The Princess Mononoke stage adaptation has opened in London to sell-out performances and rave reviews. The play’s puppets and costumes are made out of recycled material, reflecting Miyazaki’s environmental message.
HOLY SWEET MARY MOTHER OF GOD I MUST BUY A PLANE TICKET AND GO TO LONDON AND SEE THIS.
PS 244, in Flushing, Queens, became the first public school in a major American city to offer an all-vegetarian menu.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott turned up to eat with the kids, though he could’ve probably looked a little happier, right?
On yesterday’s menu, above, were black bean and cheddar quesadillas with salsa and roasted potatoes.
Third graders who spoke with NY1 gave it rave reviews.
“When you’re healthy you can do better on tests, and you can fight more diseases,” said one student in the cafeteria.
“It’s green so it can make your eyes better, and it can also help your muscles to become stronger, and it also has a lot of protein, not a lot of sugar,” said another student. [link]
Other items on the menu include roasted chickpeas, braised black beans with plantains, tofu vegetable wrap with cucumber salad, vegetarian chili served with brown rice, falafel, and roasted tofu with Asian sesame sauce.
He looks like he’s loving it…
The Other Rules of Fight Club
Sure you know the first few rules, and yeah we’re breaking the first two by just mentioning it here (I’m guessing they intended for us not to blog about Fight Club, though that could be open to interpretation), but did you know that, once administration got involved, there were even more rules added to Fight Club? To make it a more enjoyable experience, of course… because any good system needs rules, otherwise it’s just mayhem.
The story behind Sriracha
With a distinctive bottle and taste, Sriracha has gone from an unpronounceable challenge to a staple sauce for many Americans. In the U.S. alone, $60 million worth of the sauce was sold last year alone.
But it wasn’t always such a prevalent item on store shelves. David Tran, the man responsible for popularizing the hot sauce, had a long journey beforehand:
When North Vietnam’s communists took power in South Vietnam, Tran, a major in the South Vietnamese army, fled with his family to the U.S. After settling in Los Angeles, Tran couldn’t find a job — or a hot sauce to his liking.
So he made his own by hand in a bucket, bottled it and drove it to customers in a van. He named his company Huy Fong Foods after the Taiwanese freighter that carried him out of Vietnam.
Read more via our profile of Tran, and his beloved hot sauce.
Photos: Gina Ferazzi, Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times