Monday, June 24, 2013

What We Like: The Perfect Cantaloupe, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Miley Cyrus

by Whitney Phaneuf
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 9:38 AM

MUSIC
Ever listened to a song and recognized another track being sampled, then went completely insane until you figured out its source? Search WhoSampled.com, a database of songs and artists who sample and have been sampled. — Whitney Phaneuf

If, by some CRAZY CIRCUMSTANCE, you haven't watched the new Miley Cyrus video, do so immediately — and then read Dodai Stewart's searingly insightful piece about the video, "rachet culture," and racial appropriation. — Ellen Cushing

FOOD
With three kids in our family, cantaloupe was an inexpensive way to feed us fresh fruit — and naturally we complained about being forced to eat it all the time. These days, it's one of my favorite melons, especially since I learned how to pick out a good one. Here are my tips: Look for a light beige-skinned cantaloupe (some say "gold") and avoid the green ones. Find the "blossom end," which is opposite of the end where the cantaloupe was picked from its stem, and press it with your thumb. It should yield a bit to the touch. Lastly, smell it. It should smell sweet, but if it's overpowering, it's overripe. — W.P.

Finding the perfect cantaloupe is easy.
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  • Finding the perfect cantaloupe is easy.

MOVIES
Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans rejoice: Creator Joel Hodgson and the original cast from the TV show that roasts bad movies will be at the Castro Theatre on Saturday, October 19 in a live show presented by SF Sketchfest. Cinematic Titanic: The Farewell Tour will screen The Doll Squad and The Astral Factor with live shit-talking from Hodgson,Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl, J. Elvis Weinstein, and guest Dave "Gruber" Allen. Get tickets now as this will sell out! — W.P.

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