I saw this ad in a local alt-weekly:
Then I saw this on MediMarts' website:
A Memorial Day-themed cannabis cupcake is a thing that exists. Never forget temporarily.
I saw this ad in a local alt-weekly:
Then I saw this on MediMarts' website:
A Memorial Day-themed cannabis cupcake is a thing that exists. Never forget temporarily.
11. Racism (Review, S01E02)
Tina's running form (Bob's Burgers, S04E12)
Hidden in plain sight (True Detective, S01E03)
Brogue kick through a bass drum (WWE Raw, 03-10-14)
Late to the Party
One month ago…
root down / curtis park delicatessen / acorn / denver biscuit co. / voodoo doughnut / good chemistry / table 6 / sassafras / mcdevitt taco supply / snooze / the sink / bru / larkburger / glacier homemade ice cream / the kitchen / snarf's / pinche taqueria / uncle / martine's muffins / biker jim's gourmet dogs / sweet action ice cream / euclid hall
denver / boulder
☆ Beef Sandwich (Curtis Park Delicatessen)
ciabatta, pastrami, horseradish havarti, house made aioli, house made mustard, arugula
Lamb "Shawarma" (Acorn)
shishito peppers, feta cheese, chickpea panisse, tzatziki sauce, harissa
[reading menu] Why is shawarma in quotation marks? A: Because it's shawarma with bunch of whole roasted Japanese peppers mixed in. The peppers did not mesh at all.
☆ Oak Grilled Short Ribs (Acorn)
roasted baby carrots, cheddar polenta, ancho chili
Unassumingly sublime beef. You can't cook short ribs much better.
"Would you like it with bacon?"
Biscuit Cinnamon Roll (Denver Biscuit Co.)
A generous hybrid with a pleasing puff pastry-esque exterior.
☆ Strawberry Rhubarb Jam (Denver Biscuit Co.)
Damn good jam.
Neapolitan Doughnut (Voodoo Doughnut)
chocolate cake doughnut with vanilla frosting, strawberry dust and three marshmallows
Devils Punchbowl Doughnut (Voodoo Doughnut)
raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting, fruit punch powder and sprinkles
Ehh. Don't believe the hype.
Chicken Skin Chicharone Tacos (Table 6)
celery root slaw, bleu, t6 franks
Crunch-a munch-a crunch-a munch-a.
Hawaiian Pizza Wontons (Table 6)
herbed marinara sauce
I dreaded eating these, but the Hawaiian pizza filling was mild, and the marinara dipping sauce overpowered the filling, so they were basically toasted ravioli.
☆ Tots (Table 6)
french onion dip, fried onions
Chicken Cordon Bleu Pot Pie (Table 6)
tasso, broccoli, dijon cream, blitz puff
Taleggio Donuts (Table 6)
"Okay Glass, get directions to original Quiznos."
☆ Cajun Benedict (Sassafras)
gulf shrimp and jumbo lump crab cakes with a louisiana crawfish and tasso "hash" topped with two poached eggs and smoked cayenne hollandaise, served with goat cheese jalapeno grits
A craving for Cajun food led me to a surprisingly busy restaurant hidden in plain suburbia.
Chicken Fried Eggs and Smoked Buffalo Hash (Sassafras)
smoked colorado buffalo hash topped with two battered eggs fried golden, roasted fresno chili hollandaise, served with freshly baked cornbread
I couldn't resist ordering this too. Four egg brunch.
Kale Salad Taco (McDevitt Taco Supply)
Green Chilies and Chicken Taco (McDevitt Taco Supply)
Chocopotle Beef Taco (McDevitt Taco Supply)
Can tacos be both interesting and boring?
Berry Blitz Bite (Good Chemistry)
white chocolate, blueberries, cranberries
I wanted to try Mountain Medicine's blueberry pie bar, a High Times Cannabis Cup winner, but it was only available on the medical menu, and I was only allowed to buy stuff on the recreational menu, so I settled for a bon bon. I should've checked its serving size, because, 16 hours later… How am I still high?! Is it safe to go swimming like this?
