Man cannot live on jellybeans alone, as much as he might like to. I recreated and taste-tested three vintage Easter recipes for a (traditionally) untraditional holiday dinner. But as they say, don't put all your eggs in one basket—in fact, for your own sake, please don't put any of your eggs anywhere near this basket. Bun Bunny Bake (1975) This recipe serves 10 bunnies, which is more bunnies than anyone needs. The Bun Bunny Bake is clearly intended as the cornerstone of a bun bunny-baking party, with "games to play while bunnies rise and bake" named as a must-have in the recipe. Given that this is a one-person bunny-baking party, I scale the ingredients down for five bunnies—they look more to me like nipple-headed gremlins, anyway—and the number of games down to zero. I prepare the dough (flour, eggs, shortening, sugar, salt, and mashed potatoes) in advance. It's really dry. The recipe directs me to knead it until it's … [Read more...] about What happens when you cook vintage Easter recipes? An unholy holiday meal.
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Yesterday, a Virginia neighborhood was very alarmed to discover that someone had littered residents' yards with Easter eggs stuffed with white supremacist literature. Shocking, but of course the Easter bunny always did get hateful after too many beers. WRIC reports that Jackie and Brandon Smith were holding an Easter egg hunt for their three-year-old when Jackie spotted an egg she didn't remember putting out. Upon popping it open, they discovered crumpled-up papers declaring that "diversity = white genocide" and "Mass immigration and forced assimilation of non-whites into our lands is genocide." That'll put you right off your Peeps. Several neighbors found similar eggs. The Smiths, obviously, were not pleased: "We don't want other kids around here who can read being like, 'Hey mommy what's the million man white march or what's the genocide project?' Most of us don't want to explain genocide to our 6-year-olds," said Jackie. Not to mention that there is something very, very creepy … [Read more...] about White Supremacists Crash Easter Egg Hunt, Leave Racist Easter Eggs
The 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll was hosted Monday by the forty-fifth President of the United States, rumored to be an egg lost behind the radiator 6 years ago, and his wife, Melania Trump, physical manifestation of the expression “grin and bear it.” Trump stood on a White House balcony to welcome families to the event, alongside Melania and Barron and someone who I assume was screaming for ten minutes straight inside a silencing bunny suit. The president thanked his wife in particular, as the official host of the Easter Egg Roll according to CNN. Sure. She loves this. “We’re going to come out and join you and enjoy your company for a roll, a great Easter egg roll. And I don’t know if people are going to be successful, but I know a lot of people down there are going to be successful. I’ve seen those kids, and they’re highly, highly competitive,” said Trump, obviously talking about himself. Despite persistent rumors that plans … [Read more...] about Donald Trump and Rabbit Henchman Commence Egg Rolling
Basically, there are two Easters: the very important day on the Christian religious calendar, and the commercialized candy orgy. This secular celebration of spring is all in good fun—only it gets a little weird when you stare into its sugary heart for too long. That’s especially true if you spend too long looking at pictures from the annual White House Egg Roll from—let’s say—1985 to 1995. Roughly from George H.W. Bush’s tenure as VP through the first couple of years of Bill Clinton’s time as president. Surely I’m not the only one feeling a little weird here? You know, a little dizziness, maybe some light palm sweat? There’s just something about the pastel color palette of the period that, when combined with a giant rabbit wearing a yellow gingham dress and balloons and a whole lot of pale pink, makes things go a little conceptually wobbly. Even this dude bunny is feeling it. I’m not making any allegations here, but do look at … [Read more...] about These Pictures of Old White House Easter Egg Rolls Are Tripping Me the Fuck Out
The year 2016 will probably go down in history as the year of the fakes. There were plenty of fake news articles, and even plenty of debate about the definition of the word “fake.” Here at Gizmodo did our best in 2016 to keep you informed of the latest images on social media that were actually fake. Just as we did in 2014 and 2015, we’ve compiled another round-up of this year’s fake viral photos. This year had everything from celebrity composites to bad science. And yes, plenty of politics. Too much politics, some would say. So without further ado, we have the year 2016 in fake photos—69 fake photos to be exact. 1) Is this David Bowie with Lemmy from Motorhead? When David Bowie and Lemmy from Motorhead died, we started to see an incredible amount of images floating around as tributes to these music icons. But the photo above is completely fake. According to Getty Images, the real photo of Lemmy is from June of 1972 and shows him with his “French … [Read more...] about 69 Viral Images From 2016 That Were Totally Fake