Thanks to a combination of genetically odd humor and innate competitiveness, my family doesn’t mess around on April Fool’s Day. Rarely does a year go by without someone in my family punking someone else. When I was in my 20s, I called my sister, Sandy, and told her I had eloped. … [Read more...] about Audio: The Pods April Fool’s Day Prank
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8If0nx-cR0&feature=youtube_gdata]Famed food photographer Penny de los Santos will be hosting a free online food photography workshop next weekend from a studio not far from our digs in Seattle. This past week, she offered six people … [Read more...] about Penny, I Need You. Can’t You See That?
The Wine Rack that can hold a full bottle of wine and an 80-ounce beer belly. I idea of drinking beer through a straw makes me want to vomit. Get them both from Amazon.com. … [Read more...] about Dubious invention of the week
Not enough people think of ham as a souvenir from a trip abroad. And really, what's a better souvenir than actual food from the place you've visited? Sure, it violates a whole lot of U.S. importation laws, but who could not wish for a better gift than the Wurstkoffer, a special … [Read more...] about What I didn’t get for Christmas…
Lo, many years ago, I was editing a magazine about the Internet when a distinctly putrid smell ravaged the office. My art director, Tom DeMay, had decided to scan fistfuls of Spam to illustrate a story on the subject. As he noted, "Only genuine Spam was used for this story. … [Read more...] about Scanwiches