Here Is Your Emergency Labor Day Menu

Look, anyone could forget about Labor Day. Right? This is what you tell yourself, rocketing homeward from the empty workplace it took you many long minutes to recognize is closed today and why—Oh god, is everybody coming over for a cookout? Did I tell them I'd host Labor Day? Oh god did I promise meat. » 9/01/14 10:05am Yesterday 10:05am

How To Grill A Skirt Steak, A Mere 11 Minutes Of Worthwhile Labor

Grilling skirt steak is the easiest, fastest way to get steak into multiple people at the same time. This makes it well suited to Labor Day's two traditions: the notion of a holiday from work, and the often contradictory practice of throwing a big exciting cookout on this day when you're supposed to be taking a… » 8/30/14 9:45am Saturday 9:45am

I Can't Stop Watching This Dude Try To Hit A 186-MPH Fastball

Ever wondered what it'd be like to stand in against a big-league hurler? Yeah, this is kinda like that, but if the hurler was, like, a Terminator or something. Here's former Japanese ballplayer Takeshi Yamasaki, trying to get his bat around on a nearly 200-mph fastball (the fun starts at around 3:45 in the video… » 8/29/14 1:30pm Friday 1:30pm

This Giant Crab-Topped Pretzel Is A Tasty-Looking Horror

From the DC Sports Bog comes word that the University of Maryland will begin selling a 1.5-pound crab-and-cheese-bedecked soft pretzel called "the Chessie" (short for "Chesapeake," presumably) during the upcoming football season. That is to say, the pretzel alone weighs 24 ounces. Presumably the thick smear of… » 8/28/14 3:05pm Thursday 3:05pm

Burger King, And Only Burger King, Wants To Be Canadian

Burger King Worldwide Inc., a chain of over 13,000 sad, ignored, tumbleweed-strewn burger graveyards in 79 countries around the world, has agreed to fork over around $11 billion to purchase Canadian donuts-and-breakfast chain Tim Hortons Inc., giving the new combined company ownership of exactly one brand that… » 8/27/14 2:35pm Wednesday 2:35pm

Restaurant Removes Bacon Sign, Ignites Culture War

This is it, folks. This just might be it. Your love of bacon will bring you to ruin, our ancestors said, but did we listen? Did we heed? No we did not. And now: Here we are, careening bacon-scented over the precipice of disaster. "My grandfather was alive in 2014," they will say, huddled furtive over a… » 8/26/14 3:05pm 8/26/14 3:05pm

You have to understand the polling process. Many people rated the mango as among the very best fruits, but a few others didn't like it at all, and that dragged its average score down. By contrast, nobody disliked concord grapes, so even though most people weren't very pumped about them, their average score stayed… » 8/21/14 8:32pm 8/21/14 8:32pm

The New York Times ran Eddie Adams's graphic photograph of the summary execution of Nguyễn Văn Lém during the Vietnam War, in large format, on its own printed pages, with no warning, hidden behind no link. (It won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize.) » 8/19/14 11:35pm 8/19/14 11:35pm

Glasshole Wants You To Wear A Computer On Your Face While You Cook

National Geographic magazine, a mail-order Caring About Things merit badge for baby boomers, has been running a "Future of Food" series on the Plate, its food blog, for the past few months. This month's entry was written by Mary Beth Albright, an attorney, food writer, and former contestant on Food Network Star's… » 8/18/14 2:45pm 8/18/14 2:45pm