It’s that time again! It’s time for the Friday Fun Blog! Each week, we bring you the best, most interesting, and awesome links from around the web to waste a lot of time on your Friday. We have a lot of fun stuff to get to this week, so let’s jump right in. As always, we’re brought to you by Dave & Buster’s, because why not, ya know?
Photographer and artist Trina Merry is sick and tired of selfie culture, so she decided to take matters into her own hands. After looking at people going to famous landmarks and wonders around the world and ruining the perfect pictures with their stupid faces, Merry had an idea to take a model, cover him in camouflaged body point to match his surroundings, and took a series of photos that blend the subject into the beautiful view. I guess the message is to take time to enjoy the art and visuals you’re looking at, and not be the subject yourself. I wanna see the pyramids, not your dumb face.
Is this a machine made completely out of LEGO’s that dispenses pre-packaged McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets? Absolutely it is, and it just jumped to the top of your Christmas wish-list.
Sometimes, in movies, writers and directors use a device known as “foreshadowing” to kinda-sorta show you what’s going to happen later in the film. Most movies employ this technique in some form or another—most notably with the trope of Chekov’s Gun (don’t introduce a gun if nobody is going to fire it)—but these movies used foreshadowing really early on. Like, in the beginning of the movie. Like, right up front (Note: the author of this article has no idea what foreshadowing is and incorrectly calls them spoilers, which isn’t even remotely true, but you get it).
Scrambled eggs are the quintessential American breakfast food that we totally stole from France. There are a lot of opinions on how to make the best scrambled eggs, and the folks at America’s Test Kitchen would like to give you their fancy tips and tricks:
Unfortunately, I can’t agree with these methods, especially their idea of adding dairy and starting on medium-high heat and finishing low. I subscribe to the Gordon Ramsay method of scrambled eggs: eggs, whisked with a fork, cooked on low, stirred CONSTANTLY, removing from the heat in intervals, and only adding salt/pepper near the end of cooking as to not dry them out. Scrambled eggs aren’t supposed to be hard, but rather creamy and soft, almost like a custard, but with a little more heft. Are we getting too deep into cooking theory? I think we are.
You know those hover-boards that only lazy people think are cool–the ones that threw millions of years of bipedal evolution down the drain in favor of looking like an idiot as you glide down the street, slower than most people walk? Well, everyone is finally catching on to how idiotic those things are and airlines have begun banning them from flights. Not because the airlines think they’re dumb, but rather the hoverboards have been known to catch on fire due to faulty parts made by third parties and manufactured with zero regulations. That’s always safe, especially when you’re in an enclosed tube 33,000 feet in the sky.
So the Wu-Tang Clan released an album this year, and when I say “an album”, I mean that in the most literal sense. They only released one copy of their new album, and priced it at a hilarious $2 million USD. Well, one enterprising individual bought that lone copy, but it just so happened to be a horrible horrible person: Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive that is most famous for buying a life-saving drug for HIV patients and upping its price by 4,000% because he’s a jerk with zero conscience for the well-being of others. He, apparently, wasn’t aware of the rule that the “Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothing to f*ck with,” because there is a clause in the contract he signed for the album that says, and I quote:
“The buying party also agrees that, at any time during the stipulated 88 year period, the seller may legally plan and attempt to execute one (1) heist or caper to steal back Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, which, if successful, would return all ownership rights to the seller,” the alleged clause reads. “Said heist or caper can only be undertaken by currently active members of the Wu-Tang Clan and/or actor Bill Murray, with no legal repercussions.”
This needs to be made into a movie. NOW.
See you next week!