What do you mean You Don’t Eat with a Meal Specific Soundtrack blaring in the background? Let me fix that….
Been dying of a trippy Mr. Rogers Tribute? Relax and grow some ideas … with Garden of Your Mind……
So this is real. Someone designed this. Guess what you have to step on to turn it on and off? Every time you spend $ on this, a baby mocking bird dies, just so you know. Web, maybe the last part isn’t true, but still. Seriously.
How come Mr T and a Boy Band didn’t show up when my friends tried to feed me garbage beer and trash can cigarettes? What a rip. PS - to the boy in the belly shirt - your gonna have waayy more issues to worry about if you chose to where that shirt, son.
Grow your own health!! Love it.
Nature is amazing, I love plants. Not only does just looking at them produce a calming effect, they are beneficial to us in every way. From food, to medicine, glue and rope, plants give us everything we need. These are my top five favorite plants because they are amazing, easy to grow or find and have many uses which are especially valid in TEOTWAWKI. Here are my favorite plants found in the wild, and in the garden, and the reasons why.
Garlic is great for two reasons, it is a food and a medicine. All parts are edible except for the skin and woody stalk among the cloves. It is the easiest thing to grow and cheap to do so as one clove produces one head. In the garden, it also is said to repel rabbits and moles.
The health benefits are numerous to using garlic as it is reputed to have antibacterial, antimicrobial, diuretic, antifungal, and antiviral properties. Not only is it flavorful, but beneficial in the prevention and treatment of many common ailments.
“There are many miracles in the world to be celebrated and, for me, garlic is the most deserving.” - Leo Buscaglia
Here are some uses for garlic:
-insect repellent when ingested in larger amounts or when rubbed on topically, treatment for bee and wasp stings
-cholesterol treatment when ingested in higher amounts
-high blood pressure treatment/ management
-remedy sore throats, cold hands and feet, earache, tight headaches
-treat fungal skin infections like thrush
O Stacked Wine Creators….You Do Something to Me…
What is a bottle of wine, really? Four glasses of the good stuff. But unless you’re drinking wine in your house or at a fancy restaurant, chances are you don’t have a corkscrew or stemware on you.
Stacked wine eliminates the need for both. Each 750 mL “bottle” of Stacked wine consists of four individually-sealed, perfectly-measured 187 mL plastic glasses of wine. So the next time you’re out for a hike or a picnic in the park, try it! Stacked Wine might not be the classiest way to serve it up, but it’s way more convenient than lugging a bottle or carrying cups.
Stacked wine is available in California Merlot or California Chardonnay for $15 per 4-pack bottle. Unfortunately, the company can’t ship the wine outside California yet, but there are plans to branch out elsewhere soon.
26 Things Named After Their Birthplace - from Cheddar Cheese to Limosines!
1. Cheddar Cheese
This ubiquitous cheese gets its name from the town of Cheddar in southwest England. Unlike other cheeses named for their town of origin, like Gorgonzola and Parmesan, Cheddar is not covered by a Protected Designation of Origin, which means no matter where it is produced it can still legally be called Cheddar cheese.
2. Duffel Bags
While the phrase duffel bag now stands for a particular style of bag, they were originally named for the thick Duffel cloth they were made out of, which was produced in the town of Duffle, Belgium. Duffle coats are named for the same cloth.
3. Lyme Disease
While this disease has been present for thousands of years, it wasn’t until a large outbreak of cases in the towns of Lyme and Old Lyme, Connecticut, during the 1970s that the full syndrome was recognized.
These popular tiny dogs get their name from the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, where excavations of pottery bearing their likeness prove the breed was in the area more than 1,400 years before the first Europeans arrived.
5. The Rosetta Stone
This invaluable stone, which led to the understanding of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, was rediscovered by Napoleon’s forces in the Egyptian town of Rashid, or as the French called it, Rosette (Rosetta.)
