The Psychic World Cup Octopus

I really hate this octopus. I'm sure it'd taste delicious. Anyway, I'd like Argentina to win- what with the Paraguay and Spain wins, my fantasy team will be scuppered otherwise.

Hate is such a strong word

Why so bitter? Via.


Arrested Development: Where is Franklin?

Remember Franklin the puppet from Arrested Development? Well, whilst in most cases its fairly obvious what most of the cast members are doing with themself these days (Michael Cera is EVERYWHERE) I always wondered what happened to poor old Franklin. Well, today I discovered that he's become a slamming hot guitarist, playing in the background of Big Boi's Shutterbugg video. Liking the new look!


Stephen Fry IS Oscar Wilde

Hmmm. So I was walking past the British Library the other day, and I noticed this Stephen Fry quotation on the wall: "An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them." The thing is, I didn't see who it was attributed to, and naturally assumed it was an Oscar Wilde pearl. Then I realised that there are some serious similarities between Fry and Wilde:

1) They look similar.

2) They're both masters of wit and humour. As a tit-for-tat example, lets have The Importance of Being Earnest and The Hippopotamus.
3) They're both gay.
4) They've both been on University Challenge:
5) They're both national treasures.
6) Stephen Fry is Oscar Wilde and there's video evidence:
Case closed.

Summer Tunes!

Poor Cult Potato. How I've neglected you. In my defence, I've been really quite busy- had exams/went away up north/had a massive party. No excuses though. Anyway, I woke up this morning and thought to myself, it's Summer baby! Oh yeah. So, after a breakfast of truffled eggs and steak (actually not kidding) I set about composing the Summer playlist to rock all Summer playlists. It seems to be quite hiphoppy, but here you go anyway:

Tinie Tempah- Pass Out
Big Boi- Shutterbugg
Kelis ft. Andre 3000- Millionaire
Big Boi ft. Andre 3000- Royal Flush
Nas and Damian Marley- As We Enter
B.o.B.- Nothin' On You
Dizzee Rascal- Dirtee Disco
Fyfe Dangerfield- She's Always A Woman

I'm fully aware that Fyfe seems a little out of place, but I love it so I don't care. I'm also not usually such a Big Boi fan, but, again, I don't care. I've put the Shutterbugg video below, but also highly recommend the Dirtee Disco video- very funny!


elBulli General Catalogue

I've only just realised that photos of dishes from Ferran AdriĆ 's elBulli from 1987-2005 are up on the net. How awesome do these look? Certainly firing the belly juices for Taste of London next week!

Rock mussels with seaweed

Veal marrow with bonito consomme

Pink grapefruit soup with tarragon and black sesame


Warriors of Elysia

This game is all about female empowerment. Seriously! Check out the interview with Aphrodite below.


WOTD x 2

1. Pachyderm: Someone (or something) with thick skin. It is used for animals such as elephants, hippopotami and Dale Winton.

2. Mithridatism: The process of taking small amounts of poisons in order to build up an immunity to them. Named after King Mithridates VI, the King of Pontus, who, afraid of assassination, initially cultivated the process. (Mithridates VI also developed the 'Antidotum Mithridaticum', supposedly a universal panacea as it contained all known antidotes at the time of its invention).