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Feast Your Eyes: Colbert and Myrhvold Enjoy "Ice Cream" That Tastes Like Ice Cream

Stephen Colbert and Nathan Myrhvold enjoy pistachio ice-cream that "isn’t really ice cream at all."

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Not content with having a Ben & Jerry's flavor named after him, last night Stephen Colbert persuaded Nathan Myrhvold, the former Microsoft CTO and author of the epic Modernist Cuisine cookbook, to make him pistachio ice-cream.

The dessert, as Myrhvold's team explain on their blog, "isn’t really ice cream at all." It contains no eggs or dairy, but is instead constructed from pistachio nut oil and emulsifiers. Colbert is duly impressed:

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Maybe Mass Transit Does Hate America: Amtrak Train Kills Bald Eagle

As if red, white, and blue-blooded Republicans needed another reason to hate on mass transit. Amtrak kills bald eagles.

As if Republicans needed another reason to hate mass transit, late last night the very symbol of American freedom was crushed by a train. An Amtrak train struck and killed a bald eagle. The tragic incident occurred on Amtrak's popular Northeast line between Baltimore and Wilmington, Delaware. (No word on whether Joe Biden was on board.)

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An offer 15 million unemployed Americans can refuse

Harrington is in the heart of the Maine’s blueberry country, a place where close to 8,000 migrant and seasonal farm workers come to rake berries each summer on low rolling barrens. Unemployment in the region hovers around 10 percent. Last year, when a nonprofit planned to build more permanent housing for the hundred or so Hispanics who live and work there year-round, one resident complained, saying, “When there is very little work, bringing more people in does not solve the problem.”

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