Here’s a acreen grab from an Apple News article of recommendations of Asian restaurants, featuring a distinctively non-Asian sweet treat. At least the writer could have easily found an image of Pad Thai or sushi or ramen noodles.
Do you use Apple News on your iPad? I find it okay for reading straight news fom the NYT, WaPo, New Yorker, Atlantic, and others but there the app is just cluttered like walking through a garbage dump. It’s littered with 80% fluff pieces like the favorite fast food place in every state or the best place for sushi in every
Back in the 60s-90s when I actuallly got paid for working, my jobs had me flying across the US and overseas. One of the first things I noticed at airport arrivals were machines that dispensed luggage carts. Drop in a couple quarters, and you could gather up your bags and cart them away.
Here’s the perfect gift for…well, I really don’t know. It’s the Compak Cube Automatic Tamper. It says that it takes the mess and stress out of coffee tamping. Well, I have a ten-dollar tamper that creates very little mess and certainly no stress. I’d be really stressed if the $800 device breaks within 20 years.
As my readers know, I get a lot of weird stuff in my email box. Today was something from Whole Latte Love, a coffee supply house where I occasionally shop. Today’s item was something called a WDT Tool (Weiss Distribution Technique, which is apparently a real thing) I had no idea what this $25 item was supposed to do so I
Noble Roman frozen pizza wants consumers to pentasect* the baked pie in order to meet recommended nutritional standards per item. Cutting it into four pieces would result in higher meaures of sodium, fats, and carbohydrates, whereas cutting into six pieces would mean skinny bite-sized slices, encouraging folks to grab another slice. Now the problem becomes one of how to slice the
I was recently watching some random YooToob video of an orchestra playing some work that featured an organ, when I captured this moment in a screen grab. What struck me most wasn’t the obvious fact that the fire extinguisher cabinet was empty, or why you would need to lock the fire extinguisher cabinet, but rather why would you need a
I was recently browsing mustard varieties on Amazon and was quite surprised (not to mention disgusted) to find that among the filters on the left, was one where shoppers could choose either New or Used jars of mustard! It’s nice to know that we have choices. You’d think that those worthies whose job it is to make Amazon’s shopping experience
Paulo Esperanza, bass-trombonist with the Simphonica Mayor de Uruguay, in a misplaced moment of inspiration, decided to make his own contribution to the cannon shots fired as part of the orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at an outdoor children’s concert. In complete seriousness he placed a large, ignited firecracker, which was equivalent in strength to a quarter stick of
Noble Roman frozen pizza wants consumers to pentasect* the baked pie in order to meet recommended nutritional standards per item. Cutting it into four pieces would result in higher meaures of sodium, fats, and carbohydrates, whereas cutting into six pieces would mean skinny bite-sized slices, encouraging folks to grab another slice. Now the problem becomes one of how to slice
We bring you the latest in New Journalism Today I was reading news articles on my iPad. I noticed that over the past week, every now and then there’s an article where the author appears to be paid by the word, based on the totally superfluous garbage used to set the scene, as if they were writing a play. Here’s
Only in San Francisco. These earnest entrepreneurs plug quarters into parking meters, set up a few tables and chairs, and rent “office” space by the half hour to those just getting their startups going. When I read this, I first thought it was a late April Fool joke, but apparently it’s true. Just keep plugging quarters into your parking meter