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You’ve heard of artisanal food, right? No? Good for you! But surely you’ve been told not to play with your food. I see you nodding. You did it anyway, right? Good for you! Sometime last year, some folks in Italy really went to work on some watermelons—you can see their handiwork here. This carving isn’t even the […]

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I came across this on a Facebook wall belonging to a company called Motto Agency. I was surprised at how many brands I could identify from a single stylized letter. But then, that’s what companies like Motto are all about. I don’t think I’ll get them all, thank God. But a few of them will […]

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I was looking forward to “crazy” on Tuesday, but didn’t expect so much of teh stupid. Up until late Monday, Laura and I planned to head down to the Mall at a not-too-unreasonable hour and see what we could see of the swearing-in. We are, after all, just ordinary folk. But a former neighbor (and […]

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I learned something new today. (Did I learn something new yesterday? Hmm …) It’s New Year’s Eve, and I bought a beer I’d never tried—Bell’s Sparkling Ale. I’d tried several Bell’s brews and found them all excellent. Well, here’s how they tempt you on the back label of the tipple at hand: “Fill your glass […]

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On December 31, I thought about resolving to be even lazier in 2007 than I was in 2006, but I never got around to it.

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Gmork is a fictional villain, while Gmörk is a decent white wine from Austria. What a difference an umlaut makes.

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Make that “water filtered through a horse”: [German soccer fans] are furious that Budweiser will be the official tipple for the World Cup, which starts next month. The American lager has secured a near-monopoly of beer sales inside World Cup stadiums and within a 500m radius of the grounds, supplanting more than 1,270 domestic breweries. […]

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I had an Inca Kola today at El Pollo Rico. Man, is that stuff sweet! Tastes sort of like bubblegum, which made me wonder: what the heck is bubblegum flavor? I mean, it must be built out of something—some well-defined set of flavors in certain proportions. I know it has vanilla in it. My tablemate, […]

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  • Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
    Gravity’s Rainbow

    ‘Is it about a bicycle?’ he asked.
    The Third Policeman