True to his adapted monicker, Jon Swift pens delightful satire indeed. Witness his proposals for better names for US government agencies.
I recently discovered h2g2, apparently conceived by the late, great Douglas Adams as a kind of Ur-pedia (in the sense that there’s Wikipedia, community-driven but without h2g2’s wit).
What to do when there’s a ketchup emergency. And more on that condiment. And how to make an Orange Julius. Also, Emperor Constantine, apparently, banned sausages as harmful to Catholicism. And finally, this delightful opening sentence:
In an act that still has cows very afraid, some American a few generations ago thought it would be a great idea to take the dairy product known as cheese and beat it into submission.
And a good read: everything you ever wanted to know about the famous Beatles visit to Manila.
Another good read: Calos Celdran on the mestizaje.
Via Planet Nelson: a guy decides to live on processed monkey food. Read The Monkey Chow Diaries.
Since the weekend is for feeding… Bacon fat is essential for a good fried egg sandwich. But it’s not in bacon heaven. More down to earth is Bacontarian.
Stuff from the sea: save the sturgeon. Eat Avruga. A review on its taste. And read The Lobster Blog, on the secret lives of lobsters. There’s a particularly fascinatingly gruesome entry on new technology that allows a lobster to be extracted from its shell virtually intact (with photos!).
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