NTMP #38: Cream of Chewbacca
with some nice crusty Pan Solo on the side
New-to-me Phrases, October 23, 2022
Pan Solo * Semen-carrying drone technology * Heckboy * A can of Chef Boyardee on Wheels * Rebranding bats * High Knob * Kranch
The Phrases, With Context
This week I only found one phrase—a rare occurrence. Clearly I need to get out more.
Therefore, we’re dipping into the archives for stuff I found in 2019. This week we have one hell of a Harrison Ford bread bowl, the weirdest drone delivery I’ve read about, everyone’s favorite flying mammal, and canned pasta put to its highest and best use.
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Let’s get to this week’s phrases!
1. Pan Solo
The owners of One House Bakery in California made a six-foot-tall sculpture of Han Solo trapped in carbonite from The Empire Strikes Back . . . entirely out of bread. It wasn’t even for a contest or anything, which somehow makes this even more awesome.
2. Semen-carrying drone technology
For the critically endangered flightless Kākāpō, a bird native to New Zealand, time is of the essence when it comes to artificial insemination to keep the species going. Drone daddy sauce delivery cuts the time down to five minutes from one hour. Technology: What a marvel.
To learn more, I highly recommend the Kākāpō Recovery Instagram.
And if you haven’t seen Shagged by a Rare Parrot on YouTube and you need a laugh-until-you-cry watch, treat yo’self.
From a self-explanatory tweet:
4. A can of Chef Boyardee on Wheels
This phrase almost didn’t happen because I also loved ‘ravioli car.’
The hed and dek from Block Club Chicago spell out all you need to know:
‘Suspicious Object’ Leads Police To Shut Down State Street … But It Was Just A Can Of Chef Boyardee On Wheels
The ravioli car turned out to be a DePaul student's class project.
5. Rebranding bats
From a 2019 Fast Company article on using bat homes to fight mosquitoes without resorting to chemicals that can harm other wildlife, including pollinators and birds. The idea comes from the company Batbnb—a great idea and a great word!
6. High Knob
A place name that makes me giggle because I’m 12.
Delish wrote back in 2019 that Heinz was unleashing a new product line on an unsuspecting public, including ketchup + ranch dressing, aka Kranch.
What a great word for a gross product.
Also currently featured on the Heinz website: Mayoracha (mayo and sriracha) and Mayochup (mayo and ketchup). 🤢
Past ideas that appear to have faded into oblivion where they belong: Mayomust (mayo and mustard) and Mayocue (mayo and barbecue). 🚫
That’s it for this week! Thanks for reading, and remember to stay curious and remain furious!