Sociological Images reposted a 2009 article about the how the shopping cart evolved. Some of it is familiar history to me–as I child, I trooped through a replica of the first self-service grocery store more times than I can count–but I was surprised to learn that the wheeled shopping cart was widely reviled when first introduced. I was amused to read that an Oklahoma grocery store mogul hired “attractive models” to walk around pushing the carts, trying to make it seem fashionable.
If you, like me, were a big fan of a Jem and the Hologram–watched the shows, collected the dolls, dressed up like Jem for your 29th birthday–then you’ll be delighted to know that IDW Publishing is releasing the Holograms and Misfits back into the world as a comic book series with eye-popping color and terrifyingly strong hair game. The Mary Sue previewed the cover for issue #5 with the following summary:
A disaster at the HOLOGRAMS’ first live show nearly ends JEM’s music career before it starts! Now KIMBER learns who’s behind the dangerous “accident”… and she’s out for revenge.
Oh no! An onstage disaster? That sounds really dangerous!
NPR’s The Salt is taking back the eggplant emoji from the bros and making me feel out of touch. I still don’t have the kind of phone that makes or takes emoji; if I did, and if a gentleman texted me an eggplant, I would definitely think he wanted to make baba ghanoush.
Via Colossal: Mouthwatering Food and Cooking Cinemagraphs by ‘Kitchen Ghosts’. Given the at-long-last gorgeous weather, I’m particularly feeling this one: