Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Power of Reversing Psychology

Don't Vote.

Not only does this ad use reverse psychology, but continues on to reverse its psychology. Clever. Wonder if it will be effective.

And the amusing follow-up.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hydrogenase Loaded Bacteria may answer Renewable Energy question?

Metabolic Engineering to Enhance Bacterial Hydrogen Production

TAMUS 2520 represents a major breakthrough in the biological generation of hydrogen. Researchers at the Texas Engineering Experiment Station have developed a modified strain of bacteria that produces orders of magnitude more hydrogen than the associated naturally found organism. Modification of the genes involved in the hydrogenase pathway has allowed this genetically engineered strain of bacteria to produce hydrogen at over 100 times the rate of the baseline. The technology is a major advancement in the metabolic engineering of bacteria and biological hydrogen production.

Interesting. Now how will this translate to profits for Big Oil?

Quest For Fire: 788 000 B.C.E.

Firemaking 790 000 years ago.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A new study shows that humans had the ability to make fire nearly 790,000 years ago, a skill that helped them migrate from Africa to Europe.

By analysing flints at an archaeological site on the bank of the river Jordan, researchers at Israel's Hebrew University discovered that early civilizations had learned to light fires, a turning point that allowed them to venture into unknown lands.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Pic of the Day: Saviour Located at South-Pole

Musta been a shitty day for the messiah.

Quote for the Day

''The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China . If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the Arabs. If we buy a computer it will go to India . If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico ,Honduras and Guatemala . If we purchase a good car it will go to Germany. If we purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy. The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it on prostitutes and beer, since these are the only products still produced in US. I've been doing my part." - Dr. Marc Faber - Investment Analyst


Fun satire.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Star Trek tee's from the new movie at Think Geek (dot) com.

To boldly go where no red-shirt has gone before!

Friday, October 3, 2008


Ambrosia - often described as godly food that imbued the consumer with immortality.
This dish, while some kind of awesome, is possibly anti-Ambrosia.

The Hamburger Fatty Melt, a Burger with Two Grilled Cheese Sandwiches as Its Bun

Photographs by Robyn Lee


What you are looking at, ladies and gents, is what we at A Hamburger Today are calling the Hamburger Fatty Melt. Lemme give you the smack on this meat stack. From top to bottom:

  • Grilled cheese sandwich as bun top
  • Four-ounce beef patty
  • Grilled cheese sandwich as bottom bun

Got that? It's a burger with two grilled cheese sandwiches as its bun.

I wish our R&D department here at AHT HQ could claim this as the product of our grease-addled minds, but we're only following through on a burger we heard about via Serious Eats community member Theadob, who mentioned the "Chubby Melt" at the Mossy Creek Cafe in Fisherville, Virginia (burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches, smothered with sautéed onions and mushrooms and topped with Thousand Island dressing).

I vowed to recreate one of my own, but with some tweaks. I thought Mossy Creek pretty much had it right until it ladled on the toppings. Something as glorious as a burger with TWO GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES AS ITS BUN needs little else adorning it.

So stop what you're doing right now and go out and get the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Pepperidge Farm Very Thin white bread
  • Kraft Deli Deluxe American cheese slices—yellow, not white, fool!
  • Butter
  • A juicy tomato

Now follow me here for the recipe: The Hamburger Fatty Melt