Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Get Your Goat

Ate some mediocre goat a few days ago on vacation abroad, but I'm still a fan.
NYT says yuppies can now eat it.  Whew.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Modern Day Tragedy"

I'm not so sure about that description...
I hate to trade in species-ist stereotypes, but to me this is more an example of apes going apesh*t.
That, or it's life imitating art.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Excellent, Clear Explanation of the Subprime Crisis

Here, on the Litotical Construct blog by my friend "Jack Roy."

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Reminder: Report Deadly Peril

No wonder the P.A. system on the subways this morning kept warning everyone to "say something" if they "see something."
As if New Yorkers usually let bombs go unreported to avoid seeming nosy.
If I can offer Al Qaida some advice -- to paraphrase Rick in Casablanca -- there are certain sections of New York that I wouldn't advise you to invade.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ice Age Retro!

The NYT reports that we may be able to re-create wooly mammoths and Neanderthals using their near-relatives as mothers and DNA from the extinct animals' hair.
"The big issue would be whether enough people felt that a chimp-Neanderthal hybrid would be acceptable, and that would be broadly discussed before anyone started to work on it," Dr. [George] Church said.
Oh, I'm sure people wouldn't have any problem with ape-protohuman hybrids if you explained that they would be awesome:
Of course, this is a modification of Russian scientists' plan, reported back in '05.  So it probably won't be done in time for me to ride a mammoth to work this winter.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Everybody's a Critic

No 12-year-old should be aspiring to be a food critic.
In the age of Google, this kid may never live this down.
Red State readers, please note that most kids in Manhattan are not dining alone on expensive arugula salads.  Some, I am informed, prefer roasted beets with goat cheese.