Last night I had the brilliant idea to mix condensed cheddar cheese soup with ramen noodles... or at least I thought it was a brilliant idea. I was picturing a delicious combination that basically amounted to a poor-man's version of a pasta dish with cheesy sauce. What I ended up with was a soggy, runny mess that I only ate about half of before flushing the rest down the toilet. And THEN, I found THIS:
Why thank you, Buzzfeed
I suppose the reason there's so much space between the noodles and the bottom of the cup is so that the noodles can expand and cook evenly, but still. It feels like a rip-off when you look at it like that. But hey, ramen is cheap, and the cheese flavored cup of noodles are far better than my ramen/soup concoction, so I'm gonna have to go out and get my hands on some more.
If you've ever seen a Pixar movie, you know how much they like to throw references to their other work into each film. And if you've never seen a Pixar movie... what the heck is wrong with you?
There are extensive fan theories about Pixar films (the most notorious of which revolves around the idea that they all take place in the same universe in a specific timeline beginning with Brave and ending with Wall-E), but a new, even more intriguing theory has been thrown into the mix. According to this Toy Story theory by Jon Negroni, Emily, Jessie's original owner, is actually Andy's mom.
Photo via jonnegroni.com
I could rehash the whole thing here, or I could just direct you to Jon's own website where you can read his description of it. He makes a compelling case, and for my part, I think it holds its weight.
Take a look at Pharrell Williams throughout the years:
Thankye kindly, Weknowmemes
He's 40 years old, but he could easily pass for a guy in his 20s, so it makes sense that when you Google "Is Pharrell Williams," one of the options that pops up is "a vampire."
And this one's from HuffPo, because my computer can't handle image capturing and editing. If it could, I would have just screencapped it myself, but hey, credit where credit is due.
Fortunately, in an interview with TimeOut, he was asked up-front about whether or not he is an undead creature of the night. His response? "No I am not. I'm willing to go on record as saying that I don't drink people's blood. How do I stay so young-looking for a 40-year-old? I wash my face."
As if this is somehow conclusive? Of course he's not gonna ADMIT he's a vampire. That'd be bad for business.
Facebook turned 10 years old recently, and if you haven't seen basically all of your friends sharing it, they're offering a service that compiles some of yourhighlights into a 10th (or however many years you've had an account) anniversary video. As long as you're logged into Facebook, you can check out your own video here.
Personally, I think it's a neat feature. The problem with these videos, like a vast majority of your own personal Facebook content, is how much it actually impacts other users. Data aggregate and scientific research site Buzzfeed put together a graph that shows exactly how much impact your Facebook anniversary video will have on other users:
Still, I recommend you check it out, even if it's a very minimalist video and no one else cares. It's pretty cool to see some of your most-liked posts. My most-liked post was "I'm pregnant," and I'm still really proud of that gem of an April Fools joke.
I'm gonna be perfectly honest here. I don't watch the Grammys. I don't watch any awards shows, for that matter, because it takes way too long to get down to business, and usually that business is overwrought praise for overrated performers. I do enjoy looking at the highlights and the recaps, however. As I was doing so today with coverage from the Grammys, I discovered that Daft Punk won a bunch of (in my opinion, unwarranted) Grammys, including Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year for Get Lucky. What really gets me though is not so much the fact that they won, but how they handled themselves upon receiving the award. If you haven't seen it, check it out here:
Did you see how they acted? Oh that's right, they didn't. They didn't say a word. Yeah, I get it. That's their schtick. But they're not really robots. These are the biggest awards in music, and as much as I may sometimes disparage that based on my own personal taste (I mean come on, the best thing to happen to music in 2013 was the return of Fall Out Boy, and they weren't nominated for a burger flippin' thing) you have to respect that fact. Saying nothing and hovering in the background comes off as aloof and standoffish. But then again, we are talking about two French dudes who stood up Steven Colbert over the summer, so I guess that really shouldn't come be a surprise.
In addition... well, I won't bore you with the details, but I'll put it this way: there were a bunch of nominees that should have won but didn't (most notably Just Give Me a Reason in Song of the Year & Best Pop Group/Duo Performance), a bunch of nominees that won and shouldn't have (most notably Daft Punk), and... well, Zedd's Clarity won Best Dance Recording, so they got one thing right at least. That was one of the best songs of 2013.
And finally, that hat Pharell is wearing is really stupid. I know I'm not the first one to mention it, but I had to say it.