A Black Woman Walks Into a Cafe…

My wife, who happens to be black, frequents a cafe in our relatively small town. She goes there several times a week so has become friendly with the staff and they know some general things about her like her job, that she’s married, etc, but very few specific details. Such as the race of her husband for an example. She went in today for a coffee and was informed by the clerk that I had been in earlier.

“My husband was here today?” my wife asked.

“Yes, I think it was him,” the clerk answered enthusiastically.

“What did he look like?”

“Well, he was tall, black and bald,” the clerk replied emphatically.

“Umm, I don’t think that was him,” my wife replied.

The clerk paused for a second as the revelation that perhaps two people who share the same skin color and have walked into the same cafe at different times may in fact not be related or even know each other. Her face brightens as she finally figures out where she went wrong. “Oh, your husband isn’t bald?”

Time-lapse Photos of People Sleeping

Yes, they’re safe for work.

If you spend 8 hours a day sleeping, that would mean that one third of your entire life you’re asleep. Many of us who are living our lives right spend even more time in the sack. But how well documented is this single activity that we spend more of our lives doing than any other? Not well, until now. Photographer and renowned late-sleeper David Ichioka has concentrated on this important part of everyone’s life in his series of Sleep Pictures. These are time-lapse series of pictures which document one whole night’s sleep. Each picture is taken 20-30 minutes after the last.

(via reddit)

Bacon Popcorn

Pure genius!

First things’s first, crisp that bacon in a large saucepan, or dutch oven. When the bacon is sizzling hot, and crisp to your heart’s content, remove the bacon from the pan, and add popcorn kernels to the grease. Cover the pot, you wouldn’t want your popcorn to bounce everywhere. Appalling though it might seem, this is really no different than adding oil to pan of popcorn kernels. It’s just in this case the oil tastes like bacon! Then listen for the pop. There has always been something so exciting, so transformative, about a kettle of kernels turning into a pot of fresh-from-the-stove popcorn.

When the corn is finished popping, season with pepper and a bit of salt, and the crumbled pieces of bacon. Then the only thing left to do, is snack away. The flavor of the corn with the bacon is salty and splendid, the texture is light and crunchy. I definitely had trouble keeping the snacking to a minimum this weekend. But then, who really cares, a little snacking, with a whole lotta bacon, can’t be all bad?

(via Slashfood)

Anna Nicole Smith vs. Walter Reed

From Think Progress:

Our national media embarrassment was again on full display on Friday. Both MSNBC and Fox News devoted more coverage to Anna Nicole Smith — three weeks after her death on Feb. 8 — than they did to the multiple developments involving the neglect and deplorable conditions at Walter Reed military hospital.

The most lop-sided coverage by far was aired by Fox News, which featured only 10 references to Walter Reed compared to 121 of Anna Nicole — roughly 12 times the coverage. MSNBC featured 84 references to Walter Reed and 96 to Anna Nicole.

References to Anna Nicole and Walter Reed on cable networks on March 2:

FOX NEWS 121 10
MSNBC 96 84
CNN 40 53

(via Yesbutnobutyes)