The Slow Mo Guys are at it again, with Gav and Dan deploying air bags in slow motion.
It’s crazy to see how something that saves lives can look so violent. Even with their high-speed camera, the air bag still moves quickly on the footage.
It’s Friday (FINALLY), so pretty much all I can think about right now is food. What I’m going to eat for dinner (oysters, mussels, and Dungeness crab), what I’m going to eat for breakfast tomorrow (a giant breakfast sandwich with pancake bacon dippers on the side), what I’m going to eat for dinner tomorrow (probably some Laulau, sushi, or teriyaki…haven’t decided that one yet), and what I’m going to eat on Sunday (I’m going to a backyard pig roast). FOOD IS THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK ABOUT.
Which is why I just want to say thank you to Dominique Ansel, the creator of the now legendary Cronut. He’ll be unveiling this new concoction on March 9th at SXSW and I am so insanely jealous of everyone that gets to experience it (I almost accidentally wrote “sexperience”, but with my relationship with food, that probably wouldn’t have been entirely inaccurate).
It’s a cookie shaped into a cup with milk inside of it, aka the “Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shot.” Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to learn how to bake so I can make these at home. But maybe with sweetened condensed milk, because I’m gross like that.
If there’s one thing that everyone can agree on, it’s this: Barbie’s proportions as a human being are not realistic. In the last few years, many have come to criticize Mattel and Barbie, saying that her measurements are contributing to negative body image issues in young girls and unrealistic expectations during their formative years.
Artist Nikolas Lamm, who previously gave the world an illustration of what Barbie might look like with the proportions of an average 19-year-old girl using CDC statistics for the measurements of an American female, crowdsourced funding to turn his vision into an actual doll that girls could play with. Using CrowdtiltOpen, he raised $95,000 to start production on the doll you see above.
The doll itself will be very versatile in its movements and will support a healthy lifestyle. She’ll be able to move her wrists, knees, elbows, and feet.
Former Vice President of manufacturing at Mattel Robert Rambeau is helping Lamm by finding high quality manufacturing companies so that the doll is done right. Meanwhile, Barbie lead designer Kim Culmone currently at Mattel denies that Barbie contributes to any negative body image issues and says that Barbie’s shape is necessary in order to get clothes on and off easily.
Right. It’s the clothes. Of course.
Of course, the fun part of all of this has been reading the internet comments from other stories featuring it. Many have called Lammily “fat” and “obese” and other things which I won’t repeat. Go search for them…they’re really fun.
No word yet on when Lammily is expected to his store shelves. If I ever have a daughter, I’d definitely buy one of these for her.
What’s better than waking up to the smell of bacon? Nothing. Except maybe having the bacon brought to you in bed.
But for those of you who simply enjoy the smell of it, Oscar Mayer has just made a new iPhone alarm clock app that comes with a fragrance dispenser.
The commercial for it is pretty bizarre and puts bacon in all sorts of epic, dream-like sequences. I do wonder, however, how you’re supposed to charge your phone overnight if that fragrance dispense is plugged in at the bottom. Guess that’s an important decision you’ll have to make if you buy that thing.