Links, May 29

FOOD

FOOD CULTURE

RESTAURANTS/PURCHASABLE

CHAINS
McDonald’s is Hosting Wedding Receptions in Hong Kong
Doomed T.G.I.Friday’s is Doing Endless Appetizers
Holy Shit, Chris Martin Took His Kids to a Fast Food Restaurant
horrifying tiny burger set
KFC Customer Commits Assault With a Deadly Cake
Krispy Kreme Japan Has Doughnut Ice Cream Sundaes
Taco Bell is Going to Launch a Fancy New Upscale Version of Itself
Rebecca Tyrrel: JD Wetherspoon is named after a teetotal geography teacher from New Zealand
STARBUCKS BARISTAS MAKE SURPRISE BEVERAGES AND THEY LOOK FREAKING DELICIOUS
A McDonald’s Franchisee Shares Everything About the Company’s Fuckery
McDonald’s Tries to Win Breakfast By Wooing You With FREE CAFFEINE
102-Year-Old American Hero Just Wants to Eat White Castle on Her B-Day
9 Most Bizarre McDonald’s Locations In The World
Kaspas
Hamburger Chain Locations Across the U.S.
$100 Will Get You a Pass to Eat Olive Garden Pasta Until You Explode
My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday’s Endless Appetizers
Taco Bell Gave Me a Cellphone
Foods That Should Not Exist: The Entire Taco Bell Breakfast Menu
Dominos is Now Selling a Pizza With a Fried Chicken Crust

OTHER RESTAURANTS

LONDON
Dragon Castle Dim Sum
oh also, saw a restaurant today called, in French, The Sportive Cock. Too far.
Where to drink milkshakes in London
Land of the Western Sun: A West London Filipino experience at Sunrise Café
The Future of Filipino Food in London?
Friends and merienda at Lakwatsa
UK’s first cereal cafe in Shoreditch will sell 100 varieties over two floors

OTHER PLACES
Manhattanites Demand Shutdown of Cafe That Attracts ‘Internet People’
Wing Wings Menu
Syracuse Servers Stage Walkout Over Racist Working Conditions
restaurant websites
A Trendy Restaurant Menu
Yelp And Michelin Have The Same Taste In New York Restaurants
Momo restaurant
Missouri Man Arrested for Hate Crime After Abusing Server
Bakery Trolls Dominique Ansel Hard After Receiving Cease-and-Desist
Gramercy Tavern’s Weird, Wonderful New Ice Cream Sandwich
Kitchen Nightmares Returns to Amy’s Baking Company, Yelling Ensues
Groundbreaking New York Restaurant WD-50 to Close Unexpectedly
Customers Whose Behavior Just Makes No Goddamn Sense
27 Ice Cream Shops You Need To Visit Before You Die
A Chicago Restaurant/Dream Factory is Selling a Wonut
If You Can’t Handle The Heat: Sexism In Restaurant Kitchens
Restaurant Watches Old Surveillance And Shares Shocking Results On Craigslist
Restaurant Gives Best Response to Request That Servers Show More Skin
The Hipster Bar Checklist
Because You’ve Been Good, Here Are Some Pretzel Dicks: soft pretzel filled with homemade peanut butter and buttercrunch brittle, sprinkled with Maldon sea salt and served with a side of whipped honey brown butter.

FOUR YEAR OLDS REVIEW FANCY RESTAURANTS
Four-Year-Old Girl’s Restaurant Review is Unspeakably Adorable
A Four-Year-Old Reviews Plum Restaurant (with her face)
A Four-Year-Old Reviews AQ (with his face)
A Four-Year-Old Reviews State Bird Provisions (with her face)
A Four Year Old Reviews Mission Chinese Food (with his face)
A four year old reviews AQ with his face
Quit Whining About Children in Fancy Restaurants

GUY FIERI
Notes From My Dinner At Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
Guy Fieri’s New Restaurant Menu, Item by Insane Item
Here’s What That Nightmare Guy Fieri Cheesecake Actually Looks Like

