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About the Piip-Show - Piipshow
"The Piip-Show is a three months long live broadcast from the Norwegian broadcasting network, Here you have the chance to follow life inside a bird feeder decorated as a coffee bar – second by second."
birds  video  drinks 
march 2014 by kevan
Putting Weird Things in Coffee | A blog about putting weird things in coffee.
"I drink coffee every day, but get bored with the same old cream and sugar. I figured I might as well document my experiments for the benefit of all humankind."
drinks  mutation  via:sarah 
january 2014 by kevan
Criminal penalties for attempting illegal bottle returns proposed in Michigan House | Politics | Detroit Free Press |
"Buy a soda or beer, and you pay an extra dime because of Michigan’s bottle law. But bring back a bottle or can that wasn’t purchased in Michigan and, most of the time, you still get a dime back for that container. As a result, Michigan is losing about $8 million a year in deposits paid out for cans and bottles purchased outside the state."
drinks  money  scams 
february 2013 by kevan
morskoiboy: Now I can literally taste the flavor of my words!
"It also has a display like any other electronic panel board, but as opposed to using liquid crystals as in electronic displays, my machine’s display functions via multicoloured syrups."
drinks  writing 
september 2011 by kevan
New Board Game Cafe Welcomes You, But Not Your Laptop - Torontoist
"The place looks similar to any other newly renovated café on its section of Bloor Street, except for the board games, which occupy a set of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that run half the length of the room."
games  board  drinks  shops 
september 2010 by kevan
Hangover Square - Patrick Hamilton
The blindness of unrequited love and of psychopathic dissociative identity disorder, slouching sadly and heavily around the gin-soaked streets of pre-war Earls Court.
booklog  london  psychology  delusions  drinks  theatre  brighton 
november 2007 by kevan
SUCK UK - MyCuppa Mugs
"Mugs to help you mix your favourite brew to just-how-you-like-it by matching the colour guide on the inside. Available in Tea or Coffee styles."
drinks  design  colour  via:qwghlm 
august 2007 by kevan
Barely Legal: American Absinthe Passes the Taste Test
"Breaux has been working with a French distillery, faithfully reproducing a number of classic absinthes based on chemical scans of the contents of vintage bottles. The scans [contradict] the traditional theory that thujone is absinthe's magic ingredient."
drinks  delusions  science  via:zarba 
july 2007 by kevan
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Screwball divorce comedy with undercover 1930s tabloid journalists infiltrating a socialite wedding, before that plot thread gets dropped in favour of absent-minded alcoholic chaos. Good leads.
filmlog  3stars  love  news  lies  drinks 
may 2007 by kevan
BBC NEWS | From Our Own Correspondent | When vodka is your poison
"They called it the yellow death. It started in the summer when dozens of people turned up in casualty, a vile shade of yellow."
russia  drinks  poison  pestilence  death 
march 2007 by kevan
Early Europeans unable to stomach milk - New Scientist
"[Thomas] believes that the mutation for lactose tolerance [in adulthood] spontaneously arose in Europe within the past 7000 years and quickly became prevalent through natural selection."
evolution  drinks  mutation  cows 
february 2007 by kevan
The Seattle Times: A Kirkland cafe with no prices
"Customers pay what and when they like, or not at all - it makes no difference to the cafe employees, who are instructed not to peek when people put money in the metal lock box."
money  psychology  drinks  business  via:freakonomics 
february 2007 by kevan
What's your poison? | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
"The idea that gin makes you unhappy probably comes from its nickname 'mother's ruin' - the idea that it makes women depressed, which is a cultural idea. But fundamentally, alcohol is alcohol whichever way you slice it."
drinks  science  society  delusions  psychology 
december 2006 by kevan
Teacafe patent invention
"The beverages known by the popular names Coffee and Tea, are well known from their usage in the daily lives of most Americans. The inventor has found no prior mixtures of these two products into a single beverage component."
