Off topic: Eyeing food, crunchy food, Nicolas Cage, 'The Office' stare machine

Apparently we initially taste food with our eyes — on blue chicken and food dyes. More about food: Some people think crunchier is healthier. (But what about fried chicken?) Now for some entertainment. Our national Irrational Treasure: Grantland’s in-depth look at Nicolas Cage, who has inspired many a meme. And you, too, can explore human emotions with the help of “The Office” Stare Machine.


Photo: Nicolas Cage in “The Weather Man.” (Paramount Pictures)

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