You say potato, Valve say... potato.
Just over a year after the Portal 2 announcement ARG (previously)
had people dialing up a mysterious BBS, on April 1st Valve pushed out updates to thirteen indie games
through Steam, under the tag #potatofoolsday. Some of the games got
a little starchy
straight away, but more interesting was the appearance of cryptic glyphs
, which seemed to link to other games in the set, and nonsense phrases
. Alongside a cheeky coded shoutout
to members of the Facepunch
forums, a hidden frame in the latest Aperture Science Investment Opportunity video (1, 2, 3)
appeared to confirm there are 16 glyph-and-letter sets, and 13 phrases to be found in and around the games.
But what to do with them even when the set's complete? And what of the uplifted talking raccoon
and the blogger
has been kidnapped by sentient potatoes
? [more inside]
posted by emmtee
on Apr 6, 2011 -
cooked with this
and mix it with these
, top it off these?!?
, smother it in this
and you have this
. Pronounced kush
arī, you can also find it spelled kushary
, or koshary
. However you spell it, it is one of Egypt's most popular dishes. Throughout Cairo you can find restaurants devoted this this humble, cheap (a filling bowl costs 3LE, around 50 cents), usually vegetarian dish. Of course, if you're not in Cairo you can always make your own
posted by Deathalicious
on Apr 19, 2007 -
Up to 35 million
Americans are on a low-carb diet. Food manufacturers have responded with more than 600
new low-carb products this year. Restaurants are altering their menus. Online communities
are springing up to share information about the low-carb lifestyle. With this big target market, how hard will corporations push to expand the low-carb movement? Do the health warnings
about the diet foretell an increase in medical problems, or will we see a generation of healthy, slender, pork-rind chomping families?
posted by neuroshred
on Dec 17, 2003 -
Yesterday the World Health Organization launched a report on diet and nutrition
, saying that sugar should be restricted to 10% of caloric intake. Predictably, the sugar industry (press releases
) threw fits
and called on their cronies in Congress to cut off WHO funding. Apparently they're fighting and clawing
even more than the tobacco industry in similar circusmtances, and WHO fears that lobbyists have more power with the Bush administration. The SA believes that inactivity, not our increased sugar consumption, is the primary cause of the obesity epidemic. Are we in for another few years of declarations of junk science and endless gov't investigations into what seems obvious, a la
most environmental and health concerns?
posted by fotzepolitic
on Apr 24, 2003 -
Cancer and Carbohydrates (per FT)
may be closely linked according to recent international study - and not just any carbohydrates but those that are our favorites - deep fried potatoes, rice, and bread all may contain high levels of cancer causing acrylamides. What's your average carb eater to do?
posted by zia
on Apr 26, 2002 -