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Dusting Off: Throwing a Pie in Someone’s Face

Aaron Rodgers was blasted with a towel full of shaving cream during a postgame interview on Monday, marking the unfortunate migration of the practice from Major League Baseball to the National Football League. As we discussed a couple weeks ago, there’s no shortage of juvenile celebratory antics on professional playing fields these days.

We’re all for practical jokes, so long as they’re not cheap, bastardized versions of iconic pranks. And where we come from, a towel full of shaving cream is not a Boston cream pie. You’ll notice the difference, too, when the latter is inextricably (and deliciously) welded to your eye sockets.

Here now, for inspiration and guidance, are some great moments in pie-in-the-face history...»

Anais Pouliot has Danced Too Hard

Homegrown: Club Monaco and ACL team up for a new collection, entirely made in the US. Not too shabby. [GQ]

The Artist as a Young Man: You can never have too many pictures of John McEnroe. [Secret Forts]

It Wasn’t Even That Good of a Day: A critical consideration of Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day,” which artfully skirts the controversial triple-double issue. [A.V. Club]

“Pie is the Food of the Heroic”: A long, impassioned plea for the superiority of pie over ice cream, as published in the New York Times circa 1902. The key phrase: “No Pie-Eating People Can Ever Be Permanently Vanquished.” As true today as when it was written. [Lawyers, Guns and Money]

Pies, Marriage, and the Best Opticians in the Country


Throwing Pies: Mary-Louise Parker is one of our favorite people…and apparently an accomplished drunken pastry chef. [Esquire]

Condolences are In Order: Ladies and Gentlemen, Gisele is off the market for real. And this Brady character sounds highly suspect. [People]

Individualism: ACL unearths yet another quality domestic shirt-maker. [A Continuous Lean]

Keeping an Eye Out: The Times catches on to our favorite opticians, thanks to a few well-selected collabs. Congrats, fellows. [The Moment]