Holiday Gift Guide

- Just say no to brown rice sushi rolls. At least, if you truly want to eat sushi as it was meant to be savored, with the fish taking center stage. And this isn't just sushi snobbery talking, this is science-backed fact! Ole Mouritsen, a biophysicist at the University of Southern Denmark and co-author of Mouthfeel explains that brown rice is a "disaster for sushi" because of its texture. "Rice and fish are supposed to melt [in your mouth] together. If you're using brown rice, the fish is gone and the brown rice is still chew, chew, chew." (NPR; photo by Flickr user Your Hauness)


- There's one more day for the two-day Tartine benefit bake sale pop-up at Ordinaire! The beloved San Francisco bakery will be selling a limited amount of country loaves, tea cakes, and cookies at the Oakland Grand Avenue wine shop. All proceeds will be donated to the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts' Fire Relief Fund for Victims of Ghost Ship Oakland Fire. Bake sale continues today from 4 p.m. until they sell out! (Ordinaire)

- Pikotaro, aka the PPAP (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen) guy, was on Sesame Street Japan. He gives Elmo and Cookie Monster a very thorough dance lesson for doing the CBCC (Cookie-Butter-Choco-Cookie). Faaabulous! Am I the only one who thinks Pikotaro would be a great meme-themed Halloween costume?! (Via Cosplay J)

- It's crazy that people have fallen for "Pizzagate," a fake-news driven conspiracy theory that Washington pizza restaurant Comet Ping Pong is "harboring young children as sex slaves as part of a child-abuse ring led by Hillary Clinton." What's even crazier is that a 28-year-old man believed it was true and came to Comet Ping Pong with a loaded gun to rescue the children. What's EVEN CRAZIER is that Trump cronies like Alex Jones and Michael Flynn Jr. have been fanning the fires of Pizzagate. What's EVEN CRAZIER THAN CRAZY is that the hoax lives on, and now Brooklyn pizza restaurant Roberta's has been pulled into this Pizzagate madness. According to the New York Times, "Roberta’s had been targeted for harassment twice in the past week since being linked to the hoax." Conspiracy theorists believe that Roberta’s logo (a skeleton holding a pizza paddle) and other images connected the restaurant are evidence of their ties to Satanism, the occult, and the child sex-ring. (New York Times; photo by Jerkey)

- And finally, a Kiwi dad demonstrates how to go grocery shopping with a baby. (How to DAD)

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