JUNK FOOD
Velveeta’s Social Media Accounts Are So Amazingly Weird
Budweiser Reveals Their Beer Ingredients In Response to Petition
Dominique Ansel Creates Sundae in a Can For Some Reason
17 food combinations that should never, ever have been sold in UK stores
Little Debbie Snack Foods, Ranked
Doritos Are Apparently Trying to Mate With Every Product In Existence
Corner Store Food Plated Fancy

OTHER FOOD
Amazing Donut Cake Recipe Teaches Idiots How to Make a Pile of Donuts
Pumpkin Spice Must Flow
Exotic Meats
Solar System Lollipops

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Links, May 27

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS

WEDDINGS
Beyoncé’s Sister, Solange Knowles, Got Married This Weekend
Woman Posts Ad for Herself As ‘Professional Bridesmaid’ On Craigslist
Being a Bridesmaid Is Driving Me to the Brink of Bankruptcy
‘Forever Alone’: How Midcentury Movie Magazines Sold Marriage to Women
Every Wedding You Will Ever Attend: A Field Guide
10 Most Hilarious Wedding Photos Ever
Together: Amna & Saif
Kimye Spent Four Days Perfecting Their Instagram Wedding Photo
No, You Do Not Need to Have a ‘Shadow Wedding’
The Worst Songs to Play During a Father-Daughter Wedding Dance
Sofia Vergara’s Engagement Ring Is Not An Engagement Ring, It’s Better
Engagement Chicken: A History of Romantic Culinary Bullshit
THE ‘ENGAGEMENT CHICKEN’ MYTH
Dear Fancy: The Off-Registry Danger Zone; The Dictatorial Potluck
Jilted Woman Destroys Her Wedding Dress In Awesome Photoshoot
Real Weddings
Weddings in England Statistics 2013 – By The Wedding Secret
Labor of (Someone Else’s) Love: My Summer Planning Weddings in Italy
How Not to Fight With Mom: My Wedding Day Survival Plan
They Didn’t Really Want You at Their Destination Wedding, Anyhow.

Links, May 26

STAR TREK

How Riker sits in a chair
Kirk lives in the moment
episode by episode is Kirk a womanizer table
inappropriate ST Christmas ornament
Which Star Trek Captain Are You?
Star Trek gif
Texts from Deep Space 9
Texts from Star Trek: The Next Generation
Our New Favorite Tumblr: Texts From TNG
Star Trek TNG Ambient Engine Noise (Idling for 24 hrs)

GAME OF THRONES
Starbucks vs Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin Appeared on Gay of Thrones and It Was Everything
How Much Would It Cost to Actually Throw a Game of Thrones Wedding?
Littlefinger, IT Consultant
28 “Game Of Thrones” Characters Transported To The ’80s And ’90s
There’s a Game of Thrones Summer School Class at UVA
He Would Never: Thoughts on Game of Thrones’s Fourth Season
Game of Thrones, Season 4: “Breaker of Chains” by Sarah Mesle: ‘Do I Have a Champion?’

STAR WARS


The Star Wars Expanded Universe: A Eulogy
Song Premiere: Neko Case, Kelly Hogan – “These Aren’t The Droids”: meh
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (FOR REAL)
Star Wars Characters Invade Thomas Kinkade Paintings
stupid children don’t understand star wars
Han Solo Cosplay Pinafore
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (FOR REAL)
Star Wars Expanded Universe Book Covers And The Feelings I Have Had About Them, Fifteen Years Later

Links, May 25

FOOD

FOOD CULTURE

NEWS
Russia Will Ban All American and Most E.U. Foods From the Country
Russia’s Food Import Ban is Already Backfiring Horribly
FDA Puts An End To American Artisanal Cheese

LITERATURE ( + one cheeky tv program)
Fictitious Dishes: Elegant and Imaginative Photographs of Meals from Famous Literature
‘To The Lighthouse’ Dinner Menu
Ava Chin, Eating Wildly
A Chef on Hannibal’s Cullinary Statements