drinks  mutation 
november 2006 by kevan - Japanese unveil robot wine steward - September 03, 2006
"At the end of the robot's left arm is an infrared spectrometer. [...] When a reporter's hand was placed against the robot's taste sensor, it was identified as prosciutto."
robots  food  drinks  technology  light 
september 2006 by kevan
YouTube - wilkins coffee 1
Cheerfully threatening proto-Muppet coffee ads from the 1950s.
advertising  drinks  television  puppets  via:leonard 
august 2006 by kevan
Glut makes Australian wine cheaper than water - Yahoo! News
"Bumper harvests for three straight years have led to a massive oversupply, with up to a billion litres of unsold wine in storage tanks across the country."
drinks  money  todo 
july 2006 by kevan
BCNG - Board Games & Bubble Tea
Boardgame cafes in South Korea. "After hours of staring into computer screens, people are seeing the value of face-to-face, human interaction, even with strangers."
games  board  drinks  via:holly 
june 2006 by kevan
Hukkle (2002)
A deadeningly slow meander through the ambient sounds and colours of rural Hungary, gazing at nature and machinery with equal fascination. A dialogue-free plot flows in the background, but it wasn't enough to keep me watching beyond forty minutes.
filmlog  2stars  sound  drinks 
may 2006 by kevan
The Amazing Blenderphone
"The 'ringer' is the blender motor, which pulses like a telephone bell, except angrier. To answer, pick up the pitcher out of the base and put it to your ear. Usually, the caller can hear the motor spinning down just after you pick it up."
phones  drinks  technology 
april 2006 by kevan
Tesco Value Set - a photoset on Flickr
Terrifying gallery of Tesco Value products. Fish Fingers. Christmas Pudding. Three-Button Mice. Folding Chairs. Gin.
shops  photos  money  food  drinks 
march 2006 by kevan
Northern Territory News: Free beer for toads
"Anyone over the age of 18 who captures a toad and delivers it alive to the Darwin RSPCA qualifies for a glass of icy cold Coopers beer at the Cavenagh Hotel."
frogs  drinks  australia  death  via:arbroath 
march 2006 by kevan
Public-maintained database of non-corporate coffee shops in the UK, searchable by postcode; add your local ones so that others can find them.
drinks  maps  shops  via:idiolect 
march 2006 by kevan
Ireland's "Crack" Habit - Explaining the faux Irish pub revolution
"They reinvented the holiday at home to kick-start the tourist season. Now thousands of partiers head to Ireland for the 'St. Patrick's Day Season' as Guinness has called this time of year. (It used to be called 'March' or, for Irish Catholics, 'Lent.')"
ireland  drinks  illusions  construction  lies 
march 2006 by kevan | Town tries soft lights to calm violent drinkers
"Wrexham's late-night drinking hotspot has been adorned with 115 pastel coloured lights on stainless steel-plated street lamps. [...] The theory is that anything that gives you a positive feeling at night will reduce aggression and anti-social behaviour."
light  society  crime  drinks  psychology 
december 2005 by kevan
/seconds - A Psychopathic Hymn: J.G. Ballard's 'Crashed Cars' Exhibition of 1970
"The incongruity of the crashed cars and this celebratory social event was further compounded by the alcohol-induced removal of social constraints and the distancing effect of guests watching themselves on closed-circuit television monitors."
ballard  transport  museums  drinks  psychology  surveillance 
november 2005 by kevan
Plokta Issue 23 - An Appraisal of the Utility of a Chocolate Teapot
"Events started to diverge from the course expected of a standard teapot in a very short timescale. The first evidence of loss of containment was observed at approximately T+5s, in the form of a major leak in the vicinity of the handle (Fig 5)."
food  drinks  science  water  pointless  via:lmg 
november 2005 by kevan
Times Online: Time please, but see you all again in 40 minutes
Licencing laws changing at midnight Thursday. "The main beneficiary of the hour-long interregnum will be the fast-food industry, which is expected to do a roaring trade for those drinkers who are turfed out for 40 minutes on Wednesday evening."
