Only a few US states have official snacks.
South Carolina has boiled peanuts. Texas chose chips and salsa. Lucky Illinois has popcorn and Utah has Jell-O.
Yesterday Governor Andrew Cuomo named the official snack for New York as…
Now, I know that New York produces a lot of dairy products, and that yogurt is a healthy snack choice.
But that is the most depressing official state snack ever.
New York isn’t smooth and creamy and vanilla and boring. We’re every color of the rainbow and loud and crunchy. You’d probably break a tooth on a snack that really represented our state.
Yogurt? I mean, seriously…that’s embarrassing.
I may have to move.
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TAKE THE CROWN.
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I didn’t see Edge of Tomorrow when it was in theaters.
I thought the ‘Groundhog Day meets Aliens’ premise sounded interesting — and goodness knows its reviews on RottenTomatoes.com were very fresh — but I just never saw it.
(Based on its box office numbers, several people had the same attack of inertia.)
But now it’s OnDemand, so I finally watched it today. And it’s good.
The Groundhog Day conceit is handled with a lot of humor, and it doesn’t feel repetitious. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt also do a bit of role reversal in this film, with Emily occupying the skilled warrior role and Tom the clueless PR mouthpiece.
It’s nice that Tom can make fun of this action hero self.
Not that he isn’t a pretty fast learner…
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If you need another reason to visit beautiful Chicago, think
Actually, think about the Cows on Parade art installation that started in Chi-town back in 1999 and traveled the world. To date, it has raised close to $25 million for nonprofit organizations.
The horse statues currently on display around the city are also individually sponsored and beautifully decorated by local artists, and have been designed in the likeness of Chicago’s Mounted Patrol Unit horses. Each is named for a fallen police officer, and all monies raised will provide financial support to injured Chicago police officers and the families of those killed in the line of duty.
I hope Lexington, Kentucky is on the national tour because these beauties would be right at home in the Bluegrass State.
Am I right, #BBN?
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Pretty much everyone knows Grumpy Cat, the permanently sour-faced feline who catapulted from Internet curiosity to international superstar.
Sure, he looks mean, but I consider his dour countenance a rarity in the animal kingdom. Most animals I see have sweet, smiling resting faces.
Then a friend posted a picture of a very judgmental turtle on his Facebook feed. (It was Turtle Tuesday, after all.) So I consulted the Google machine to see if there were other cranky critters out there.
(Don’t move, and maybe they’ll redirect their anger at a small rodent.)
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I did not inherit the chocolate lover’s gene.
But even I was inspired by this bit of food porn –
I’d probably pull out the flowers and eat the banana first. But chocolate roses? Pretty darn adorable. And best of all, they’re –
You can read the easy-to-follow instructions here.
Treat your significant other. Hell, treat yourself! And if you do go to all that trouble, send me a picture.
I promise to sing your praises right here on The Egg!
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