Pancake Flight (Snooze)
Pineapple Upside Down Pancake
buttermilk pancake with caramelized pineapple chunks, housemade vanilla crème anglaise and cinnamon butter
☆ Caramel Apple Pie Pancake
buttermilk pancake filled with gala apples and topped with caramel sauce, marscapone whipped cream and spiced pie crumb crumble
Molton Chocolate Lava Pancake
chocolatey buttermilk pancake filled with a chocolate custard center and topped with a drizzle of tangerine cream frosting
I still think about these pancakes, the caramel apple pie one in particular.
"Buff" Mac (The Sink)
pasta shells tossed with west flander's beer cheese sauce and crispy fried chicken strips with bleu cheese and scallions
I thought this would be, like, a special University of Colorado mac-n-cheese. Nope. Just a buffalo chicken mac-n-cheese. I may have still been high.
☆ Chocolate Pretzel Bread Pudding (BRU)
roasted pear ice cream, peanut brittle
A worthy mash-up of personal favourites.
Potato Doughnuts (The Kitchen)
☆ spiced hot chocolate
Came for the doughnuts, stayed for the accompanying hot chocolate dipping sauce.
"Okay Glass, get directions to original Chipotle."
☆ Surf and Turf Street Taco (Pinche Taqueria)
lengua and fried shrimp
Pork Belly "Agridulce" Street Taco (Pinche Taqueria)
sweet and sour braised pork belly, candied garlic, cabbage and cilantro slaw, braising jus
In a word, unwieldy.
This restaurant goes by "Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey" because the city of Denver won't allow it to publicly use the word "pinche," which many people translate to "fucking."
Chips and Guac (Uncle)
golden tilefish chips, avocado, wasabi
Chips made of fish, and guacamole with wasabi in it. Would eat again.
Thai Lamb Mazemen (Uncle)
tamarind, peanuts, dried shrimp, soft egg
Very disappointing – a big bowl of sour. All I tasted was sour.
The gay Asian fetishist on Top Chef: New Orleans used to cook at this restaurant.
☆ Chocolate Mint Muffin (Martine's Muffins)
☆ Chocolate Raspberry Muffin (Martine's Muffins)
☆ Espresso and Chocolate Muffin (Martine's Muffins)
Scrumptious muffins that are inconveniently only available from 6:30am-11:00am.
A Thu-Sun 8:00am-3:00pm window thwarted me from trying Latke Love, an eatery that sells latke bowls.
Baleboostah (Latke Love)
four potato latkes, slow braised brisket, guinness gravy, and roasted carrot
Alaskan Reindeer Dog (Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs)
stilton bleu cheese, bacon red onion marmalade, lemon z and french fried onions
Fried Mac N Cheese (Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs)
Alas, the Rattlesnake and Pheasant Dog was sold out, and it didn't occur to me at the time that a Jack-a-lope Dog is a blend of jackrabbit and antelope. The description just read "mythically delicious."
Pocky Red Bean Ice Cream (Sweet Action Ice Cream)
My scoop was stingy on Pocky.
Original Del Taco
Original Golden Corral
Pad Thai Pig Ears (Euclid Hall)
tamarind chili sauce, scallion, peanut, egg, sprouts, mint, cilantro
Another uninvitingly sour Thai dish.
Chips and Dip (Euclid Hall)
lemon goat cheese dip, oolong tea smoked duck breast, duck confit, kennebec potato chips, baby dill, extra virgin olive oil
One of the oddest things I have ever eaten. Goat cheese topped with potato chips topped with both hot and cold duck meat.
Shrimp and Grits Fritters (Euclid Hall)
charred pepper aioli, blistered shishitos, trinity salt, parsley
Carnitas Papas Fritas Poutine (Euclid Hall)
tomatillo green chile, cheddar curds and goat cheese, cilantro, chile lime fries
☆ Car Bomb Float (Euclid Hall)
guinness ice cream, bailey's chocolate seltzer, jameson caramel shot
Jon: Why do I have to have a bio on [redacted]'s website?
Boss: Because you're part of our team.
Jon: But I come off as a loser compared to everyone else! I mean… "A student of film in college, Jon views hundreds of films per year and can quickly evaluate and improve content." [pause] If you have to resort to that, then why bother?
Boss: Ryan just drafted something. Re-write it.
An English major, Jon views hundreds of hours of television per year and can spend three hours composing a 94-word blog post.
