Tuesday, July 19, 2005
- French food slang:
"Go ahead, tall unhooker of sausages!" (Va donc, grand dépendeur d'andouilles!) means, "Go ahead, you big lug!" (The guy who unhooks the andouilles from the ceiling must be very tall and not very smart)...and "I could eat a parish priest rubbed with garlic" (Je pourrais manger un curé frotté d'ail) means "I could eat a horse."Come to think of it, "Je pourrais manger un curé frotté d'ail" actually rap-rhymes in French - sort of. Want fava beans and a nice Chianti with that?
- Dispatches from the Culture Wars reports on recent "takings" abuses in the wake of Kelo v. New London. MORE: The Castle Coalition's "Public Power, Private Gain"
- Sneaky, sneaky:
Beginning [today], Illinois state police have a new way to catch speeders. State troopers will be dressed as construction workers in construction zones, and when a speeding car goes by, they will radio ahead to a waiting patrol car. Those caught going over the posted 45 mph speed limit will face a $375 fine. [NBC5 Chicago, and CBS2 Chicago]
- Heavy poaching of elephants for tusk ivory may be the reason why scientists are seeing more elephants with the "tuskless" gene [via Boing Boing]
- Help stop the menace of rampant burger abuse! [a spot-on parody from Drug WarRant] On a side note, Drug WarRant's Pete Guither is in town for his production of The Living Canvas:
Theatre. Art. Movement. This is photography made flesh; the body as you've never seen it before. Pete Guither and his performers present the texture of movement with the extraordinary expressiveness of the unclothed human form. Images and patterns projected onto the actors create scenes that are alternately beautiful, disturbing, hilarious, and astonishing.
- Tigers and Strawberries' witty take on [human] meat eaters who are troubled by the fact meat comes from animals [>> US Food Policy blog, who also has an interesting post on "Cultured (lab-grown) Meat" >> Rebecca's Pocket]
- An awesome collection of blues classics for download, on www.livinblues.com [via Totally Fuzzy]