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It might not seem like the most efficient use of money, but you have no idea how badly we need one of these in the Neatorama office. Alex and Zeon are always harassing John and me to make them pancakes at least once a day. It's amazing we are ever able to find time to actually write. Of course, there's no relief in sight for Miss C and Tiffany, who are our go-to bacon and scrambled egg chefs.
Fans of Seinfeld certainly remember The Soup Nazi and while he was always just an imaginary character, the actor who played The Soup Nazi is now going on tour with his own "No Soup for You" food truck. Wondering what he might actually offer hungry diners? Well, the menu includes show favorites such as “mulligatawny soup, Junior Mints, muffin tops, black and white cookies, Twix and Snapple.”
Link Via Laughing Squid
I always thought that Netflix's movies were categorized by the movie studios when they submit them, but as it turns out, there is an actual job where people get paid to watch movies and classify them. You can read more about the job over at the link, but personally, all I want to know is how I get a job as a movie tagger.
Link Via The Consumerist
If you aren't already pumped up about the Olympics and need to be reminded of some of the amazing things that happen at the games, then you'll definitely appreciate this collection of touching stories. My personal favorite:
At the 1936 Berlin Games, Japanese pole vaulters Shuhei Nishida and Sueo Oe tied for second place. The teammates were offered the opportunity to have a jump-off for the silver medal, but the two friends declined out of mutual respect for one another. For the purposes of Olympic records, Oe agreed to the bronze while Nishida took the silver.
Upon their return to Japan, the teammates came up with a different solution. The pair had a jeweler cut their medals in half and fuse them back together, creating half-silver, half-bronze pendants. The “Medals of Friendship,” as they’re now known in Japan, are enduring symbols of friendship and teamwork.
It's hard not to get excited about the games after reading these fantastic tales.
Via I Can Has Cheezburger
When Patrick Wensink used the artwork on the left for his book, he didn't realize there would be any problem, but sure enough, Jack Daniels stepped in to protect their trademark. Unlike just about ever other trademark lawyer ever though, Jack Daniel's lawyer Christy Susman was actually nice about the matter, sending the letter above that kindly requests that the author not use the artwork in the future. She even offers to help pay for a new print run if he was willing to stop printing the books even sooner.
Now that's a bit of legal civility worth toasting.
Link Via BoingBoing
Via I Can Has Cheezburger | Official website: MuseumSecrets.tv
I don't know about you guys, but I've always kind of wondered, "shouldn't Tony Stark get a DUI for flying around in his suit while drunk?" As it turns out, I guess I'm not the only one who takes this matter seriously, as it turns out, Vista DUI lawyer Peter Liss has some thoughts on the matter as well:
In fact, the first time that Iron Man could potentially face a DUI charge in the films is when, in The Avengers, he enjoys a glass of scotch before Loki throws him out of the window. Fortunately, Stark is saved by his Mark VII armor, which suits him up and lets him fly away just before hitting the ground. As this is at the climax of the movie (we’ll try to leave out as many spoilers as possible), Tony then goes on to fight, until crashing to the ground at the end of the battle. In all, the epic battle scene only lasts about 15 minutes.
This is the type of situation where drinking and driving laws get a little bit tricky. You see, assuming Stark consumed about 4 ounces of alcohol and that he weighs around 170 pounds, he did drink enough to put him over the legal limit of 0.08% BAC.
Find out if Tony should, in fact, get arrested or not at the link.
Link Image Via tangi_bertin [Flickr]
You know, sometimes billionaires just really want crummy fast food, but, of course, they just go to Wienerschnitzel or AM/PM, so instead they have to buy something that show they're still fancy and classy -enter the foie gras corn dog. Now you're eating fancy.
Did you know Robin was only supposed to appear once and then disappear? Or that Catwoman used to really look like a cat (that's her above)?
3) Some of Batman's biggest villains were originally more animalistic.
Catwoman originally wore a furry cat mask that covered her whole face. And the Penguin was actually based on the cartoon penguin who advertised Kool menthol cigarettes in print, and also appeared on the radio shouting, "Smoke Kooools!" "Smoke Koools!" The original version of the Penguin was way more cartoony and hyperactive.
Learn more about The Dark Knight over at io9.
Dude, I don't know who told you that combining Marty's truck with a DeLorean would replace the need for a Flux Capacitor, but they were lying to you. Unless you can get a hold of a Flux Capacitor and rev that bad boy up to 88 miles per hour, that thing is just an ugly freak of the car world.
Link Via Geekologie
Consider this a bit of a palate cleanser from my last post. I know we just posted our cosplay gallery from Comic Con, but while there were a few cuties in that batch, most of these little ones weren't included there and they are way too adorable to ignore, especially this Dalek that looks like she's trying to exterminate you with her cuteness.
Link Via Pet's Lady
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