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Here Are the 15 Best Toys From The 1980s. I Forgot All About These… Especially #2.

Hey, Children of the 80s, we found your favorite toys! No, you cant play with them, but at least they appear to be in perfect condition. Think of it as a virtual toy box that you dont have to worry about being trapped in by a particularly cruel older sibling. They just dont make toys like they used to. Sure, kids today can, with the tap of a finger, download the latest game that makes the Mario Bros. look old enough to have invented the wheel–but what good does that do them in a Super Soaker ambush? Can something even be considered a toy if it cant get wet or double as a weapon? For those of you who grew up with these toys, enjoy the Roller Racer ride down Memory Lane. For those of you who did not, try not to be TOO jealous of what you missed out on. Theres probably a Glo Worm app out there.

1.) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures: Radical! (Pizza not included.)

1.) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures: Radical! (Pizza not included.)

2.) Slap Bracelets: Ouch! Friendship has never hurt so good!

2.) Slap Bracelets: Ouch! Friendship has never hurt so good!

3.) Super Soaker: Wetter is better!

3.) Super Soaker: Wetter is better!

4.) Roller Racer: The fastest path between two points is a straight line, but zigzagging is much more fun.

4.) Roller Racer: The fastest path between two points is a straight line, but zigzagging is much more fun.

5.) Nintendo Duck Hunt: Kids these days have no idea what its like to be taunted by a laughing dog. You really have to feel bad for them!

5.) Nintendo Duck Hunt: Kids these days have no idea what its like to be taunted by a laughing dog. You really have to feel bad for them!

6.) Teddy Ruxpin: Imagine how much more people would read if we still had a talking bear to do it for us.

6.) Teddy Ruxpin: Imagine how much more people would read if we still had a talking bear to do it for us.

7.) Transformers: Sorry, no Shia LaBeouf dolls here.

7.) Transformers: Sorry, no Shia LaBeouf dolls here.

8.) Pogo Ball: Because Pogo Sticks were just too safe. Who needs handlebars anyway?

8.) Pogo Ball: Because Pogo Sticks were just too safe. Who needs handlebars anyway?

9.) My Little Pony: Like fedoras, these too were around before the rise of the Internet.

9.) My Little Pony: Like fedoras, these too were around before the rise of the Internet.

10.) Ghostbusters Action Figures: Who you gonna call? WHICHEVER RELATIVE IS MOST LIKELY TO BUY YOU THESE!

10.) Ghostbusters Action Figures: Who you gonna call? WHICHEVER RELATIVE IS MOST LIKELY TO BUY YOU THESE!

11.) My Pet Monster: Terrifying. Just the way we liked it!

11.) My Pet Monster: Terrifying. Just the way we liked it!

12.) Glo Worm: After a day of playing with My Pet Monster, youll need one of these lullaby-singing toys to get to sleep at night.

13.) Popples: Before cell phones, it was Popples that were popping out of pockets. Until the dog mistook one for their chew toy, that is.

13.) Popples: Before cell phones, it was Popples that were popping out of pockets. Until the dog mistook one for their chew toy, that is.

14.) Micro Machines: What do you mean my insurance doesnt cover my younger brother mistaking my Corvette for a cookie?

14.) Micro Machines: What do you mean my insurance doesnt cover my younger brother mistaking my Corvette for a cookie?

15.) He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Actions Figures: You have the power!

15.) He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Actions Figures: You have the power!

(H/T eBaum”s World) What a time to be alive and covered in bruises from those Pogo Ball spills! Show everyone how much better youve become about sharing your toys with the button below.

22 Of The Biggest Dummies On The Internet Are Just The Worst.

We all have that one friend (or maybe more than one) who makes you wonder how they ever keep themselves alive just by their sheer amount of serious stupidity. But, hopefully you”re not friends with any of these dummies who take that to a whole new level and put it on hilarious display with social media… Wow.

1. Don”t hire this architect.

2. This isn”t how babies work, Jack.

3. That is definitely not a Union Jack.

That is definitely not a Union Jack.

4. So close.

So close.

5. “Mediocre” must have been too difficult to spell.

6. Always double check those phone hacks, friends.

Always double check those phone hacks, friends.

7. Wow, uncanny!

Wow, uncanny!

8. I didn”t know lizards could type.

9. These chef hats look a little… Um.. Anatomical.

These chef hats look a little... Um.. Anatomical.

