My computer spent part of this week inside of a Best Buy as a small pile of melted plastic and smoldering rubble, so this week’s installment is a little short. I didn’t want to skip it, though, because holy crap someone stole The Toe.
The Sourtoe Cocktail’s Main Ingredient Was Stolen — “You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow, but your lips must touch the toe.” Louie Linken, a rum runner back during the roaring 20s, got frostbite that severely damaged one of his toes. His brother, Otto, amputated it and saved it in a jar of alcohol to commemorate the occasion. Long after, the toe was re-discovered and included as an ingredient in the world’s worst cocktail — the Sourtoe. To me, the most WTFey part of this story is not that the toe was stolen (someone stole part of a saint’s brain earlier this month. It’s okay, though, they found it in a kettle), it’s that the bar isn’t worried because they have backup toes.
Backup toes which, apparently, are “hard to come by.”
A State-by-State Guide to the Best 2017 Solar Eclipse Festivals Still Available — Got any plans for this August? Here’re some ideas.
Costa Rica’s President Inhaled A Wasp On Live TV Like It Was Nothing — Not gonna lie, I can still feel imaginary wasps in my throat after reading this.
Blooming Beasts: Dinosaurs Are Coming Up Roses in AI Artwork — This is way cool. An AI program is generating dinosaurs completely made of flowers, and they look freaking awesome.
I have my computer back now, so I’m able to go back to full-length posts. In the meantime, Wild Thing and Funky Cold Medina are pretty much the same song. Tone Lōc is either lazy, or a genius. Maybe both.