Thursday, August 19, 2004
- "Long live the new flesh!" CultureDose.net's Mike Bracken reviews David Cronenberg's 1983 cult hit Videodrome, and Criterion Collection releases a 2-disc special edition August 31
- To Sauce, Or Not To Sauce? Tabasco-based child discipline (as featured in author/former "Facts of Life" star Lisa Whelchel's new parenting book) has experts smoking [via Rebecca's Pocket]
- Coconut, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways [via The Infected Papercut]
- The Soup Lady is back in town! Here's her delicious-sounding recipe for The Ears of Charlie Twofish
- I just love Millennium Park's new
Cloud Gate sculptureThe Bean [on Boing Boing]. Bean images on SmugMug, and the Bean Webcam. One question - how will they keep "The Bean" clean?
- H2G2 offers a natty primer of Neil Gaiman's Sandman
- Not just for Halloween anymore: Pimp and Ho' Costumes for Kids! [via Dean's World]
- Legendary film composer Elmer Bernstein ("The Magnificent Seven") dies at 82
- Dungeons and Dragons turns 30 [on NPR], and GameSpy has a week-long feature dedicated to the game [via BoingBoing]
- McDonald's Happy Meal turns 25 [on Chicagoist]
"Happy Meals proved that you could actually 'brand' a meal and make kids harass their parents for it," said Adam Hanft, president of Hanft Raboy & Partners, a New York advertising and marketing firm.
- Eartha Kitt loves new NYC kitty eatery [CNN]:
The midtown restaurant serves Meow Mix packets for its feline customers with corresponding dishes to satisfy human palates. "Deep Sea Delight" mackerel for cats is paired with tuna rolls for cat owners; "Upstream Dream" salmon for felines corresponds with mini crab cakes for humans. Meow Mix president and CEO Richard Thompson said the feline-friendly restaurant has two main rules: no dogs and no catnip, which must be checked at the door.
- Okay, we admit it - Chicago, we totally have the best city flag. [on Gapers Block]
- Things that make you go "hmmm": Daily Kos takes a snapshot of the Bush/Cheney and Kerry/Edwards website front pages
- A London research study shows that severe myopia appears primarily genetic in origin [on the BBC]
- ...and a Rochester, MN study has tracked down a gene called TLR4 in mice that can be surpressed to "turning off" the tendency for weight gain and bone-loss in old age. [via FuturePUNDIT]
- Mmmm...protein. The Great 'Meatshakes' Experiment [via LDMA's Life In The Wor Zone]