Friday, April 27, 2007
Modern Mechanix � Sipper With Built-in Refrigerant
Would make a very fine addition to my barware collection.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
chris jordan photography
Gotta check out his By the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait exhibition. It's the intersection of statistics, social commentary, and art. I'm certain web images don't do it justice, but it's better than nothing.
Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.
Via Eyebream Reblog
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Shock & Awe (Banned Cover Art)
You've seen some, you've hears of some others, but this list of banned or at least controversial album covers is very fun. Did you know that some called for a ban on Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" because they thought it looked like he was pissing on the flag?
Ian Faith: They're not gonna release the album... because they have decided that the cover is sexist.
Nigel Tufnel: Well, so what? What's wrong with bein' sexy? I mean there's no...
Ian Faith: Sex-IST!
David St. Hubbins: IST!
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Zandra eats Iams brand cat food and I just went to their site to check for any updates on the pet food recall. While there I found this part of the site where you can sign up for a cupon for a free 4lb bag of food so a pretty worthwhile cupon.
Posted at 10:10 AM
Information about the decision fo the copyright royalty board's dramatic raise in royalty rates for webcasters that will undoubtedly kill most if not all net radio. They have a nice prepared letter that you can fax (via the website) to your representatives by just entering your contact information (they figure out your representatives from your address).
Drink of the Week 2.0 - Blog Archive - 15 (other) Uses for Vodka
Most revolve around vodka as a cleaner, or home remedy. I might try it on a jellyfish sting or for poison ivy.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
I just walked across campus to and from a stats seminar and it's so gorgeous out. I can't wait to get home this evening and hit the beach for a dip in our gorgeous blue water. So, until then I'll post the Blue Lagoon Cocktail. I haven't found too many blue drinks that are really worth it, but this is one of the better one's I've tried. I might try this next time with less or no simple syrup.
The Filter - Instant Playlist Generator Plugin for iTunes
Free and sounds like a perfect solution. I just found out about this at Cool Hunting and haven't tried it yet, but I wanted to blog it now so I can find it when I'm at home.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Awesome blog full of scans from old Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines. Great fun to see what did and didn't work out. I found it looking for a picture of a vintage chiropractor for a friend who loves vintage and is in need of a chiropractor.
And then I thought to myself, this site seems familiar. It was just boingboinged twice today for the post on novelties, and top computers in 1992.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
A New Orleans institution that I never tried before I moved. Unlike any cocktail I've ever had before and well worth the effort. The second cocktail in my New Orleans Themed Decadent Sunday.
Decadent Sunday's were hatched when I spent a Sunday at the end of February making and tasting new cocktails in the afternoon. I figured the only thing that would make this better would be to add a few friends and let them make the drinks some of the time. Now we have a small group rotating the hosting duties, but I started with the first Decadent Sunday at the end of March. I chose a New Orleans theme and made 5 of the myriad of New Orleans cocktails. More from the event can be found at my decadent sunday photo collection.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
I took the day off last Friday and ended up taking a sick kitty to the vet and forgot to post a Friday Cocktail. So here' s one for a Thursday and I'll add another tomorrow. This one is an unusual mix of Bourbon, Amaretto, and Cranberry. Click the pic for the recipe.
When She Was White
Fascinating story of a black girl born to two white parents in South Africa in the late 50s. A very rare occurrence, but aparently genetically possible. At the age of 9 she was expelled from her school because her designation changed from white to "coloured" and she was not allowed to live with ehr parents except as a servant. Supreme court battles were fought and her designation changed. Then she left home at the age of 15 and was disowned by her parents for eloping with a black man.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
The new house doesn't have a doorbell, and I'd love to be alerted to the arrival of guests by the sound of clinking wine glasses. Of course at $151, I'll have to teach myself to make one if I want it to happen.
Via Saving the world, one drink at a time