Wednesday Wanderings: Creepy Wine Decanters, 5 Meals 1 Chicken, Eat More Pickles, RIP Iain Banks, 24 (expletive not deleted), and a Cute Kitten

Need a new wine decanter? These are really pricey, but kind of cool. And kind of creepy:

http://www.foodrepublic.com/2013/06/11/art-drinking-check-out-these-creepy-cool-wine-deca

Another from Food Republic, this time on how to get 5 meals out of one rotisserie chicken:

http://www.foodrepublic.com/2013/06/11/5-costco-chicken-5-dinners-5-bucks-heres-how-do-it

Do you take care of all the good bacteria in your system? Most people don’t. This article says we should eat more pickles (and other homemade, fermented foods) to do just that:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2339307/As-new-book-says-processed-food-killing-friendly-bacteria-gut–Can-eating-home-pickles-fight-infections–obesity.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

The science fiction world lost one of its best this week. Iain M. Banks lost his fight with cancer, not long after he made public that he had less than a year to live. Here are his eleven rules for good writing, that apply not only to SF:

http://io9.com/11-rules-of-good-writing-that-iain-m-banks-left-as-his-512191076

As an addition to the review I posted in May about our rewatch of 24, it seems the expletive of choice on the show is… Well, watch this video compilation, and see if you can tell me. 🙂

And, finally, a cute kitten picture, just because. (No, this is not my cat.):

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