Meatloaf is Sexier Than You Think...
A writer declares in The New York Times that Americans eat far too many animal products; he advises that if we do as the French do and limit our intake of meat, we will be healthier and spend less money on food. Michael Pollan, in this month’s food issue of the Times Magazine? No, a reader with the initials A.B.C., writing to the paper—in 1856. Instead of bacon and eggs, A.B.C. suggests Americans begin their mornings with café au lait, defined as a “decoction” of coffee with boiled milk—still a popular breakfast choice, as the lines at any Starbucks will attest.
Adam Carolla: Confessions of an Angry, Middle-Aged White Dude
If you’re a fan of literary flatulence—a genre populated by Tucker Max’s I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell—then Adam Carolla’s new book, In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks, will fit in perfectly with your Friday-night pizza and porn. Carolla made his name as the jocular co-host (along with Dr. Drew Pinsky) of MTV’s Loveline, and has gone on to host the most popular podcast on iTunes, The Adam Carolla Show.
Can 'Toy Story 3' Win the Oscar?
Time to talk serious politics—like the Oscars. Toy Story 3 is the most successful movie of the year, and the top-grossing cartoon of all time. It was also adored by 99 percent of America's movie critics (and it's on DVD this week, which is why we're talking about it).
Stop Motion Lite-Bright
Feeling nostalgic for your ’80s childhood? Popwatch points us to a wonderful music video that makes use of one our favorite toys: Lite-Brite. (Can we just take a moment to express how glad we are that these still exist?) This touching, stop-motion Lite-Brite clip tells a story of lifelong love that can’t help but remind us of Up. We can’t say the David Crowder Band song that accompanies it, “SMS [Shine],” is particularly our style, but the video itself is definitely worth watching.