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Hot Dogs Dropped From A Helicopter

Hot Dogs Dropped From A Helicopter! Credit: David Coates / The Detroit News

Hot Dogs Dropped From A Helicopter! Credit: David Coates / The Detroit News

Breaking news: Hot dogs still cannot fly!


A hovering helicopter dropped 955 hot dogs on the city’s aptly named HYPE Athletic Facilities Wednesday morning to mark the 95th anniversary of Detroit’s iconic American Coney Island restaurant.

Yup, they really did that. The above news is straight from The Detroit News and not, I repeat not, from the Cincinnati Enquirer. As god as my witness, at least they knew that turkey chili cannot fly!

(Via Gizmodo)

May 24, 2012   No Comments

GMO Fish?

Without getting into the benefits and drawbacks of genetically modified food, I think it’s safe to say that most of use want to know what we are getting into when we eat. Or more precisely, what is getting into us.

Below is a petition written by Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and Gary Hirshberg, Chairman of Stonyfield Farm.

The FDA is on the brink of approving genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. This would be the first genetically engineered animal on supermarket shelves in the United States. The salmon is engineered to produce growth hormones year-round that cause the fish to grow at twice the normal rate. The government already requires labels to tell us if fish is wild-caught or farm-raised – don’t we also have a right to know if our salmon is genetically engineered? Without labels, we’ll never know.

More than forty countries, including Russia and China, already require labels on genetically engineered foods. As Americans, we firmly believe that we deserve the same right to know what we are eating.

That’s why we hope you’ll join us and over half a million other Americans in telling the FDA to require labels on genetically engineered foods.

Eric Schlosser is the author of Fast Food Nation and a producer of the documentary Food, Inc. Gary Hirshberg is the Chairman of Stonyfield Farm and an advocate for sustainable food.

Read it and sign it here.

February 15, 2012   No Comments

Because Hot Dog News Is Important: The Royal Dog

PINK'S WELCOMES THE ROYAL COUPLE TO L.A. by offering The Royal Dog on the menu and now has a banner across the front of Pink's saying

I didn’t know the Royal Couple was honeymooning in Hollywood, but I do know a good hot dog when I see one. Maybe Will and Kate (whoever they are) can take one back to the other side of the pond to give the food of their country a much needed, uh, hot beef injection of flavor.

This is a press release:

Pink’s Hot Dogs Welcomes Will & Kate to L.A. with a Banner and a New Hot Dog

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pink’s Hot Dogs welcomes the Royal Couple, Will & Kate, to Los Angeles with a banner displayed across the front of the stand which reads: “PINK’S WELCOMES WILL & KATE TO L.A.!!!”

A new hot dog was created in honor of the royal visit – THE ROYAL DOG, 2 Hot Dogs in 1 bun with “royal toppings” which include: mustard, cheese, onions, pickle relish, a “spot” of Pink’s famous chili and 2 slices of bacon, “a mere trifle at ₤3.73” or $6.00. Come one, come all, thou shall dine like Royalty!!

July 7, 2011   No Comments

Chocolate Eiffel Tower, Broccoli Trees And Beef Book


Perusing old cookbooks is a great way to find inspiration. “The Paris Boulevard” by Carl Warner is another. The poster for the Paris Cookbook Fair Poster 2012 looks good enough to eat, doesn’t it?

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July 6, 2011   No Comments

Hamilton Beach Recalls Toasters Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http// Further recall information is available at (

Recall notice regarding Hamilton Beach toasters. Press release follows.

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July 3, 2011   No Comments

Attention Furries: Free Food

Chick-fil-A Offers FREE Meals to Cow-Dressed Customers on July 8 Seventh Annual Cow Appreciation Day Coming to Chick-fil-A

Oh, those wacky chicken-hawking cows. They want you to “Eat Mor Chikin”, and they are willing to pay for it. Dress up like a cow and on July 8th, you can get free chicken (or chikin) at Chick-fil-A. Dress up like a cow on July 9th and you’ll have to pay for it. But then again, you’ll be dressed up like a cow, which may or may not have happened anyway.

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June 30, 2011   No Comments