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  • ‘History of Game Controllers’ in 76 Seconds (Video)

    ‘History of Game Controllers’ in 76 Seconds (Video)

    Last week I watched a short film by French filmmaker Alain Resnais, which traced the making of a red plastic bowl all the way back to the origins of Earth minerals. I’m reminded of Le chant du Styrène because a recent video simply called History of Game Controllers takes a similar, if much less ambitious, backwards approach to […]

  • Coca-Cola Frozen Coming to Japan

    Coca-Cola Frozen Coming to Japan

    Japan continues to stay ahead of the western world in the realm of soft drinks. Today the internet is abuzz about just such a drink, called simply (and probably self-explanatorily) Coca-Cola Frozen. North American readers are no-doubt familiar with the concept of a Frozen Coke. But the Japanese Coca-Cola Frozen is a unique variation on […]

  • Wild Turkey Longbranch Presented by Matthew McConaughey

    Wild Turkey Longbranch Presented by Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey: What can’t he do? In addition to having mastered the art of acting in feature films, prestige television, and local TV commercials, and he also finds time to be Wild Turkey creative director. Now, he and Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller Eddie Russell have collaborated on a “rare, small-batch bourbon” called Wild Turkey Longbranch. Here’s the info […]

  • McDonald’s x Uniqlo Big Mac 50th Anniversary T-Shirts

    McDonald’s x Uniqlo Big Mac 50th Anniversary T-Shirts

    The other day I told you about a couple of limited edition collaborative items celebrating the 50th anniversary of the McDonald’s Big Mac. As it turns out, the Big Mac’s birthday party was just getting started, and now we have a whole line of McDonald’s x Uniqlo t-shirts celebrating everyone’s favorite two-all-beef-patty-special-sauce-lettuce-cheese-pickles-onions-on-a-sesame-seed-bun sandwich. For now […]

  • ‘Harry Potter’ 20th Anniversary Covers

    ‘Harry Potter’ 20th Anniversary Covers

    Believe it or not, the Harry Potter series turns 20 this year. There are probably a million ways a hardcore fan could observe this, but Scholastic has created a new line of paperback covers for the whole series. The Harry Pottter 20th anniversary covers are by artist Brian Selznick, who also released a press statement about his enthusiasm for the […]

  • Mayochup: Only You Can Stop Heinz from Releasing This Sauce

    Mayochup: Only You Can Stop Heinz from Releasing This Sauce

    Defenders of mixing up ketchup and mayonnaise have a few standby rhetorical themes on-hand at all times. “It’s just thousand island dressing or fry sauce,” they say. My response: We came up with euphemisms like “thousand island dressing” for a reason, and the reason is that the idea of mixing up ketchup and mayonnaise is […]

  • HD Vinyl: Higher Quality Vinyl Records Coming Next Year

    HD Vinyl: Higher Quality Vinyl Records Coming Next Year

    Audiophiles spend a goodly chunk of their lives searching for the perfect sound. The streaming era has been tough on these individuals, since most listeners don’t really care about quality and bandwidth rules all. But maybe, if HD Vinyl turns out to be legit, Neil Young and his lossless disciples will have some good news for a […]

  • French Toast Chalupa Coming to Dayton Taco Bell Breakfast Menus

    French Toast Chalupa Coming to Dayton Taco Bell Breakfast Menus

    The Taco Bell breakfast menu created a lot of excitement when it was first announced a while back, and the Taco Bell people seem to be interested in keeping it fresh with new, weird stuff. Stuff like, for example, the French Toast Chalupa, now being tested out in the wilds of Dayton, Ohio. Per Thrillist: “The […]

  • ‘Dark Crimes': Jim Carrey is Involved in Some Dark Crimes (Trailer)

    ‘Dark Crimes': Jim Carrey is Involved in Some Dark Crimes (Trailer)

    If you’ve never read David Gann’s New Yorker article “True Crimes – A postmodern murder mystery,” also included in his excellent book The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, you definitely should. You should because it’s a great, creepy piece of incredible but true storytelling, but you also should because it’s getting turned into a Jim Carrey movie […]

  • White Castle Impossible Sliders Coming Soon

    White Castle Impossible Sliders Coming Soon

    If you had asked me to guess which major fast food burger chains would be the first to adopt meatless Impossible Burgers for its menu, I probably would not have said White Castle. But it just goes to show, you never can tell, and now White Castle Impossible Sliders are reported to be coming soon. […]