10. Believe it or not, Google didn”t invent maps.

11. This got scary.

This got scary.

12. If this person”s teeth brightness matches their brain”s… Yikes.

13. Someone should explain how the sun works to this mother.

Someone should explain how the sun works to this mother.

14. At least she knows math?

At least she knows math?

15. How much wine had they already consumed?

How much wine had they already consumed?

16. He”s talking about WWII.

17. Lady Liberty did come from France, but that”s really no excuse for this mix-up.

18. She ends it with kisses, so I guess she”s not too mad.

19. …yes?

...yes?

20. What”s another word for dumb?

21. I hope this person has fraud prevention.

I hope this person has fraud prevention.

22. Rosa Parks, however, was all about equal rights for everyone so.

Rosa Parks, however, was all about equal rights for everyone so.

(via BuzzFeed.)

If a mind is a terrible thing to waste, these guys are the worst people in the world.

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Joël Robuchon, French celeb chef, dies at 73

Robuchon was called “Chef of the Century” by prominent restaurant guide Gault & & Millau.Benjamin Griveaux, a

representative for the French government, stated Robuchon would continue to”influence the more youthful generation of chefs. “In her book “L’Atelier of Joël Robuchon,” cook and author Patricia Wells said the Frenchman would “certainly decrease as the artist who most affected the 20th century world of food.”

She included: “To describe Joël Robuchon as a cook is a bit like calling Pablo Picasso a painter, Luciano Pavarotti a singer, Frederic Chopin a pianist.”

A meteoric rise to the top

Born in Poitiers, western France in 1945, Robuchon told CNN he initially fell for cookery after going into a seminary, hoping to become a priest.

“But I often discovered myself helping the nuns in the kitchen and hence discovered my passion for cooking. I began to cultivate my abilities and aspirations at the age of 15, when I embarked on my very first apprenticeship at Relais de Poitiers [hotel],” he stated in 2011. Robuchonrose through the ranks at rapid speed, taking over as head chef at the Hotel Concorde La Fayette in Paris, at the age of 29.

In 1981 he opened Café Jamin in Paris, which earned a Michelin star in each of its very first 3 years– the first dining establishment to attain such a feat.Robuchon was famous

for his mashed potatoes.Eight years later on, Robuchon was awarded the”Chef of the Century”title by the prominent restaurant guide Gault & Millau.In 1994 he opened Restaurant Joël Robuchon in Paris, which the International Herald

Tribune acclaimed that exact same year as the very best dining establishment in the world.He eventually opened his own brand name of restaurants across the world, taking his cuisine across

the globe.In June 2018, his business closed its two restaurants in Singapore, with 5 Michelin stars in between them.Speaking to Business Expert in 2014, Robuchon stated:”The older I get, the more I recognize the reality is: the simpler the food, the more extraordinary it can be.”I never aim to marry more than three tastes in one meal. I like strolling into a kitchen area and knowing that the meals are identifiable and the

active ingredients within them easy to identify.” Hours after Robuchon’s death was revealed, French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the highly-decorated chef in a declaration from the Elysee Palace.”Joël Robuchon passed away today, but his 32 Michelin stars shine bright in the constellation of world gastronomy. His name and design embody French food all over the world, they represent a way of life, a need for a task well done, and convey the richness of our traditions,” the declaration read. It praised his focus on detail, capability to change active ingredients into mouthwatering meals and his tradition. “In Paris or Las Vegas, New York, London, Hong Kong, Bangkok or Shanghai, gourmets hurried to the chef’s lots of dining establishments to taste his popular mashed potato puree, in addition to his truffle tart and cauliflower cream with caviar or his langoustine ravioli, “the declaration continued.Robuchon was also known for his mentoring abilities, helping to develop chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Éric Ripert and Michael Caines. Composing on his Instagram page, Ramsay said:”We have actually Lost The God Father of Michelin the most embellished Chef in the

