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Turn Your Scribbly MS Paint Pizza Dreams into Reality with the ‘Paint Your Pizza’ App

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It might not have the same ring as say, Play-Doh Pizzas (or Play-Doh any food, for that matter), but chances are, a couple scribbles on this new “designer” app by Jonas Lund and soon the TMNT-PB&J-Fluffernutter-Tater Tot-Big Mac-Pizza dream you had when you were 5 might not sound like such a bad idea.

The site is called Paintyourpizza.com, and using an interface wonderfully reminiscent of Microsoft Paint (“circa 1998,” according to Serious Eats), visitors can draw out their dream pies and then have them delivered straight to their doors for only $36.

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Unfortunately, the concept is just a concept for now, but that didn’t stop us from giving the ol’ app a spin.

Broken down into two options, visitors can either “Paint” with several other people on one pizza, or “Paint Alone” on a creation of their own design. While simple enough to navigate, the interface also felt slow to render and overall choppy. It also lacked any kind of “back” or “eraser” tool, and didn’t offer any control over what ingredients will (we hope) eventually be used to bring our creations to life.

Still, anything that gets my TMNTPBJFNTTBM Pizza one step closer to existence is fine by me — latent food allergies be damned.

H/T Nerdalicious

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This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Pipe is Perfect for Nostalgia Munchies

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Face it, TMNT was a cartoon about giant, crime-fighting, pizza-eating reptiles. If you honestly believe it wasn’t about drugs, I highly suggest you watch it again (preferably while on drugs and eating pizza).

Designed by glassblower Brendan Taylor, this line of TMNT-inspired pipes would be a good place to start. With an impressive level of detail, from the melted cheese to the diamond-studded pizza backs, the line currently features nearly everyone’s two favorite turtles (Michelangelo and Leonardo, duh), angry-eyed and ready to blaze.

I for one was a Donatello girl, but hey, there are plenty of reasons not to listen to me – starting with the fact that I can classify myself as a ‘Donatello girl.’

Finally, watch TMNT the way it was meant to be watched. Cowabunga.

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H/T Nerdalicious + PicThx Brendan Taylor

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This Ninja Turtles Pizza Has Us Missing Our Childhoods

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If you,  like me, were born in the late 80’s, there were only two shows that truly mattered. Sure, you could argue for shows like Rugrats, or Hey Arnold! or even, Doug (which, admittedly, was one of my favorites). Yet in the end, it came down to two: Power Rangers and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Those masked anthropomorphic crusaders, whose love for pizza and hatred for Shredder, were cause for hero worship. I’d don TMNT shirts on the daily; I still have TMNT dolls action figures (thanks for saving those mom!). So, you can imagine the intense and overwhelming childlike glee sparked in me when seeing a true-to-form TMNT Pizza.

Whether your favorite fighter was Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, or Leonardo, you’ll love this pizza.  Everything about it is perfection. An obvious choice of select pizza topics and kudos to foo-gos  for attempting to make it healthy, a ninja’s gotta be stealthy. To see how they did it, check out the ingredients list.

Cowabunga! Here’s a little TMNT Theme Song, just in case you weren’t nostalgic enough.

P.S. Let me know which turtle was your favorite! And I’ll let you know if you’re right.

Photo courtesy of  Gamezone/ Via Foo-Gos

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New York Artist Turns Doomsday Prepper by Serving Gourmet Rats for $100 a Pop

It’s almost August now, which means we’re about 2/3 of the way through the year or 2/3 of the way closer to the zombie apocalypse, so it might be a good idea for us to all to step back, take a breather and cut a page from the book of artist Laura Ginn – who recently served a $100-a-head gourmet dinner made almost entirely from rats.

Yes, you read that right. $100. For rats.

As part of a photography and performance event called “Tomorrow We Will Feast Again on What We Catch,” a group of about twenty New Yorkers got the chance to sup on a succulent meal of rat and pork paté and braised and grilled rodent carcass, among other ratty incarnations.

Ginn’s Kickstarter page explains: “I’ve spent the past year and a half working on a new project exploring self-sufficiency in an urban environment,” Ginn writes. From building her own shelters to making her own leather from actual animal skins, Ginn has tapped into our hunter-gatherer roots and perhaps provided diners the key to making it out of 2012 alive.

Granted, the 75 rats used to create the meal weren’t your average NYC bottom feeders and were in fact delivered cleaned and frozen from a medical facility in California. But the “post-apocalyptic hunter-gatherer feast” still managed to both gross out and engross, even when served on a goat cheese crostini or as a jerky slice dessert on French toast.

For just $2000, you can have your very own private dinner made from Master Splinter’s cousins; $5000 will get you a private dinner for four.

Cowabunga.

[Via HuffPo]