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Ah, the diner. Some of the more pivotal scenes in television and film have been set in quaint diners with muted lighting, classic booth seating, apathetic servers, and (seemingly never-ending) steaming cups of coffee. Diners and cafes provide a sense of comfortable isolation — making for the perfect on-screen location when characters need to collaborate and scheme. Everyone is far too wrapped up in their own worries that no one is really paying attention to the gangsters, drifters, lovebirds, or even the time-hopping travelers around them. Here’s a list of the best diner scenes (OF ALL TIME) on both the big and the little screens.

The Sopranos

One of the greatest and most beloved TV shows of all time came to an end in 2007, but not everyone was happy about the closing scene. This episode has been reviewed, dissected, and analyzed, and it even won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. With as much drama and violence in the 8-year running show, the calmness and sudden cut to black of the final scene was jarring. What’s the deal with Tony? Is the show seriously just ending with the family settling in for dinner? WAIT… That’s it? Is that really… just… it??! WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. OH GOD. THE SHOW IS ACTUALLY OVER. WHAT DO WE DO WITH OUR HANDS NOW?! WHAT IS MY LIFE

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Twin Peaks

Who can forget Audrey Horne’s mysterious, hypnotic, and strange-but-bizarely-alluring dance in the Double R Diner? The diner was a hotspot for teenage angst — with Audrey (played by Sherilyn Fenn) swaying out her feelings about Detective Cooper and his coffee preferences. Fans of this classic 90’s murder-mystery saga can get caught up in the #spoopy series all over again sometime next year when 18 new episodes air on Showtime. The diner will be restored to its ’90s glory and Fenn, along with other original cast members, will likely get back to being their moody, mopey, secretive selves.

Looper

The moment when two versions of the same man meet for the first time and set off one of the more memorable action sequences in the film. As far as science fiction and depictions of time-travel go, this was one of the more original and memorable films. Besides its many praises and awards, Looper gave us the mushy, potatohead weirdness that is Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s face as a young Bruce Willis.

Pineapple Express

I mean, where else are you going to eat a celebratory friendship breakfast after having dipped your toes in some extreme drug-dealing and murder and are waiting on your Bubby to come get you and your friends?

When Harry Met Sally

Can you believe that this romantic classic is over 25 years old? This infamous fake orgasm scene was filmed at Katz’s Deli on New York City’s East Houston Street. The table where the scene was filmed now has a sign above it that reads, “Where Harry met Sally… hope you have what she had!”

We’ll all have what she’s having.

Pulp Fiction

Here’s a fun fact about Pulp Fiction:

Towards the end of 2014 the worlds largest burger-joint, McDonald’s Corp., reported its worst U.S. sales decline in almost a decade. For U.S. restaurants open at least a year sales fell nearly 5% in December. Now, only a few months into 2015 and the super sized burger chain has continued to show a steady decline in sales. This February, it was reported U.S. store sales dropped 4% and nearly 2% worldwide.

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McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese purchased in 1995.

The famed Clown & crews’ is struggling to compete with tofu-stuffed burritos and new-artisanal menu items from rival burger chain Wendy’s, yet some loyal fans of the 2 All-Beef patties-special sauce-lettuce-cheese-pickels-onions-on-a-seaseme-seed-bun are still flocking to the stores.

However, this time around customer are saving their food for later, years later. This past February two guys named Ed & Dean decided to save a leftover cheeseburger for 20 years!

Some research shows this could be another factor as to why McDonald’s sales are steadily falling. Customers, like this guy, are buying their favorite dollar menu items and burying them for a snack 20 years later. Why would you buy more cheeseburgers knowing you had hundreds squirrelled away? After all, winter isn’t coming.

To combat customers burying time capsules of snacks, McDonald’s is creating new menu items that actually decompose. Shamrock shake with Kale anyone? But hey, if anyone orders a 20-piece nuggets be sure to tweet @gregeezy, he’s got all the sauce for the next 20 years.

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Steven Spielberg killed a dinosaur

This photo of director Steven Spielberg has been causing controversy ever since Jay Branscomb posted it on Facebook with the following caption:

Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.

The photo prank plays off the recent outrage incited by photos of Kendall Jones, the cheerleader/hunting enthusiast, posing with dead rhinos, lions, and leopards she posted on Facebook. The joke took on a whole other life, however, once people started thinking Spielberg really did shoot a Triceratops for sport.

To reiterate: People thought the present day Steven Spielberg killed a dinosaur. To clarify: the picture was actually taken in 1993 on the set of Jurassic Park. The Triceratops is, of course, not real. Here are some of our favorites comments:

They Thought Steven Spielberg Killed a Dinosaur:

Steven Spielberg, I’m disappointed in you. I’m not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER.”

“Disgusting! I bet he only kept the horns!”

“Disgraceful. No wonder dinosaurs became extinct.”

“He should be in prison.”

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Many of the commenters claiming to be outraged that Steven Spielberg killed a dinosaur are clearly joking, but it does seem like many people were truly fooled by the picture. But who knows; maybe the biggest fools are the people who think other people are stupid enough to believe dinosaurs still walk the Earth.

It does make you wonder what other secrets the director may be hiding though. What other terrible crimes against nature could he have commited? Did he capture an alien and force it to act in E.T.? Did the shark from Jaws really get killed? Did he go back in time to start World War II so he could make the Indiana Jones trilogy!? Until Spielberg makes an official statement to come clean about all of these very serious allegations, The Foundist can only assume our wild accusations are true.

 

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It may or may not be the best way to take a nap, but wearing the Ostrich Pillow is probably the best way to make people think they’ve stumbled into an eerily comfortable horror movie. Created by Studio Banana Things, the product is described as “neither a pillow, nor a cushion, bed or garment, but a bit of each all at the same time. It’s soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates both your head and hands, perfect for a power nap.”

