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12 Historical Speeches Nobody Ever Heard

For every speech, there are a bunch of versions that ended up on the writers’ room floor. Here are 12 speeches that were written but, for a variety of reasons, never delivered. 1. “In Event of Moon Disaster” As the world nervously waited for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon, Nixon speechwriter William [...]

Debra Broz’s Oddities

By adding sculpting compound and paint, Austin-based artist Debra Broz turns cute ceramic animal figurines into monstrosities: cows merge with pigeons, ducks grow extra heads and dogs grow yard-long tongues. View them all at the link. Link -via Design Observer | Photo: Rebecca Marino

Hello Kitty Sushi Tattoo

Cute? No, not at all. I prefer Hello Kitty to be cooked throughly for safety reasons. Stacey Martin of Dovetail Tattoo in Austin, Texas inked this design and a matching one you can view at the link. At Foodbeast, you can view a roundup of the funniest and weirdest food tattoos. Link -via Foodbeast Reminder: You still [...]

America’s New Fastest Road

I thought I liked driving fast but a speed limit set at 85mph? What are you crazy? This new toll road in Texas links Austin to San Antonio. A private company has shelled out the cash personally for the road, they get to maintain and operate the road for the next 50 years and in [...]

Hungry In Austin?

Tolly Moseley (aka Austin Eavesdropper), eats her way through an interesting nook in Austin called South Lamar. Anyone ever try any of these places? Personally, I’m looking forward to trying Lick at the next SXSW.

Uh-oh: Starbucks Reports Pumpkin Latte Shortage

You may want to sit down, guys: it’s pumpkin season in Starbucks land, but some stores are reportedly overwhelmed with demand and have run out of pumpkin spice syrup before the next shipment arrives.  Starbucks says there’s no overall shortage of the key syrup ingredient, but notes that some stores suffer setbacks because of less frequent [...]

Austin’s Architect Of The Junk Cathedral

(Vimeo Link) A house full of junk may not seem like the ideal place to live, but Austin’s self-proclaimed Junk King Vince Hannemann feels right at home amongst the piles of rubble. He’s converted his home into an outsider artist’s paradise, with junk piled up in such thick layers that it’s virtually impossible to discern where it [...]

NYC’s Hamburger Alley is Burgeriffic!

As previously posted on this blog, a brand new Webseries has launched called Hungry In (New York) (Los Angeles) (Austin) (Phildelphia) (etc). If the rest of the episodes are as good as the first, this YouTube premium channel show might just give traditional media a chomp for its money. Here’s what Tubefilter had to say [...]

Judge Wed then Sentenced Groom to Prison

Where did you go on your honeymoon? Larry Allen Austin spent his in prison. He was sent there after pleading guilty to a firearm charge, and the judge who sentenced him was the same man who married them! Austin, 29, of Oklahoma [...]

Hungry In (Your City)?

If you’re into food, you’re going to want to check out this new show on the YouTube premium channel, Hungry. The show is call Hungry In… (New York) (Austin) (Los Angeles) (San Fran) (etc) and is sort of like the Food Network meets the Travel Channel. Awesome concept of exploring a city through the local [...]