– LOCAL CUISINES

GLOBAL
25 Bakeries Around The World You Have To See Before You Die
What School Lunches Look Like In 20 Countries Around The World

LONDON

21 Of The Most Delicious Cheap Eats In London
21 London Street Foods That Will Change Your Life
A review of Wuli Wuli and Camberwell’s other Chinese restaurants

AMERICAN
You Probably Don’t Know About Ozark Cuisine Because of the KKK
Montana’s Trail House Brings Morally Hazardous Appalachian Cuisine to Brooklyn
23 Truly Unbelievable Dishes Found Only In NOLA
The ‘Sioux Chef’ Is Putting Pre-Colonization Food Back On The Menu
The Seven Best Pizza Styles In America
Ultimate Cheap Eats Guide in Chicago
Chicago Cheap Eats challenge
Bon Appetit Names Best Places In Chicago For Cheap Eats (PHOTOS)
28 new foods at Minnesota State Fair in 2014

FILIPINO
24 Delicious Filipino Foods You Need In Your Life
The Deliciously Underrated World of Filipino Cuisine
FRIENDLY DONUTS: FAD OR FABULOUS?

OTHER ASIA


Because We Need to Know: Sushi Etiquette
Malaysia is for Foodies!
The Best Taiwanese Shaved Ice in Los Angeles

KAFFEBORD
Danish cake table
Danish coffee table
Let the kaffebord begin: a private pop-up bake shop in Roskilde, Denmark

OTHER LOCAL CUISINES
8 Foods to Try in Brazil
Butter in Your Coffee? The Bulletproof Craze, Explained.
19 Israeli Delicacies That Aren’t Hummus
Parisian Macaron Crimes & Misdemeanors
The Best Pastries in Paris :: Top 38 Pâtisseries

HISTORY
The First Brunch!
Feasts of Christmas Past
Food Fables: Marie biscuits
Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala
Paris 1906 menu
Cod Liver Oil

AESTHETICS
This Is Colossal’s Food Coverage
This Is the Porniest Food Porn of All Time
fucking terrifying mouth cake
PRINTED CONFECTIONARY: THE SUGAR LAB TAKES ON 3D PRINTING
Kathy YL Chan’s instagram

OTHER FOOD CULTURE

‘Human Flesh Burgers’ By Chef James Thomlinson Probably Do Taste Like Human
Take BuzzFeed’s Clean Eating Challenge, Feel Like A Champion At Life
Disgusting Desserts That Should Not Exist
kitchen floor spiral staircase wine cellar
This Breakfast Dish Has 8,000 Calories, Will Straight-Up Murder You
Candy Bars, Ranked
Official Cronut Recipe Is Out, Won’t Do You Any Good
Cute Desserts
Why Cooking Sucks
the worst food blogger
Game of Thrones Foods That Should Not Exist

Links, May 22

RACE

4-Year-Old Ruins Babysitter’s Plan to Blame Home Invasion on Black Guy
‘If Black People Said The Stuff White People Say’ Video Lampoons Racial Stereotyping
Is This the Most Offensively Misguided Diversity Memo You’ve Ever Seen?
35 White People Who Need To Be Stopped Immediately
hijabi super heroes

