The best friend of one of my friends at work recently moved to China. He forwarded this photo of his new microwave oven. I can just hear Saddam saying, “Chemical Ali, set the oven to CHAOS. Not the wimpy 0.1 kg setting. Go for the full 1 kg.” Or maybe that was Dr. Evil. Even… Read More »
Survival Research Labs performed a brief show starting a little before 8 pm Wednesday night in the courtyard of the Berkeley Art Museum. The performance was part of a CIMAM (International Committee of ICOM (The International Council of Museums) for Museums and Collections of Modern Art) conference. Below are a couple photos I took before,… Read More »
I watched the first half of A Beautiful Mind last night, and I can’t help but think that John Nash might be an avid reader of Think Three magazine, “the leading periodical resource on RPS [Rock Paper Scissors] strategy, culture and style.” Never ones to shy away from controversy, the RPS society takes head-on the… Read More »
Now, the truth can be told. Canned bread is real and it exists on shelves in stores unlikely to be anywhere near you. Nonetheless, you will definitely want to read this in depth review of the canned bread phenomenon. This riveting, critical analysis was brought to you, me, and the rest of a surly, yet… Read More »
A Counter-Blaste to Tobacco In a surprisingly forward looking ad campaign, King James I (a Stuart, I might add) struck out against the dangers of tobacco back in 1604. A custome lothsome to the eye, hatefull to the Nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the Lungs, and in the blacke stinking fume thereof, neerest… Read More »
New Scientist: Gauging Age by Smell of Urine Wow. And all this time I had been using it only to gauge asparagus comsumption.
I added a couple pictures, made a few minor edits, and converted my recent post about my hand’s unfortunate encounter with a steak knife into a standalone pictorial essay.
It’s been nearly two weeks (Monday, Sept. 2) since I had an unfortunate run-in with a suicidal steak knife. Sandra and I were splitting a frozen dinner (Marie Callender’s chicken parmigiana pasta with a marinara sauce, for the morbidly curious). The included chicken breast wasn’t particularly tough, but we were using a steak knife to… Read More »
There are important lessons in this story. Look both ways before listening for large, fast moving objects. Switch ears often.
Ever wonder what part of the chicken (or cow) chicken nuggets come from? Makes me want to read Fast Food Nation.