Cake vs Pie Throwdown

posted by Stal on 2010.03.16, under Philomela, Uncategorized

In an issue near and dear to many of our hearts, this post scientifically investigates the awesomeness of cake pitted against pie. Comes replete with useful graphs on unequal frosting distribution and marginal enjoyment of dessert items:

2.  Unequal frosting distribution is a problem


Pie exhibits much greater homogeneity than cake.  In cake, the highest concentration of awesomeness is found in the frosting.  The act of decorating a cake can polarize it and cause a dangerously uneven distribution of frosting, leading to discord and animosity during serving time.

4.  Pie is more scientifically versatile:

The forgone conclusion is that pie > cake by a landslide. For more, see the original post here.

Free yogen früz

posted by Philomela on 2009.09.23, under Philomela

yogen früz grand opening

It’s another healthy frozen yogurt freebie.  Yogen früz is celebrating their grand opening on the downtown DePaul campus.  The event runs from 11am until 3pm at their 333 State Street location.  They will be giving away a small frozen yogurt and smoothie.  Not only can you get some great topping like mochi balls, coconut, and blackberries but Yogen früz will blend the fruit into your yogurt while you watch.  Also if you love getting free frozen yogurt, they have a buy 5 get 1 free punch card.

Facebook be in other landlubber tongues

posted by Philomela on 2009.09.14, under Philomela

Pirate Flag

Me matey taught me a pretty slick trick t’ turn Facebook into Pirate Speak. T’ celebrate “International Talk like a Pirate Day” I be goin’ t’ set me Facebook tongue to “English (Pirate).”

(Settings – Language – “English (Pirate)” 3/4 down the list)

Berry Chill

posted by Philomela on 2009.09.11, under Philomela

Berry Chill

Berry Chill was a recent discovery at an all day concert when I was looking for a healthy alternative to all of the cardboard chicken strips and greasy hamburgers.  It has 20 calories per ounce and active cultures.  I signed up for their mailing list and I just received and announcement of Free Berry Chill Yogurt that I am sharing with you below.

Free Berry Chill if Devin Hester Scores a Touchdown!

The 2009 Football season is here! In honor of Chicago Bears Player Devin Hester’s love of Berry Chill (and our love of the Chicago Bears), every time Hester scores a touchdown for the rest of the season, the following day Berry Chill will treat customers to a free Hester combination yogurt. “The Hester,” is small 5 oz. Original yogurt topped with his favorites (mango, pineapple, and gummy bears) and is available at Berry Chill’s three locations, 635 N. State, 132 N. LaSalle and Ogilvie Station, 500 W. Madison. On the day following the touchdown, simply say “Touchdown for Berry Chill” at the register, and you’ll receive your free Hester treat! Offer will be available in-store only at participating Chicagoland locations during the following business hours (635 N. State, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 132 N. LaSalle, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Ogilvie Station, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.). No substitutions will be granted. Cheering for the Bears was never this sweet!

Mayhem Festival & Free Music

posted by Philomela on 2009.07.28, under Philomela

Sunday’s Mayhem Festival delivered just what the name promised.  These shots were taken during God Forbid’s performance.  While not my favorite music at the show, they did an excellent job of engaging the crowd.

Mayhem Festival Mayhem Festival

Dirge Within (the band listed as “Jagermeister Band” on the schedule) is a Chicago band and worth a second listen.  Their debut album, ‘Force Fed Lies’, is due out on September 1st but they are offering a free download of the title track today on their Myspace.

While hunting down Dirge Within, I also stumbled on this free Metal Mayhem Compilation download.  They ask you to sign up for a mailing list but currently you can skip that step and download it here and save your inbox some spam.  I don’t know if it is worth downloading yet as I have not had a chance to listen to it, but it’s free and it has a track from Darkest Hour who was decent at the Summer Slaughter Tour that recently came through Chicago.

Dickipedia: a wiki of dicks

posted by Philomela on 2009.06.18, under Philomela
18: is a parody collection of satirical biographies “about people who are dicks”  produced by comedy news provider Comedy 23/6. It is an unaffiliated spoof of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, self-described as “a monolingual (English), Web-based, free content encyclopedia project with information about people who are dicks. The word “dickipedia” is a portmanteau of the word “encyclopedia” and the word “dick.” Dickipedia does not contain information about people who are detectives.”

Bacon Chocolate

posted by Philomela on 2009.05.13, under Philomela


I found this chocolate bar while waiting in the checkout line of Binny’s.  While I love bacon & chocolate, I was just too horrified by the combination to buy Mo’s Bacon Bar.  If you aren’t repulsed by the combo, then you might enjoy the flying bacon-chocolate pig also made by Vosges.