ruthbourdain: Although a bit douchey, Alton Brown has done an impressive thing by publishing his “Fanifesto” detailing exactly how fans should deal with him on his book tour. I thought I would expand on it with “Mein Fanf,” some rules for how fans should treat all celebrity chefs. • Please don’t ask a celebrity chef to talk to someone on the phone. Unless, that is, you have Ferran Adria on the...
A wise man once said—‘the skill in attending a party is knowing when it’s time...– Michael Stipe (via uglypodcast)
There. That Looks Better.
One person injured as Game of Thrones tent ripped...
jangoharkness: lavamos: One person has been injured after a film set marquee was ripped off in high winds on the north coast in Northern Ireland. Read More The article says it collapsed, but it flew. It flew like a kite. I was outside but as close to it as you are to your screen right now. I don’t think I’ve ever run for my life before today. And yes, I think I’m within legal bounds to...
A psychologist at a girl’s college asked the members of his class to compliment...– – W. Lambert Gardiner, Psychology: A Story of a Search, 1970 (via flightlessbirdjealouswings)
choochoobear: Just a heads up. That story bouncing around Tumblr about the grandma who tracks down her granddaughter’s rapists and shoots off their testicles? It’s fake. It’s from an old Weekly World News issue, which was a tabloid that, unlike others, admitted it was fake and existed only for entertainment.
If you have a parrot and you don't teach it to say...
theneedledrop: Are you from Connecticut? You...
Tales of Actual Workplace Conversations!
Intern 1: ...I've never seen anything like this. What is it?
Coworker: I... I don't know. It looks like some kind of fiber optic cable, but it's attached to two metallic probes. Maybe it's for continuity testing?
Intern 2: Yeah, but the ends are sealed -- could there be something that translates electricity to light inside the probe itself?
Coworker: I have no idea... I've never seen anything like this -- hey Eric? What are these?
Intern 1: Yeah, they look really cool.
Me: ...those are my wife's circular knitting needles, guys.
Coworker (after long pause): ...so they're used for fiber manipulation and configuration then? Cool.
Passenger: United Cabin Crew Thinks Books About... →
wilwheaton: Last week, folk singer and aviation enthusiast Vance Gilbert thought he’d pass the time on his United Airlines flight from Boston to Washington, DC, by perusing some books about old aircraft. This was apparently enough to set off alarm bells among the flight crew, who had the plane return to the gate where Gilbert was met by the authorities. It’s good to know that books about old...
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