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Queen performs the “Flash Gordon” theme

I don’t know why I’ve never seen this footage of Queen performing the theme to 1980’s Flash Gordon. God knows I adore that movie more than any adult person should ever admit to.

When I got older I learned who the great Swedish actor Max Von Sydow was and finally understood why my father thought it was such a riot he played Ming The Merciless in the flick. Which begs the question: Do you think Ingmar Bergman ever watched Flash Gordon?

Fun fact: a friend of mine on Facebook just this second informed me that it’s not Flash Gordon star Sam Jones‘s real voice we hear in the movie. Jones and producer Dino DeLaurentis (grandfather to Food Network star Giada DeLaurentis) had a falling out over money. When Jones would not come to the studio to redo his lines, an unnamed actor did it for him.

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Food blogs (for vegans)

I hope all my vegan friends (and my friends who love vegans) know about the essential Post Punk Kitchen. The awesome punk ladies behind the site (Isa Moskowitz and her cooking partner Terry Romero) host a fun lo-fi cooking show on public access TV in Brooklyn. The duo has given more to the tastebuds of the vegan community than anyone I know.

Isa Moskowitz and Terry Romeo in their kitchen. (Photo by Evan Sung for the New York Times)

Isa Moskowitz and Terry Romeo in their kitchen. (Photo by Evan Sung for the New York Times)

And, believe me, I can vouch for the deliciousness of the Post Punk Kitchen cookbooks (Veganomicon, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and Vegan with a Vengeance). My lady friend cooks us yummy recipes from the books nearly every night.

Hands down Moskowitz and her punky pals are my favorite vegan chefs. Their shows are hilarious, too. They should concoct an elaborate plan to take over the Food Network airwaves and teach the people about delicious cruelty-free food.

Here are some other blogs for vegans:
* Vegan Metal Bike Dad Punk Blog
* Vegans of Color
* heeb'n'vegan
* The Urban Vegan
* Vegan Freak
* My Sweet Vegan
* Alternative Vegan
* Could it be SEITAN?
* Rural Vegan

And I would be remiss if I did not include the new and fabulous Vegan Treats with Stumps and Jiggles by two of my dear friends.

Any vegans in the house?

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