Welcome to our weekly recaps of AMC’s historical horror show The Terror. This The Terrorreview takes a look at the ninth somber episode, “The C, The C, The Open C”. Spoilers follow. In this week’s episode: Everything is bad, and everyone is dying. The Best Of A Bad Situation R.I.P. Fitzjames. And a lot of other people, too. These final few episodes of The Terror have turned into the heart-wrenching Boromir death scene from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, played out again and again. And again. One by one, the men of the doomed expedition are dropping like flies, and there’s little anyone can do (audience included) but sit back and watch. Perhaps this is what makes The Terror the most genuinely scary horror show on TV right now – it understands that you can only fight off death so long before you have to throw in the towel. In the end, everyone loses. After last week’s monster attack, 32 men … [Read more...] about ‘The Terror’ Review: ‘The C, The C, The Open C’ Has An Old Friend For Dinner
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WASHINGTON — World-class cuisine is as close as your smartphone. A few taps, a few minutes, ding-dong and bada-bing: Hot sambusas are sitting on your doormat while you’re chilling on the sofa. Talk about convenience. Why even go to a restaurant? In D.C., restaurant goes to you. Or some of it anyway. Yes, you’re nom-nomming premium yum-yums at home, but you’re not truly dining out. No offense to your living room — it just lacks a certain ambience. A restaurant, after all, is more than a place to eat. It’s a theater for meaningful human connection, so much so that a few New York restaurants have been employing actual theater and film designers. In D.C. — another city full of exceptional food and disposable income — this sense of theater can be the difference-maker in a restaurant’s success. And restaurant designers are doing just as much work setting the scene as chefs do plating the meal. Knowing the audience Like good theater, good … [Read more...] about How good restaurant design sets the scene for dinner (photos)
While there are any number of foods involving cephalopods in one form another, this particular Japanese squid dish is not what it seems. When you pour soy sauce over the squid, its legs begin to move and “dance” around.Apparently, the soy sauce is what makes the food get up and dance. There’s some disagreement on Reddit about what exactly is going on, but all agree that the high salt of the soy sauce is key. Here’s a sample of the discussion, from user stumblejack:This is due to the salt in the soy sauce. The same thing would happen if you poured salt grains on the squid.It doesn’t “activate the neurons.” Sodium potassium pumps create an action potential.Edit: To clarify, sodium potassium pumps maintain the ion gradient across the membrane in a living organism. In this case, however, the ion gradient does not need to be maintained. The gradient is created upon addition of the soy sauce which adds sodium ions on the outside of the membrane. … [Read more...] about Truly Unsettling “Dancing” Squid for Dinner [Video]
If you’re a billionaire upset that your Super PAC money didn’t help Todd Akin win his Senate race or whatnot, here’s what you can do with your extra money: go to Le Castagne in Philadelphia with three of your billionaire friends (or some plebes that you’ve decided to treat), and drop $26 Gs on a nine-course truffle dinner.Well, that’s one way to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Wait, it’s not? It’s just a ridiculous attempt at publicity from a Philadelphia restaurant with a desire to attract CEOs, top management, and celebrities, as managing partner Anthony Masapollo told the Huffington Post?Okay then. That’s just nuts. Even Andrew Carmellini’s doomed Trufflepalooza only cost $69.99 per head, and he lost only $16,000 in truffles after Sandy. So where does the extra $25,930.01 come from?The deal includes a 47mm Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio watch, which retails for around … [Read more...] about How Do You Make A Dinner Actually Worth $26,000?
Christmas shopping season is upon us, and if you find yourself indecisive about what to buy that special stick figure in your life, there’s [email protected]!%shouldIbuyforchristmas.com. We grawlixed out the potty words in the image and preview, but a warning if you scroll down: Here be F-words!WhatthefuckshouldIbuyforchristmas.com comes to you from the same geniuses who made WhatthefuckshouldImakefordinner.com, a site that — as the name implies — helps you decide what the fuck to make for dinner by telling you what the fuck to make for dinner.The Christmas version lets you select between gifts for men and women, and makes a fucking suggestion with a link to purchase the fucking thing. We could do without the gender binary, but considering the site is over-simplification at its fucking finest, we’re not too surprised by it.Having clicked through a few of the options for both men and women, it seems a fair number of guy items are related to shaving, and a number of the … [Read more...] about Don’t Know What the [email protected]!% to Buy for Christmas? This Website Will Tell You