Bwahahahaha! The Coca-Cola code has been cracked! And by Ira Glass of “This American Life” no less. So how did he get his hands on the top secret recipe which people have been trying to decode since the late 1800′s? He came come across a copy of it (which is normally kept under lock and key in a guarded vault in Atlanta) in an old photograph. The recipe for Coca-Cola, after the jump. Let the soda-making begin! Or not. Too bad I gave up Coca-Cola years ago. I eagerly await the the magical recipe for Diet Coke, however. [Washington Post] Keep reading »
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- Kings of Leon Only By Night
The Southern boys head south, if you know what we mean, for their fourth record. Tracks like “Sex on Fire” and “Crawl” have the band of brothers that made it big as teens talking dirty. Seems like since their “California Waiting” days, their addictions have moved from booze and drugs to women. With the seductively slick guitar work and a beat that feels like heavy breathing, the Kings of Leon have given us another record to scream about.
On Showtime’s This American Life, NPR’s Robert Krulwich and his wife tell the same story but disagree on a few key factors, including whether Robert was actually present when his wife had an encounter with Jackie Onassis. Sometimes couples disagreeing can be cute, especially when they’re represented in cartoon form. My favorite part might be when they go from the present to a flashback and lose about 20 pounds off their round behinds. [This American Life via MentalFloss.com] Keep reading »
This Sunday night, Ira Glass is coming back to my place…through my cable provider. From behind the desk of his NPR radio show, Glass sweet talked himself and his stories into our hearts. Now with his highly anticipated Showtime series about to start its second season, he is the face of modern American mythology and revolutionary reality television. When he took to the stage last night in New York City to boldly go where no man had gone before — doing This American Life live and via national simulcast, the sexy storyteller seduced the audience with his casual charm, quick wit, and signature tight grey suit. Our Emily and I giggled and cheered like he was a Beatle along with the gaggle of other horn-rimmed-glasses-groupies. And from what we saw of the show, the new season looks as smart and as good as the man himself! Keep reading »