Happy Columbus Day! Whether you’re working today, surfing the web enjoying some down time or catching this on Tuesday, we welcome you once again to Market It Write’s Monday Madeleines, our collection of interesting, fun, zany, amusing, sometimes stunning and otherwise noteworthy content we bumped into this past week. We hope you’ll enjoy, Tweet, Like, otherwise share and comment.
Deep-Fried Beer Invented in Texas
A chef in Texas has created what he claims is the world’s first recipe for deep-fried beer. According to the article:
“The beer is placed inside a pocket of salty, pretzel-like dough and then dunked in oil at 375 degrees for about 20 seconds, a short enough time for the confection to remain alcoholic.”
“When diners take a bite the hot beer (in this case, Guinness ) mixes with the dough in what is claimed to be a delicious taste sensation.”
Thanks to @jacobm for tuning us in to this new idea for making ravioli.
Wizards, and Wookies, and Replicants, Oh My!
@dino_dogan came through in the clutch once again this week, by pointing us to this great story and picture collection from @matthewebone. The story and pictures are about the artwork of Drew Struzan, who Matthew calls a “visionary madman” and how some of the magic of movie poster illustration has been lost in today’s digitally produced posters. Struzan created some very stunning movie posters for hits like Star Wars, Blade Runner, Back to the Future II, the Indiana Jones Trilogy and a whole lot more, some of which are incorporated into Bone’s post for all to enjoy.
The Filming of Into the Lost Crystal Caves
Whether you’ve seen National Geographic’s Into the Lost Crystal Caves on TV (the most recent prime time airing was last night) or not, this video (and available accompanying slides) is worth a look to appreciate the challenges of filming inside a cave, which NatGeo calls “one of the greatest natural marvels on the planet”, and where the heat can scorch a human eyeball and kill within a matter of 15 minutes. Thanks to @lenapple for this one.
If You Have an iPhone, You May Oversleep When Daylight Saving Time Comes
According to this post on Gizmodo, Australians found out the hard way that a glitch in the iPhone’s operating system triggered by the switch to daylight savings time there caused their alarms to fail. If a patch isn’t released by November 7th when daylight savings time goes into effect here, you may want to manually reset the alarm. @v_shakthi for sounding the alarm on this issue.
Video of the Week
We No Speak Americano ft. Cleary & Harding
If you’ve been drumming your fingers on the desk, you’ll appreciate this version of We No Speak Americano by Up and Over It where Irish dancing takes on a whole new meaning. Well choreographed with music that may get you hopping.
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