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PostPosted: 19-12-2013 22:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

When my daughter was young she went through a phase of eating next to nothing that was offered, a nutritionist suggested trying her on milk shakes made with raw eggs, this worked a treat and stimulated her into a normal eating regimen.
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PostPosted: 19-12-2013 23:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythopoeika wrote:
I seem to recall a scene in a Schwarzenegger film where Arnie chucks a load of raw eggs and other crap into a blender, then drinks the nauseating mixture.


In the first "Rocky", Sylvester Stallone drinks a dozen raw eggs when he is training to fight Apollo Creed.

Drinking a raw egg with worchestershire sauce and instant coffee powder is supposed to cure a hangover. (It doesn't.)


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If a fried egg doesn't have a soft yolk it's not worth eating.


What's really nice is to put some tabasco sauce into the soft yolk.

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PostPosted: 19-12-2013 23:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rocky favours the egg milkshake in the film of the same name.
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PostPosted: 19-12-2013 23:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

dreeness wrote:
In the first "Rocky", Sylvester Stallone drinks a dozen raw eggs when he is training to fight Apollo Creed.


Hey, great minds think alike!
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PostPosted: 19-12-2013 23:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

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dreeness wrote:
In the first "Rocky", Sylvester Stallone drinks a dozen raw eggs when he is training to fight Apollo Creed.


Hey, great minds think alike!



And in the trailer for the new film "Grudge Match", Stallone lampoons the original egg-drinking scene, his trainer hands him a glass of raw eggs, and he mutters "Seems like a lot of cholesterol".
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 09:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Came across this birthday card in a corner shop the other day... is it just me that finds it completely terrifying?

It's a bit reminiscent of Mr Whitehead's furry find! Embarassed

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/BlackRiverFalls/wtfbirthday_zps2464d2c2.jpg
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 10:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's pretty awful but not actually terrifying.
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 15:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Were the family entered in to last year's staring event at the Olympics?
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 00:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Monsters Get Their Freak On in This Stop-Motion Nightmare

Artist Monica Cook works in a variety of media, but her most memorable output includes terrifying experiments in stop-motion animation, which bring surreal, fleshy nightmares to life in the most disturbing ways possible.

Two of Cook's short films are viewable at her YouTube channel, but the horrifying Deuce is the most memorable, as two uncomfortably realistic human clay figures attempt to hook up at a bar, with one ultimately transforming into a werewolf-like creature – all to the tune of a throbbing experimental score by Martin Capella.

You can see more examples of Cook's work, including paintings, sculptures and the equally disturbing short Volley at her official site... but don't be surprised if you find your dreams invaded by some of these leering, mutating beings tonight.

http://www.fearnet.com/news/news-article/monsters-get-their-freak-stop-motion-nightmare

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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 09:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

OneWingedBird wrote:
Came across this birthday card in a corner shop the other day... is it just me that finds it completely terrifying?

It's a bit reminiscent of Mr Whitehead's furry find! Embarassed

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/BlackRiverFalls/wtfbirthday_zps2464d2c2.jpg



It looks like the tiny pink dog in the background is trying to warn the other two about the giant blue sphere approaching from behind.

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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 19:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Rover on acid. Laughing
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 20:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

OneWingedBird wrote:
It's Rover on acid. Laughing

Very bad acid.
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PostPosted: 26-12-2013 13:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently there's serious talk of a Point Break remake.
To his credit, Keanu Reeves has ruled out an appearance, although the abomination is scripted and almost ready to roll out.

Why?
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PostPosted: 26-12-2013 18:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Audiences recognise the title, so the studio thinks there's money to be made in the familiar. There's been loads of these uninspired remakes over the past decade, The Omen, Footloose, Total Recall, Carrie etc, nobody's favourite movie when they're released but they mostly make money because people have an idea of what they'll get. It's kind of depressing that not as many want to take a chance on something novel, but there you go.

RIP Patrick Swayze - the Road House remake is on the way too, apparently.
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Not sure where to put this, but this, 'Water The F$ck', will fit here.
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Water Is the Enemy, Gatorade Mobile Game Tells Youth

Huffington Post. Nancy Huehnergarth. : 08.January.2014

If you thought Big Soda's decades-long "War on Water" -- part of their strategy to increase sales of soda and other bottled drinks -- couldn't get any worse, you were wrong. The latest assault, courtesy of PepsiCo, is in the form of a mobile game for youth that brands water as the enemy of athletic performance.

According to a case study video posted on the 2013 Interactive Advertising Bureau MIXX Awards Winners Gallery, bronze award-winner Gatorade took action after learning that teen athletes often choose "to drink water during practice because they thought it provided the proper hydration they needed."

Of course, for all but a minute percentage of youth athletic endeavors (such as a marathon or all-day soccer tournament) water is the ideal choice for proper hydration, but that didn't faze sugary drink brand Gatorade one bit. In an effort to change hearts and minds, as well as further increase parent company PepsiCo's enormous profits, Gatorade brand managers asked media agency OMD to drive home the following message to youth athletes: Gatorade is superior to water.

The case study video goes on to describe how OMD responded cleverly, integrating Gatorade's new anti-water message into an existing Gatorade-sponsored mobile game, called Bolt!:

"We came up with an entertaining and competitive way to reinforce to teens that consuming Gatorade would help them perform better on the field and that water was the enemy of performance.

Working with a game developer (Rock Live, Inc.), we integrated Gatorade into Bolt!, a mobile game featuring Usain Bolt, Gatorade athlete and the fastest man in the world. The integration needed to position Gatorade as the hero helping drive better performance and higher scores with water as the enemy that hinders performance."

The objective of OMD's newly created integrated game, released in the U.S. in April, 2013, "was to maneuver Usain's character through a course in the fastest time possible, gathering Gatorade along the way to make him go faster and avoiding drops of water that slow him down." That's a pretty clear message PepsiCo is sending to kids and teens-drink "hero" Gatorade if you want to perform at your peak as an athlete, like Olympian Usain Bolt. But drink the "enemy" water and your performance will suffer.

Not surprisingly, the mobile game campaign to brand water as the enemy was a rip-roaring success. According to the video, Gatorade attracted four million online fans and "a network of influential celebrities to generate buzz around the game, including Usain himself, Troy Polamalu, and Justin Bieber." The game has had 2.3 million downloads and has been played 87 million times. The majority of players (73 percent) fall within Gatorade's key demographic segment of 13-to-24 years old. However impressive those numbers are, the most impressive number to Gatorade is this:

"More importantly though, the 820 million brand impressions generated, drove home the message that Gatorade helps you perform better than water."

If anyone was still harboring hopes that Big Soda was really interested in helping First Lady Michelle Obama increase water consumption through her Drink Up Campaign, this latest attack on water should burst that bubble.

To briefly recap, Big Soda's War on Water has so far also included:

    * Coca-Cola nationwide "Cap the Tap" program that teaches and rewards restaurant wait staff for turning a tap water order into a profitable Coke beverage order. (Note: Coca-Cola shut down the Cap the Tap webpage after it was criticized.)

    * Corporate supporters listed on the Drink Up website (American Beverage Association, Dasani, Aquafina, and Crystal Clear Water) linked to pages marketing non-plain water drinks. (Note: The links on the Drink Up supporters page are no longer active, after they were criticized but you can see what they used to link to here.)


The next obvious question is what else is Big Soda doing to quash consumer water consumption, and damage the First Lady's Drink Up campaign, that we have yet to discover? Stay tuned...

You can watch the full video about the Bolt game here.

This post first appeared on Civil Eats.

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