So I finally saw the movie version of World War Z.
First of all, the book is so much better. In addition to awesome zombie action, it tackles big-picture concepts such as the disintegration and rebuilding of armies, countries, society as a whole.
Second, because the movie wanted to keep its PG-13 rating, there was no really juicy zombie action. I did not see so much as one human intestine. If you're a fan of The Walking Dead TV show, you will definitely be disappointed.
Foreign Policy has posted a quirky little article by Justin Rohrlich called The Snaxis of Evil. Essentially, the author has written brief reviews of these snacks foods found in non-US-sanctioned countries:
Hajabdollah Cotton Candy from Iran:
Gustazo Chocolate Bar from Cuba:Chee.Toz from Iran:
Ryongsong Asian Pear Juice and Omija Soda from North Korea (I don't really know that this is Kim Jong Un's favorite soda, I'm just guessing):
Cheer Up Soda from Syria:
Pelly Pellets from Cuba:
That cold hard fact comes from a very nice Consumerist article about how Betty Crocker and its Minnesota-based owner General Mills are providing free wedding cakes to the first three couples to get gay married in Minnesota once it becomes legal at midnight tonight.