This list of 10 common cooking mistakes is a great summary of simple errors we all make when cooking or baking.  Cooking Tips and Cooking Questions Answered – Cooking Light.



For 12 bucks, Build-A-Head will print and ship an oversized 12″x17″ face sign using your photo. They suggest that this could be used for team fundraising, political campaigns, parties, and marathons.

The real winner is the Huge Big Face Cutout. Dig deep for this 3-foot monster: the Huge […]


Blast Radius Calculator

On February 23, 2012 By

Calculate the effect of a nuclear blast by setting the detonation point and blast yield in this Google Maps application.  The fun is in figuring out where to drop a large enough bomb to take out your enemies while keeping you and yours safe and radiation free.  You can […]


How To Make a Proper Old Fashioned

On February 22, 2012 By

Fascinating and opinionated web site focused on one thing: how to make a proper Old Fashioned.  Author Martin Doudoroff believes that a lot of “bad ideas” have corrupted the modern drink.

Old Fashioned Recipe

Follow the easy original recipe to make an Old Fashioned.  In a glass, put:



If you have some spare cash, some really awful fallen-celebrity-inspired artwork can be yours. Well, actually, it can’t, because some jackass already bought it from Jean-Michel Basquiat Domingo Zapata for $100,000.

(via Animal NY)


One of my ongoing projects is reducing my cable TV bill.  I receive my internet and television service from my cable provider, and pay extra for high-definition channels but otherwise do not receive subscription channels like HBO, Showtime or sports. For this service, I pay about $140 a month but really only watch a couple […]


Sad to see that one of the first high-end pastry shops in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn is closing.  The note posted on her front door announces that she’s consolidating her Brooklyn operations at her Park Slope store.

I don’t know the full story yet behind the closing, but several More

What an incredible full-back and sleeves tattoo of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The owner is Taiwanese and had the work done over 3 months.  (via Daily Mail)


Video of Mold Growing

On February 2, 2012 By

I hear that the director is a fungi.  Get it?

Time lapsed videos of mold growing, set to a spacey new-age soundtrack.  (via Daily What)


The descriptions of these cocktails on this 1940s cocktail menu don’t indicate what they were made with, but coconut and pineapple indicate that the ingredients included rum.  The Fog Cutter, Monkey Business, Daiquiri are all rum drinks.  Rum drinks became popular during the early 40s because due to war-time shortages, most liquors were […]