Thursday, August 28, 2008

Marvel Likes My Survey Suggestion


Well, me and a gentleman by the name of Mike thought up the same survey question for Marvel's Twitter Survey.

Who is your favorite X-Men member who's NOT Wolverine?

Now don't get me wrong, I love Wolvie. However, asking 'favorite X-Man' to the internet is kind of a foregone conclusion. Naturally, I responded with Rogue.

Marvel's Twitter feed is here if you'd like to add your response. (Twitter acct needed ^^)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Ramen!!!

Randomly searching around Wakachan (pretty much the more well organized cousin of 4chan - although still full of NSFW images) I found that August 25th (today) is Instant Ramen's 50th birthday! Thanks Anonymous!

From Momofuku Ando's wikipedia page:

With Japan still suffering from a shortage of food in the post-war era, the Ministry of Health tried to encourage people to eat bread made from wheat flour that was supplied by the United States. Ando wondered why bread was recommended instead of noodles, which were more familiar to Japanese people. The Ministry's response was that noodle companies were too small and unstable to satisfy supply needs, so Ando decided to develop the production of noodles by himself. The experience convinced him that "Peace will come to the world when the people have enough to eat."

On August 25, 1958,
at the age of 48, and after months of trial and error experimentation to perfect his flash-frying method, Ando marketed the first package of precooked instant noodles. Called Chikin Ramen (チキンラーメン, Chikin Ramen?), after the original chicken flavour.

Proper True Blood trailer

First I found out they were making a TV series of a book series I enjoy. Then, Anna Paquin is cast as the main character. Then I spy with my little...uh...ear (work with me here people!) a Concrete Blonde song in the trailer. (starts at 1:14 and ends at 1:42 if you're wondering) I don't know if they could cater to me any more if they tried. The song was Bloodletting, naturally.