That’s one reason for every gram of sugar in a large Baskin Robbins Chocolate Oreo Shake. If that doesn’t deter you from sucking one down, let me call your attention to the 59 grams of saturated fat. Oh, and the fact that it somehow contains crustaceans. What? [Digg] Keep reading »
I grew up in a small town in New Jersey that was fairly boring. But! The town next to me? Where my high school was? That was a whole other story. Mullica Hill, NJ, happens to house one of the stranger toy stores/”Wizard of Oz” memorials in the world. The Follow The Yellow Brick Road Doll Toy Museum & Boutique is actually not so much a traditional toy store, as a toy hoarding paradise, spread out over a couple of acres. And the owner, when not collecting out-of-production Furbys or plush E.T. dolls, busies himself working on the homemade painted yellow brick road and animatronic collection of “Wizard of Oz” characters he has built and installed around his backyard. Yes, this man has created the “Wizard of Oz” on his property. In wacky DIY style (that’s me in one of his Cowardly Lion cutouts, pictured). And once a year he invites CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTORS to stage a weekend long battle on his property. Yes, amidst fake Wicked Witches of the East and Dorothy, there is an annual Civil War reenactment. It makes perfect sense.
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I adore the Flaming Lips. Why? Because Wayne Coyne and crew always come off with slightly bonkers ideas to make music just a little more fun. Like, when they got friends to dress up in animal costumes and dance with flashlights at their shows. Or when Wayne took to rolling a giant bubble over the band’s audiences. The band’s newest coo-coo idea? They are recording a six hour long song. And Wayne has been tweeting tidbits of it as it’s recorded. “Yessssssssss!!!!! Almost 4 1/2 hours of the Six Hour Song!!!!” Guess we’ll have to wait and hear the full thing. I wonder if they’ll ever play it live? Though, for the record, six hours is a good night of sleep for me. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Fresh off their nomination for Best New Artist at the MTV VMAs, Bing has dropped this cool video about LA-based band Foster the People. Find out how they went from playing local clubs to award nominees largely through word of mouth and offering their tunes for free online… Keep reading »
- It’s much easier to sleep lying down than with your head propped up, chin-first.
- Snoring is only a permissible bedtime behavior if you’re an adorable Shar-Pei.
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Sorry to do this–sorry to bring up Rebecca Black just when she was becoming all but a faded fart particle of a memory to most of us. But! It seems her friend — the curly-haired backseat friend from her beguiling “Friday” video — has launched a music career of her own. And the kids today! Always with the singing about the teen pregnancy! And gay bullying! Benni Cinkle’s gloriously airbrushed “Can You See Me Now?” video manages to tackle both subjects with mid-’90s dance routine aplomb and only a fraction of the autotune her fellow tweenspiration used. So what do you think? Who comes out the bigger, better teen singsation? [Buzzfeed
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