October 28, 2004

Warning: DO NOT CLICK if you were squeamed out by certain scenes in There's Something About Mary.

(via the girlgroup list)

October 26, 2004

I've been kinda out of it these past several months so I have no idea who The Mystical Beast is, except that (a) I'm pretty sure this beast is an ILM-er, and (b) this beast and I seem to be the same person w/r/t our musical interests. Scanning the front page, I'm seeing lots of things I've been big-upping/namechecking 'round town in the recent and not-too-distant past: Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports, Delia Derbyshire, Flux Information Sciences/Services, Mofungo, the Randoms' "Let's Get Rid of New York," and the list goes on. Makes me wanna start posting mp3s here again, but then I'd actually have to write, which I seem to have lost all talent for. However, I do feel a twinge of "hey, I heard that song weeksmonthsyears ago and if I'd taken the initiative and gotten it out there those trendsetter points would be mine!!" Anyway, cheers to my pals in the mp3-blog game; you guys do excellent work.

view from the ikea in elizabeth, nj last saturday night:

attn yo la tengo: if you need any cover art, you know where to reach me.

Are teenage dreams so hard to beat
Everytime she walks down the street
Another girl in the neighbourhood
Wish she was mine, she looks so good

I wanna hold her wanna hold her tight
Get teenage kicks right through the night

I'm gonna call her on the telephone
Have her over cos i'm all alone
I need excitement oh i need it bad
And its the best, i've ever had

I wanna hold her wanna hold her tight
Get teenage kicks right through the night

I wanna hold her wanna hold her tight
Get teenage kicks right through the night

-The Undertones, "Teenage Kicks"

R.I.P. John Peel.

October 20, 2004

The Gyros Project: These nutjobs photographed every gyro ad in Chicago (every one that matters, anyway).

There should really be a photo anthology of the card-stock gyro signs in NYC -- the cheap color headshots of smiling, buxom blondes holding gyros (bursting with meat and dripping with tzatziki sauce) up to their lips with a look of eager anticipation. I was sure there'd be dozens of such pictures already online, but a Google search turned up nothing.

Apple experiment #2: PIE! Three pounds of fresh-picked New York State apples -- empires, fujis, and jonagolds -- made the ultimate sacrifice for this most noble cause.

October 18, 2004

We had ordered the Margherita (San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, extra-virgin olive oil, fresh basil, and sea salt) and the Filetti (fresh cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, fresh garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, fresh basil, and sea salt). A quick pre-consumption examination of the crust revealed areas of careful charring—just the right amount—distributed across an otherwise crisp golden-brown background. The Margherita itself looked perfect, with dots of creamy melted mozzarella floating atop a bright-red layer of sauce. Fresh basil leaves that appeared to be just-wilted from the wood-fired oven's intense heat were scattered across. The Filetti appeared much the same, except for a smattering of halved cherry tomatoes that promised a burst of sweetness upon bite.

SliceNY, you speaka my langwich. Get me to Una Pizza Napoletana immediately.

i'm going to be doing a lot of cooking with apples this fall. experiment number one was my tart normandy (apple almond tart with apricot glaze). it's looking great:

October 11, 2004

Wanna buy a diner?

October 06, 2004

R.I.P. Rodney Dangerfield. Loved ya in Meet Wally Sparks.