The Case for Reparations: Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

Things Get a Little Absurd When Asians Say the Stuff White People Say
Watch The Anti-Redskins Commercial That Will Run During The NBA Finals
On Diversity: Two Sadnesses and a Refusal
Michigan in Color: A Love Letter
Woman, 90, locked officer in basement, settles with police
No Such Thing as Racial Profiling
Kim Kardashian doesn’t realize she’s the butt of an old racial joke
Kim Kardashian Discovers Racism Exists, Pens Thoughtful Essay
Production Assistant on Tosh.0 Mistakenly Shot and Killed by Police
Shotguns, sundaes and segregation: Stunning photos of families in 1950s Alabama offer poignant look at life during civil-rights era
Michael Brown’s mother: ‘We just got rudeness and disrespect’ from the police
Who is Marissa Alexander and why does she face 60 years in prison?
Chronicle of a Riot Foretold
Kenny Smith’s open letter to Charles Barkley about Ferguson
St. Louis Police Officer Shoots, Kills Teen During “Pedestrian Check”
Fatal Police Shooting in St Louis
NYPD Wrongly Accuse Mayor’s Wife of Wearing Jeans to Cop’s Funeral
The Conditions Upon Which One May Claim “Reverse Racism”
Say What Now? ‘Django Unchained’ Star Daniele Watts Wrongfully Detained After Being Mistaken for a Prostitute [Photos]
So… My Best Friend Is Racist. What Should I Do?
The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation
Muslim-hating man rams Missouri teen with SUV, severing his legs and killing him
Stuff White People Are Ruining: Basic Bitches
fr muslim girls who considered suicide when the ummah wasnt enuf
white privilege explained
‘A Chosen Exile’: Black People Passing In White America
Round-Down: The Black and White Business of Confronting Racism in Literature
Watch These Two White Ladies Freak Out About ASU’s Whiteness Course
Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors: ‘I think as far as coloured actors go it gets really difficult in the UK’
Most White People Think Race Played No Factor In Ferguson & Garner Cases
Shouldn’t It Be About the Work?: On White Dudes Getting Award Nominations
LUPITA, WHITENICIOUS AND THE OWNERSHIP OF BEAUTY
Alabama Lawmaker Bets Whites Won’t Adopt Black Children; It Backfires
At Home and at Work, Black Police Officers Are on Defensive
Scoring Africa
Sun Ra’s Full Lecture & Reading List From His 1971 UC Berkeley Course, “The Black Man in the Cosmos”
One by One, Missouri’s Black Towns Disappear
I’m a Mexican and These Are My Pet Peeves

Links, May 21

HISTORY


Circassians
Kassaman
Types of carriages
44 Medieval Beasts That Cannot Even Handle It Right Now
the-20-biggest-plot-holes-in-world-history
Markfield Beam Engine and Museum
The British Flag
Belle Starr
List of inventors killed by their own inventions
Deadlines
Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Spirituality & Visual Culture
In 1911, Albert Einstein Told Marie Curie To Ignore The Trolls
Tesla comic
The Raccoon Scrotum Monster, and Other Awful Creatures from 1800s Japanese Artwork (NSFW)
strange old world map
Misquotation: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”
Margery Masterson, ‘The green, green grass of home: Victorian landscapes and the remains of war’
Two Medieval Monks Invent Bestiaries
Two Monks Invent Denominations
A Book of Poison or Medieval Cures? (Book of the Week)
Announcement: Journal of Victorian Culture Graduate Student Essay Prize 2015-16
Black Victoriana
Medieval POC Tumblr
Spiders Grantaire
Historical Princesses
Katherine Group: five 13th century Middle English texts composed by an anonymous author of the English West Midlands. The texts are all addressed to anchoresses (religious recluses) and praise the virtue of virginity.
​The Most Miserable Princess Ever: Sisi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria
Archaeologists launch crowdfunding bid to discover story of London’s lost waterways
A Brief Survey Of East End Garden History
Year Without a Summer
Discover thousands of digitized medieval manuscripts!
On hoods: Sometimes in the middle of a slavery tour comes a moment when you need to up the intensity level from Difficult to Brutal.
Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Urban Rail Transit Maps
JOANNE BAILEY MUSES ON HISTORY
What a mounted crusading knight might have had in 1266, around the time of the Siege of Jerusalem
Creepy vintage Halloween costumes – in pictures
London at War Events
Could America take to cricket?: “A fact that all pub quiz fanatics would do well to note is that the first international cricket match was played between the US and Canada in 1844, in Bloomingdale Park, New York.

“Most of the white inhabitants at that time in America had come from Britain and they took cricket with them,” says Peter Wynne-Thomas, author of The Complete Encyclopaedia of Cricket. Indeed, there are references to cricket in the US from the early 1700s.”

SO WHEN DOES THE ETHNIC MAKEUP OF THE US SHIFT TO SOMETHING FAR LESS BRITISH?