October 29, 2007
CLICK THE PIC!
New Yorkers may want to break out the orange vests: Vice President Cheney is going hunting in the Empire State next week.
Cheney became fodder for late-night comics last year when he accidentally shot a companion during a hunting trip in Texas. He called it called it "one of the worst days of my life." Attorney Harry Whittington was hospitalized for six days for treatment of wounds in his torso, neck and face
On Monday, Cheney will be picking up his shotgun for an outing in New York's Hudson River Valley. He's expected back in Washington the same day.
October 28, 2007
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October 22, 2007
Make your very own U.S. Senator Larry Craig Paper Bag Mask this Halloween, and scare the bejeebus out of all those you encounter in the men's room. "For the back of the mask there's an official U.S. Senate Seal to let others know who you are, and that you are here to stay."
Downloadable paper bag mugshot costume offered as a PDF by Ethan
Persoff and Scott Marshall. LINK
October 19, 2007
Claire sez, "Maybe I've seen one too many horror movies already this year, but I'm totally into the idea of a Halloween cupcake that bleeds when you bite into it. Especially since they bleed cherry filling (actual blood would probably put me right off cupcakes)."
I baked my cupcakes, used the cupcake-filling technique I used on my devil's food cupcakes to fill the cakes up with pureed cherry pie filling (canned or homemade) and topped them off with white icing to best accentuate the red bite marks. I made the marks using a skewer dipped in leftover cherry filling, making sure to leave a clear impression of a fang bite, rather than just a red streak on top of the cake.
UglyShyla on Craftster made this handsome little custom zombie wedding cake topper: "A zombie portrait wedding cake topper I did for my friend Rebecca's wedding cake. She wanted a topper of her and her groom with her eating his brains,so I did just that."
October 18, 2007
Vosges Haut-Chocolate offers a milk chocolate bar laced with smoked Applewood bacon bits. From the product description:
Crisp, buttery, compulsively irresistible bacon and milk chocolate combination has long been a favorite of mine. I started playing with this combination at the tender age of six while eating chocolate chip pancakes drenched in maple syrup. Beside my chocolate-laden cakes laid three strips of fried bacon, just barely touching a sweet pool of maple syrup. Just a bite of the bacon was too salty and yearned for the sweet kiss of chocolate syrup. In retrospect, perhaps this was a turning point, for on that plate something magical happened: the beginnings of a combination so ethereal and delicious that it would haunt my thoughts until I found the medium to express it--chocolate.
October 17, 2007
Have you ever wished you could do downward dog with a decomposing body? Well, City Room hasn’t (doing the crow with an intact body is still an insurmountable challenge), but this combination apparently has been a niche fantasy with some population of New Yorkers.
About 75 people showed up in Williamsburg’s East River State Park for an (online) open casting call for the filming of a yoga zombie video on Sunday. “The zombie blogs were only mildly interested in it, it was the yoga blogs,” said Jason Wishnow, the director of the video.
“The R.S.V.P. responses from the yoga blogs were like: ‘I love yoga and I love zombie movies. I’ve been waiting for this!’ It was the chocolate and the peanut butter thing for all these people.”
While the crew had a make-up artist on set, many of the yoga practitioners showed up in their zombie get-ups, ready to go. Mr. Wishnow was impressed by his extras, saying: “Everyone took zombiedom very seriously. There was a lot of groaning and discomfort of their decomposing bodies as they would attempt yoga maneuvers.”
Want to do the corpse pose yourself? Here’s how.
October 09, 2007
Origins: As purportedly demonstrated in the video clip shown above, mixing small amounts of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into some Mountain Dew will produce a brilliantly glowing solution. Is this for real, or has someone employed a bit of video flimflammery to send hopeful imitators off on a
We volunteered to undertake that errand ourselves by replicating the process and filming the results. Since this is our first excursion into the video format, we're not going to give the ending away by describing it here or listing it in the status line — watch the video clip linked to find out the answer.
October 08, 2007
Eric sez, "Finally! I have been waiting all my life for this (OK, a few months). This site is translating the Bible into LOLcat and it's a wiki!"
1. In teh beginnin Invisible Man was invisible, and he maded the skiez and da earths, but he did not eated it.
2. The earths wus witout shapez and wus dark and scary and stuffs, and he rode invisible bike over teh waterz.
3. And Invisible Man sayz, i can has light, and teh light wuz...
18. And Invisible Man sawed it wus the goodz, so wai.
October 03, 2007
October 02, 2007
Just before John Waters gave a recent talk at Duke University, the Independent Weekly ran an article featuring the filmmaker's hysterical and brilliant take on such topics as gay culture and Britney Spears. In my opinion, Waters is at his best when he's commenting on the absurdity in everyday life, like in his amazing 1995 autobiography Shock Value.
From the Independent Weekly:
While the over-the-top camp of Waters' films still holds up, the writer-director admits that the "mainstreaming" of gay culture in recent years has made it harder to be shocking. "I had more fun when it was illegal to be gay," says Waters, who adds that he's also "anti-separatist." "I don't want to get married and I don't want to go into the army and all that stuff, though I understand people's right to want that. I am for gay trouble. I like gay troublemakers. I am most gay when I am in a voting booth...."
LINK to Independent Weekly.