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Guy Lights and Smokes a McDonald’s French Fry [VIDEO]

Wanting to show the world the dangers of McDonald’s food, the guy in the video smokes a McDonald’s french fry like a joint. Because logic.

The no doubt copious amounts of oil, sugar, and starch make the potato sliver an easy thing to light. Although, may we suggest a host of healthier options he smoke for next time? Apples, pears, cucumbers (hilarious), pumpkins, etc. Just nothing that gives your lungs love handles. That’s never cute.

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The point is, don’t try this at home, kids.

 

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Gravy and Wasabi Candy Canes Make for the Cruelest Prank Ever

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I like me a good prank. You know– the harmless, slightly terrifying sort. But there are some jokes that just aren’t funny (hint: they’re secretly hilarious), especially when it comes to messing with one of my favorite holiday foods — candy canes.

Yes, gravy and wasabi-flavored candy canes now exist. Sure it sounds like an innocent idea and all, but these candies look like the one’s we’d normally eat. In fact, the manufacturer encourages prankster antics by suggesting we “sneak one in with regular candy canes.” Genius? Yep! (Just don’t pull a fast one on me.)

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If the idea of gravy and/or wasabi candy has you running for the hills, perhaps you can incorporate them into a sweet sushi or use ’em as a mashed potato topping. Maybe.

Gravy Candy CanesWasabi Candy Canes, $4.74, for set of 6 @Archie McPhee

H/T + PicThx Archie McPhee

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Hipsters in Brooklyn Make ‘Silent Dining’ A Thing

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Because nothing says good company like 90 minutes of silence and punishment for talking.

But that’s exactly what  happened the other night at Eat, a restaurant in Brooklyn that recently hosted a  dinner where all the guests vowed to be completely silent throughout the meal. The four-course, $40 dollar dinner of “organic locavore” bites, lasted an hour and a half.  If you slipped up and spoke, your plate was removed and placed on a bench outside, where “loudmouths” were expected to finish their meal.  Maybe I just don’t get it, but I’m pretty sure a simple “thank you” shouldn’t elicit such treatment.

The dinner was inspired when Nicholas Nauman, the event’s organizer, ate a meal in an Indian monastery, and remarked on the peacefulness of the experience. His goal was to eliminate the “sound and fury” of dining.

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Overall, it sounds like the kind of pageantry one comes to expect from the New York dining scene.  Would you participate in a silent dinner? Let us know in the comments below!

H/T Eater + PicThx WSJ

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Humor

In Case You Missed It: Porn Sex vs Real Sex, As Told by Food

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WARNING: If you have just eaten, are eating now, or ever plan to eat again, you may want to put this reddit vid on hold. Particularly if your preferred food stuffs include, but are not limited to: guava, papaya, strawberries, apples, leafy greens, pancakes, Nutella, champagne, whipped cream, and, of course, bananas.

Also, gentlemen, you may want to skip seconds 0:08-0:12 altogether. You’ve been warned.

Anyway, now that all that unpleasantness is out of the way, onto the good stuff! Namely sex. But not porn sex. Because that is different from the real thing, as this short, uncomfortable (possible euphemism? Who knows?) video from KB Creative Lab tries to explain. Why they chose to use food, we’ll never know. All I know is that I’ll never again be able to enjoy a banana-Nutella sandwich ever again.

H/T Gawker

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Technology

Foursquare Tries to Lift Us from Game of Thrones Depression with ‘Game of Cones’

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Game of Thrones mourners in San Francisco and New York, brace yourselves. Good news is coming. Foursquare has released a new in-game app called Game of Cones. The concept is simple, but brillant, considering the only way to soothe our grief and cool our rage is ice cream. Obviously. Between June 7th and June 21st, check in at any of the participating ice cream shops in the New York or San Francisco areas with the hashtag #GameOfCones. The shop with the most check-ins (cough House Bi-Rite cough) wins the Iron Cone . . . which appears to be an ice cream cone that will shred the roof of your mouth while you try to enjoy your dessert.

Sounds just like the show, doesn’t it?

H/T Laughing Squid + PicThx Foursquare

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Pure Awesome: Japanese Dominos Releases R2-D2 Pizza Box

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The good news: Somewhere in Japan, Domino’s pizza has collaborated with Star Wars to market this crazy awesome pizza box, shaped like the 3D bust of everyone’s favorite character (after that Ewok that tried to wake up its dead friend, but really, that’s just a pity vote), R2-D2.

The bad news: the closest thing I can find to an explanation is all in Japanese. From the visual context, I believe we can safely assume that Star Wars is set in space, and there are people. What that has to do with movies or pizza, I’m not sure.

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The point is this: Japan has an R2-D2 shaped pizza box. It’s 3D, it’s adorable, and its contents are delicious. Foodbeasts, enjoy.

H/T + PicThx Nerdalicious

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Probably Shouldn’t Lick That: Pedobear Yogurt Lid

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To lick or not to lick?

Most yogurt aficionados wouldn’t give a second thought when it comes to licking off that delicious excess yogurt on the lid — but that’s because there isn’t normally an image of a prepubescent anime girl underneath it.