Thursday, April 30, 2020

The best moment from this week's episode of What We Do in the Shadows

Here's an interview with the actors playing Guillermo (Harvey Guillen) and the energy vampire (Mark Proksch). Guillen talks about how delightful and unexpected it was to find out he would get to play an action hero:

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"Retracing the historic route of the Orient Express in Euro Truck Sim 2"

"It takes about five hours"

Illegal gold miners who had the misfortune of being underground when lockdowns started (Quaranzine)

Lego jetbike rider

*The Lego Razor Crest is available for preorder at Amazon.

The best art show of the year, Famicase 2020 entries are here

*Famicase entries from previous years.

Today's funny posts

*More funny posts.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Claire Saffitz's new cookbook is called "Dessert Person"

Amazon listing:

In her first cookbook, Bon Appรฉtit and YouTube star of the show Gourmet Makes offers wisdom, problem-solving strategies, and more than 100 meticulously tested, creative, and inspiring recipes.

In Dessert Person, fans will find Claire's signature spin on sweet and savory recipes like Babkallah (a babka-Challah mashup), Apple and Concord Grape Crumble Pie, Strawberry-Cornmeal Layer Cake, Crispy Mushroom Galette, and Malted Forever Brownies. She outlines the problems and solutions for each recipe

Pandemic-themed book covers (Quaranzine)

Venus De Milo (X-Statix ) custom action figure

There's a Facebook group where people roleplay as an ant colony, and now there's merchandise

Here's the group.

Hot Toys Into the Spider-Verse Gwen Stacy available for preorder, includes Spider-Ham

Accessories include mirror, book, phone, and Spider-Ham.

Today's funny tweets

*More funny posts.

Pitbull's yell is now a trademarked sound


For context, sound trademarks are extremely rare. According to [a law review article], there are more than 2.6 million active trademark registrations in the United States. Of those, there are only about 250 active sensory trademark registrations. Of those, about 234 are sound trademarks, and of those, about 36 are "familiar sounds," or sounds without words, yet associated with a particular good or service.

To obtain Pitbull’s grito trademark, his legal team had to persuade the USPTO that his yell is so closely associated with the artist, that even if his name is not uttered, or he isn't present, people automatically think it's him.


At least part of the motivation behind trademarking “EEEEEEEYOOOOOO” stems from a similar grito heard in J Balvin and Willy William’s hit “Mi Gente.”
Miami Herald:
The article defines a grito as “a loud shout of joy or excitement that is commonly associated with Mexican culture,” one Pitbull started using as early as 2002 in Miami clubs (to alert his friends that trouble might be escalating).

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

How to make translucent pies

Food Network has a recipe for Clear Peppermint Meringue Pie.

Alinea has a recipe for Crystal Clear Pumpkin Pie.

And here's a recipe for Clear Lemon Meringue Pie.

Bonus pie:

Today's funny posts

*More funny posts.

Monster meet and greet (Video game photography)