Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I love the sampling of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues": "What if I take my problems to the United Nations?" - depressing and snappy at the same time. The album is fantastic, worth a listen.
PS: "All And Everyone" is my favorite track on the album. Love the dreamy quality of her voice in parts of the song.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Jigs Patel, who recently opened the London Candy Co. on the Upper East Side, where he is importing candy from the U.K., had already run out of his Kinder eggs by the time he got his visit from a CPSC official just before Easter.
"They obviously took this very seriously," Patel said. "I actually found it very amusing. It's a bloody chocolate with a toy inside. It's not smuggling crack cocaine."
He said that customers in the store that day found it funny, too.
"They were like, 'Don't they have better things to do than hunt down Kinder eggs?'
By the way all the Russian Food stores have Kinder Eggs. The only crappy thing is that they are ridiculously expensive and I can't order them online anymore.
Ian: Just as Moses led the Jews out of Egypt, this sandwich led the skinny Elvis into being the fat Elvis.
Peter: Evidence Elvis was a secret Jew? One, he loved his mother. Two, this sandwich. Evidence he was not a Jew? Everything else he ever did.
Also proof Elvis was Jewish:
According to rabbinic law, a Jew is defined as either a person born of a Jewish mother or one who has been converted to Judaism. Thus Elvis Presley was Jewish the old fashioned way – through maternal descent.....
Historian and biographer Elaine Dundy writes about Elvis Aron Presley’s Jewish heritage in her book "Elvis and Gladys":
"...Nancy Burdine was married to Abner Tackett (Elvis’ great great maternal grandmother). Nancy was of particular interest to Gladys for her Jewish heritage, often remembering Nancy's sons for their Jewish names Sidney and Jerome. Nancy and Abner had a daughter Martha who married White Mansell. The daughter which they named Octavia, nick-named Doll, who was Elvis' maternal grandmother."
Well, I'm gonna get out of bed every morning... breathe in and out all day long. Then, after a while I won't have to remind myself to get out of bed every morning and breathe in and out... and, then after a while, I won't have to think about how I had it great and perfect for a while.Sometimes this quote hits incredibly close and then I remember that things can be worse and there are people who I still love and who love me. I'm trying to be thankful but it's hard.
However, when I sent a whiny e-mail to Peter about the gas prices, I got the following response "Arizona has the cheapest gas in the country and Illinois has the most expensive." Coincidence? I doubt it.
Via Nice Deb
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
That's a thing I want to reiterate - you're trying to look for the full story. Some people have gotten credit, some people haven't. The reality is it was a group effort. There were lots of people putting ideas into and it couldn't have been done without this group of people. Whether or not there's individuals who get credit or don't get credit, that may be totally irrelevant. It was a collaboration. And it was almost a collaboration that came out of necessity.via Sarah Brown
Thursday, April 14, 2011
"The voice in his head was something very old and very dry, like the scraping of a dead twig against the window of the chapel, and it seemed to Bod that there was more than one voice there, that they were talking in unison."The metaphor above works on so many great levels; visceral, place and character appropriate, and vivid. The whole book works, a good children book is when adults and the kids enjoy something. Gaiman (of Coroline fame) definitely has the gift of a storyteller on multiple levels. Not only is his writing fine, but his characters and plots keeps the reader involved and wanting more. So if you are looking for a good mystery for your kids (I would say 4th -6th grade range), I highly recommend it.
Straight up honey really I'm askin'- "Big Poppa"
Most of these fellas think they be mackin' but they be actin'
Who they attractin' with that line, "What's your name, what's your sign?"
Soon as he buy that wine I just creep up from behind
And ask what your interests are, "Who you be with?"
Things to make you smile, what numbers to dial
You gon' be here for a while, I'm gon' go call my crew
You go call your crew, we can rendezvous at the bar around two
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
“Too much respect for your elders is, historically, almost always a bad thing. I want my daughter to love me. I don’t necessarily want her to share my taste for Irish ale or Hawaiian bud.”
it still left me feeling like I was reading some juicy gossip about the American foodie scene (think mostly West Coast & New York City). If you are into going to the most expensive, fascinating, and inventive restaurant this is definitely a book worth reading - but that's quite a small percentage of people. His take down of Alice Waters is pretty nice (a sample here), but here the thing he doesn't go far enough. He demonizes McDonald's but doesn't offer any answers of his own except that he might be part of the problem. So yes, a well written, if a bit self-involved, book that kind of goes nowhere.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
As for the scene where Shylock gets sentenced, it was shocking and painful. Since this play is essentially a comedy (definition of a comedy = single people at the begining of the play, are paired at the end), there is a moment when Bassanio at the urging of Antonio (what's with Shakespeare and the homo eroticism?!) gives the ring to Portia (disguised as a man), a ring he swore to never part with. Several ladies setting near to me actually gasped. Yet remained completely silent when Shylock was humiliated and dehumanized a scene earlier. The contrast stuck with me. I guess romantic betrayal is more powerfully felt than unjust punishment.
Anyway, if you are in Boston for the next few days, don't miss it, Abraham is fantastic as Shylock.
(On a side note, the kippa that is ripped from Shylock head is left on the stage. When Abraham returned for curtain call, he picked up the kippa, kissed it, and put it on his head. I loved that.)
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011
P.S. I have this version of "Friday" aka "Gang Fight" stuck in my head.
Enter the mini-cooper, it's British by way of BMW and it glows on the inside. Also it's small and cute, and I'm very drawn to those two criteria. Also, it's a good car to have, especially when the most frequent passenger in your car tells you, every time you look for parking in the busy streets of Manhattan, about the horrible Smart car.