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Ham for $159 a Pound?!

Would you pay $159 a pound for ham? Oink! In the above video, Philadelphia food and wine writer Brian Freedman takes us on a tour of some pretty fancy spots in the City of Brotherly Love that are serving up more than just cheesesteaks. The fancy ham comes from the Iberian pig and is aged [...]

Portlandia: Now Available In Book

Introducing the best show that not that many but sort of a few people know about… ladies and gentlemen – Portlandia! Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are still at it, promoting Portlandia with a their new book! You can buy it on Amazon if you like, where it says “printed on 130% recycled paper in [...]

Officer, That Meth You Found Hidden in My Groin Isn’t Mine, Nor Is the Groin

A couple of years ago, police officers in Florida found cocaine hidden up a man’s bottom. He denied that the cocaine was his.  More recently, a suspect in Spokane Valley, Washington went even further. Not only was the methamphetamine that officers found in his groin not his, neither was the groin: After he was taken out of [...]

The Fork in the Road is Taken

(Image credit: Jim Grant) A six-foot-tall fork appeared in Carlsbad, California, at the intersection of Levante Street and Anillo Way on Tuesday. The unnamed artist is a 62-year-old retired teacher who said he was impressed by the joke in The Muppet Movie in which Kermit and Fozzie encounter a giant silverware fork when they are looking [...]

San Francisco to Ban Public Nudity

San Francisco ain’t gonna be the same ever again. Supervisor and party pooper Scott Wiener has proposed a legislation to ban public nudity in the let-it-all-hang-out Californian city: Wiener on Tuesday proposed legislation that would [...]

Abandoned Brush Park, Detroit

I’ve loved big old houses since I was a toddler and lived in a Victorian mansion. Of course, it was subdivided into student apartments by then, but still… I see homes like this and think how wonderful it would be to live there, but how very expensive it would be to make it habitable again. [...]

The Secret City of London: Government

A while back, Miss C told us about a video clip by C.G.P. Grey that explains the most complicated political entity in the world: The City of London. No, not London, the capital of England. [...]

9 Funny Videos From Russia’s Cat Film Festival

(Video Link) This video beats going to a rave any day, which is probably why it won a special mention for the Most Creative Cat title at the Russian Cats In The City film fest. You can check out eight other weird and funny videos from the celebration at Pets Lady.

Synchronized Flushing of One Million Toilets Planned in Zimbabwe

Severe drought conditions in Zimbabwe have caused a number of issues for larger cities, including blocked sewers (thanks to dry supply dams). To help alleviate the stinky situation, the city of Bulawayo has adopted an interesting strategy: synchronized flushing. Bulawayo City Council has asked its more than 1 million residents to flush their toilets simultaneously at [...]