The must-read of the read goes to some recipes from 19th century “nonsense poet” Edward Lear. A sample:
When the paste is perfectly dry, but not before, proceed to beat the pig violently with the handle of a large broom. If he squeals, beat him again.
Visit the paste and beat the pig alternately for some days, and ascertain if, at the end of that period, the whole is about to turn into Gosky Patties.
If it does not then, it never will; and in that case the pig may be let loose, and the whole process may be considered as finished.
Also this week, yet another ill-considered fast food social media campaign spiralled out of control. There was news from the world of “Idiots, Eating.” Time Magazine put the world’s greatest soccer player on the cover everywhere but here (where we’re expected to feast on more navel-gazing and psychobabble). Ray Hudson most likely disagrees with Time’s decision. Also, (a brilliant) somebody has determined the exact date of Ice Cube’s “Good Day” (h/t: Deadspin). And: God, that was twenty years ago? The Onion presents a new promotion at Arby’s. Finally, some Frenchies built a bunch of flying robots – flying robots THAT CAN BUILD A TOWER.