While it’s a given that most chefs draw their plating inspiration from the art world, occasionally their dishes verge from mere inspiration to recognizable if not conscious homage. Because we love art, food that looks pretty, and opportunities to sound pretentious, we scoured modernist art and found that, in many cases, plates and paintings sometimes look eerily similar. (But as Big Bird once said,
don’t eat the pictures.)
There's no cross domain hackery or tracking voodoo, it's just some sweet jQuery animations.
Please, think of the animations.
In the meantime, enjoy the html version below. I guess. If that's your thing.
Gov. Chris Christie
Governor Chris Christie, known for his blunt public persona, is no less direct when it comes to social media. Governor Christie's feed features his trademark sense of humor, leading some followers to believe it just can't be him.
Sen. Claire McCaskill
Personal goal setting can be a real challenge, but Senator Claire McCaskill learned in 2011 that Twitter is an underutilized motivation tool. She used her Twitter feed to publicize an ambitious weight loss effort to provide extra motivation for success. In October 2011, she took to Twitter to proudly announce she had reached her goal.
Rep. Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich knows how to make news via Twitter. During Justice Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation process in 2009, Rep. Gingrich ignited controversy when he labeled now-Justice Sotomayor's famous 'wise Latina' statements "new racism." His recent presidential campaign also landed in hot water when a social networking firm called
Peek You discovered in August 2011 that some 92 percent of his followers were, well, not real people. When he is not making headlines, former Rep. Gingrich presents a mix of links to articles, various photos and videos, and comments on a wide range of issues.
President Barack Obama
With over 16 million followers, President Obama has a healthy presence on Twitter that displays his team's grasp of the expanding role of new media in politics. He was the first politician and the
third person overall to reach 10 million followers. Though his feed features plenty of campaign and government business, it also tends to highlight a more personal side of the Commander-in-Chief.
Sen. Charles Grassley
Senator Grassley has become famous for his unique use of the English alphabet. He packs as many ideas as possible into a sometimes confusing jumble of single letters and creatively spelled words. In April 2012, he picked up negative media attention for a tweet in which he referred to President Obama as 'stupid'.
Mayor Cory Booker
When a massive snowstorm pummeled his city of Newark, NJ in 2009, Mayor Cory Booker paid close attention to his Twitter feed. When constituents tweeted requests for help with snow removal, Booker garnered national attention for using the site to help direct the city's removal effort. He even personally trekked out to shovel one lucky constituent's driveway. Talk about public service!
Sen. John McCain
Senator John McCain may have lost a good number of electoral votes to President Obama in 2008, but he has stayed close behind in the race for the most Twitter followers among US politicians. Sen. McCain is second among current elected officials, trailing only his former campaign rival. He is known for his continued use of the site as a tool to burnish his image with constituents in Arizona and beyond.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom
As the former mayor San Francisco, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom knows a thing or two about the tech industry, and his expertise transfers over to Twitter. In 2010, he was given the title of "America's Most Social Mayor" by the the social media search engine Samepoint, according to the
New York Times.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
As a representative from the San Francisco Bay Area, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is also familiar with the tech industry's most effective tools. She has built an expansive Twitter network that broadcasts many of her personal views on the issues of the day.
Rep. Silvestre Reyes
Though Representative Silvestre Reyes uses his Twitter feed to publicize his legislative efforts and generally keep in touch with constituents, he also offers frequent and down-to-earth thanks to his newest followers. No word on whether this will change how that he has been
primaried out of the position.