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“Very few things aren’t improved by frying…”

Our old friend (the creator of Toasted Icons and the Bacon Alphabet) Henry Hargreaves has applied this culinary wisdom to connectivity:

More tasty photos at his site.

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As we prepare the batter, we might send a wry birthday greeting to Joan Alexandra Molinsky; she was born on this date in 1933.  After brief stints as as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center, a writer/proofreader at an advertising agency, and as a fashion consultant at Bond Clothing Stores, she changed her name to Joan Rivers and entered show business…  where, of course, she enjoyed a long career as a comedian and actress before becoming the Queen of the Red Carpet.

I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes — and six months later you have to start all over again.

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio.

So, who are you wearing?

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June 8, 2012 at 1:01 am

Toasted…

Readers will recall Catherine McEver’s “Embroidered Wonder Bread.”  Well, lest one think that this exhausted the artistic possibilities of that all-too-common comestible, there’s the work of photographer Henry Hargreaves.  Hargreaves arranges dozens of differentially-done slices of toast to create portraits of the Beatles, Jim Morrison,  Che, and (as above) Marilyn Monroe.

See them all at Hargreaves’ site (and be sure to check out his other series, including his elegant “Bacon Alphabet”). [TotH to VSL]

As we make a move for the marmalade, we might recall that it was on this date in 1659 that Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked and marooned on the desert island that was his home for the next 28 years.  Defoe’s novel, based in part on the true story of shipwrecked sailor Alexander Selkirk, was titled The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver’d by Pyrates.

Title page of the first edition (source)

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September 30, 2011 at 1:01 am

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