Friday, January 26, 2007
- The Devil's Dictionary, 2.0
- Geschmackverstarker: Natriumglutemat, or MSG, often found in Wurstel. It's also the name of a band.
- This sounds like a tasty snack: pan sushi, found on Art Pollard's mouthwatering Local Kine Recipes 2.0 website at the University of Hawaii, which is packed with local island treats that would be perfect at a Tiki (or Super Bowl - Go Bears!) party. [UPDATE: Made the pan sushi today - it really is as easy as it sounds; it was a big hit!
- A word that simply rubs me the wrong way, and would love to never see again: webinar.
- What's your Hello Kitty™ Horoscope for today?
- I'm going to go see "Die Fledermaus" tomorrow night at the Lyric, and today I learned that there was a tenor who performed the operetta in the 1950's and 60's named Wolfgang Windgassen. And yes, that was his real name.
- "The Poutine, She's Delicious" by Cheeseburger Brown, a musing on Quebec's favorite bellybuster, french fries with gravy and cheese curds. [Thanks to my friend James, who sent me a Neat-O-Rama poutine story yesterday for the inspiration!]
- Here's a tipple with kick to try this weekend: The Jack Rabbit, composed of bourbon, lemons, and a smidgen of sugar. It sounds like something George W. might have enjoyed in his drinking days: a sour drunk. [via Slashfood]
- Bruce Schneier: In Praise of Security Theater [via Rebecca's Pocket]
- Timesuck of the Day: Rush Hour, a Flash version of the sliding numbers puzzle that uses cars and trucks on a parking lot grid. Get your car out of the lot in the fewest moves you can!
- Even more Flash fun: Tube Crisis, where the goal is to find the hidden weakness of each strange subway rider cramping your style, and shoo them off the train. It's ostensibly based on London's Tube, but is could just as easily be Chicago's 'L'.
- A geologist from Brazil who bears a striking resemblance to the Who's Pete Townshend, and who has a rather unfortunate name for English-speakers.
- All Proverbs are better with lions in them [via Language Log]
- "You're supposed to burn it": molecular gastronomy tools inspired by stoners around the world. "Yes, officer - I bought this bong for cooking." Smoked lettuce, anyone? [via CHOW]
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