This Nolan's cheese commercial -- starring a mousetrap, a hunk of cheddar, and one extremely adorable rodent -- has been going viral this week for very good reason: It's not only aw-inducing, it's got one of the funniest Rocky-themed punchlines of any commercial, well, ever.
There are many things you can do with chocolate: Put it in a fountain, create a sculptural interpretation of Don Quixote, and, apparently, make records that will play cheesy German folk music. Meet Peter Lardong, a laid-off beer company worker who makes fully-functional LPs made out of chocolate:
This seems a bit too dramatic to be true, but I'll leave it up to you to decide: Some folks allegedly put a box of wine in a microwave, turned it on and waited a few minutes for some explosive results -- and we're talking Michael Bay-level explosive. What do you think? Hoax?
For you nostalgic Gourmet readers, Zocalo Public Square hosted a discussion this week with the now-defunct magazine's Ruth Reichl, Jonathan Gold and Laurie Ochoa. In this entertaining clip, Reichl talks about her favorite magazine covers (and how they reflected her own philosophy about food).
Thomas Rogers is Salon's former Arts Editor. He has written for the Globe & Mail, the Village Voice and other publications. He can be reached at @thomasmaxrogers.