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‘The Katering Show’, A Gut-Bustingly Hilarious Parody Cooking Show

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The Katering Show is a hilarious cooking show starring an Australian duo of Kates: Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan. McLennan serves as a foodie chef preparing meals for McCartney, who has a tragically large amount of food intolerances (note the large intestine in their logo). This results in bizarre, disgusting substitutions in recipes—calcium tablets for cheese in a quesadilla, for example—and constant mockery and references to the dangers of McCartney defecating her pants. McLennan and McCartney brilliantly parody the cutesy smugness of foodie culture in each gut-busting episode.


Episode 1: “Mexicana Festiana

In this episode The Kates explore the cultural phenomenon/plague of food trucks and eating in gutters by creating a food intolerant-friendly Mexican quesadilla, then eating it in a gutter!


Episode 2: “Ethical Eating

As an ex-vegetarian, McCartney wants to be thoughtful about the meat that she eats. And as a wanker, Mclennan wants to use her new pressure cooker. In this episode The Kates prepare a ragu that is food intolerant-friendly AND made from a non-cute animal.


Episode 3: “We Quit Sugar

In an attempt to live forever, and become just like their Instagram idol, Sarah Wilson, McCartney and McLennan give up the sweet stuff; sugar. Please Note: This episode is booze, sugar, gluten, fructose, lactose and personality-free.

Australian media personality, journalist, and blogger Sarah Wilson even wrote a blog post in response to “We Quit Sugar,” taking it all in good fun.

Behind-the-scenes photos and pre-orders for Katering Show aprons are available on the show’s website.

via Boing Boing

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Beautiful Houses: Capitol Hill Loft

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Today we will show a beautiful loft in Seattle, Washington, a remodel project by SHED Architecture & Design. I certainly do love lofts, specially the industrial ones. Every time I see places like this I want to move into one. Not only the open spaces are appealing to me, but I also think that the combination of concrete, zinc, steel and glass usually deliver amazing lofts. This place looks modern, super stylish and cozy, certainly a great place to live.

Make sure to check out SHED Architecture & Design website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. 🙂

Beautiful Houses: Capitol Hill Loft

Beautiful Houses: Capitol Hill Loft

Beautiful Houses: Capitol Hill Loft

Beautiful Houses: Capitol Hill Loft

Beautiful Houses: Capitol Hill Loft

Beautiful Houses: Capitol Hill Loft

Beautiful Houses: Capitol Hill Loft

Beautiful Houses: Capitol Hill Loft

Beautiful Houses: Capitol Hill Loft

We found this house at Contemporist.

Photos by Mark Woods and James F. Housel.

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Wonderful Miniature Sculptures Carved in Pencil Graphite

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Pencil Graphite Sculptures by Salavat Fidai

Russian artist Salavat Fidai carves incredibly tiny sculptures in the graphite of pencils. His subject matter ranges from pop culture like Darth Vader and Batman to technical feats like interconnected locks. Fidai doesn’t limit his miniature artwork to sculpture–he also makes tiny paintings on seeds. His latest work can be viewed on his Instagram account. Prints are available on his Etsy store.

Pencil Graphite Sculptures by Salavat Fidai

Pencil Graphite Sculptures by Salavat Fidai

Pencil Graphite Sculptures by Salavat Fidai

Pencil Graphite Sculptures by Salavat Fidai

photos via Salavat Fidai

via Faith is Torment

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‘Killing Time At Lightspeed’, A Text-Based Video Game About Social Media on Spaceships

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Killing Time At Lightspeed

Killing Time At Lightspeed is a text-based video game by developer Gritfish about social media on spaceships. It imagines what it might be like to try and keep up with such things despite them moving way too fast. The game was created for Antholojam, a curated game jam anthology, in late 2014.

You never know what will be the last thing you say to someone. On a transport ship leaving earth, a passenger kills time by scrolling through the messages of their social media feed. As the ship leaves and moves further and further away from home, the delay between sending messages and their arrival lengthens. What feels like minutes on the ship is hours, days, weeks, even years back on Earth. Each refresh of the timeline is a tiny window into the past. What will you do in those precious few moments as the lives of everyone you know pass by?

image via Killing Time At Lightspeed

via Boing Boing

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Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015), Beloved Actor, Singer, Poet, and Photographer Best Known as Spock on ‘Star Trek’

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Leonard Nimoy 2011
photo by Beth Madison

Leonard Nimoy, the beloved film director, poet, singer, photographer, and most recognizably, actor from the original Star Trek series and subsequent film, television, and video game sequels as the ever-logical Mr. Spock, passed away at his Bel Air, California home from complications of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy had previously attributed the disease to a smoking habit that he quit over 30 years ago. He was 83 years old.

Nimoy’s granddaughter Dani has made the following statement about her late grandfather:

Hi all, as you all know, my Grandpa passed away this morning at 8:40 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was an extraordinary man, husband, grandfather, brother, actor, author-the list goes on- and friend. Thank you for the warm condolences. May you all LLAP. – Dani P.s. I will be putting special shirts up on our site, SHOPLLAP.com, where all of the proceeds will go to the COPD Foundation. I hope to hear from you all.

Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner
image via Wikipedia

While Nimoy was most famous for his roles as Spock and as an IMF agent in the series Mission Impossible, he was also known for his sonorous voice, his eloquent way with words, and his beautiful photography, some of which is available for purchase. In a 2011 interview with Collector’s World, Nimoy had this to say about his photography:

I began making images at 13. I have used everything from a 1930’s Kodak bellows camera to a digital Hasselblad. The camera is only a tool. I don’t carry a camera. When i have a concept which intrigues me I get my cameras to find a way to explore that idea visually. I don’t bring a camera to a production set. I consider it an invasion of a serious workplace. Some of my greatest pleasures as an artist have been seeing an audience touched by a performance or enjoying a print of my work on a wall. It’s all about the creative process.

Self Portrait
Self Portrait – Leonard Nimoy

Max and Dora
Max and Dora – Leonard Nimoy

Goodbye, Mr. Nimoy. Please rest in peace. You will always live long and prosper within our grateful memories.

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via The New York Times