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Johnny Cupcakes Opens London Store With Crazy Ball Machine

Johnny Cupcakes London Grand Opening

When Johnny Cupcakes opens a new shop, they want it to be filled with unique experiences – making you feel like you stepped into a time warp. All shops are set up as old fashioned bakeries, displaying limited edition t-shirts in refrigerators rather than actual cupcakes. T-shirts even get packaged in special food/bakery packaging.

For the opening of their London shop, they created a Rube Goldberg style machine that puts metal balls on an endless, and endlessly entertaining, loop through various jumps, hoops and whoops:

[Johnny Cupcakes – London Opening]

…Food Inc. wants to change the way you look at your food?

Food Inc.

The goal of Food Inc. is to lift the veil on our nation’s food industry and expose the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.

Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Though I do recommend seeing this film, I don’t recommend stopping by the popcorn counter first!

[Food Inc.]

…It’s Website Wednesday: This Is Why You’re Fat?

This Is Why You're Fat

This Is Why You’re Fat is a blog that’s chronicling all of the silly foods that people make in the name of deliciousness, along with the weird ways people figure out to pack the most calories into a single meal. (Or in many cases, a single bite!)

Fat Food

Recent notable creations include deep fried peanut butter-covered brownie wrapped in cookie dough, and entire package of Double Stuf Oreo cream packed between two cookies, and a double bacon hamburger fatty melt that uses bacon-stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches for buns and two four-ounce beef patties for meat.

It’s guaranteed to either make you hungrier than you’ve ever been before, or sick enough to skip eating for a week, but either way, your stomach will never forgive you.

[This Is Why You’re Fat]

…The 2008 Holiday Gift Guides are here?


Black Friday has come and gone and now Cyber Monday is upon us, but if you still can’t decide what to get that special someone this holiday season, then take a look through this list of gift guides for some great ideas on what to get every man, woman, child and yes, even pet in your life.

(And if you know of any other gift guides that you’d like to add, just put them in the comment area below and I’ll be sure to add them to the list!)

