Last Call: ’70s recipes, a happy song with Rivers Cuomo, and an unfathomable magic trick

Photo: Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Photo: Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

@70sdinnerparty on Instagram

Sometimes I need to seek out new Instagram accounts just to break up the constant scroll of black lab puppies in my feed (don’t judge). This week my discovery is @70sdinnerparty, an account devoted to the most horrifying creations of a pretty weird culinary decade. Shrimp aspic or cabbage Christmas tree, anyone? [Kate Bernot]

“Sober Up” feat. Rivers Cuomo by AJR

This is a happy song that popped up on the alternative radio station here in Chicago (Q101), and now I can’t stop listening to it. AJR’s “Sober Up” starts out with a hypnotic cello hook, and like the trio’s previous hit, “Weak,” it wrestles with substance abuse issues (“Won’t you help me sober up / All the big kids they are drunk / And I want to feel something again”). I find the song so (ironically) addictive that I was not surprised to find out that it features Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo; if only he’d used some of his genius here on his regular band’s latest album. Still, if he had, then “Sober Up” wouldn’t exist, and that would be terrible. Give it a listen, and then see how many nanoseconds it takes for you to hit replay. [Gwen Ihnat]


Magician Jerry Andrus

Watch what magician Jerry Andrus does with a rubber ball, a sheet of plastic, and a piece of cardboard. It’s unfathomable. [Kevin Pang]

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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Weight Watchers recipe cards from the 70s? AMAZING. Everything is in jello molds with neon colors and oh wait I found some: