One hammered baseballs, one chases them. Hank the Ballpark Pup meets his namesake, Hank Aaron.
Welcome to Microbe Week, because sharks are actually kind of boring.
What do you have hanging on the walls of your house? Your small children’s’ artwork? A dark, moody photograph of an abandoned city corner? This week’s grocery list? Here’s something else to post up there: a visual guide to salami microbiology. There’s a lot of good stuff up on MicrobialFoods.Org—profiles of cheesemakers and scientists, explanations of the microbes behind the color of cheese rinds—but it’s Friday, and we’re into looking at pretty photos of the stuff that grows in our favorite meat snacks. Click on over to download the poster, and let your nerd flag fly.
Poster by MicrobialFoods.org; food photos by Adam Detour; food styling by Caterine Kelty; text/microscopy by Ben Wolfe
A fan of director Werner Herzog? Tomorrow our critic at large, John Powers, is reviewing Herzog: The Collection, a new set with 16 of his films.
This .gif is from Danny Miller, our executive producer.
(From Aguirre, the Wrath of God)
“To MacGruber partisans, the film’s unfathomable origins were a significant part of its charm. In a world where seemingly every decision in Hollywood is motivated purely by its impact on the bottom line, MacGruber stands out by defying every rational commercial impulse. No studio executive alive (or at least employed) would request a soundtrack with so much terrible 1980s music, or a hero this shallow and despicable. Whatever your personal opinion of it, it’s hard to dispute that Taccone’s direction, Forte’s performance, a wildly unpredictable script, and a general go-for-broke attitude all make MacGruber unique. Good or bad, it’s no factory product.”
Our Movie Of The Week coverage of MacGruber kicks off with Matt Singer’s Keynote essay on how the very qualities that made the film a massive box-office failure have contributed to its reconsideration as a cult film in the making. Classic MacGruber. [Read more…]
I’m back!!! Love seeing that sign.
Trying to go out in St. Louis tonight but union station is all closed near our hotel because of #stlriots