America's most extreme rare stone hunter chases new finds in the world's deadliest destinations. [source]
In the foothills of Hickory, North Carolina, four rival barter teams leave no stone unturned in order to find the items that will earn them a weekly paycheck. [source]
Freaks and Sikhs
Baseball player opens a sperm bank
Mike: I had an idea for a recurring sketch about guys who in the new weed economies make fake, nonsmokable weed for grow house supply showrooms. They take it as seriously and as stupidly seriously as real weed ppl take weed.
Jon: Display drugs, like plastic Japanese food.
Jon: Or what if they made non-psychoactive drugs, like non-alcoholic beer?
Jon: Store-brand drugs – Aldijuana.
Ultimate Parkour Fail Compilation 2014
10. Tear Away (Hannibal, S02E02)
Holy shit holy shit holy shit!
(WWE Raw, 03-03-14)
(Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, S03E02)
B: Hey, can you drive my dad to the airport?
Jon: You know, just because I don't have set work hours doesn't mean I can be your personal Uber.
INT. LEXUS – AFTERNOON
Jon: So where are you staying?
Uncle: The Palazzo. You want to come with? My room has two beds.
Devil Jon: You've been to Vegas before without anything but the clothes on your back…
Angel Jon: But you need to save money to travel to Canada to see the third Trailer Park Boys movie on opening weekend!
Devil Jon: Orrrr you can pay for that trip by playing craps.
Devil Angel Jon: He has a point…
I was compelled to make this:
Jason Statham Union Jack
I know, I know, but I can't stop laughing.
Mum: Hey, what does your schedule look like in June? You think you'll have time to fly to Taiwan?
Jan: Um… Aren't I already flying to Taiwan in May for Wayne's wedding?
Mum: A second trip to Taiwan. Because B has a job now, your uncle wants you to escort his grandkids to Taiwan for the summer. He'll cover your travel.
Jan: Me with an eight-year-old and a seven-year-old on a 13-hour flight. Will B allow it? I don't think she trusts me with her kids, never mind that I pick them up from school, like, every other day.
Jan: Okay, I'll do it if he'll also cover a detour to Japan on the way back. No, Australia. No, it'll be winter then. Borneo? I can't decide.
Joe: I need you to be in New York City during the last week of March.
[checks calendar] Hmmph. Sweet sixteen and elite eight. But The Raid 2 in limited release!
Trailer Park Boys 3: Don't Legalize It – Greenband Trailer
April 18? [checks flights to Vancouver] $376.
[checks flights to Seattle] $158. But Toby doesn't have a car. Maybe I can convince Chris to drive.
In France, Germany, and Italy – not insignificant film countries – the Oscars were telecast from 2:30am to 6:00am on a Monday. If you live in France, Germany, or Italy and are interested in the Oscars, do you just power through the rest of Oscar Monday every year?
In Vietnam and Thailand, the Oscars were telecast from 8:30am to noon. If you live in Vietnam or Thailand and are interested in the Oscars, do you skip work or school on Oscar Monday every year?
Not pictured: Liza Minnelli
Pepe: Lena Dunham likes the trailer for our film.
Jon: Uhh… Okay…
Jon: Wait, you cold-mailed her?!
Jon: Hi, Lena. You don't know me, and I loathe your show, but what is your gut reaction to this trailer for my documentary film?
Jon: "Speaking of promotion, please let me know how I can help." Oh lord…
Hide your kids, hide your wife. I have Lena Dunham's Gmail address.
9. Ear goes in throat (Hannibal, S02E01)
RT: "Looks like Paige learned a certain number of things about her parents" (The Americans, S02E01)
(The Americans, S02E01)
House of 'Tards
Kevin Spacey's throwing motion (House of Cards, S02E06)
Feng chillin' (House of Cards, S02E13)
INT. HOTEL ROOM – AFTERNOON
"What is the point of this cylindrical pillow?"
"It's called a bolster, and it's for decoration."
"So it exists solely to be placed on a bed before I throw it on the floor to use the bed? What a waste of pillow. You could turn these square bed pillows rectangular with the stuffing in this bolster."
Idea: A bed of Pocky. Like a bed of nails, but with Pocky.
Idea: A Japanese snack spa. Hot mochi massage on a bed of Pocky. Yan Yan bath. Exfoliation by scrubbing with Shrimp Flavored Chips.
