The Missing Links: How to Turn Junk Mail Into A Big Payday

A Perfectly Legal $95,000 Bank Heist
Patrick Combs deposited a $95K junk mail bank check as a joke, fully expecting the transaction to be declined. Lucky for him the bank accepted the check - and it was totally legal. Needless to say the bank was none too pleased when they realized their error.

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The Bluths Are Back
The new season of Arrested Development starts shooting today.

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Women & Children First, Right?
Nope, not necessarily.

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The Recipe for a Julia Child Supercut
1. Combine 1 giant chunk of funny voice, a handful of silly costumes, a dash of British wackiness.

2. Mix in a splash of Guns N' Roses.

3. Enjoy.

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“I Drink Your Plans For Secession. I Drink Them Up”
Check the first image of Daniel “Oscar Machine” Day-Lewis as Honest Abe.

(And if you don’t get that headline, you MUST watch There Will Be Blood. One of the the very, very, very best films ever.)

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Next We’ll Be Using Mario & Luigi to Teach People About Plumbing
Now when my 2 year old son asks to play “Angy Burrs”, I’ll know I’m just helping him become the next Will Hunting.

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You’ll LOL When You Find Out Who Got the First OMG
I wonder if these two were BFF.

OK, gotta go now. TTYL.

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The Simple Way to Reheat Your French Fries and Not Have Them Turn Into a Soggy Mess
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Some restaurant dishes are made to be doggy-bagged and reheated in the microwave the next day. Not French fries: The more crispy and delectable they are when they first arrive on your table, the more of a soggy disappointment they’ll be when you try to revive them at home. But as The Kitchn recently shared, there’s a secret to making leftover fries you’ll actually enjoy eating.

The key is to avoid the microwave altogether. Much of the appeal of fries comes from their crunchy, golden-brown exterior and their creamy potato center. This texture contrast is achieved by deep-frying, and all it takes is a few rotations around a microwave to melt it away. As the fries heat up, they create moisture, transforming all those lovely crispy parts into a flabby mess.

If you want your fries to maintain their crunch, you need to recreate the conditions they were cooked in initially. Set a large pan filled with about 2 tablespoons of oil for every 1 cup of fries you want to cook over medium-high heat. When you see the oil start to shimmer, add the fries in a single layer. After about a minute, flip them over and allow them to cook for half a minute to a minute longer.

By heating up fries with oil in a skillet, you produce something called the Maillard Reaction: This happens when high heat transforms proteins and sugars in food, creating the browning effect that gives fried foods their sought-after color, texture, and taste.

After your fries are nice and crisp, pull them out of the pan with tongs or a spatula, set them on a paper towel to absorb excess oil, and sprinkle them with salt. Now all you need is a perfect burger to feel like you’re eating a restaurant-quality meal at home.

[h/t The Kitchn]

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