World, he kept everybody on our toes! Even when we were sleeping! Merci Chef, God Bless.”– Michel Roux Jr(@michelrouxjr) August 6, 2018 Michel Roux Jr., renowned Michelin-starred chef client at Le Gavroche in London, wrote an easy homage on Twitter, “I loved every mouthful of food prepared by this male, unfortunate loss. RIP chef “Thinking about Joel Robuchon, and his mashed potatoes– Nigella Lawson( @Nigella_Lawson ) August 6, 2018 Tv cook Nigella Lawson likewise commemorated Robuchon on Twitter, composing:”Thinking about Joel Robuchon, and his mashed potatoes.”The culinary world has actually lost a number of high-profile names in current

months consisting of chef, tv host and author Anthony Bourdain in June, Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold in July and Paul Bocuse , a prominent chef credited with changing French cuisine in January.Robuchon owned and

ran dining establishments on 3 continents and was the world’s most Michelin-starred chef, inning accordance with his website and his spokeswoman.Robuchon, who had been suffering with cancer, died in Geneva

, Switzerland, on Monday morning.The chef owned restaurants in cities across the world including Paris, Monaco

, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Tokyo and Bangkok.CNN’s Saskya Vandoorne reported from Paris. James Masters composed from London.

Using His Perspective Know-How, This Artist Can Alter The Ground You Walk On

Witnessing one of Kurt Wenner’s large-scale public pieces requires altering your perception a little bit or a lot. Wenner’s huge optical illusion murals create a dizzying sensation of standing at the edge of a cliff and looking down onto strange and fantastical landscapes.

Using carefully manipulated perspective and scale shifts, Wenner creates the illusion of objects at different depths — all created on a flat surface.

Using carefully manipulated perspective and scale shifts, Wenner creates the illusion of objects at different depths -- all created on a flat surface.

In this piece, The Flying Carpet, the carpet (and the kids) are actually the only things Wenner didn’t create. This piece was made for the Corpus Domini celebration in Bettona, Italy.

He also uses the natural surroundings to make the pieces seem all the more lifelike.

He also uses the natural surroundings to make the pieces seem all the more lifelike.

In Dies Irae, in Mantua, Italy, the paving stones of this plaza are incorporated into the design.

One Million Signatures, created In Brussels, Belgium, for Greenpeace.

<em>One Million Signatures</em>, created In Brussels, Belgium, for Greenpeace.

Though he hails from the U.S., Wenner spent many years in Italy, and the works of the old masters and the classical architecture of the country inspired his work. The solid forms, dramatic lighting, and technical details all reflect this. And when it comes to accurate depictions of objects and space, he’s an expert; he used to work for NASA as a scientific illustrator before dedicating himself to art full time.

The Interrupted Tea Party, Shanghai, China

<em>The Interrupted Tea Party, </em>Shanghai, China

Times Square Allegory, Times Square, New York City, for Good Morning America

<em>Times Square Allegory</em>, Times Square, New York City, for <em>Good Morning America</em>

The Moneypit, Waterloo Station, London

<em>The Moneypit</em>, Waterloo Station, London

Many of the pieces in public places, like this one in London’s Waterloo Station, also include opportunities for viewers to pose with, and in, the compositions. This man, for example, appears to be balanced atop a column in The Moneypit.

Herald Square Celebration, Herald Square, New York City

<em>Herald Square Celebration</em>, Herald Square, New York City

On his first trip to Italy, Wenner was immediately enamored with Renaissance art and architecture, and sought the same detail and technicality in his own work. He was especially inspired by the optical illusions created for ceiling frescoes, which create the illusion of open space on a solid ceiling. However, he decided to look in the opposite direction and create the illusion of depth. This works better for him, though, as many of his pieces are in outdoor spaces.

Door to the Caribbean, New York Stock Exchange, New York City

<em>Door to the Caribbean</em>, New York Stock Exchange, New York City

Smoothie, Boston, MA

<em>Smoothie</em>, Boston, MA

Many of Wenner’s pieces are commissioned by companies and organizations, and incorporate both modern imagery and classic styles. A giant smoothie towers over lifelike fruits, and video game creatures crawl out of subterranean depths. The dramatic perspective and lighting give each scene an exhilarating sensation.

Honda Formula 1, Jakarta, Indonesia

<em>Honda Formula 1</em>, Jakarta, Indonesia

Gears of War, E3 Convention, Los Angeles

<em>Gears of War</em>, E3 Convention, Los Angeles

Wenner doesn’t just make these pavement pieces. He also creates paintings and drawings, all with the same strong Renaissance influence you see in these pieces. You can check them out on his website, and see some of his stories of artistic development on his blog.