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Scariest Time-Waster Ever: The Alcoholic Calorie Counter

Scariest Time-Waster Ever: The Alcoholic Calorie Counter

The Post has now substituted a photo of Dave Burke in for the previous botch-job photo of his chef Eric Hara, and under the item, there’s a link to a nutso interactive game that lets you watch videos of chefs (for instance, a clip of Rachael Ray’s foodgasms) and answer questions about them. Of course, it’s nowhere near as fully fledged as the cooking video games, like Jamie Oliver’s, that Reuters rounds up today. And it doesn’t even start to approach a widget from the BBC’s Radio 1 in awesomeness.

The Brit application allows you to calculate, in a most graphic manner, the calories you consumed during last night’s booze binge, and then shows you their inevitably horrifying equivalent in food. It’s a bit flawed, since it doesn’t account for diet sodas or cocktail ingredients like, say, raw egg, but it’s effective enough to make you reconsider that hung-over egg and cheese.

How Many Calories? [BBC via BlackBook]
New Videogames Lure Players Into the Kitchen [Reuters]
Door Dummies [NYP]

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