With plenty of room for your mouth and nose and two hand holes to lock you into nap mode, the pillow admittedly seems comfortable. And as long as it gets the job done, does it matter that you look like a monster from a new Guillermo Del Toro movie? Seriously, the Ostrich Pillow may facilitate sweet dreams, but these pictures are going to give us nightmares.

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Try it for yourself. Studio Banana Things sells the Ostrich Pillow for $99 and an Ostrich Pillow Light for $45.

 

 

 

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In recent years, the ever popular “sock bun” has made its way onto the crowns of the savviest fashionistas. It is the perfect up-do for on-the-go mornings, second day hair, hot summer days, and dressing up any outfit. And because not every woman was built the same, we’ve decided to compile the best variety of sock bun tutorials here. Sock buns for women with thinner hair, shorter hair—you name it. These are our favorite Youtube how-tos.

1. The Basic Bun

This is the basic sock bun principle. If you have longer, thicker hair with less layers going on, this is how you want to approach the do. Timeless look in less than five minutes. Beat that.

 

2. For Those Rocking Shorter Cuts

I love bobs, but they get to be a hassle in the summer time when you want to get that last inch off your neck. They’re also problematic when that dress calls for an up-do and you’re running out of pins and places to hide them. Enter: Sock bun. Now this tutorial is actually three in one, but we only recommend the first tactic she teaches. The last two get to be too complicated and sort of defeat the purpose of a fast hairstyle.

 

3. Cascading Layers? No Problem

Layers are always (mostly) a good idea. They add volume, visual interest, … fly aways? That’s only true if you’re trying to pick up your hair, and in this case we are. Check out this Youtube contributor’s trick for tucking those rebel strands away.

 

4. For the Finer Heads of Hair

Some of us were not born with perfectly thick locks. We have to find ways around this, like how to hide a hair-part when getting our hair up into a pony tail or how to make that ponytail lift proudly. In this case, how to get the ponytail all the way around the sock without the donut showing in the end product. Brittany makes that look easy.

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image: via NBC NEWS

After a long day of exploring Daytona Beach, a black bear decided to stretch out and get it’s bearings by lounging in a backyard hammock. The photographer, Rafael Torres, saw the bear climb into the hammock and take a 20 minute breather before heading back into the woods.

Bear’s must practice what they preach. In the immortal words of The Jungle Book‘s Baloo:

“So just try and relax, yeah cool it

Fall apart in my backyard…

And don’t spend your time lookin’ around

For something you want that can’t be found.

When you find out you can live without it,

And go along not thinkin’ about it

I’ll tell you something true,

The bare necessities of life will come to you.”

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Pipes come big and small, but when a big sound comes from a small inconspicuous pipe it is hard to keep the jaw hinge tight. Here are five little girls performing on big-name talent shows for a chance to shock and awe. Some of these future Beyonce’s and Jennifer Hudson’s bring serious sass and umphf to the stage, while others tender up the judges with an earnest streak of shyness. Regardless of how far along they are in the development of their inner diva, these five blossoming buds kill it, and we have no doubt they will flourish to the top of the charts.

1. French Caroline Sings Christina

 

2. Chloe the Mini-Carrie

 

3. Arisxandra Brings Her Voice within out

 

4. Beyonce Sounds like Rachel

 

5. Hard to Believe Anna Is 10

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Drummers might be the world’s greatest multi-taskers. They’re hitting snares and smashing cymbals with both hands, while banging bass kicks and hi-hats with their feet. Unless they have a prehensile tail, there’s not room to do anything else – especially if it’s handling flying projectiles.

Weezer’s drummer Patrick Wilson managed the feat while playing a gig in Florida. He caught a frisbee in the middle of “Beverly Hills” without skipping a beat. Luckily an Instagram video caught the catch:

Weezer is touring all summer long. We would never recommend hurling things on stage, but it would be pretty sweet to see Wilson work a couple juggling pins into the act.

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The year is wrapping up and 2013 is closing in! So far, 2012 has been unbearably exciting with Obama claiming his turf, Gangnam Style, well, everything, classy events in London (totes not fair they got Queen Eliz’s Jubilee and the Olympics!), talk of the end of the world, and Lindsay Lohan getting arrested again.. and again.. and again.

But seriously, who has time for worrying about that stuff when you can watch yourself enjoying the highlights of 2012? Aka your New Year’s Eve kiss, that epic bday party you don’t remember, crazy vacays, or just hanging out with friends on an idol Tuesday. There’s an app for that and it’s called Animoto. Simply, connect your Facebook to the app (so it can collect your pics) and then Animoto takes over: a dash of music, a pinch of love, a few words of inspiration, and out pops your “Best of 2012”!

Easy, right? Make your Year In Review here.

 

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There’s a new kind of label hitting the fashion scene and we ‘re not not talking about Chanel, Prada or Burberry. We’re talking about a line that’s designed especially for guinea pigs, called Guinea Pig Fashion (how original). Apparently designing outfits for pets is nothing new and there is even a university offering a certificate program in pet fashion. One thing the market has been missing though, is clothing designed for guinea pigs, which Tokyo-based designer, Maki Yamada has managed to corner. She has produced a line that includes clothing and accessories for the little rodents. With everything from hats to hair extensions to costumes she has your guinea pig’s wardrobe covered. Now all we need is a guinea pig stylist to set the stage, Rachel Zoe you interested?

[Photo : Guinea Pig Fashion]

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Ah, the diner. Some of the more pivotal scenes in television and film have been set in quaint diners with muted lighting, classic booth...