I Ate This For You…

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In defiance of my fiancee’s requests to do otherwise, I will embrace my inner glutton in the supermarket aisle, one product at a time. An ongoing series until I get shut down.

Poppin’ Pebbles ($5.29)

I came close to getting shut down last week after just one venture into this fine idea. Upon hearing of my delicious intentions, the lady of the house promptly ordered me a week’s worth of vegan and macrobiotic lunches and said “you’re screwed, because I’m not traveling for weeks.” Since I’m not about waste, I realized that the only meals I could control during this encampment would be breakfast and snacks. So it was with this in mind that I entered an aisle of the supermarket that has been coveted since my first steps as a human being. The cereal aisle. So many colors, so many flavors, so many cartoon characters trying to lure me into a sugar-filled journey to the bottom of a bowl. Familiarity led me towards the Pebbles section and after a brief scan I focused in on Poppin’ Pebbles, a new entry into the Pebbles cereal family. There on the cover were Bam-Bam and Pebbles having a hell of time, mesmerized by the fizzing balls on their tongues. I immediately wanted that childhood sense of wonder and excitement, and knew that these Pop Rocks Pebbles were going to give me just that. I was sold. Pegged as a do good dad by the checkout girl, I hurriedly scampered outside into the early afternoon and back to the safety of my apartment. And to the kitchen I ran. After pulling a bowl down from the cupboard, I tore open the box top, and emptied the bright flaky contents into the dish. A very sweet and welcoming scent filled the air, a smell exclusive to freshly-opened cereal, candy, and certain types of pot. With growing anticipation for my sneaky treat, I turned towards the refrigerator, opened it, and was given the biggest ‘Fuck You’ of the day. Almond milk. In my rush to feed, I forgot the lord’s milk, Vitamin D. How is one supposed to get 100% gluttonous with a healthy dairy alternative? Without even trying, my dear sweet woman had struck again. Hanging my head, I reasoned to myself that milk was simply just a vessel for the cereal, and poured the flavorless nut water in. Now you’ve probably been waiting this entire time to read how the cereal tasted? Well, that first spoonful was an electric flavor explosion. Without the competition of milk on my palette, the taste was just pure overwhelming berry pebbles. Did the cereal “pop”? Not like the buttons on my pants after two consecutive bowls. Was the bowl finished in under two minutes? Definitely. Would I eat it again? I still have the rest of the box to finish. So, yes. With that I leave you until next time, and remember, eat for fun every once in a while.

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What’s really going on under Gargamel’s robe.

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Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Printables

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In Deep by Burkhard Bilger

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The Oldest Living Things In the World

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On This Lingering Cold Weather

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Who knew that yesterday morning’s mention of Asian smog would align so well with last night’s light dusting of mid-April snow? If it’s cold here, then it is obviously even colder in the northern states, where sure enough half of the Great Lakes are still frozen over. While this is pretty cool for figure skaters, the prolonged ice melt will have a mixed effect on the lake economy and surrounding environment including delays in shipping and rising water levels. We’ll let The Atlantic explain all of this, though.

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Klaus Pichler

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A side by side comparison of Macaulay Culkin Eating a Slice of Pizza & Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger

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Midnight Burlers

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Tax Time in Springfield

The Gayest Stamps Ever

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The Finnish postal service is honoring Tom of Finland with a series of postage stamps featuring the late artist’s “emphatically masculine homoerotic drawings”.

Reminisce Over This

Main Source, Peace Is Not The Word To Play, 1991

— @TheNameIsJerald

Harkening Back to the Time of Pager Culture

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The classic New Balance 496 makes a casual return

Neal “The Dude” Unger

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Art, Technology, & Motorcycle

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“Ducati” is Cory Arcangel’s new edition  for the ICA. The print was made on an old plotter machine using a software program devised to command motors to make a drawing of the racing bike. Even though it’s made by a robot, the print feels like it was hand drawn, with the only human touch actually being the color on the print, which is individually finished by Arcangel.

Available here

Future – ‘Honest’

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