Food Network Expands with the Cooking Channel The Food Network is trying to take it up a notch by taking it down a notch. The people who brought the brassy calorie-pusher Paula Deen, the energetic spice-sprinkler Emeril Lagasse and dozens of other stars to a mass audience are furiously preparing to start a spinoff network on May 31. Called the Cooking Channel, it is lining up low-key programs...
10 animals most at risk from Gulf oil spill →
Maybe it’s just the news circles I run in, but I’m sort of amazed this story isn’t getting more attention.
Stc.ky: from idea to reality in about 18 hours. →
Yesterday afternoon, I was brainstorming short URLs to use for Gapers Block tweets; I was hoping to use http://g✶b.ws, but the unicode character breaks the URL in most Twitter clients. So, I…
Buying Apple stock instead of products In 2001, a PowerBook G4 would have set...– Buying Apple stock instead of products I can’t count how many times I’ve thought about this. Specifically, I regret not following through and buying AAPL stock in June of 1997, when Wired did their “Pray” cover.
DIY Cookbook. →
Moleskine Recipe Journal You know the thing I hate about blank recipe books? They’re usually divided up into sections like Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Entrees, etc. — but…
It came to pass that the Kaypro had a couple of games. (I nearly called them...– “Zorked Out on the Kaypro II” My contribution to Jason Bitner’s new project, How I Met Your Motherboard
To young voters, socialism isn’t a bad word - The... →
“This may shock those who lived through the Cold War, but there’s nothing irrational about it. Young people grew up in a post-Soviet world. When they hear ‘socialism,’ they think Scandinavia, not…
No Cubs, No. →
I’m a White Sox fan. Not a rabid one — I’ll attend a Cubs game once in awhile, and I’ll even enjoy it if it’s a decent game. But my heart belongs to the South Side Hitmen. I have a brick from old
I don’t think I ever mentioned it, but there’s a tumblr reblog of my 1954 project, in case that’s more convenient for you.
Armed activists rally in Arlington, Va. Really? He’s gotten the middle finger “thrown at him” for not supporting Socialism? That’s what the middle fingers were about?
thedailywhat: Nature! of the Day: Scuba diving near the Wahine Memorial in Wellington, New Zealand, Victor Huang ran into a camera-thieving Kraken that made off with his brand new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2. Following a five minute chase, Victor was able to pry loose his prized possession from the mouth of the beast. The entire ordeal was captured on film, Jacques Cousteau-style, and set to the...
Cilantro Haters, It's Not Your Fault →
The Curious Cook - Why Cilantro Tastes Like Soap, for Some - NYTimes.com
At best, the iPad is a proof-of-concept gadget for adults — they’ll...– Jason Kottke
DBA - Think before you write →
Very cool biodegradable pens and expandable notebooks. I’ve ordered a set to test out.
Consider the Oyster →
Christopher Cox on why it’s ethical for otherwise vegans to eat oysters.
Negative Twenty Questions
Philip Graham: In the normal version, someone leaves briefly while the remaining folks agree to choose a particular object that’s in the room. The returning person gets twenty questions to guess the agreed-upon object, with “Is it bigger than a breadbox?” being the classic opening gambit. In Negative Twenty Questions, however, all the remaining folks privately pick their own objects, though the...
Thoughts on SXSW Interactive 2010 →
I’ve been back from SXSW Interactive for a couple weeks now, which has given me some time to digest the experience. It was very different for me this year compared to years prior. First…
On RadarOnline.com: True Blood Star Reveals True Self — Anna Paquin Says She’s Bisexual The True Colors Fund is the non-profit arm of the True Colors Tour. Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, the organization, according to it’s website, is dedicated “to inspire and engage everyone, particularly the straight community, to become active participants in the advancement of lesbian, gay,...