Full Disclosure: I am responsible for ninety thousand of these views. Can't even express how much this makes me laugh.
So I've recently become aware of the fact that I'm basically a fan of the entire baked goods section at Whole Foods. I'll come to terms with that in private, but in the meantime? YOU NEED TO EAT THIS CREME BRULEE.
Why? Why the hell do I tell you that you need to eat everything on this planet all the time? Well, many reasons.
- I want you to live a full, delicious existence.
- Sometimes you don't know what you need to be feasting upon and I do.
- When you learn about something beneficial to the general population, you should pass that information along to others. (Example: brussels sprouts are heavenly when cooked in turkey bacon fat and garlic.)
- I pay for this domain name and I can write what I damn well please.
- Food is life.
But enough of that, the main reason I felt the need to tell you about this creme brulee is because of the following reasoning. Sometimes you don't want to go to a restaurant just because you've got a craving for the brulee. And in addition to that, it happens to be the most irritatingly inconvenient thing to prepare at home yourself (what's that? You DON'T have an at-home kitchen blow torch? Of course you don't, you're not a serial killer).
So when you're craving this beauty of a dessert and you can't make one at home and you don't want to dine out just to satiate this desire, go to Whole Foods. It tastes fucking incredible.
Whenever I fondly think of my days at the CNE, I swear to you I can almost smell the Tiny Tom donuts within those memories. To this day, it's impossible for me to visit that place without coming home with at least a few dozen mini donuts. I used to solely get them because my dad always requested that we bring some back home, but now I'll make sure to get them since it feels sort of wrong to see their stand and casually walk past it.
I had no idea that the company originated in 1959 and made its first CNE debut that same year. I always thought it was some American company that we were lucky enough to get in Toronto, but no - it's Canadian! Of course it is.
If you haven't tried a Tiny Tom donut by this point, I don't know what you're waiting for. And if you're especially going to the CNE to try one of their yearly abominations of culinary experiments (I mean, a cake poutine? Come on. DON'T TRY TO MAKE POUTINE BETTER, IT AIN'T HAPPENING) then you're completely missing out on one of the great staples of the exhibition.
I wasn't a huge fan of the movie, but I'm all over this video.
Amongst all of my favourite Woody Allen movies (Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris, Everyone Says I Love You, Anything Else and Vicky Cristina Barcelona), this one is definitely my favourite. The overly-whimsical storyline is enough to make me fall in love with it, but then the ending happens and couldn’t be any more perfect. Obviously I won't give away what happens, but if you've ever given a guff about any of this man's movies, this is the only one you ever need to see.
HAVE YOU HEARD THIS SONG?
My niece Layla was watching Home on DVD in my parent's living room and I heard this song from the other room, came in to watch the scene with this song playing, watched for a few minutes, cried, then left to go lay down for a minute. Does that make me seem like a maniac? 'Cause it happened just that way.
This song is real as fuck. Gotta remember to watch that whole movie in full.
For years now, brewers from around the world have tried to sneak Duff Beers past the lawyers at Fox. It's never worked, though knockoffs are still common enough, but maybe the Fox legal team is sick of having to show up in court since the network is about to give Simpsons fans their first taste of authentic, licensed Duff Beer. Fox has reportedly been consulting with a brewmaster anyway "to get the flavor just right" since earlier this year. The beer pours a "deep amber colour and mixes caramel-y notes with hints of fruit." The packaging, meanwhile, is an exact replica of the cartoon brew. Eeeeeee!
Jeffrey Godsick, head of Fox's consumer-products division, explains the rationale behind finally turning the fictional brew into a "premium lager": "Once you see enough piracy, you're faced with two choices. One is deciding to fight it, and the other is deciding to go out [into the market] with it."
The beer is first headed to Chile, then to Europe and the rest of South America - since that's where the majority of Duff forgeries have taken place - but the beer may see a release in the North America, too. Godsick sounds pretty optimistic about an eventual North American release, saying: "I think there's potential to have Duff everywhere in the world."