Thursday, September 23, 2021

Miss Cellania's Links

Thomas Edison Jr. Used His Family Name To Sell 'Miracle' Quack Inventions.

A Tale of Two Freddies. Jared531 wore this costume to the NY Village Halloween parade last year and was such a hit that he posted the instructions for pulling off the costume. (via reddit)

Canning as art? (via Nag on the Lake

Female Spiders’ Maternal Instincts Captured in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber.

The Only Dry Martini Recipe You’ll Ever Need. Period.

Before Food Trucks, Americans Ate ‘Night Lunch’ From Beautiful Wagons. (via Kottke

What is Fat Bear Week, and How Did It Get Started?

Why everybody’s hiring but nobody’s getting hired. It's not just the pandemic and the low pay.

Searching for the Platonic Ideal of the PiƱa Colada in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (via Digg)

A blast from the past (2014): 11 Beautiful Black Chickens.


gwdMaine said...

That's an awful lot of work for a martini. Pre-chill overnight? As for the vermouth, any kind will do. Once your gin is in a glass, take the vermouth bottle cap and gently wave it (bottom side down) 3 times over the glass. That's it. Done.

Feel free to bow towards France before taking your first sip.

newton said...

I always get a laugh from this black chicken:

Fester said...

Noilly Prat vermouth?
Then why in the hell is it called a Martini?

xoxoxoBruce said...

Edison Jr was just carrying on a family tradition. His daddy hoodwinked people into thinking electricity was more that a passing fancy which would still be around for years to come. A regular PT Barnum he was.
Seriously though his idea of DC High Voltage electricity died out rather quickly. Tesla & Westinghouse gave us the AC high & low voltage we still use today.