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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Now, there's a Pop-Tart beer

I am not a beer person, but in my (admittedly limited) experience I've never heard of anyone wishing that their beer tasted more like a Pop-Tart.

From Fortune:
If you thought a beer based on Wheaties was offbeat, you ain’t seen nothing yet. San Francisco brewer 21st Amendment is upping the ante with Toaster Pastry, an India Red Ale that’s an homage to Pop-Tarts.
The beer will be released at the opening party for the brewery’s new facility in San Leandro on Aug. 29 – and the flavor is an homage to that facility’s former focus. Long before 21st Amendment moved in, the former Kellogg Co. factory was used to make Frosted Flakes and Pop-Tarts.
And this:
More cereal beers coming, too... How about a Count Chocula beer?
General Mills, which worked with Fulton Beer to launch HefeWheaties, has already got its next breakfast concoction in the works. Colorado’s Black Bottle Brewery will work with the company to bring back its Count Chocula-flavored beer next week.
The beer debuted last year, when Black Bottle employees bought pretty much every available box of the seasonal cereal from the Albertsons grocery store in Fort Collins, Co. to make the inaugural batch. (General Mills will supply the cereal to the brewer this year.)
The Count Chocula beer was hardly an aberration for the brewer. It’s Cerealiously line of beers has previous included Honey Bunches of Oats, Golden Grahams and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. (the brewer puts the cereal in a bag to prevent pieces from getting into the beer – in a procedure that’s similar to dry hopping.)
Read the whole thing at Fortune. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday links

The History Of Aliens In Film.

The surprisingly interesting history of the lightbulb.

National Geographic shows you how easily rats can swim up through your toilet.

Glass-Bottom “Sky Pool” Will Let You Swim 115 Feet Above London.

ICYMI, Tuesday's links are here, and include Lewis and Clark's sketches, dancing sumo wrestlers, a Simpsons-inspired (all Ned) heavy metal band, and Genghis Khan, climate change hero.

NatGeo shows you how easily rats can swim up through your toilet

Afraid to go into the ocean after the first time you watched Jaws? This could have a similar effect, although it's largely an urban phenomenon. National Geographic shows just how easy it is for sewer rats to swim up through a toilet bowl. Their ribs are hinged at the spine, which makes it easy for them to travel through pipes and plumbing. Rats are also expert swimmers, they can hold their breath underwater for up to three minutes and can tread water for three days in a row.

via Laughing Squid

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The History Of Aliens In Film

Via Digg, a chronological supercut of movie aliens:

From their earliest cinematic appearance in Georges Méliès's "A Trip to the Moon" in 1902, our conception of life beyond Earth has changed to reflect our hopes and fears, the technology we've mastered, and our growing knowledge of the universe. Watch our depictions of extraterrestrial life change over nearly 100 
Full list of films:

(1902) A Trip to the Moon
(1922) Himmelskibet
(1924) Aelita
(1940) Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
(1951) The Day the Earth Stood Still
(1951) The Thing From Another World
(1953) The War of the Worlds
(1953) Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
(1956) Forbidden Planet
(1956) Invasion of the Body Snatchers
(1956) Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
(1957) 20 Million Miles To Earth
(1958) Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
(1959) The Angry Red Planet
(1967) Quatermass and the Pit
(1968) 2001: A Space Odyssey
(1968) Barbarella
(1968) Gamera vs Viras
(1971) The Andromeda Strain
(1972) Solaris
(1973) Fantastic Planet
(1976) The Man Who Fell to Earth
(1977) Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
(1977) Close Encounters of the Third Kind
(1978) Superman
(1978) Invasion of the Body Snatchers
(1979) Alien
(1979) Star Trek: The Motion Picture
(1980) Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
(1981) Heavy Metal
(1982) E.T. the Extra-Terrestria
(1982) The Thing
(1982) Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
(1983) Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
(1984) Starman
(1984) 2010
(1984) The Last Starfighter
(1984) Dune
(1985) Cocoon
(1985) Enemy Mine
(1986) Flight of the Navigators
(1986) Critters
(1987) Amazon Women on the Moon
(1987) Predator
(1987) Spaceballs
(1988) Alien Nation
(1988) They Live
(1988) The Blob
(1989) The Abyss
(1990) Total Recall
(1993) Coneheads
(1194) Godzilla vs SpaceGodzilla
(1994) Stargate
(1995) Species
(1996) The Arrival
(1996) Independence Day
(1996) Space Jam
(1996) Mars Attacks
(1997) Starship Troopers
(1997) Men in Black
(1997) The Fifth Element
(1997) Contact
(1998) The X Files
(1998) The Faculty
(1998) Dark City
(1998) Lost in Space
(1998) The Shadow Men
(1999) Galaxy Quest
(1999) Muppets from Space
(2000) Pitch Black
(2000) Mission to Mars
(2001) K-PAX
(2002) Signs
(2002) Men in Black 2
(2003) Dreamcatcher
(2004) The Chronicles of Riddick
(2005) War of the Worlds
(2005) Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
(2005) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
(2006) Slither
(2007) The Mist
(2007) Transformers
(2007) Spider-Man 3
(2008) Cloverfield
(2009) Avatar
(2009) Star Trek
(2009) District 9
(2009) Monsters vs. Aliens
(2011) Super 8
(2011) Cowboys and Aliens
(2011) Paul
(2011) Battle: Los Angeles
(2011) Attack the Block
(2012) Prometheus
(2013) Star Trek Into Darkness
(2013) Pacific Rim
(2014) Edge of Tomorrow
(2014) Guardians of the Galaxy

Meet the villains - a supercut of movie villains

NSFW language

Order of appearance.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tuesday links

The real housewives of ancient Egypt: an eight foot long prenup.

Lewis And Clark’s Sketches Of The Animals They Encountered On Their Journey.

Glee, the sumo version - check out the dancing sumo wrestlers.

15 Centuries-Old Board Games.

Simpsons-Inspired Heavy Metal Band Okilly Dokilly Consists Of 5 Neds.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include the Japanese surrender that ended World War II, Churchillian insults, sneaky dogs, drunk history, and Yelp reviews of newborn babies.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dude! Glee, the sumo version: check out the dancing sumo wrestlers

Here's a gif, but see the whole video below.

via Kotaku:
Taiwan’s Lin Yu-chun, famous-ish on Japanese TV, apparently, for his rendition of “I Will Always Love You”, is starring in a new Japanese drama for streaming service dTV. Called Dosu-koi Musical, the show is like Glee meets sumo wrestling. According to Pouch, Lin plays a Taiwanese exchange student who is bullied because of his weight and decides to join the university sumo team.