drinks  law  food  nomic  via:qwghlm 
november 2005 by kevan
Hamsters suffer from winter blues (SAD)
"Among the tests for depression was one in which they measured how much of a sugar drink hamsters drank over the course of several days. Hamsters generally like this drink, but hamsters with depressive-like symptoms will not drink as much."
rodents  depression  brains  drinks  science 
november 2005 by kevan
Roboexotica - Festival fur Cocktail-Robotik
"While robots will assemble a car in the blink of an eye with no problem, in the year 2004 there is still very little effort made on introducing robotics to the environment of a cocktail-bar."
art  drinks  robots 
november 2005 by kevan
Not Quite What the Doctor Ordered
Brand mimicry among Dr-Pepper-tasting drinks. "If there was ever any doubt that Dr. West is is cohoots with Dr. Fine, then just look at the last two can designs of each of these."
drinks  advertising  cheating  via:zarba 
november 2005 by kevan
Russian Blog: How to drink vodka and stay sober
"Russians believe that foreigners don't know how to drink. They don't eat while drinking. They sip vodka instead of taking shots. They drink vodka with highly carbonated sodas. In short, they do everything to get drunk from the minimum amount of alcohol."
russia  drinks 
october 2005 by kevan
Crawl of the Dead | Brighton
Gosh, a Brighton zombie walk: "Saturday 29th of October 2005 will see some of the finest Zombies ever, hitting the streets of Brighton, with one thing on their decrepit, half eaten minds: booze."
brighton  zombies  drinks 
october 2005 by kevan
Winerd® game the new wine game with wine tasting
Intriguing wine-tasting board game; silly trivia cards and blind taste tests. Bottles not included.
drinks  games  board  via:haddock 
october 2005 by kevan - Self Stirring Mug
"Simply press the button on the top of the handle with your thumb, and this spins a mini propeller conveniently built in the base of the mug."
drinks  technology 
october 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Case of château despair for US winemakers
"From 2008 US vineyards will no longer be able to boast that a wine hails from a château unless they can prove its grapes are grown within sight of a castle. [Expressions such as] vintage, noble and classic, will also be banned unless they are true."
drinks  law  america  advertising  language  via:zarba 
september 2005 by kevan
Times Online: Who would spend £24 on a bottle of air? Not the Welsh
"There could scarcely be anything more un-Welsh than being prepared to spend £24 on a bottle of air. This is, after all, the country [that] invented the Cardiff cappuccino - a cup of instant coffee with squirty cream and hundreds and thousands on top."
air  scams  business  drinks  wales 
september 2005 by kevan
Moss Graffiti
How to make living spraypaint. "To begin the recipe, first of all gather together several clumps of moss [...] and crumble them into a blender. Then add the beer and sugar and blend just long enough to create a smooth, creamy consistency."
plants  graffiti  drinks  via:holly 
july 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Advert spitting complaints upheld
Meme police: "The ASA said it was concerned young children would see the spitting as fun and easy to copy."
memetics  advertising  drinks 
july 2005 by kevan
Demystifying Wine Expertise: Olfactory Threshold, Perceptual Skill and Semantic Memory in Expert and Novice Wine Judges
Experiments show that describing the taste of a wine verbally can mean that you remember the description more than the taste, and can't re-identify the actual taste so easily.
brains  memory  language  via:mindhacks  drinks 
may 2005 by kevan
The Physiology of Taste - Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
A casually empirical look at the science of taste, from the 19th century. Very, very French. "For as he pauses after each mouthful, he obtains the sum total of pleasure he would have experienced if he had emptied his glass at a single draught."
booklog  food  history  science  via:holly  drinks 
may 2005 by kevan
UncommonGoods: Global Warming Mug
"Just pour in a hot cup of coffee, and the ocean starts to spread across the continent as ice caps melt and water levels rise."
drinks  ice  world  water  pollution 
may 2005 by kevan
Enderby's Hove
Exploring the setting of Burgess's first Enderby novel. "The pubs Enderby haunted, the shabby esplanade shelters with their peeling grey paint, the sloping walk up Goldstone Villas to the station (still tricky in winter snow)… they're all still here."
