really strange things my equally strange coworker...
her shoes are more waterproof than wooden clogs. in fact, she could could “step in a puddle up to her ankle and not even worry” about getting her socks wet. she communes with dogs so well that she could have taught hooch from the tom hanks classic turner and hooch not to drool. she grew up in the same arizona town as george lucas. because its apparently a common misconception that he...
lindsayj: Oh i forgot to mention that we almost ran into Justice. Literally my friend sara almost ran over Xavier De Rosnay as he walked out into the street with her car. then they made music and we had dance party. its true. and as they brushed past the car, i yelled ‘justice!’ like a 14 yr old who saw tiffany in a mall in 1984. turns out that the glass of a 1973 duster is not...
We must stop the blatant East Coast bias that has trumpeted Sam Adams as the...– steve novick, senate candidate from oregon. this slight aside was taken from an otherwise very informative interview found here, which grant posted about as well. after much contemplation, ive decided to follow henry’s move and throw steve novick my official blog-dorsement.
featured music friday - the return!
so i took quite a hiatus from this bit, but now that i started bringing my laptop into work, i have all my music. thus, the great return of fmf. todays installment focuses on a band called ambulance ltd. ive been a fan of these cats since larry and i saw them open for elefant like 5 years ago. they play a mix of folk, indie, shoegaze, and a bunch of other things, which is to say they play catchy,...
ambulance ltd - anecdote
when youre a jet...
so its come to my attention that a certain blogger-er has been invited to our super cool portland tumblr meet up potluck next saturday. while she may be a hip fashion blogger and famous national geographic writer, this will not stop me from tying wrists with her and having a knife fight to the death, preferably the choreographed jazz-tap kind.
dalasverdugo: Reblog this if you think we should have a Portland Tumblr meetup. I’m wondering how many of us there are.
whitewhine: “Whoa! I said ‘with room’, not ‘tall in a grande cup’!” -Whine by Alec Kretchun check it out, im totally tumblr-famous. its a shame i forgot to put my tumblr url in with my email. otherwise, id have like 5 million followers by now. damn
so this is kind of a work in progress. i wrote and...
Cyprus Ghost Town →
the history of greece and turkey is really interesting to me, mainly because it goes back as far as recorded history can go, and all of it is filled with stories like this
Celebrity sex tape challenge
heather-rivers: johnbrissenden: My friend H and I were recently playing that old childhood favourite, The Celebrity Sex Tape You’d Least Like To See. I beat H out the park with Rosie O’Donnell. Reblog with your answer. Steve Buscemi. joan rivers
a gmail chat between office workers
me: i just ate 2 laffy taffys and now i dont feel so good
lindsay: the full size ones or the bite size ones?
me: i think they're medium sized
me: it took 2 bites. but in retrospect, i probably could have one bited it... but then i would have drooled on myself
a while back, i was in a band (with this man, in fact) that did a little bit of touring. nothing humongous, but a month or so on the road occassionally when we didnt have school. one city we were sure to hit up was seattle, given that its pretty close and we always managed to get a decent show. on one such trip, we were playing at a club called el corazon. we loaded in and started chatting with...
im doing some document review stuff at work today and most of it deals with corn that has a certain gene, a gene which has been patented by its developers. i know the proccess of creating the gene, but its the gene itself that has the patent on it. thats still bizarre to me. maybe i’ll make my millions by patenting a new kind of kidney.
finally, my first tumblr recruitment. lindsay finally broke down and got one (she gets my official ‘you should follow her’ stamp). hooray! im glad she did, mostly because she is funny and interesting, but also because she officially qualifies as one of 3 people i know in real life who has a tumblog besides me. this needs to change tout de suite.
alright, you know how the game works; if you were stuck on a desert island, these are the top 5 things in whatever category you would choose to take with you. the first one is easy/hard/obvious - dvds. heres mine rushmore indiana jones and the last crusade the last waltz gladiator children of men alright tumblr, dont let me down now. respost your answers
Don't Eat Anything that Doesn't Rot
Goodman: How is it that the food we eat now, it takes time to read the ingredients?
Goodman: You actually have to stop and spend time and perhaps put on glasses or figure out how to pronounce words you have never heard of.
Pollan: Yeah, it's a literary scientific experience now going shopping in the supermarket, because basically the food has gotten more complex. It's -- for the food industry -- see, to understand the economics of the food industry, you can't really make money selling things like, oh, oatmeal, you know, plain rolled oats. And if you go to the store, you can buy a pound of oats, organic oats, for 79 cents. There's no money in that, because it doesn't have any brand identification. It's a commodity, and the prices of commodity are constantly falling over time.
So you make money by processing it, adding value to it. So you take those oats, and you turn them into Cheerios, and then you can charge four bucks for that 79 cents -- and actually even less than that, a few pennies of oats. And then after a few years, Cheerios become a commodity. You know, everyone's ripping off your little circles. And so, you have to move to the next thing, which are like cereal bars. And now there's cereal straws, you know, that your kids are supposed to suck milk through, and then they eat the straw. It's made out of the cereal material. It's extruded.
So, you see, every level of further complication gives you some intellectual property, a product no one else has, and the ability to charge a whole lot more for these very cheap raw ingredients. And as you make the food more complicated, you need all these chemicals to make it last, to make it taste good, to make -- and because, you know, food really isn't designed to last a year on the shelf in a supermarket. And so, it takes a lot of chemistry to make that happen.
Goodman: I was a whole grain baker in Maine, and I would consider the coup to be to get our whole grain organic breads in the schools of Maine for the kids, but we just couldn't compete with Wonder Bread which could stay on the shelf -- I don't know if it was a year.
Pollan: That's amazing.
Goodman: Ours, after a few days, of course, would get moldy, because it was alive.
Pollan: Right. And, in fact, one of my tips is, don't eat any food that's incapable of rotting. If the food can't rot eventually, there's something wrong.
--i left the last bit of a fred meyer coffeecake on my counter for like 3 weeks and it was still exactly the same at the day i bought it. this concerns me
oh my fair tumblr, how ive neglected you
i’d like to be able to say that my lack of posting in the last little bit is a statement on the boundaries of personal privacy under the ever watchful and intrusive eye of the internet, like lodwick the patron saint of tumblrs, but no. ive just been wicked busy. i figured out i did actually graduate, got a job last week, and have to move out of my apt by the end of the month. that on top of...
featured music friday (late again)
sorry once again. this new job business plus going out of town the moment i got home really is hampering the consistency of this bit. anyhow, this week i have for you - the zombies. yeah im sure you all know who the zombies are, but don’t rush to judgment yet. their back catalogue has sadly been mined for more car promos and dennis hopper laiden retirement commercials than i care to imagine,...
me: shit, i just realized this song i wrote is like exactly the same as 'the sporting life' by the decemberists
henry: oh, could you write 'the chimbley sweep', i love that song
"Common Moves of the Bass Player" by Streeter... →
wow, this one hits a little close to home. im lookin at you cappiccie
for your health!
belated featured music friday
alright, so this was supposed to come yesterday, but i found myself at work/looking for a place to live/practicing cello with valeri/a bunch of other crap, so this got tabled for a time. now, i shall make it right. so, as anyone who is aware of my tastes in music knows, i have a special place in my heart for really well written pop music. i think that too many hipsters inaccurately categorize pop...