Art Hit-Or-Miss

Watch A Mouse Trap Rip Through A Hot Dog In Slow Motion

I’m a sucker for anything shown in slow motion. Maybe it’s because I grew up watching sports and could spend hours gawking at Vince Carter slowly spinning in the air for dunks.

Who knew the slow motion art could transition so beautifully to food, as we’ve seen popcorn pop in super slow motion, Coke cans explode dramatically slow, and even models hop on Skittles-filled trampolines.

Now we get to witness something a bit obscure, as YouTube channel Warped Perception posted a video of a hot dog being slowly sliced with a mouse trap.

Warped Perception has built a rep for this kind of slow motion food art, and recorded this one at 147,000 frames per second, which makes it look really dramatic.

As a man with his mind in the gutter, this video actually made cringe and reminded me of threats from crazy ex-girlfriends. I’ll let you figure out those threats on your own, but in the mean time, enjoy the beauty of this video.

Fast Food

New Blue Cheese & Bacon Angus Hot Dogs at Wienerschnitzel (Plus Caramel Dipped Cones)


Summer and barbecue have always gone together, well, like summer and barbecue. But this year, it seems fast food chains are eager to latch onto the trend. On the burger side, Wendy’s is testing a cornbread bun brisket cheeseburger in Florida and Ohio, and when it comes to hot dogs, Wienerschnitzel’s new summer offerings are equally as south and grill-inspired.

We’re talking healthy dollops of barbecue sauce, bacon, and fried onion straws on the new BBQ Bacon Angus Dog and even heartier globs of blue cheese dressing and crumbles and grilled onions on the new Blue Cheese & Bacon Angus Dog. And in case that’s still not enough #TEXAS for you, the new items also come with their own Der Cowboy commercial.  As in “HI-YO Schnitzel, AWAYYY!”

For anyone who prefers a little less weenie with their weiner, though, there’s also the old Angus Chicago Dog, featuring all the usual Chicago toppings like mustard, pickles, and peppers. Also, keep an eye out for their new chocolate and caramel ice cream treats, including a Chocolate Caramel Crunch Freeze and Caramel and Chocolate Caramel Dipped Taste Freez Cones. Pretty sweet.



Start your Engines, You Can Now Lease the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile


The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile is up for grabs, at least temporarily.  As the first vehicle for “lease” exclusively on Twitter, the Weinermobile will be someone’s personal getaway car  for a day.  By tweeting the hashtag #Tweet2Lease, the lucky wiener (I’m sorry, I couldn’t help it) will get access to the “27-foot long hot dog on wheels,” with personal chauffeurs ready to whisk you way.

The contest runs through February 7, after which a winner will be selected and the “lease date” will be picked.  To sweeten the deal, you not only get to drive around in a giant hot dog, you get a wad of $500 to pad your pockets. Definitely not mad at that.

Picthx Knoxville


Drive the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile

Looking at your bucket list recently? Obviously one of the highest list priorities is getting behind the wheel of the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. The Oscar Mayer company is accepting resumés until January 31, 2009 for drivers to compile the highly coveted team of weiner drivers.

If you’re chosen, you’ll represent Oscar Mayer as a goodwill ambassador through appearances on radio and television stations; newspaper interviews; and visits to grocery stores and charity functions. You’ll work with professionals in the fields of consumer promotion, marketing and sales; help organize promotions and even pitch TV, radio and print media.

Still interested? Take a look at the interior of the vehicle and then get your resumes in ASAP. Once you’re selected, shoot us an e-mail and stop by our offices with the Weinermobile, we’d love to see it in person! Good luck! (Thx SeriousEats)