"Raining Food" Video Goes Viral

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Is this getting you hungry? Or the opposite?
Steve Kardynal the genius behind last year's hilarious "Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version)" is at it again. This time his video is a simple one: it has him being showered with food in slo-mo. It's hypnotic (especially the cascade of sprinkles), silly, and kind of contemplative when you find out that the whole thing is being done for charity.

Steve and a fellow YouTuber are donating a portion of the profits from the videos to Action Against Hunger and are asking viewers to donate, too.

If you've ever wondered what that movie "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs" would look like in real life, wonder no more! The video has already garnered about 1.5 million hits since it was uploaded 2 days ago.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Being a Foodie Doesn't Make You a Hipster

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Photo by Steven Depolo
I bet those bell peppers aren't even Portland organic

I liked food before it was cool.

I remember a time when trying the weirdest thing on the menu was still weird. I remember getting sighs from my friends as we drove miles out of way just to try a new restaurant. Do the same things now and you get street cred instead.

People think my love of food is the defining quality that makes me a "hipster." Nothing irks me more.

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Feds Approve Powdered Alcohol Product

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Just add a 12-Step Program.
According to the Bevlog, a blog that reviews and tracks new liquor labels approved by the TTB (that's the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau), the government agency has gone ahead and approved a product called Palcohol, which was, up until a few days ago, described this way on the company's website:

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You Can Help Make the Pizza Cake Happen

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I am, for the most part, not one for food mashups. Cronuts? Meh. Ramen burgers? Eh. Pizookies? Only when I'm in the mood. But I have to admit, there's one food mashup that's piqued my interest lately -- the Pizza Cake.

I mean, just look at it. Holy shit. It's kind of late for an April Fools joke guys (this is a joke, right?)

Well, joke or not, you, dear reader, can help make the pizza cake happen.

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Ramen Burgers: Now at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

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The Saimin Burger.
Here we go. It happened with Kogi's tacos and Dominique Ansel's cronut; now it's happening to Keizo Shimamoto's Ramen Burger. It's the attack of the clones.

As you may recall, about a month ago we revealed that a new Santa Ana burger shop called Toro Burger started offering a version of the burger. It seemed a no brainer when the Shimamoto's original had people lining up for up to and including two hours.

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Is Register Food Critic Brad A. Johnson Giving Up on Orange County for LA?

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Photo NOT of Johnsons--but will anyone complain?
Over the past couple of months, I've been noticing less and less of Orange County Register food critic Brad A. Johnson in his ostensible employer. His original beat was to offer a weekly review of a high-end restaurant and a shorter review, with occasional forays into listicles and weird personal campaigns (like trying to get a letter-grade system installed in OC). But since the beginning of this year, he's only offered two reviews in a week twice--and some weeks, Johnson hasn't offered a review at all, leaving food coverage to the execrable Nancy Luna. What gives?

Easy: Johnson's bosses have assigned him to bolster their new Los Angeles Register paper--although in what capacity remains to be seen.

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No Joke: KFC Offers a Fried Chicken Corsage for Prom

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What's next? A burger boutineer?
Yes. We checked the date. We're way past April 1st and this not an April Fool's Joke. This is real. KFC is actually promoting corsages made of its fried chicken drumsticks to tie around your prom date's wrist--because what a carnation can do, a piece of Original Recipe can do better.

They even made a weird little commercial for it where a dwebby guy surprises his date with one, and she's more than delighted.

Think you can pull it off? You can buy yours from the official KFC site (http://www.kfc.com/corsage/), which will redirect you to the website of a real florist in Kentucky. For $20 (plus shipping), you'll be sent a corsage made of primarily baby's breath. Though the corsage doesn't come with chicken, it includes a $5 gift certificate redeemable for some at your local KFC, or maybe a corn on the cob if your date's vegetarian.

Here's the description from the florist's site to prove that I'm not making any of this up and also that the KFC marketing folks know how to get viral attention.

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The 5 Most Horrible Things To Have Ever Happened at a Dive Bar (Possibly)

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Normally, great places to drink!

As Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby knows and frequently reveals in her wonderful weekly column, Dive, Dive My Darling, some weird (and often times horrible) shit goes down at your local dive bars, from vagina-shaving discussions to the worst bruschetta in Orange County, and much more in between.

Need more proof? Earlier this week, a Reddit thread asked dive bar bartenders to tell their most horrible stories, and well, they're doozies.

Curious? Check out the five most horrible stories after the jump. Some of these pretty bad, so don't say I didn't warn you.

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How to Instagram Your Food Without Looking Like an Asshole

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Pictured: not you

I literally take Instagrams for a living. Like, seriously, that's basically what people give me money to do. Now, I'm not claiming to be an expert, but I have learned a thing or two about IGing food in public places.

Beautiful food pictures are everything, but they're not worth looking like a douche over. Too often do people look like tools nowadays trying to get the perfect shot... that tend to look horrible anyway. Here are some tips of the trade to make sure you avoid being an ass the next time you eat out:

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Miso Soup Saves Hawaiian Man's House

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Picture: Flame retardant

What do you do when you're house is on fire? Throw anything wet you can find on it, including miso soup as was the case in Hawaii last Saturday.

Hawaiian man Reuben Prensky woke up to the sound of fire Saturday, finding a plastic sink in flames when he went looking for the source of the noise, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser. He threw the nearest source of water he cold on the flames -- a giant pot of miso soup.

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