Friday, June 24, 2011

June 24th, outsourced

I have been meaning to share these with you for MONTHS now: fake reviews of real Amazon products. I love a good joke carried out on an unplanned, mass scale. People are hilarious. Check out the reviews and user-submitted photos of the Three Wolf Moon T-shirt, this steering wheel desk, one gallon of Tuscan milk, a computer cord, fresh rabbit, wolf urine, this book, and this book.

The humble origins of instant ramen. Can I confess that when I was a kid, we called it "Chinese noodles"? And that sometimes I ate it dry instead of cooked?

I realize it's possible, but unlikely, that you have not heard the song "Friday" by Rebecca Black. I'd like to think that even if you haven't, this rendition of that song by Stephen Colbert would still be enjoyable to you.

Last summer, we spent the night in the Newark airport. I wish I could have watched this in preparation for those long hours of empty time.

I have always enjoyed descriptions of delicious food in literature, so I enjoyed reading this article. I would add Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia to the list of books that paint loving portraits of sumptuously arrayed dinner tables. (PS, don't bother with Wendy McClure's book, referred to in the article.)

Here are some gorgeous information graphics about alphabets.

And how about some common pictoral road warning signs placed into an imaginative greater context?

Finally, please enjoy these lovely (and functional!) bar codes.

6 comments:

Suzanne Bubnash said...

Interesting things to look at today . . . I enjoyed the "Friday" sequence.

Señora H-B said...

First: I love dry ramen. Yum!

Second: I get seriously giddy about your Friday outsourced posts. You rock!

Nemesis said...

Aw stink, I'm on hold for The Wilder Life. Was it really not any good?

Bridget said...

Nemesis, I know, doesn't it look like such a great book? I was so sad to not like it.

Senora, thanks!!

JosephJ said...

I'm thinking the only thing about pretty bar codes is that as graphics get more intricate, it will be harder and harder to find the upc. There are already some boxes of {whatever} that I have to turn every-which-way to find the upc symbol. Also: I really enjoyed the interpretive road signs. :)

AmandaStretch said...

Brian Jacques' Redwall series is also awesome for food descriptions. He would actually write those scenes with a certain group of blind children (a school maybe? I forget) in mind.

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