
race down the streets of their towns flipping pancakes, continuing an English tradition that goes back more than 500 years. (Melbourne, Australia
has a Pancake Day race, too!
) The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Shrovetide with a type of pancake called Blini
, and I think most of us know that Latkes
(potato pancakes) are a traditional part of the Hanukah feast
. (Although apparently there is some debate
on the virtues of Latkes over Hamentashen
.) On a more secular note, we've just missed the 2002 Fall Flapjack Festival
, held every year in Land O'Lakes, Florida
. Glenn, Michigan
has an annual Pancake Festival
, too (since 1938). Hey! I'm getting hungry ... somebody pass the Maple Syrup
The terrorists have already won.
The Lions Club has cancelled their annual Boston Marathon pancake breakfast, due to "fears growing from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks". No, really.
National Pancake Week
isn't getting the press it deserves. It seems like sometimes with all this "War on Terrorism" and "Olympic Fever" stuff, we forget about the really important things in life.
Don't eat the Pancakes
! Those damn terrorists have gone too far now!
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For Serious Pancakionistas Only
The dizzy, Zen-like Cool of Flap Jack Do It Again
meets The Enduring Hilarity of Transcript(more)
If you like rabbits with random crap on their heads....
you'll love this site!
Oolong is so calm and patient -- he never gets angry when I take pictures of him. When I put various objects on his head, he stays still for a minute. This is just a result of an intimate relationship between me and Oolong.
The main theme of my site is not to show these 'headperformance' links,
and it's not my hope to propagandize nothing but the strangeness of his
headperformance over the world.