Category Archives: I wish I could do it

Thanks, Ray Ray!

Incase you guys are in the mood to challenge your culinary skills this Thanksgiving, here’s a recipe for Pineapple Slices, courtesy of this girl:

I recommend you get a good night’s rest before taking on this project. Pineapple Slices can go way wrong if you don’t pay close attention to each step.

I’ve taken the liberty of posting the actual recipe, incase clicking on a link is something you struggle with:

“Quarter the pineapple lengthwise. Using a thin, sharp knife cut core away from each wedge by making a shallow slice the length of the pineapple. Follow the skinof the pineapple and cut the fruit away from it using your knife, keeping the green tops attached. Next, cut pineapple into 1/2-inch slices. Each quarter pineapple will now hold several wedges. Separate fruit by sliding wedges alternately to the left then to the right. Each completed pineapple serving will look like a boat filled with the fruit slices.”

If you manage to not fuck this up, your finished dish should look something like this:

I know I can’t handle something this advanced, so I’m not even going to try. But if anyone else does, and it works out, please tell us about it in the comments section of this post!

p.s. The comments about this recipe on the Food Network’s site are pretty funny.

BBC’s The Trip. Pure genius.

If you guys haven’t been watching this show you should. Here’s just a little taste of the hilarity of Steven Coogan and Rob Brydon:

Attn Blogfwends: use this for reference when my time comes.

Peter Saville designed this beautiful gravestone for Tony Wilson. Wilson was the creator of Factory Records which put out some bands like Joy Division and New Order, which Saville designed most of the album covers for. Anyways, beautiful.

via Creative Review

Skate.

Fwends! I’m baaaack… Apologies for being MIA on the blog posting front.

I want to learn to do this (in slow motion like this):

Shouldn’t be too difficult, right?

This makes me laugh.

I know she’s thinking, “OMG I’m totally taking a pic with a monkey!” but I also know he’s thinking “HOLY SHIT, I’m gettin’ a picture with that crazy myspace bitch!”

Happy 420!

There can be only one!

The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth.

Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be no natural limit to its life span. Scientists say the hydrozoan jellyfish is the only known animal that can repeatedly turn back the hands of time and revert to its polyp state (its first stage of life).

The key lies in a process called transdifferentiation, where one type of cell is transformed into another type of cell. Some animals can undergo limited transdifferentiation and regenerate organs, such as salamanders, which can regrow limbs. Turritopsi nutricula, on the other hand, can regenerate its entire body over and over again. Researchers are studying the jellyfish to discover how it is able to reverse its aging process.

Because they are able to bypass death, the number of individuals is spiking. They’re now found in oceans around the globe rather than just in their native Caribbean waters.  “We are looking at a worldwide silent invasion,” says Dr. Maria Miglietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine Institute.

There you go people. The highlander of the sea.