Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lunchtime Links: Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul Cameos Planned for 'Better Call Saul,' Anthony Graves Establishes Scholarship, House Stenographer Dragged Off Floor Yelling About Freemasons And...

...God, Five Ridiculous Nicknames Americans Have for Mexican Food + More

Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 1:42 PM

1. Five Ridiculous Nicknames Americans Have for Mexican Food "While you will find no greater apologist for the American love affair with Mexican food, even I have my limits. While I understand language is a fluid thing, with the same viscosity as a big ol' bowl of queso, sometimes Americans go too far. While I understand gabachos don't speak Spanish as a first language, and the American tendency is to butcher foreign tongues, the following manglings, elisions or outright appropriation of popular Mexican dishes is downright revolting. Let the horror show begin..." (OC Weekly)

2. 28 Dogs Having A Way Worse Day Than You "“FML.” — These dogs." (Buzzfeed)

3. If Game of Thrones Were a Comedy About a Medieval Theme Park "The good folks at Bad Lip Reading have taken their particular comic technique a step further in this Game of Thrones spoof: In addition to dubbing over the dialogue with ridiculous non sequiturs, they have reimagined the show as a theme-park comedy in the vein of Adventureland. Like most things, this video gets better as soon as Peter Dinklage arrives. Wait for it." (Slate)

4. Math Proves Bacon Is a Miracle Food "WIRED partnered with Food Network and crunched 49,733 recipes and 906,539 comments from their massive website. The result is a fascinating overview of how Americans cook." (Wired)

5. Walmart got cleaned out this weekend—and they deserved it "They’re lucky all they got were a few emptied shelves, instead of getting burned to the ground. Look at what happened to Marie Antoinette." (Death and Taxes)

6. 18 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas "Wear a pot on your head and be a “pothead.” Or wear a box over your face and be a “blockhead.” Or put gears in your hair and be a “gearhead.” Or balance a mattress on your skull and be “bedhead.”" (Funny or Die)

7. House Stenographer Dragged Off Floor Yelling About Freemasons And God "“He [God] will not be mocked,” the stenographer, apparently named Molly, yelled into the microphone as she was dragged off by security. “The greatest deception here is that this is not one nation under God. It never was. It would not have been. The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God. Praise be to Jesus.”" (Gawker)

8. Anthony Graves Establishes Scholarship "GRAVES USED FUNDS HE RECEIVED FROM THE STATE FOR HIS WRONGFUL CONVICTION TO SET UP A LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP IN THE NAME OF NICOLE CÁSAREZ, THE HOUSTON ATTORNEY AND JOURNALISM PROFESSOR WHO FOUGHT FOR EIGHT YEARS TO SECURE HIS FREEDOM." (Texas Monthly)

9. VIDEO: Fred Armisen Made a Documentary on The Clash as Ian Rubbish "Fred Armisen's British punk rocker Ian Rubbish didn't retire when Armisen left SNL in May. Instead, he's been looking back at his early punk days, and over at Funny or Die, he's made a short documentary with The Clash's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, who even attest to Rubbish's influence on their music. They even come together to play that Ian Rubbish and the Bizarros classic, "Hey Policeman."" (Splitsider)

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