To celebrate, here’s some awesomeness from Mobile, AL: Leprechaun in Mobile, Alabama
Ok, it’s not exactly news. But I’ve randomly run into some more food oddities. I say randomly because I ran across it on this guy’s del.icio.us bookmarks (he wrote Cocoalicious, a slick del.icio.us client for OS X). Anyway, here’s the link. Featured are the Luther Burger (a bacon cheeseburger served on a toasted Krispy Kreme bun) and the Hamdog (a hot dog wrapped in a beef patty that’s deep fried, covered with chili, cheese and onions, and served on a hoagie bun topped with a fried egg and two fistfuls of fries).
Amanda was telling me that the mayor of Detroit (who’s apparently assisted in creating a 300 million dollar deficit) has proposed an additional tax on fast-food to help fill the city’s coffers. Guess this is a strategic move since Detroit’s ranked third on the list of “fattest cities” (following Houston and Chicago)… On a related note, I saw this other article at CNN about a restaurant that’s started selling a 15-pound burger!
Saw Power Tool Drag Racing recently on the Discovery Channel late at night.
Talked about this earlier. Managed to take some more pictures today and actually load them onto my computer (as opposed to deleting them accidently again. In addition to Optimus Prime, there were several milk carton people (only took a picture of one, but may go back for more later), a giant fork (didn’t take a picture because I wasn’t as enthralled by it, and it looked like it was slightly broken), a burning foosball player, and a really bizarre one involving a giant beetle pushing a dirt clod with a human fetus inside.
So there’s this art class on campus that does fairly large sculptures out of cardboard. At the end of the semester, the students showcase their work out on the quad and apparently other places on campus. Saw the coolest (read: geekiest) one today in the main atrium/lobby in Beckman… a 10 foot tall Optimus Prime!!! That thing rules! I’m gonna have to try to remember to bring a camera with me tomorrow to document it.
Looks like the Orange and Blue Observer (OBO) are at it again. When I went to drop off my Rentertainment DVDs today, I couldn’t help but notice the sidewalk chalk ads everywhere for a 9mm raffle being held today on the Quad. Guess their AK-47 raffle went well enough that they decided to make some more money (and presumably make some sort of statement at the same time).
Was accosted by a guy on the quad yesterday about the strangest fundraiser I’ve ever seen on a college campus. This guy was selling raffle tickets to win an AK-47… presumably a functional one. Didn’t probe to see if he was raising money for some “cause” or if he just had it lying around and wanted more beer money. Weird!
So last weekend (not yesterday but a week before that) Amanda and I went to Bloomington to meet up with a couple of her friends from work to go see a comedy show. It was held in a dive bar (didn’t seem all that bad by campus bar standards, but it definitely wasn’t a ritzy comedy club either), and featured the Disgruntled Clown. He’s the “ex-ex-stepfather” of one of Amanda’s friends (we’re not quite sure what’s meant by the ex-ex- part… not the last ex-stepfather, but the one before that?
Ok. Ran across this weird site this morning when I was perusing suprnova. The link is howtodogirls.com. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Some sort of perverse instructional site. Well, you’d be right, but it’s probably not exactly what you’ve got in mind. Apparently, they’ve got a few bikini models who will do a variety of instructional videos (the episode that’s currently available is titled “Intro to Bikini Calculus”). So it’s really more of a bunch of girls doing “how-to (do)” videos instead of “how-to-do-girls” videos… Weird.