books  burgess  brighton  drinks 
april 2005 by kevan
The weblog of a cook at the Fat Duck. "Through the miracle of Heston's atomic kitchen, the temperature is both hot and cold at the same time. Do you want to know how it's done? Well, I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you."
food  weblogs  drinks 
april 2005 by kevan
Bum Wines
Reviews of the five worst wines in the world. "Some test subjects report a slight numbing agent in MD 20/20, similar to the banana paste that the dentist puts in your mouth before injecting it with novocain."
drinks  poison 
march 2005 by kevan
Baron Bob: Cocktail Squids
Inedible. "You'll make every cocktail an adventurous frolic to the depths of the sea when you have a colorful 1-1/2" plastic squid perched on the rim of your glass."
drinks  squid  plastic 
february 2005 by kevan
Debaucheryball Dot Org
Overenthusiastic boules/Nomic crossover. "When a team scores three times in a row (three consecutive turns) that team is allowed to make up a new rule."
drinks  nomic  sport 
december 2004 by kevan
Zombie Gear > Sinister Visions CP Store
Atkins-diet parody mugs and T-shirts. With a big red zed.
clothes  drinks  zombies 
october 2004 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Jon Ronson: Out of the ordinary
Familiar strangers. "Yet when the Starbucks man warmly acknowledged the regularity of my visits, I felt exposed, embarrassed to be on his radar, or indeed anyone's radar."
drinks  psychology  society  ronson 
october 2004 by kevan
The Webtender: In my bar - Select
Search a cocktail database, using the ingredients that you have in your "bar". Rather a lot of boring "orange juice + spirit" ones, though.
drinks  ice 
september 2004 by kevan
Grail Trail
Travelling the world in search of local-produce oddities, including Slovenian salamander brandy. "The X factor is the poisonous mucus the salamander gives off to frighten away its predators."
drinks  lizards  travel  world 
august 2004 by kevan
Coffee in the Park
"Every Saturday, I daisy-chain 1300 ft of safety orange extension cord and string it from my kitchen to the eastern end of alamo square park."
drinks  technology 
july 2004 by kevan
thorsten van elten : Stamp Cups
Cups with ridged patterns on the base, for creative slopped-coffee ringmark printing. Text would be good. "Sorry."
art  design  drinks  furniture 
july 2004 by kevan
ic NorthWales - Gadget will stop spiked drink peril
A bizarre black-plastic glowing-eye "DrinkGuard" which locks onto the top of a bottle.
drinks  poison  technology 
july 2004 by kevan
Make Your Own Pruno
Alcoholic beverage brewed in prisons. "After a week's worth of being heated up and wrapped in a towel, your pruno will be a mushy bag of fruit glop."
drinks  poison  prison 
june 2004 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Why imitation is not always flattering
Counterfeit teabags! "They're quite sophisticated, but they're fake."
cheating  drinks 
june 2004 by kevan
By the King. A proclamation for the suppression of coffee-houses (1675)
"Many Tradesmen and others, do therein mis-spend much of their time, which might and probably would otherwise be imployed in and about their Lawful Callings and Affairs."
drinks  history  law  society 
june 2004 by kevan
Near Beer Game Simulation
Supply-chain simulation. "Return the system to equilibrium, so that 15 cases of beer are available in finished goods inventory week after week. You have 50 weeks to accomplish this objective. Accomplishing this is much harder than you might think!"
business  drinks  games  money  simulation 
may 2004 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Oxfam braced for coffee shop war
Now muscling in on the coffee market, having annoyed second-hand-bookshop owners.
business  drinks  shops 
may 2004 by kevan
Smart Mobs: Coke sneaks phones, GPS chips into cans
Fake GPS-enabled cans allow their buyer to have a prize delivered to them by a Coke "search team", at an unexpected moment. Do they have to carry the can around at all times, for three weeks?
advertising  drinks  surveillance 
may 2004 by kevan

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