Most people who meet me learn within about thirty minutes that I'm in a state of constant agony. Not because of some sort of tragic childhood or traumatic physical ailment, but because I have television commercials circa 1987 to 2000 stuck in my head at all times. The word "bucket" triggers the song ... More >>
Steel Panther is a rock & roll band from Detroit.
Just kidding, these dudes from LA, obviously. And they stopped by the Pageant last night, bringing with them several gallons of makeup and a collective wardrobe that would fit in a Pringles can. Todd Owyoung was there; check out a few of his best sh ... More >>
A recently released study conducted by researchers at Cornell University claims that stacking colored potato chips with regular 'ole potato chips acts as a visual cue to curb your chip intake. First, since when are we trying to lessen our potato-chip count? Secondly, what potato chips could this pos ... More >>
Have you ever thought about how weird fingernails are? Is it possible that an entire other world exists beneath our fingernails and every time we trim them we snuff out countless fingernail-people lives? Are we the Adolf Hitler of our nail beds? These and other questions are the things that April 20 ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
This one goes out to the hippies. It's okay, you can admit it. You're excited about 4/20. That's okay! Everyone deserves to treat themselves. If your idea of a good time involves listening to jam bands and inhaling sliders, we salute you. In fact, we reward you.
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larryfire.wordpress.comAnd go they shall ... to Diamond Foods.
An era ended this week when Proctor and Gamble sold Pringles to Diamond Foods for $2.35 billion. For the first time since the mid-1860s when they got big on making lard, P&G is out of the food game.
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Michael Pollan's 2007 best seller The Omnivore's Dilemma documented the industrialization of the world's food supply and whipped the foodie vanguard into a self-righteous froth. His encore, the "Manifesto" In Defense of Food, revealed the author as a proselytizing zealot/minimalist poet ("Eat food. ... More >>
You know what's easier than snacking healthily? Thinking you're snacking healthily and letting the, uh, chips fall where they may.At least, that's Gut Check's takeaway from an article in today's New York Times detailing the marketing push behind new Pringles Multigrain Crisps. In devising the ma ... More >>