"Looking back on it, one of the things that's crazy is I don't think I even realized that first of all, Joe Flaherty is supposed to be a vampire but he's howling like a werewolf. [laughs] I just took that for granted, and it must've been years until I saw it and was like "Wait a minute, that's a joke!" Furthermore, Count Floyd's always wearing a turtleneck which is the least vampire thing ever."
"Splitsider kicks off its new column, Sketch Anatomy, with television writer Bill Oakley breaking down SCTV’s "Dr. Tongue’s Evil House of Pancakes"
). Oww owww oowoooooo!!!
posted by Room 641-A
on May 20, 2014 -
It's not exactly the top of many people's "Favorite Sweets" list, but there is something hypnotic
about watching ribbon candy being made.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI
on Nov 15, 2013 -
“Movie theaters wanted nothing to do with popcorn,” Smith says, “because they were trying to duplicate what was done in real theaters. They had beautiful carpets and rugs and didn’t want popcorn being ground into it.” Movie theaters were trying to appeal to a highbrow clientele, and didn’t want to deal with the distracting trash of concessions–or the distracting noise that snacking during a film would create. - So Why Do We Eat Popcorn At The Movies Anyway
? (Smithsonian Mag)
posted by The Whelk
on Oct 4, 2013 -
of the 2012 Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest
are in. The winner: Occupeep DC
. Runners up: Peepius Maximus
, What People Think Peeps Are
(based on the popular meme
), The Black Peep
(based off of DC's Black Cat
music venue), and Just Peeped
(based off of the 2011 British Royal Wedding
). In addition to the finalists
, check out Peeps in Washington
, Political Peeps
, the full gallery of submissions
that the Post received this year, and the winners from 2011
, and 2007
posted by schmod
on Mar 29, 2012 -
is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their Snickers wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by quiet coyote
on Aug 18, 2011 -
"The most complete and up-to-date illustrated Candy Teacher
that is out on the market, with complete instructions in the manufacture of all the different classes of candy made for the wholesale and retail trade." (Charles Apell, 1921
) [more inside]
posted by gman
on Jun 17, 2010 -
What's disgusting, looks like a peanut and tastes (vaguely) like a banana? A Circus Peanut
! They are so reviled, they merit a page on bad-candy.com.
Strangely, though, Circus Peanut sales are up, at least according to "USA Today"
(most interesting link of this post). How can this be? I've never met anyone who likes them (except for one person -- see [more inside]). Margaret Husfelt of Houston, Texas
is equally confused. SOMEBODY must like them. The little suckers have a Facebook fan page
, and they are, perhaps, palatable in a Jello recipe
(here's an alternate recipe
) or dipped in chocolate
. Heck, Jolene Sugarbaker likes them in her salad
. And if you're really brave, you might want to try a Circus Peanut Margarita
. But don't be surprised if you get ostracized. Some people
will never understand
. Where's the love? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Apr 1, 2010 -
Friday Frivolity. We use only the finest baby frogs, dew-picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in the finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope, and lovingly frosted with glucose.
for the infamous Crunchy Frog
. No frogs were killed in the making of this recipe. (via Neatorama)
posted by caddis
on Jul 31, 2009 -
According to legend, Einstein was eating chocolate when he came upon the theory of relativity. These sites are all about chocolate and candy in general. Chocolate Obsession.
Hyperbole? Maybe. Just a little. Ok, a lot. Chocolate does have a lot to offer, though. It is a one of a kind food characterized by a truly unique and intense flavor. The idea of Jim's Chocolate Mission
came after a discussion with friends about the greatest chocolate bar. Was is the Wispa? Galaxy? Clark? The Chocolate Review
is most likely to review English chocolate because that's where they're from, but they also do imports. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Feb 8, 2009 -