Tuesday, October 28, 2008


See, now THIS is why Muppets rule the universe.

The page is translated from German (thank you, Google), so the text reads a little funny. But I think the photo says it all...

Police investigated Sesame Street "Ernie"

The police in Bayreuth is asking for your help! "Ernie" from Sesame Street is a traffic "Grobien" caught going 155 km / h is the doll on the A9 on Bindlach mountain geblitzt been. Were allowed only 120 km / h.

Although the photo is somewhat older - it was created on 08.08.2008 at 11:11 clock - but Ernie is already often too fast when driving has been photographed. Because it is an English car that is the real driver right and Ernie left. Now the police searches in Bayreuth after the speeder. Threaten him 50 euros fine and 3 points in the traffic offenders register in Flensburg.

I think the Muppet in question is actually Animal, not Ernie. But who knows how those crazy Krauts roll on the other side of the pond?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

For the gift that literally keep on giving

So earlier today a good friend of mine brought a little news story to my attention. It seems that in an attempt to curb the spread of STDs and to promote sexual health in general, the nonprofit group I.S.I.S., Inc. came up with an innovative (as it were) method of communicating not-so-great health news to a partner:


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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

How about that?

So I recently learned - courtesy of NPR - that Dick Cheney been released from the hospital, having survived his 4th (4th!) heart attack.

I didn't realize he still had one.

Thank you ladies and gentlemen! Remember to tip your server! I'll be here all week!

Go Colin! It's your birthday!

I'm not sure why, but for some reason this makes me like the man just a little more...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What I'm Digging on Right Now

1) Eric Hutchinson and Adele

I hate that I found about these two outstanding musical artists while breezing through VH1 during an intense channel surf. C'est la vie.

Adele has an intense amount of soul, with a voice that goes seriously beyond her age. Kind of like Amy Winehouse, except exponentially more talented. And without the extra-strength crazy.

Hutchinson appeals to my guys-with-guitars-and-witty-lyrics obsession. But really, his stuff just makes me want to dance around my kitchen, which is a pretty engaging activity that I highly recommend.

2) Cooks Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen

Think of it as Good Eats sans kitsch. Christopher Kimball is the original food nerd and his magazine is where fellow kitchen geeks come to worship. I love that the articles explain what techniques and ingredients lead to (a lot of mess, that's what) and why. It even provides spot on product recommendations. Test Kitchen does the same, but with the added benefit of video and that feeling of smug satisfaction knowing that you're watching and learning from public television. With the exception of the disaster that was my attempted potato rosti, these two combined have saved me a lot of hassle in the kitchen.


3) The Venture Brothers

Adult Swim at its finest. It makes me miss other slightly warped fare, like The Tick and Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist.

Oh, and those episodes that totally spoofed Scooby-doo and portrayed a heroin-addicted Johnny Quest at age 40? Sheer BRILLIANCE.