When Covid dictated a shift from working at an office to working from home, my daily routine changed in many ways. One small but significant shift involved what I regularly enjoyed eating for breakfast each morning while sitting at my desk. The office pantry always stocked fresh milk in the fridge for our coffee or cereal, so it was super convenient (and saved me a few bucks) to keep a box of my favorite cereal — Barbara’s Peanut Butter Puffins, available at Trader Joe’s — at work. At home, I rarely purchase dairy milk because it basically starts to go bad as soon as it’s packaged, and it’s easy to forget to use it up before the expiration date hits. Needless to say (but you can see I am about to) when I started working from home — one year ago — I stopped eating packaged breakfast cereal entirely. That changed recently, when I found out about Koita, a line of shelf-stable, plant-based milks from Italy! Today I’m going to review Koita Organic Coconut Milk, which has brought the joy of breakfast cereal back into my life.
Here’s another entry in this rad blog that I invite you to file under “Things You See at Kroger.” This box of Strawberry Frosted Shredded Wheat Cereal caught my eye when I was grocery shopping with my sister while visiting California at Christmas. Because the search for Pink Things observes no Holiday!
MTV’s subversively groundbreaking animated sitcom, Beavis and Butt-Head, has been off the air for two decades at this point, though it has enjoyed a lively pop cultural resurgence in the past few years due to Trump’s useless male progeny bearing an uncanny resemblance to the idiotic duo. The important difference being that Beavis and Butt-Head are at least somewhat loveable.
But if you were ever a fan, you will immediately recognize the design on the above T-Shirt, advertising a fictional breakfast cereal called The Great Cornholi-O’s, as a reference to Beavis’s maniacal alter ego, Cornholio. Conholio is known for uttering several memorable catch-phrases — “I am the Great Cornholio!,”“I need TP for my bunghole!” and “Are You Threatening Me?” — all of which are represented in this fun and nostalgia-inspiring shirt. Own yours now by clicking on This Link, and enjoy free shipping this week only! Perhaps your Bunghole will thank you!
Hey, I know it’s still early in the morning, but let’s rock a little bit, shall we? And perhaps also enjoy a bit of Breakfast Cereal and assorted food porn, courtesy of the video for an earnestly awesome tune called “Sincere”, from London-based three piece Doe. The band’s lead singer/guitarist Nicola Leel, is just so, so pretty (Also: Pink Hair), but she sounds like she could kick your ass, so watch out!
According the to band, “‘Sincere’ is a rage pop song about dudes who are great at learning and regurgitating information and appearing like they actually give a shit about women’s issues, when their behavior in private shows a different story. [The lyrics] ‘I know who you are when no-one else is looking’ pretty much sums it up.” Sounds a lot like a certain orange-faced dude currently running for public office here in the US, but I digress.
Doe’s “hook-sharp, melody-based-yet-heavy rock songs have been compared to The Breeders, Weezer and Sleater-Kinney (all valid), but way “Sincere” reminds me most of is L7’s sublime “Pretend We’re Dead.” Your mileage may vary. Nicola’s band-mates include Jake Popyura (drums, vocals) and Dean Smitten (guitar), and “Sincere” can be found on the band’s latest album, Some Things Last Longer than You, which will be available September 9th, 2016 via Old Flame Records. Enjoy!
One of the great finds of the Summer Fancy Food Show at Javits Center this past July was Holy Crap Breakfast Cereal. When we asked the lady manning the booth why it is called Holy Crap, she replied, “Because it is very high in fiber!” “Ohhhh…” we replied in unison. Find out more about this Real Product at Holy Crap Dot Com!
In the above photo, Hiding in California No. 1 – TED, you probably can’t see artist Liu Bolin, because he is hiding, literally, in plain sight. Let me give you hint of where he is:
Holy Chinese Lanterns! There he is!
Also known as “The Invisible Man,” the Chinese-born Bolin’s most popular works are from his Hiding in the City series; photographic works that began as performance art in 2005. New photos from Hiding in Hollywood and Hiding in New York appear as part of Mask, Bolin’s latest solo exhibit at Eli Klein in Soho,
Hiding in California No. 2 – Hollywood, 2013
Bolin is able to hide within his photographs by donning a suit of clothes painted to resemble the background and then simply inserting himself into the frame. Find him above by looking for the top of his head in the “W” of the Hollywood Sign.
Hiding in the City – Mobile Phone, 2012
This shot (above) is a close up, so you can sort of easily see him among a wall of smart phones.
Here he is in front of the Intrepid, NYC, 2012
In the gallery they also had on display the suit worn in a photo (not part of this exhibit) where Bolin blends into a wall of shelved cereal boxes. Very Cool!
Hiding in the City – Beijing Graffiti No. 2, 2012
Here’s another good one!
Since the exhibit is called Mask, it makes sense that there is also a selection of works inspired by traditional Peking Opera masks. The masks above incorporate the design and slogans of snack food packaging.
According to the exhibit’s press release, these masks “are symbolic reflections of Chinese society and its values. By recreating these masks using the advertising and labeling of popular food and drink products seen throughout China, Liu Bolin addresses the rapidly changing, highly commercialized values of Chinese society. By adding a necessary layer to these works — welding masks — Liu Bolin speaks to the dangers Chinese face in their contemporary society. With constant risk of food and drink contamination, living in China can feel as dangerous as working with molten hot metal.” So yeah, heavy.
Mask by Liu Bolin is a fantastic show and you should head on over to Eli Klein, located at 462 West Broadway (between Prince and Houston) New York, NY 10012 before it ends on July 21st, 2013!
Enjoy Life healthy foods has sent the Worley Gig a huge box of delicious goodies to review, including assorted flavors of their Plentils brand Lentil Chips, Crunchy Flax breakfast cereal, Mountain Mambo Seed & Fruit Snacks, Semi-Sweet Chocolate baking chips and Soft Baked Bars — a new snack product — also in a variety of yummy flavors that I can’t wait to try! Enjoy Life foods are all gluten free and are also made without the eight most common allergens including: wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, epps, fish, shellfish, sesame seeds, sulfites or mustard. Watch for individual reviews of these products coming to the Worley Gig in the coming weeks!