Listening to what the tongue feels
First, drink some black coffee. Next, rub your tongue against the roof of your mouth. It should feel a little rough, like very fine sandpaper: the tiny bumps on your tongue, called papillae, are raised just enough to create friction against your palate.
If you now add cream to your coffee and try again, the sensation should be much smoother — almost velvety. A layer of fat and mucous is now coating your tongue, providing lubrication and preventing friction.
What you have just done was, until very recently, the most accurate method for evaluating the oral perception of fat — the precise degree of tongue-coating creaminess in milk, mayonnaise, or chocolate pudding.
The Citizens for Decent Literature want you to join their fight against PRINTED POISON.
The San Francisco Street Food Festival
is an annual Summer event in the Mission District that features around 60 different Bay Area vendors and is attended by tens of thousands of foodies. This year the usual mainstays were joined
by Don Bugito
, which served up insect-based dishes
and billed itself as the first "PreHispanic Snackeria."
When the food truck
commences permanent operations this month, it may be the first eatery in the country devoted exclusively to preparations involving insects. But they're not the only entomophagy pioneers in San Francisco, where Bug Cuisine is Booming
. So just how tasty are insects
? (Via) [more inside]
has died of a stroke at age 76
. She was known and loved as Blanche Deveraux
on the Golden Girls. She has joined costars Bea Arthur
and Estelle Getty
in the great beyond, where presumably, they serve cheesecake
Whoopsy! Beefcake wardrobe malfunctions!
Columbus, Ohio artist Paul “Paulypants
” Richmond paints lovingly detailed and luminous and saucy portraits of gay demicelebrities with their britches falling apart or otherwise depantsed or underclothed. As Richmond describes it
with the juice and vim of a ’50s tattler magazine, “It intrigues me that it was almost exclusively women who were depicted as hapless victims of comical wardrobe malfuncions in early pin-up art. Those ladies couldn't even walk down the street without their skirts blowing up or their underwear falling down (or both!)” [more inside]
Enjoy a couple of old (youtube) Vespa commercials
and some BONUS CHEESECAKE; Girls On Vespas
"This is a blog about sexy witches. Here you will find witches of all types: elegant, attractive, pretty, cute, hot, naughty or femme fatales; real life witches; people dressed up as witches: for halloween or fancy dress balls; fictional witches: witches in novels, plays and poems; movie witches; cartoon witches; witches in art: carved, painted, sketched and engraved: they are all here, or will be in time." (Some Images Not Safe For Work)
The Hollywood moguls were appalled...Hitherto, Tinseltown had the police and politicians in its capacious pocket, yet here, landing like a ton of hot manure, was this crummy magazine from the east coast.
A sharp look from British Journalism Review
at the career of Robert Harrison, whose 1952 magazine Confidential
single-handedly "opened the floodgates of tell-all sleaze." Seems Harrison branched out from publishing a long string of 1940s girlie mags
after being inspired by the Estes Kefauver organized crime hearings
that gripped early TV audiences
in the U.S.A.
The Incredible Aine Chambers
has a website.
Chock full of everything you need to know should you visit County Sligo, Ireland. Some are comparing her to Mahir
- some folks commenting are taking the piss
. But the fact is there is more energy and vitality in Aine's site than 100 blogs.
Oh, and she's got video as well
How to contact your elected officials.
A civics lesson for sexy people, from the good people at Votergasm.
(NSFW, in the Victoria's Secret kind of way.)
... classy and amazing retro-looking vanity site. [note : flash, some cheesecake, sfw]
Life imitates an old joke... sort of. National Geographic's Swimsuit Issue
Meet the "righteous babes" of the Libertarian Party
In a welcome sign of new marketing savvy, North Carolina Libertarians have announced the "Ladies of Liberty" calendar
. The fundraising, uh, tool features Lib candidates from across the country in patriotic and Vargas girl [probably nsfw]
poses, and is the brainchild of the very
glamorous state House candidate Rachel Mills
. After her company's scandalous accounting
caused Playboy to come knocking
, Mills decided against using naked erotica as a campaign strategy, opting instead for a semi-clothed version. Don't get too excited, though; fellow state House candidate Jennifer Medlock says all of the women wear at least lingerie
. She herself stops at a modest tank top, shorts and boxing gloves.