Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I saw this cooking show parody while staying up late and watching public television in the Untied States, where I live.
From the show's BBC2 website:
Welcome to the world of POSH NOSH. For me, this is a dream come true. All my life, I've wanted to bring extraordinary food to ordinary people.[via BBC2 Posh Nosh]
This website contains some of the recipes featured in our award-waiting BBC2 series. You may find some of them difficult at first. The techniques are complex, true. And, yes I agree, the language is unusual and hard. But I know you wouldn't want it any other way. Extraordinary food should never be simple. And it certainly mustn't be cheap. One of the lovely things about having a website is that it keeps out people who can't even afford a computer!
Here are all eight (there may be nine), 10 minute episodes on Your Tube and My Space:
1. Architect's Fish and Chips.
2. Birthday Parties.
4. Beautiful Food.
5. Bread & Butter Pudding.
8. Comfort Food.
9. (which allegedly exists, according to the imdb, but I doubt it) Gilled Sole.
Also and Lastly: Here's an unusually thorough Wikipedia entry. (Bless you, Wikipedia.)
The Discreet Charm Of Anonymous People Online
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Warren Sinclair (as Kevin McAlister)
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thing I Didn't Know I Loved With All My Heart: Heavy Sarcasm
I guess it's a sign that I'm getting older, but sometimes when I look at party photos of cool hipster parties, it just seems like the kids are younger and younger. I think one of those signs that you're getting over the cool hill is when you start noticing you're older than anyone in a band worth listening to. I feel geriatric for being old enough to rent a car. At this point in my life, I might as well throw in the towel and start wearing Clarks and talking about the produce I bought at the farmer's market. I mean, this kid barely looks out of high school, right?[Via Sorry I Missed Your Party]
The Most Important Question About Full House
[Update: It's from this article in Esquire. Rahul figured it out, because "He genius."]
Thing I Didn't Know I Loved With All My Heart: Indeep
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I've Got A Game Changer For Obama/Biden
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Chanel Guitar Bag
This Was My Major Impression Of The 3rd Debate
Monday, October 13, 2008
I Swear These People Are About To Make Me Ignorant Up In Here.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
When Chuck Norris plays Monopoly, it affects the actual world economy.
[Via, Mike C. at Politico| Also: Rahul owns this comment thread, it's super good!]
Friday, October 10, 2008
Diagramming Sarah Palin's Sentences
I recognize this Slate article is both mean and unfair. (Anyone who has ever transcribed a verbal interview with anyone recognizes how totally syntactically fuzzy conversational speech is.) However, I love diagramming sentences—and, honestly, these are some choice (tortured) specimens. [Thanks, Alex!]
Thursday, October 09, 2008
I Want To Know Where I Can Find This Larger!
Some Kind Of Monster
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
October 31st is coming up and that means Goth Christmas
That's the question posed by John Swartz in this NYT's column that delves not just into the etymology of the term—which began with a 17th Century member of the Maverick family, who "got into trouble with the law over his agitation for the rights of indentured servants"—but also the current low opinion the Maverick family has of McCain and Palin using their family name today.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Uh Oh! Secret Muslim!
The Republican Party cited a large amount of money coming to the Democratic presidential candidate from overseas, and a small amount of money that he has returned from foreigners, in explaining their complaint.Ignoring for a second that this audit may have some degree of validity, I think that given the McCain campaign's recent level of restraint we're in for some particularly ugly attack ads.
The party's lawyers also pointed to news reports of foreigners giving money to Sen. Obama, although the Obama campaign says it has either rejected or returned the money.
"We see this as a wide-scale problem for the Obama campaign," said Sean Cairncross, chief counsel for the Republican National Committee. "This is more money than has ever flowed into a presidential campaign."
"Seckrit Musalim Terrorizer!"