(All) Ain’t It Cool News – Holiday Shopping Guide: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
(All) Boing Boing – Holiday Gift Guide: Kids, Fiction, Gadgets and Stuff, Comics, Graphic Novels and Funnybooks, Nonfiction, DVDs and CDs
(All) Born Rich – Christmas Gift Guide 2008
(All) BusinessWeek – Executive Gift Guide 2008
(All) BuzzSugar – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(All) Cool Hunting – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(All) Coolest Gadgets – Eco-Friendly Gift Guide, Geeky Apparel Gifts, Gift Ideas for the Handyman, Gift Ideas for the Impossible to Buy For, Gift Ideas for People to Make, Toys Gift Guide
(All) Core77 – Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
(All) CrunchGear – Gift Guide
(All) FabSugar – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(All) Fast Company – 2008 Gift Guide Central
(All) Healthbolt – Holiday Gift Guide
(All) HolidaySugar – Gift Guides
(All) Indie Collective – Shopping Guide
(All) IttyBiz – 2008 Gift Guide
(All) Josh Spear – Gift Guide: Art, Cell Phones, Eco, Fashion, Gadgets, Music, Sports, Toys, Travel, Watches
(All) Lifehack – 2008 Gift Guide
(All) Mail Online – Ultimate Gift Guide
(All) MAKE: Blog – Gift Guide: Chemistry, Crafter, Hacker, Kids, Robots, Steampunk
(All) Miami Herald – Corporate Gift Guide
(All) Mixed Plate – Holiday Gift Guide: 2008
(All) Newsweek – Tip Sheet Holiday Gift Guide
(All) New York Times – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(All) NOTCOT – 2008 Gift Guides
(All) Random Good Stuff – Ultimate Gift Guide 2008
(All) Rocky Mountain News – Holiday Gift Guide
(All) Salon – 2008 Gift Guide
(All) Shake The Salt – Holiday Gift Guide 08
(All) Switched – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(All) The Daily Obsession – Gift Guides
(All) The Washington Times – Holiday Gift Guide
(All) Unclutterer – Gift Giving Guide: Experience Giving, The Ultimate Gift, Useful Gifts Under $35,
(Tech) About:PC – PC Holiday Gift Guide
(Tech) Ars Technica – Holiday Gift Guide 2008, Staff Gift Guide 2008
(Tech) Chip Chick – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Tech) CIO – 2008 Geek Gift Guide
(Tech) CNET Reviews – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Tech) Engadget – Holiday Gift Guide, 2008
(Tech) FOX News – Consumer-Electronics Gift Guide
(Tech) GeekDad – Holiday Gift Guide: Kids, Dads, Kids, Moms
(Tech) Obsessable – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Tech) PC Magazine – Holiday Gift Guide
(Tech) Skintastic – Holiday Gift Suggestions
(Tech) TechSpot – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Tech) SlashGear – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Tech) USA Weekend – Cool Gifts
(Tech) ZDNet – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Alcohol) Drink Hacker – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Alcohol) Liquor Snob – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Apple) Apple – The Best of 2008
(Apple) Mac|Life – Spectacular Holiday Gift Guide Of Awesomeness
(Apple) TUAW – Holiday Gift Guide: College Student, Graphic Designer, Frequent Traveler, New Parent, Person Who Has Everything
(Auto) Driving Guy – Holiday Gifts
(Auto) Motive Magazine – Motive Gear: Motive Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Candy) Candy Snob – Holiday Gift Guide
(Entertainment) BuddyTV – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Entertainment) Inside TV – Holiday Gift Guide For TV Fans
(Entertainment) SeenON! – Holiday Gift Guides
(Fashion) NotCouture – Holiday Roundup
(Fashion) Rumplo – Holiday T-Shirt Guide
(Food) Baking And Books – Holiday Gift Guide
(Food) Megan McArdle – Annual Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen Edition
(Food) Neatorama – Bacon Gift Guide
(Food) Serious Eats – Holiday Gift Guides
(Gaming) GigaOM – Holiday Games: Gift Guide
(Gaming) Kotaku – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, Portable, iPhone, Import
(Gaming) LAist – Gift Guide: Video Games!
(Geek) Geeks Are Sexy – Geek Guide To Holiday Gift-Giving
(Geek) Kevin Rose – My Top 10 Gifts for Geeks
(Green) CleanTechnica – Holiday Gift Guide: The 8 Best Green Gadget Gifts
(Green) Earth911 – Gift Guide 2008
(Green) Inhabitat – Green Gift Guide
(Green) Plenty Magazine – Holiday Gift Guide
(Green) Treehugger – Holiday Gift Guide 2008
(Green) Yahoo! Green – Green Holiday Gift Guide
(iPhone) The iPhone Blog – 2008 iPhone Holiday Helper Gift Guide
(iPhone) iPhone Alley – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Journalism) Interact – Holiday Shopping List For Journalism Geeks
(Kids) Babble – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Lawyers) Reid My Blog! – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide For Lawyers
(Men) Men’s Fitness – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Men) The Art of Manliness – Manly Holiday Gift Guide
(Movies) Rotten Tomatoes – Holiday Shopping Guide
(Movies) The Spill – Broad of the Dead: A Gorehound’s Holiday Wish List
(Netbook) CNET – Handy Netbook Holiday Gift Guide
(Pets) About:Dogs – Dog Lovers Gift Guide
(Pets) Super Cool Pets – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Photography) Digital Photography School – A Guide to Digital Photography Shopping This Christmas
(Photography) Photo.net – Holiday Gift Guide
(Shaving) Shaving Stuff – 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
(Speakers) Cool Hunting – Gift Guide: Speakers That Rock
(Web Developer) NETTUTS – 20 Perfect Things to Buy a Web Developer for Christmas
(Women) Fabulously 40 – Holiday Gift Guide 2008

[Photo Via: Saquan Stimpson]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Eat Drink or Die?

Eat Drink or Die

Eat Drink or Die is the third site from the creators of Funny or Die and Shred or Die, and focuses, surprisingly enough, on food.

The site works by using a rating system to pick out the quality (delicious) content, and killing the rest. The rating system breaks down as follows:

Rating System

In addition to daily shows and exclusive content, Eat Drink or Die also breaks their videos down by topic, so that you can see what’s popular in any of these channels:


It’s not just videos though, as Eat Drink or Die also features exclusive blogs that you can read between meals, such as:


Apparently the ‘or Die’ crew has got their formula down, because it works well, and delivers you fantastic, and often exclusive content, in an easy to sort and understand manner.

Hear that YouTube?

[Eat Drink or Die]