Fugs and Pieces, July 5, 2013


Hope everyone in the US had a great 4th yesterday, and that the rest of you are managing to eke your way to the weekend without too much pain and agony.

– May I remind you that you have until Sunday to enter to win signed copies of SPOILED and MESSY?

– Speaking of books, Vulture put together a great list of summer reads. I broke my foot this week, and I have to say that the only plus has been that I am basically required to just sit around and read. (Vulture)

The drapery costumes from Sound of Music are up for auction. You guys, Heather’s birthday is coming up!! (Los Angeles Times)

– I’m sure you heard that Kerry Washington pulled off a secret wedding last month (to the dismay of the superfans who think she’s secretly boning Tony Goldwin). She’s clearly learned something from Olivia Pope. Mazel tov! (Lainey)

– In honor of the holiday, Grub Street presents 14 Terrifyingly Awesome New State-Fair Foods for 2013. I will eat (a bite) of each! (Grub Street)

– What to drink with your deep-fried bacon cannoli? Thrillist created a map of each state’s most iconic booze company and it is awesome (Texas is Shiner Bock, obviously, for example).

– Speaking of beers, Deadspin ranked 36 cheap American ones. I concur that Keystone is the WORST and Coors is actually pretty good. (I have a secret love of cheap beer.) (Deadspin)

– I’m sure you want to see the official pictures of the Avril/Nickelback nuptials.  Those of you who follow us on Twitter (we’re @fuggirls) know that we also got an email saying they were “officially Canada’s royal couple!” I feel like (a) Kate and Wills, and (b) CANADA AS A WHOLE might disagree. (Celebitchy)

– Pajiba gives love to Nick Miller — er, Jake Johnson — whom they call “this strange, angry beardo.” In a good way! I love you, Nick Miller. Which says a lot about my issues, but whatever. (Pajiba)

– This is fun. Elle took the most famous celeb from each state and pitted them head to head. How can I even choose between Octavia Spencer and Channing Tatum??! That’s just Alabama! (Elle)

18th century slang, you red-heeled huzzies! (Time Newsfeed)

– This is funny; Book Titles With One Letter Missing. (Pleated Jeans)

– And, finally, Grantland’s great take on the first week at Wimbledon — which was brutal. (Grantland)

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Comments (29):

  1. Kathie

    Ouch! How did you break your foot?

    • Jessica

      In a bar fight. You should see the other guy!

      No. It’s so dumb. I fell off a curb. I’m seeing the specialist Monday to find out how long I have to be off my feet (foot). It is amazing how we take our mobility for granted.

      • What what

        Get well get well soon we want you to get well!

      • Kris

        Bummer! Feel better soon!

        • Sajorina

          Ugh, curbs are the worst… I’ve fallen off them more than once! Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery! ♥

      • HelenBackAgain

        Evil, evil curbs! Here’s hoping for a speedy and low-pain recovery.

      • One of the Leahs

        I broke mine when I forgot I was standing on a step while I was trying to see a comet. Missed the comet.

      •  Anna

        Get better soon!

      • HKS

        That sucks! Hope you get a good report on Monday! And I hope it’s the kind of break that still allows for fashionable shoes!

  2. Beth

    How on earth can I choose between Harrison Ford and John Cusack for IL?!?

  3. MG

    I have had the privilege of attending the Minnesota State Fair a few years ago. Someone did this Australian battered potatoes thing that was amazing. And the fried pickles were good, too. Highly recommend!

  4. Joe Dwarf

    I can assure you that the vast majority of us in North Canuckistan do not consider Avril and Douchenozzle the royal couple. In fact, we’d like to apologize to the world for Nickelback. Celine Dion too, while we’re at it.

  5. Sajorina

    Really? Asking me to choose between Meredith Viera and Elizabeth Hasselwhatever is like asking me “Who do you hate the least?” So, Viera it is! And Zosia Mamet vs Who?! By the way, Puerto Rico is NOT a state, Elle!

    •  Adriana

      Aw, come on, DC was there too and it’s technically not a state. Go grab a Medalla (#11 from the cheap beers article) and relax a little. :-)

  6. Kate Sobraske

    I’m going to the MN Fair this year. I’m happy to eat suggested items and report back if any Fug Nationals are curious.

    Example: deep fried mac and cheese on a stick is very dense, rather dry, and more a physics accomplishment than anything else.

    • Chasmosaur

      I go almost every year on a Food Safari. I don’t always eat, but I do try to take a peek.

      The Walleye roll – introduced last year – was surprisingly good. The Hot Dish on a Stick is disgusting – my husband tried it the first year, ate two bites and chucked it. The Scotch Egg – my husband’s favorite – is very good. The Lingonberry Ice Cream (usually outside of the circular farm building) is the best ice cream at the fair for my taste, hands-down.

      The chocolate coated/salt sprinkled bacon is not that good – the deep-fried bacon though, was awesome. I am not afraid to admit the deep-fried candy bars and Twinkies scare the bejeezus out of me. We are, though, considering the “Comet Corn” this year, as we are science nerds. :D

      Oh – and the plain-old olives on a stick are freaking awesome. Those are in the World Bazaar (or whatever they call it down in the SE corner.)

      • Aphy

        What in the world is hot dish on a stick?!

        • Chasmosaur

          They alternate small meatballs and tater tots on a skewer, bread it in a cornmeal batter and deep fry it.

          And if that wasn’t enough to make you want to *hurk*, they give you a hot cream of mushroom based dipping sauce.

      • Other Emily

        I think I could commit to the breakfast sausage corndog. Otherwise I’m skeptical. I don’t usually end up eating that much at the Fair. The usual is a Pronto Pup, some strawberries in whipped cream, and maybe, if I feel energetic, something new. But also I try to go very early in the morning, so a lot of the foods sound extra disgusting as breakfast.

        • Chasmosaur

          The Scotch Egg. Hard boiled egg wrapped in sausage and fried. Horseradish dipping sauce. My husband is a breakfast addict, and he loves the Scotch Egg because he describes it as “breakfast on a stick”.

  7. GC

    On behalf of Canada: we disagree.

  8. Guerra

    Omg Avrils eye make up is horrendous!! I wonder what the make up artist thought.. Something along the lines of, are you sure.. Okayyyyyy it’s your day! Lol and his frosted tips. Ew!

  9. Stefanie

    Wow, remember how great Avril looked when she married the guy from Sum 41? She must have held up a picture of that and said “I want opposite. Everything opposite.”

  10. pathom

    Great collection of links this week! Thanks!

  11. Kris

    Loved the Book Titles link, which led me to several other links where movies were done the same way. There are some very creative people out there!!

  12. googler

    I’m slightly disappointed with Avril’s wedding – I was hoping for a lot more Hello Kitty.

  13. greatwhitenorthchick

    Me three, Joe Dwarf and GC. I think the vast majority of Canadians….don’t consider Avril and Nickelback at all.

    Thanks for the chuckle JD. Abject apologies for Bieber, too.