A group of artists has created a font to combat the use of Microsoft’s Comic Sans. I present to you: Serious Sans. (via Kottke).
If you’ve ever seen the Cutey Honey anime series, you know that the main character shouts “Honey Flash”, becomes naked for a few seconds, then transforms into whatever the plot calls for. Apparently there’s a live action movie from 2004, and io9 found some footage (possibly not safe for work, in a soft-core Cinemax kind of way): Live action Cutey Honey
And with that, here’s a video that *is* safe for work, if perhaps a bit silly. Via Slate via Kottke, I give you Cooking with Vincent Price.
Not much tonight as I need to get some sleep. I tried making a 165-degree-egg per this interview with Hervé This; it turned out quite well, though not exactly what I was expecting. I got the jelly-like egg white part (it hadn’t hardened up like a normal hard-boiled egg), and delicately-cooked-but-hard yolk, which I wasn’t expecting. Then, I discovered that the ‘first level’ of boiled egg is 65 degrees Celsius (149-150 degrees F), not 165 degrees F. So although the eggs were good, I’ll have to try again. It was hard enough keeping the pot of water at 165 degrees — the pot was half off the burner, which was at its lowest setting — so it’ll be interesting trying to figure out how to keep the pot at a steady 150 degrees for an hour.
I am not typically a sports people, but we are a mild Green Bay Packers household by breeding. So J.P. Kirby’s NFL TV Distribution map (what games are playing in what parts of the country) should help us figure things out. (via Kottke)
If you have pains from using your keyboard or mouse, fear not — you can get a bloody stump to rest your wrist on. (via Geekologie)
This new item from Sony looks cool — it’s kind of like a photo-frame version of a Chumby. With Wifi, ability to pull a Picasa photo album, RSS feeds, and internet radio (!?). We’ll have to see once it starts showing up in stores.
From sports photographer Vincent Laforet, a video showing the crazy amount of camera gear that was set up to capture the finish in the Men’s 100M final race. Holy cripes that’s a lot of cameras.
And now, for your WTF pleasure:
A man (I think)
In a banana mask
Today turned out to be a get-small-stuff-around-the-house-done day as well as a Gordon Ramsay day. All I really know about him is that he gets made fun of a lot on British comedy TV and radio; but when trying to figure out how to cook a ribeye steak (it was treat day at the meat store on Saturday), I found his Ribeye-in-a-minute recipe and also his Sublime scrambled eggs recipe. I tried both; I screwed up the scrambled eggs (I always cook them too quickly) but they were still tasty. And oh my, the ribeye was good. I ended up cutting it in half to make a small round instead of a giant steak, and I’m going to try that again tomorrow night.
Discover magazine interviews Hervé This one of the founders of the science of molecular gastronomy, in which he reveals that cooking boiled eggs isn’t so much about the timing as it is about the temperature. I’ve got an egg, a cooking pot, and a thermometer, and I’m going to try a 65-degree egg tomorrow. (via Kottke)
Dead Fucking Last — a blog chronicling those in the Olympics who come in last place in various events. (via Kottke)
I’m going to have to go read more of this — it’s a blog by the three pro photographers sent by Newsweek to the Olympics. It looks like they use a crazy amount of equipment to get the photos they do, but oh boy do they get some impressive photos — and some really honest commentary to boot. They’re publishing the photographers’ favorite photos on the blog, not just the ones used for the magazine. My favorites so far are the expressions on the faces of the divers as they do their launch, as seen from overhead. (via Kottke)
Finally, because I like his writing from the Newsweek blog above, here’s a link to Vincent Laforet, who started his own blog as a result of the olympic blogging assignment.