You wanna find out the issues that are on kid's minds these days, look for a local benefit concert. A decade ago, the hot causes might've involved organizations like Plea for Peace or Fuck Cancer. Today, straight-laced, pop punk-loving tweens are standing together against a new cause: Texting while ... More >>
We don't request a recipe anymore, but sometimes our chefs still want to contribute. After Part Two, you can continue reading to learn how to create the watermelon curry photographed above. Tell us how the dish works out-- we know vegans and Paleo dieters that would love to add another recipe to the ... More >>
I'm sick as a dog (a colloquialism that I've never quite understood, because I've never seen a dog with its eyes swollen shut and gallons of snot pouring out of its nose). The amount of garbage coming out of my face holes is alarming, and if what's coming out of my head is any indication of what's g ... More >>
Clearly inspired by classic gaming, artist Mike Scott animated the music video for the South African band Goldfish's song, "We Come Together." The video is saturated from beginning to end with video game and nerdy pop-culture references, and it's difficult to find a frame of animation that doesn' ... More >>
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APHere she is, Miss USA. Taking the coveted tiara in all its sparkly glory was Miss California Alyssa Campanella. She trembled. She cried. She threw up rocker fingers. The 21-year-old blonde-turned-redhead out-walked, talked, posed and prettied 50 other leggy contenders last ... More >>
Flickr user ubercultureAnother great week wrapped up in the wackiest food blog this side of Fast Food Maven. Legitimate highlights after the jump!
Cute Food For KidsNow they're really milking it. (Er, egging it?) Angry Birds, the superfranchise with T-shirts, plushies and board games, is entering the culinary world with an upcoming cookbook, featuring mostly egg recipes. Eggs, really? Aren't there little angry fetuses inside?! Bacon would s ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comVegetarian banh miLittle Saigon has the best bánh mì shops in the nation, despite the absurd New York Times story we ridiculed here on this blog a couple months ago. Sure, the San Gabriel Valley has a few great shops, as do San Jose and a number of other Vietnamese enclaves acr ... More >>
And in continuing the trend of Angry Birds-themed everything, I'm here to report that you can now purchase officially licensed Angry Birds brand pork rinds. And they're green. And $5.99/bag. ThinkGeek.com says the snack is a "low carb, high protein, high fat snack that tastes like winning." They ... More >>
There's SweetSpot Baker's Workshop, where they encourage fun Color-Me-Mine-ing your own cupcake. The gang at Blackmarket Bakery will even get you started with flames or waves, but the finishing touches are at your discretion. And you'll remember Michelle's post on the Angry Birds gingerbread hous ... More >>
Flickr user zero-livesThe Chinese zodiac may point to the tiger but all those who've played that addictive mobile video game know this has indeed been the Year of the Bird. As a holiday tribute, Flickr user zero-lives built an Angry Birds gingerbread house. (Let's hope the supplies weren't pur ... More >>
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After checking their e-mail and playing yet another round of Angry Birds, smartphone users in Long Beach can help de-fuglify the neighborhood.The city has launched "Go Long Beach," a free application for the iPhone and BlackBerry (the Android app will be released in December) that allows resident ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California, being an OC native and, of course, music.I'm lucky (and eternally grateful) to be able to travel as much as I do fo ... More >>