According to legend, this sport was invented when a pupil at Rugby School in England picked up the ball and ran with it during a soccer game. What is certain is that the first written rules for the game originated at the school in 1845.
This semi-precious stone was originally mined in Persia, but got its name from the French word for the Turkish merchants who first sold it in Europe. Turkeys (the birds) originated in America but get their name for the same reason.
While known in its native Mexico as huachinango or chile gordo, to the rest of the world Jalapeños get their name from the town of Xalapa or Jalapa.
Pony image via Shutterstock
9. Shetland Ponies
These small ponies are native to the Shetland Islands located northeast of mainland Scotland. Their stocky build made them perfect for the harsh climate of the subarctic islands, where their ancestors have been kept and bred since the Bronze Age.
10. The Tuxedo
We owe the popularity of this formal dinner jacket to King Edward VII, but the name is all American. When an American friend of the then-Prince of Wales wore the new style to the Tuxedo Park Club in New York, the style caught on among the members, and the jacket became synonymous with the club.
This fortified wine is named for the Anglican version of its town of origin, Jerez (or Xeres) de la Frontera in Spain. Like champagne, sherry is a Protected Designation of Origin, and only wine from that area of Spain can be labeled sherry in Europe.
Dear China, I have to draw the line at 10 year old boys urine soaked eggs as an easter treat. Seriously, have you ever heard of Cadburys?? They make this great egg covered in chocolate…..you should try it. Cause your easter is messed up. MESSED UP!
Wow…this is the craziest tattoo of all time! Of all time!!!!
Who the hell is afraid of Canada? (other than Maple Syrup Trees of Course)
“Dick Cheney cancels Toronto trip, says Canada is too dangerous,” bleated the headline in the National Post, which made the story a featured headline pick Tuesday on its homepage at www.nationalpost.com.
Ryan Ruppert, president of promotions company Spectre Live Corp., which scheduled Cheney’s April 24 appearance at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, said Cheney and his daughter, Elizabeth, canceled citing safety concerns.
“After speaking with their security advisors, they changed their mind on coming to the event,” Ruppert told CTV Network. They “decided it was better for their personal safety they stay out of Canada.”
The British Always Invent the Cool Stuff…the story of Brunch
The next time you’re enjoying a delightful brunch, be sure to clink your glass to the meal’s inventor, Guy Beringer, and his inspiration: the hangover.
The English writer first proposed the idea for the mixed meal in his 1895 essay “Brunch: A Plea.” In it, Beringer defended those nursing their Sunday morning hangovers.
Instead of rousing folks from bed and confronting them with a heavy spread of meat pies, Beringer proposed a midmorning compromise: a hybrid meal that could lead with tea pastries and segue into meatier dishes. That way, brunchers wouldn’t be forced to stuff rich fare down their gullets. Instead, they could slowly shake off their headaches and calm their gurgling stomachs. If someone needed to chase the meal with a hair-of-the-dog cocktail, nobody would judge.
Best of all, Beringer believed that friends could share their debauched tales of the previous evening. “Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling,” Beringer wrote. “It makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings.”
But for all of his pleading, Americans weren’t quick to swipe the idea. The delicious British invention took 30 years to catch on in the States, but we’ve been enjoying Bloody Marys with our pancakes ever since. Thanks, hard-drinking Englishmen!
Anyone for Blunch?
In its earlier years, the word “brunch” didn’t have a monopoly on describing midmorning meals. In 1896, the English magazine Punch warned readers, “The combination-meal, when nearer the usual breakfast hour, is ‘brunch,’ and, when nearer luncheon, is ‘blunch.’ Please don’t forget this.
Oh, Americas, sooo obsessed with food…you wear it. Aliens must think we arrived on earth in short buses.
Imagine the money, the thought, the man hours, and the people that it would have taken to create this…The WORST Vimeo Vid of ALL time. If you watch it for the full ten minutes like I did, trust me, you will lose sight in your left eye, and possible become sterile.