Idea: Samoasas – samosas with a Samoa cookie filling. Serve with a Thin Mint chutney.
Previously on @adamriffs:
"it seems so ridiculous" says Benny Hsu, the maker of All Candy Casino Slots – Jewel Craze Connect: Big Blast Mania Land
Ever since Flappy Bird was yanked from app stores by its creator, clones have multiplied.
This week, a Miley Cyrus meets Flappy Bird parody — Flying Cyrus- Wrecking Ball — is No. 1 on the iTunes free app chart.
A parody of the parody — Flappy Miley Wrecking Ball Pro — is No. 9.
Your move, Benny Hsu.
Meanwhile, Splashy Fish is still a strong No. 2, giving app fans their closest replica of the Flappy Bird experience.
"It's a lot more fun," says Splashy Fish fan Austin Ervin of Los Angeles. "There are a lot more colors." [source]
"My favourite musical artist is Bonobo," adds Ervin.
I have only one game on my mobile – Fairway Solitaire. I read about it years ago on Penny Arcade and downloaded the app last year to kill time during train rides. I know I've set at least 10 all-time records.
Did you know that the actor who played Sean Cameron on Degrassi: The Next Generation is now a reporter for Fusion, ABC and Univision's joint news channel venture?
The biggest knock against me professionally is that I am not proactive enough. It's a criticism that has followed me to every job I've had.
Being proactive goes against who I am existentially, though. I am not, by nature, someone who will expend energy on stuff that may not be necessary. I'll do what you ask of me, I'll do it fast, I'll do it well, but I won't do any more unless I have to. My modus operandi is efficiency.
Also, passion facilitates proactivity, and, well, I love nothing. In high school, I was voted "most likely to host an informercial," yet I can't for the life of me sell interest in a job. I'm fortunate that my current employer accepts that I work to live.
My mum's birthday is Friday.
I need, like, a Lamaze class for the deaths of my parents.
Once upon a time, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, and Calvin Harris played a show together.
Is there a worse phrase in the English language than "she wants the D"?
Tony Kornheiser noted that in sports, the word "defense" is a trochee, while outside of sports, the word "defense" is an iamb.
Jon: Public sculpture game. Name the city. For example: Bear, dustpan, devil horse = Denver.
Jon: Top hat. Macaroni noodle. Love.
Tony: Oh. Philadelphia.
Jon: Bow and arrow. Skull in bunny's mouth.
Tony: San Francisco?
Jon: Correct. My final clue was Yoda, heh.
Jon: For Seattle? Uhh… Boots, popsicle, troll. Troll or Jimi Hendrix.
Denver's public transportation has the nicest seats of any public transportation system I've ever used. Plumply cushioned seats on municipal buses? Inconceivable.
Jon: The first screening is at Boulder High School.
Pepe: Is that where the shooting happened?
Jon: How do you not know Columbine? Shit, you won a Pulitzer Prize for covering a school shooting!
Our film also screened in Boulder at eTown Hall, a repurposed church – one of several repurposed buildings that I visited in Colorado. The restaurant Linger is a repurposed mortuary; the restaurant Root Down is a repurposed gas station/garage; three colleges share a student union that is a repurposed brewery; and The Source, a public market, is a repurposed steel foundry. They all retain historic charms niftily and harmoniously, unlike, say, Limelight Shops in New York City.
Why do all frozen yogurt shops use a green/magenta colour scheme?
8. Ross and Rachel (Looking, S01E05 / Television Episode of the Year Nominee)
Tyler and Chloe's cryptid (Face Off, S06E06)
House of Lulz
Anyone want to record a House of Cards: Season 2 "How Did This Get Made?" podcast with me?
My niece's birthday is next week. She wants a Frozen doll – you know, the animated film – but I'm not sure which princess she wants. There are two, and I can't remember the name she said.
I think she wants Elsa? But then, what if someone else gets her an Elsa doll too? What if she told other people that she wants an Elsa doll? I want my present to be unique. I want to be the person who got her an Elsa doll.
Children should have registries for birthdays.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Denver's airport is like an oasis. I understand building an airport on the outskirts of a city because of noise pollution, but Denver's airport could be miles closer and still isolated. Also, that airport hotels are seven miles away from the airport is odd, particularly when most of the land within seven miles of the airport is undeveloped.