Monthly Archives: May 2014

Frustrating

H.I.F. Speaking of gardens: I just want to keep my nose buried in mine: Male student named Connecticut school’s prom queen. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Friday

BYCU I never knew this: “With more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer.” Of course, the bigger boys now want some of the action, too: “Outsiders have noticed … Continue reading

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Thursday

Thinking about starting an online local newspaper? You may want to check out this essay by Bill Kauffman about The Batavian. Excerpt: Five years of 12-hour-a-day and seven-day-a-week workloads later, Owens has embedded The Batavian in the public mind. From … Continue reading

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Interesting

H.I.F. This has a strong ring of truth to is, at least to me: “The truth is, processed foods contain carefully orchestrated flavors and other sensory factors designed to be as addictive as possible. This is in stark contrast to … Continue reading

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Wednesday

A handful of great passages from Joseph Epstein’s new book of essays . . . and I’m only about 15% of the way through it: “[I]n the matter of literary criticism, as Mencken once remarked, it is only justice that … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Kontent from the Kindle Perhaps the most interesting passage from my Memorial Day Weekend reading. The author is writing about the shocking dearth of archeological remains from approximately 630 to 930 AD and historians’ struggles to account for it: Another … Continue reading

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Monday

A Random Passage “Anyone who believes that advertisers control consumers need only be told a few names: Tucker, Henry J., Ford, Edsel, Mercury Park Lane, Studebaker, Wagonaire, Lincoln Blackwood, AMC Marlin, Buick Reatta, and Eagle Premier. These were among many … Continue reading

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Sunday

In anticipation of the coming football season, I thought I’d post this picture that really cracked me up a few days ago. (If you don’t follow the NFL, my apologies . . . and good for you, btw). Bookmark it: … Continue reading

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Saturday

The rest of my backyard container garden went in Thursday evening. This is a partial picture of the finished deal. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Meyers

A group of scientists have started attaching sensors to sharks to help predict hurricane intensity. They’re hoping the information they gather will save enough lives to offset the number of lives lost attaching sensors to sharks. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | … Continue reading

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BYCU

BYCU I’d be curious where Memorial Day weekend ranks among drinking weekends. It must be in the top 10, probably top 5 after the brutal winter we’ve just came through. I’ve talked with a lot of people who have told … Continue reading

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Kimmel

For 40 years Burger King has been saying “Have it your way” in their ads. They’re changing the slogan from “Have it your way” to “Be your way.” I don’t get it. Am I ordering a Whopper or coming out … Continue reading

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