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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Eiffel Shower

Two facts about the Eiffel Tower:

Number One: It's big.

Number Two: The Eiffel Tower is not on the NeighborGoodies Table.

Well, at least not the original Eiffel Tower.
This is a miniature Eiffel Tower, and it is different than the original French Eiffel Tower in a few pretty important ways. First of all, it is not nearly as big as the original, thankfully. (That laundry room gets pretty crowded as it is, and I suspect that having a thousand-plus foot French tower wouldn't really help the situation.)

Secondly, the tower on the Big Blue Table is, for some reason, full of lilac lavendar bath salts.

According to this tag, "This 18th century recipe... was given to the Countess Belle de Fleur by her adoring husband for her birthday every year. These salts have been faithfully recreated for a luxurious bathing experience. Add 2 T. to warm water and bath like royalty."

Well, this Goodie certainly seems to be appropriate to keep up any Luxury Living you might be doing in the Hollywood Hills. Although these attached trinkets...
...including a teensy-weensy golden bible and an even smaller version of the Eiffel Tower seem out of place.

Also out of place, is the brightly painted orange and white version of the Eiffel Tower in Japan, called the Tokyo Tower:

(Another thing that is out of place is that segue. But hang in there...)

Like the original Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo Tower is also not on the NeighborGoodies Table. This tower, "inspired" by its French counterpart, is actually bigger than the original and is used for Japanese TV and Radio broadcast antennae. Despite its size, it will become outdated soon when Japanese TV makes the switch to digital broadcasting. And so they're building a new tower.

. . .

If you found that factoid about Japan to be completely boring, good job! It means you're hungry for a different side of Japan. A side of Japan few people ever get to see. Perhaps you need a seriously awesome television program that will illuminate this side of Japan in a hilariously hilarious way.

Perhaps a show like, umm....oh, I don't know, just off the top of my head. . .

Todd Newton: Are You Game? which just happens to be premiering tonight at 10:30PM (9:30PM Central) on the Travel Channel! (Those of you on the west coast can maybe catch it at 7:30PM Pacific-if you get the east coast feed! If not, just settle down till 10:30 and shut up!)

Are You Game is the story of game show host extraordinaire Todd Newton, who has decided that hosting games is for suckas: playing the games is where it's at! And so Todd's goal is to compete in a game show in every country! Head on over to the Are You Game website for a sneak peek at the pilot episode, where Todd competes on one of the effing weirdest shows you've ever seen. Seriously, it's just... totally bizarre. In the most awesome way possible.

This pilot is the reason I was in Japan a few months ago--so you should probably go ahead and set your Tivos and fall in love with it right now--because if it does well, a bunch of really awesome people will have really awesome jobs on a really awesome show.

And in order for me to keep up this Luxurious Lifestyle in the Hollywood Hills, I'm gonna need to work on something that doesn't make me perish.

Todd Newton: Are You Game?
Premiering TONIGHT at 10:30PM/9:30 Central on The Travel Channel!


Ludovica said...

18th century recipe ... my arse. What a crock LOL Lets look at these Olde Worlde traditional ingredients, SHALL WE?

Blue 1-E133

Brilliant Blue FCF has previously been banned in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland among others but has been certified as a "safe food additive" in the EU and is today unbanned in most of the countries.It has the capacity for inducing an allergic reaction in individuals with pre-existing moderate asthma.
In the United States production exceeds 1 million pounds annually, and daily consumption is around 16 mg per person.It is one of the colorants that the Hyperactive Children's Support Group and the Feingold Association recommends to be eliminated from the diet of children.

and Red 3-E127

Erythrosine is a cherry-pink/red synthetic coal tar dye. There are fears that it could affect thyroid activity, can increase thyroid hormone levels and lead to hyperthyroidism, was shown to cause thyroid cancer in rats in a study in 1990. It is toxic to some strains of yeast cells and is also implicated in phototoxicity (a sensitivity to light).

Not recommended for consumption by children. However it is found in cocktail, glacé and tinned cherries, canned fruit, custard mix, sweets, bakery, snack foods, biscuits, chocolate, dressed crab, garlic sausage, luncheon meat, salmon spread, paté, scotch eggs, stuffed olives and packet trifle mix. It is also used to reveal plaque in dental disclosing tablets.

OK so just remember that, not just when you swallow some Lilac Lavendar Bath Salts but also when you eat anything of a colour not found in nature

E-Rock Obama said...

Ludo, girl, you crazy!!

Trevor said...

A shameless plug in an otherwise brilliant blog about lavender bath salts