Um, people stockpile on bread, eggs, and milk…

…because they’re perishables that run out quickly when you’re making simple, straightforward blizzard foods like French toast, or scrambled eggs, or omelets, or pancakes, or sandwiches for the kids, or what have you.  I mean, this isn’t really rocket science, contra the Atlantic. Lots of people have kids, and people with kids need to have an uninterrupted supply of the foods that kids eat. I mean, I may need to walk over to the convenience store myself at some point to pick up some more milk. Hopefully not, but it may happen.

Via Instapundit.

Hey, that magic CGI bread Rey had in Star Wars?

It wasn’t CGI.

They totally CGI-ed that bread into existence, didn’t they? Wrong, says special effects supervisor Chris Corbould, who spoke with MTV News about what went into making that single moment.

“Surprisingly that was done practically, although so many people have said to me, ’we thought that was a digital effect!’” Corbould said.

Took ’em three months to get those few seconds of footage right, and of course you wouldn’t want to eat the stuff, but: they did that effect the old-fashioned way. That happened a lot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is one reason why the movie is a monster.  And not the smallest reason why, either.

So I learned how to bake bread this weekend.

Pretty simple, really: mix the bread flour and the water and the yeast and the salt, let it sit overnight. Heat the oven to 450 degrees, put the cast-iron pot in for a half hour to get it nice hot, flour up the dough, toss it in the cast iron.  Bake for thirty minutes.  Boom, fresh bread.

I assume that I’m going to burn the [EXPLETIVE DELETED] out of it the first time I try it on my own, though.