Monday, August 29, 2005


When you are on a holiday you don't really follow these kind of things," Neil Coffey, 35, a tourist from Britain, said Sunday as he stood in line to get into the Superdome. "We were surprised. We don't get hurricanes like this at home."

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Gossip is useful

Gossip is more subtle than is appears

"Infidelity will eventually catch up with you" "Cheerful people are not necessarily happy people" "Just because someone says they have pictures of something doesn't mean they do."

Monday, August 15, 2005

The exurbs

Why are people so scared? I blame the TV news.

In its most recent survey of Tampa home buyers, [the developer] asked people what they valued the most in their home and community. They wanted more space and a greater sense of security. Safety always ranks second, even in communities where there is virtually no crime.

You do the Cryovac and keep the freshness back!

Is this the way to put more science into cooking? Seal the food and cook it at a standard temperature.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Weird things about the USA

What is ranch dressing? Why is it everywhere? Is it food?

Thursday, August 04, 2005

55 gallons of olive oil a week

Google has its own chefs. They provide free food to employees. They go through 55 gallons of olive oil a week.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Film is still a powerful medium

Even with 36 million copies of the Da Vinci Code in print, some people are still upset about it being made into a film.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Tap water is more stringently monitored and tightly regulated than bottled water.

Ounce for ounce, bottled water costs more than gasoline. Bottled water is undeniably more fashionable and portable than tap water. Bottled water causes huge numbers of plastic bottles to go into landfills.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Jim Jarmusch and Crows

He listens to his mentor-ghosts, who tell him not to dwell on the past but to concentrate, instead, on the work. ''Blake said, 'The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn from the crow,''' Jarmusch recited, as if this explained the heartache of a good movie going unseen. He stared a second. ''I'd like to own a crow,'' he said. ''I think that would be an excellent pet.''