It's Monday, January 11 and the man who wrote the lyrics "Fast food, living nostalgia/Humble pie or bitter fruit," David Bowie, has died. Bowie once said of his success, "Fame itself ... doesn't really afford you anything more than a good seat in a restaurant." RIP.
In other news, last night was the Golden Globes and the coolest person at the awards ceremony ordered In-N-Out burgers for her table; Someone is trying to debunk our hero Pizza Rat; Ritzy gym Equinox is upsetting people with a new ad showing a fit mother breastfeeding her baby in a restaurant; and science solves an age-old pizza problem.
— People are laying flowers at the entrance of Zizzi's Restauran in honor of David Bowie, who died late yesterday. Though the building on Beckenham High Street in Southeast London now houses an Italian restaurant, it used to be called The Three Tuns pub, and was, for many years, where a young David Bowie honed his songwriting craft. One fan recalls hearing Bowie play at the pub sometime in the 1960s: "I remember him taking money on the door at The Three Tuns, always quiet and friendly and playing acoustic folk-style. Hearing the early performances of Space Oddity were an indication that he was something special but the subsequent invention of his alter egos seemed to release him to achieve stardom that none of us could have predicted." Zizzi's interior is decorated with Bowie lyrics and song titles, and a plaque affixed to an exterior wall memorializes the place in Bowie's name. Here's a video with more scenes from inside Zizzi's:
— Katy Perry won the Golden Globe awards — nay, the day — last night when she sent an assistant out to get In-N-Out burgers for her whole table. Here's Golden Globe winner Brie Larson (Room) gushing about the experience. Apparently Perry sprung for curly fries, too:
Found a curly fry in my dress just now. Gonna eat it. Hope that's ok. #goodnightgoldenglobes— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 11, 2016
— Someone is trying to debunk Pizza Rat, the hero New York deserves. Even an artist who is possibly associated with the stunt that launched a thousand memes thinks journalists have better things to do: I think there are better stories to tell. Why wake the world from a beautiful dream when the waking world is all so drab?"
— Equinox, the most aspirational gym on the planet, launched a new ad campaign showing an extremely fit mother breastfeeding a child in a restaurant. The photo on Facebook has raised many eyebrows... because everyone has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old boy? Or because people are prudes. What we're really impressed with is this woman's determination to dine solo, or at least sans a date. The caption reads, "Table for one. Dinner for three. #CommitToSomething."
— There's more than one way to slice a pizza pie. Fortunately, science is here to help. Let's just say a traditional pizza wheel isn't going to cut it if you really want to get mathematical with your pizza. Suffice to say we're probably all going to continue cutting our pizza into wedges, and folding them in half, too.