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The Lettuce Loops: Listen to the Sound of Produce Dying

It feels strange to be moved by the sound of lettuce dying. When you were a very little kid, your parents may have personified your carrot sticks, wiggling them away from your pudgy fingers, yelping in what they thought was a funny carrot voice: "Please don't eatch me, nooooo." You......
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Meat Feet: Socks to Sink Your Teeth Into

Once people didn't even want to know how sausage was made. Now they not only make their own sausage, they also deign to wear it on their feet. No, chorizo flip-flops do not yet exist. (Think of the dogs that would chase the saucy orange trail you'd leave behind.) We're......
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Beach Bar Report: The Shack in Playa Del Rey

The Place: The Shack, 185 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey; 310-823-6222. The Hours: 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Mon.-Thu. and Sun.; 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat. The Digs: There's a "shack" in every beach town. A few are sanctioned copies of the original four-decade-old Playa Del Rey location of The Shack, but all......

Metta World Peace Misses His Favorite Burger

Lakers enforcer Metta World Peace has characteristically turned to social media to make sense of his imploding team's plans to jettison his $14.8 million contract. He's also chosen to wrap his commentary in food metaphors. First, there was this post, which led many Twitter followers to suspect the emotional player......
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Hangovers Costing Us All About $2 Per Drink

After work, it's usually time head home, enjoy dinner, watch something on Netflix and hit the hay. Other nights, perhaps you'll go out for a couple of stiff beverages. Of course, a few drinks can easily lead to handfuls, and before you know it, you're waking up in the suit......
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Japanese Label Uniqlo Unleashing Shorts Inspired By Baskin-Robbins Flavors

Along with painful sunburns and chlorine-stung eyes, a towering cone of ice cream signifies summer in all its glory. Japanese retail monstrosity Uniqlo is tapping into everything that a drippy dessert can evoke with a new line of 31 beach-appropriate bottom-wear designs inspired by Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors. Considering that......
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