AllRecipes is a site I use frequently, and the strength of the community there is based on reviews and commentary on the recipes. I rarely use a recipe that doesn't have reviews and comments, especially from folks who have modified it to suit their tastes.
The strength of AllRecipes is in the community of reviewers and their commitment to critique and improvement more than just the database of recipes, and with the number of times I refer to that site in a week, I'm not surprised it went for $175mm.
Reviews, y'all. They're valuable! Who'd have thought?
What recipe sites do you use? Do you use AllRecipes?
Reported by Jane on Twitter, and by Melanie in my inbox: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which I reviewed here back in July 2011, has been nominated for an Oscar™ for Short Film (Animated).
As Jane noted, Morris Lessmore is a story book app with an accompanying film, and was never released in theaters. The fact that it was nominated for an Oscar™ makes me absurdly happy, as it was one of the most touching films I've seen. I purchased the storybook app and the film for my children last summer, and they still watch and read it regularly.
Curious about it? This one is a great Oscar film to watch – it's heartbreaking, hopeful, beautiful and not 2 hours long! You can purchase the film and watch it on iTunes. And it turns out a hardcover version will be released in July 2012 (Goodreads | Amazon | BN).
Also, complete nonsequitur: I love that I'm more familiar with the animated films than any of the other films nominated this year. Seriously, I'm so surprised that Kung Fu Panda 2 was nominated over Cars 2. There, that's about the extent of my Oscar™ commentary!
ETA: Via James L. Enjoy this Darktower comic, when British Awesomeness collides.