June 29, 2007
Hipsters Get All Muscular...or at least they're trying
There is still no shortage of skinny boys in tight, tapered pants on the Brooklyn L-train. But we've noticed a small, but rapidly growing new trend on the train that shuttles hipsters en mass between Brooklyn and Manhattan. It seems that a increasing contingent of skinny boys are looking to bulk up. Three days in a row we've spotted multiple boy waifs sipping the banana cream flavor of Muscle Milk. Some gulped their drink down openly. But most preferred to keep their body goals a secret by shrouding the beverage behind the thin deli bag veil. We wish them luck, but the girth of their wrists and waistline suggest that they're more in need of a healthy steroid injection than little sips of Muscle Milk.
If you're looking to bulk up and are willing to sample the product, let us know what you think. According to Cytosport who makes the drink there are "7 Killer Flavors - Banana Creme, Chocolate Milk, Chocolate Mint Chip, Cookies 'n Creme, Mocha Joe, Root Beer Float, Vanilla Creme." And good luck to you!
(In no way are we endorsing this product since taste tests and reviews compare the flavor to that of musky banana sweat).
June 28, 2007
Supreme Court Turns Loopy. Use Fruit Loop Edible Straws to Launch Spitballs in Protest
Fruit Loops' new edible straw is the perfect weapon to launch spitballs at the Supreme Court Justices for the majority's decision to overrule segregation in schools, propelling us back to the pre-Brown v. Board of Education days.
The four dissenters wrote, in effect, that the majority was standing history on its head. Justice Stephen G. Breyer said that today’s result “threatens to substitute for present calm a disruptive round of race-related litigation, and it undermines Brown’s promise of integrated primary and secondary education that local communities have sought to make a reality.”[Via NY Times]
Or better yet, as Gawker suggests, just send the straws to the Justices to snort their coke or smoke their crack. It seems they're on some form of substance if they think this decision is going to help end the racial divide in this country.
June 27, 2007
The Dumpster Diving, Trash Eating, Freegan Economy
Freegans dumpster dive for mangoes
Admit it. You've walked by a pile of slightly bruised, juicy ripe mangoes near a dumpster and debated whether to snatch one up to peel and eat. You are not alone. We, at cakehead, encourage dumpster dive eating. We even have a special test kitchen dedicated to developing dishes made from ingredients found on sidewalks and in trash cans. Our Bruised Bodega Caesar Salad is especially refreshing this time year, particularly if you're able to find a good bakery that has thrown out the key ingredient: homemade croutons made of cast aside baguettes.
We knew that before long this craze would catch on and become a movement. Leave it to our cutting edge friends at the New York Times to notice and report on the Freegan craze.
Freegans are scavengers of the developed world, living off consumer waste in an effort to minimize their support of corporations and their impact on the planet, and to distance themselves from what they see as out-of-control consumerism. They forage through supermarket trash and eat the slightly bruised produce or just-expired canned goods that are routinely thrown out, and negotiate gifts of surplus food from sympathetic stores and restaurants.
For more information about the Freegan culture go to Freegan.info, a site founded by Adam Weissman. Freegan culture is not limited to eating off the street. You can fill your wardrobe and furnish your apartment with castoff items. Check out Freecycle.org to post or search for items that are up for grabs.
if you can't find baguettes, Wonderbread loaves will work just as well
Freeganism dates to the mid-’90s, and grew out of the antiglobalization and environmental movements, as well as groups like Food Not Bombs, a network of small organizations that serve free vegetarian and vegan food to the hungry, much of it salvaged from food market trash. It also has echoes of groups like the Diggers, an anarchist street theater troupe based in Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco in the 1960’s, which gave away food and social services.
[via NY Times]
June 06, 2007
CAKEHEAD OF THE WEEK AWARD: Scooter Cake for the Jailbird
scooter cake by sugarcraft.com
You perjure, you lose is the message sent to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on Tuesday when U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced him to 30 months in prison. His consolation prize? This yummy Scooter prison cake. The frosting alone is enough to guarantee a continued career of lying under oath to protect the great master.
June 05, 2007
Jesus Wouldn't Eat Your Pop Tarts Because He's on a Diet
What is the most commonly stolen item? We're sure that food and beverage from workplace refrigerators is #1. Here's one of our favorite series of passive aggressive signs posted on the hilarious site passive-aggressive notes from roommates, neighbors, coworkers and strangers. Now we'll think twice before we steal that Diet Coke that's been sitting in the fridge in the break room for 2 months. But wait. Maybe Jesus didn't the steal Pop Tarts because he's on a diet. He'd fully endorse the theft of that Diet Coke.
June 04, 2007
Our Country as Cuts of Meat
our country or butcher painting?
The artist, Kim Dingle, asked teen-agers in Las Vegas to draw their country in the shape they thought it had, without looking at a map. Dingle transformed the drawings into a painting. We're actually pretty impressed with the kids' ability to draw from memory. But on second glance, the collection of US maps begins to look like a variety of meat cuts. Do the Las Vegas kids subconsciously have slaughter on their mind? It must be those violent video games they're playing. Or maybe it's the Food Network's colonization of the hearts and minds of our countrymen.
The painting is in a book about unconventional maps called, You Are Here.
June 01, 2007
Party Theme Idea Inspired by Nicole Richie
invitation to Nicole Richie's anorexia party
There is no question, no one from the cakehead staff was invited to Nicole Richie's anorexia extravaganza. We all weigh too much. But the party did give us an idea for our next party theme. Ours will be co-ed. The only folks allowed will be women who are over 250 pounds and men who are under 100 pounds. Waify boys and Husky gals. It will be the Basking in Bad Body Image Barbecue. The party will be fully equipped with a bounce house, miniature pony rides for the boys, and cakes, pies and turkey drumsticks for the ladies.
Food spread at the Bad Body Image Barbecue