Someone invited himself to Franke James’ house for dinner. Woah. Ballsy, but kinda cool, actually. Now I’m trying to think of someone whose house I should invite myself to… (I’m putting this under the “urbanism” category on this blog because I actually think of this as being, in some odd way, notably urban behavior. People [...]
(If you can’t see the Youtube video embedded above, go watch it here.)
I’m not one of the fancy people who has a smoker (someday…oh yes…someday), but last weekend I stopped by the local butcher and they happened to have a rack of beef ribs for very cheap. So, I bought them, to play with them. I made a very simple dry rub, with salt, pepper, cayenne powder, [...]
The Something Store has a simple premise: you give them $10, they send you something. Thing is, you don’t get to choose what. They just randomly select something from all of the somethings that they happen to have on hand, and send it to you. Woah. For most of the time that I worked for [...]
For some reason, my life has been full of bacon lately. Last weekend I played on an ultimate team that named itself “The Kevin Bacons” (it’s a pickup team, why not?). One of the folks playing on that team brought bacon breakfast cookies to the field. (Note: bacon cookies are not a good idea.) And [...]
My mother e-mailed this morning, pointing me to an article by Stanley Fish titled Will the Humanities Save Us?, and a follow-up piece titled The Uses of the Humanities, Part Two. Both were published on his blog at the New York Times. My mom was curious what I thought, but the articles are very interesting, [...]
My mom has established her presence on the web, in a couple of different places and ways. She has a personal blog at http://adafocer.typepad.com. And Boston Mortgage Meltdown harkens back to her many pre-grad-school years as a real estate analyst, giving her analysis of the current credit crunch, mortgage scandals, and real estate market generally. [...]
I’ve spent part of the afternoon enjoying the stuff over at Telstar Logistics. I’d never heard of the site before, but there’s a good amount of random (but interesting!) notes on design and aesthetics and technology and transportation and all kinds of other things. Worth a looksee.
More on Chicago later on today, I hope. Until then, you can tide yourself over by reading about a disappearing train. Seriously.
My first Scrump-didly-umptious post just went up. Hooray, bivalves!
Because I’m already excited.
If you didn’t catch the last 5 minutes of Boston Legal last night, shame on you. Unfortunately, it looks like ABC doesn’t post episodes after they air (shame on them), but maybe it’s floating around somewhere….
This New Yorker article on Manny Ramirez (which is wonderful, and definitely worth the time) quotes Johnny Damon as saying that in Boston, “Manny could be Mayor”. Which is a good point, actually. I’d never really thought about who Manny reminded me of, but Tom Menino would have to be on the list.
…but there’s something gruesomely enjoyable about Neal Pollack at a Dodgers game.
First, let me just say that I’m not a hockey fan. At all. I really just don’t care whatsoever about the NHL. But, Lil’ Jon is blogging about hockey on NHL.com, and the comedic possibilities are…well, my brain started to hurt just thinking about it.
An interesting Slate dialogue on the book “How Doctors Think”. It’s interesting on its own, and definitely makes me want to go read it.
Just a quick note to welcome Tazo back from the dead. And by “back from the dead”, I mean “back to the world of people who aren’t studying for Step 1 exams“.
Go read Scrumptulescence. No. Seriously. Go read it. Go. Now. (If you’re confused about why a demand that my readers go read a food blog has the category “Ultimate” appended to it, it’s because several of the posters are folks that I’ve played ultimate with…)